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“Excellent Food, Good Value, Splendid Sevice”

Mama's Oyster House
Ranked #6 of 63 Restaurants in Natchitoches
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lafayette, LA
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91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Good Value, Splendid Sevice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

we walked into Mamas last evening not by design but by happenstance. Our first choice for super was closed and the other was hosting a private party. It was our good fortune that this turn of events caused us to walk into Mamas.

When we first entered I thought we had been transported back to teh French Quarter of New Orleans. Brick walls, beam ceilings and a long old bar on the side of the room gave it a wonderful atmosphere and ambiance.

The entire waitstaff were friendly and helpful. The food (we shared a Grilled Oyster appetiser and a Catfish Supreme) were all that the two of us could eat. Delicious and promptly served we were delighted with the entire experience. If circumstances bring us back to Natchitoches, you can be certain we will eat here again.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Leesville, Louisiana
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quaint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Really enjoyed lunch at Mama"s. The restaurant is located on front street in Natchitoches in a very old but nicely furnished building.
The waitresses are always friendly and attentive.
The menu is very typical of Louisiana/Cajun food and it's very good. The portions are large.
We really enjoy stopping here and we recommend this restaurant to others.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Steve A
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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Expensive Oysters”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

6 oysters for $10! I bought them and they weren't cut out like most oyster bars. Sorry, this wasn't my best deal.

Visited May 2014
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Thank rickdell
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Burleson, Tx
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305 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“EAT at Papa's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

The food was very good and you better show up with a VERY large appetite. Everyone was leaving with a take home bag because you just can’t finish a Papa’s dinner.

Visited May 2014
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Thank SixPipes
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Surfside Beach, Texas
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“"Loved It"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Our server Betsy was excellent, friendly, and helpful. I had the gumbo, and a pecan beer. Food was very good, and the prices were reasonable. Laid back, casual atmosphere, on the river.

Visited May 2014
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Thank davedickson
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