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5948 Hwy 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA
+1 318-357-1220
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel clerk recommended Mariner's for dinner. What a great place! Shrimp was some of the best I have had. Catfish was very good as well. Salad bar is outstanding with a wide variety of salads. Baked potato was very good as well. Prices are mid-range. Service very good. I recommend this place!

Thank Susan W
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had dinner at the Mariners many times, service is always good, it's a great atmosphere, and the food is always very good.

Thank Map1999
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're in Natchitoches [if you've never been here, you won't know how to pronounce the name, but you will have fun learning how], stop by the Mariner for good food and the best view in town. It's located on Sibley Lake, and the restaurant has large glass windows to take advantage of the water and lovely shoreline. To go... More 

Thank robertsmfg
McKinney, Texas
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Over priced, cold food and poor quality. Ordered lunch snapper. Don't know what it was, but it wasn't snapper. It was a thin filet and very dry. Ordered a cup of gumbo for a side. $7.99 for 90% rice, and 3 small shrimp. Wife ordered an oyster poboy. 5 small oysters that she combined on 1 half. It was $11.00.... More 

Thank keith r
Denver, Colorado
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287 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Lots of options to choose from. I would recommend this restaurant for a larger group as I saw several groups

Thank Mary J
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

It was a busy Friday night with a long line, but we were immediately seated at the bar and had great service. The soup of the day was corn crab soup and the salad bar was fresh and varied.

Thank Janell S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Had a dinner party at Mariner's for my daughter's graduation. Serve was great. Was seated right awayvwith a party of 15. Had called and made arrangements. I knew it was busy due to graduation. Was very blessed to have great servers. Had a A-1 experience. We definitely go back.

Thank Lisa C
Alexandria, Louisiana
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291 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We too chose Mariner's for our quiet Christmas dinner together. We went early to enjoy the quieter setting and enjoy the sunset on the lake. All was great....appetizer of a dozen oysters and oyster combo for my wife, bottle of Malbec, and great setting....only ones in restaurant. Then enters 2 families with a half dozen kids and babies that had... More 

2 Thank David_2013834
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Dinner reservation for two and there were so many crying babies we had to leave. Ordered drinks and an appetizer and that's about all we could take. Not a good date night atmosphere. Bad acoustics.

1 Thank Shamuuu
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

When I say Lake Front I mean literally on and over the Lake! Great restaurant, good service, good food, and great views of the lake during and after dining. I have never been disappointed after a meal here, whether a nice ribeye, catfish, or seafood platter. Good for couples or a family gathering. Looking forward to my next trip

Thank oldduffer76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5948 Hwy 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Natchitoches
  • Phone Number: +1 318-357-1220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?