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“Great Food, Service, Atmosphere”
Review of Papa's Bar & Grill

Papa's Bar & Grill
Ranked #9 of 63 Restaurants in Natchitoches
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
West Monroe, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food, Service, Atmosphere”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

The fried fish and oysters were excellent. It is not often that I find a restaurant which fries fish and oysters with just the right coating of cornmeal (no heavy batter), the correct seasoning, and having a crispness on the outside while remaining soft on the inside. Some of the best fish and oysters that I have ever had.

Service was friendly, quick, and efficient.

Papa's has that hole in the wall atmosphere that larger restaurants try to imitate. But this is genuine. Food, service, and atmosphere all combine for a good experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank David G
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English first
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“No flavor...except black pepper”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

This place is not good. It was recommended by a shop worker who must have been affiliated with the place. The food had absolutely no flavor, neither the crawfish pasta (the crawfish were chewy) or the tuna steak. I would highly recommend NOT going here.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Derrick S
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Gainesville, Florida
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Heavenly Po' boys”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

My wife and I visited Natchitoches (Nack-a-dish) Louisiana today and walked around town taking in the sights of this beautiful city along the historic Red River.
It got to be around lunch time so we started looking for a place to eat. We looked at the menu in the window of Papa's Bar and Grill and it looked good so we decided to give it a try. Inside is a very welcoming looking place. Our server Nicole is great and we lacked for nothing. We decided on an appetizer of Creole Matchsticks which is a mix of jalapeno strips and strips of onion deep fried in an excellent batter and served with Honey Mustard and Ranch dressings on the side. We both decided on one of our favorites, Shrimp Po' Boys. The Po' Boys were the best we have ever eaten. the place is clean the people friendly and you can't miss if you choose Papa's for a meal.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank rodneytherock
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Natchitoches
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Big C Night is amazing!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

My Family and I look foward to Big C Night every week! Great price and the bread is amazing! A must Try!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank NSUGirl2013
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New York, New York, United States
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329 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Casual Dining and Lackluster Service”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stopped by after a funeral mid-week at approx 1:30pm with a group of 5.
We were seated immediately as the restaurant was almost completely empty. Order was taken quickly and food arrived as ordered with exception of asking for water multiple times until it arrived. Without a doubt, the South is definitely known for its fried foods and Papa's mushrooms and Onion Rings are very well done and tasty. I would definitely NOT recommend the Tequila Poppers. I definitely enjoyed the prep and taste of the Grilled Tuna Steak and found it to be a good value. All in All, if its fried food and seafood you prefer, this place is fine but do not expect any great service or ambiance...Its a bar grill at best but the food is ok for a quick bite ....

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank eminker
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