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Casamento's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Garden District
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4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kingston, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had read a few great reviews of Casamentos's and I was very eager to have dinner there! I kind of dragged my wife and our 2 friends from the French Quarter to eat there. We got there early and had to wait outside for 45 minutes, as the place didn't open and until 4:30. The owner walked by and didn't... More 

Thank Tom2405
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never had better raw oysters, and the gumbo is as good as my Creole grandmother makes every Christmas. Most delightful surprise was the coffee - this must be where God goes to his cup.

Thank Tammy E
Mequon, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

A unique neighborhood institution that stands the test of time. Famous for their fabulous fresh oysters shucked cold from their refrigerator, it's always a smart bet to add some fried oysters to your plan, as they may serve the best in town. I tried the very meaty oyster stew for the first time and was very pleasantly surprised. Cash only.

1 Thank teachlochmor
New Orleans, Louisiana
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Under the radar New Orleans institution. Great oysters especially fried. Seems like they make their own bread and change the frying oil often. The decor is a step back into simpler days and is refreshingly clean and neat as a pin. Not far from downtown.

1 Thank Sid G
New York City, New York
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Most recent visit 4.23.16. Casamento's is a long-standing New Orleans institution. Not being an oyster lover may leave one wondering why, however. The service is maddeningly slow and it isn't an especially comfortable restaurant - on this visit the four-top next to ours had 5 people jammed in followed by 6 people. As unpleasant as that was for our table... More 

1 Thank TheJanvers
Cordova, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

stumbled onto this small jewel on magazine in the lower garden district. don't let age or decor fool you. older restaurant, great food and service. 4 of us split a doz raw oysters, a doz chargrilled and a seafood platter. Cold beer,perfectly fried good seafood!

1 Thank fitzeats
Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Not the fanciest place by any means, but AMAZING food. Oysters were unbelievable as was everything else we tried. Cannot recommend this enough.

1 Thank Revdarth
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

I am in New Orleans at least twice a month and have been hearing about this place for years. My husband and I ubered here from the warehouse district and were very disappointed in the atmosphere and food at this place. Highly over rated in my opinion. I asked if their soft shell crab was fresh and was told it... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I used to eat here in the 1960's as poor grad students. We were in NOLA for a wedding and went by to eat. Oyster stew and fried oysters were great. Grilled oysters superb. Brought back great memories to go along with the great food. Got to talk to the staff about their family in those years.

1 Thank Arthur M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Casamento's is small and old school. You come here for Oysters...Raw, baked, or fried. Only non-oyster dish would be the shrimp. I am not a fan of the Oyster stew, but some like it. Raw oysters are the best. Those guys shuck 32 sacks a day....8 each for lunch, 8 each for supper. Amazing the work they do. Get some... More 

1 Thank OleMissTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: 504-895-9761

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

Neighborhood Profile
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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