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The Mariner's, Natchitoches, LA

The Mariner's

4.5
4.5
347 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Mariner's Restaurant in Natchitoches, LA sits on beautiful Sibley Lake and features contemporary southern cuisine including house made pasta, premier cuts of meat and fresh local seafood. Featuring an extensive award winning wine list, whiskey list, signature drinks and more.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Cajun, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (318) 228-8056

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ben Fidelak

  • Catering

    visit our website at www.maisonlouisianecatering.com for our extensive catering menus

  • Private party facilities

    call us to schedule your private event

  • Neighborhood

    Natchitoches

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Fine Dining Area

    Multiple dates available
    Fine Dining Area
  • Docks Area

    Multiple dates available
    Outside Dining Area
  • Cove Room

    Multiple dates available
    Casual Dining Area

Popular dishes

What 347 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. k

    kellyb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW. On our way to the restaurant we were flagged down by an employee. Her arm she was waving at us was covered in soot. THEY HAD JUST EXPERIENCED A FIRE! She described what happened then immediately recommended a few other restaurants we might try. This employee made our night with her kind smile and gracious attitude.
  2. J

    Jessie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were celebrating our 21st anniversary. We used to eat there many times when we were dating and engaged and after we married, even though it was a 60 mile drive for us. It's a little more upscale now, we miss the salad "boat" though, not too crazy about the cork floor but overall we had a wonderful time.
  3. RO

    RawOysterDude

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding ambience! Our waiter, Jacob, was excellent as was all the wait staff. They addressed us by name and wished us a happy anniversary… The broiled oysters were great as was the shrimp cocktails. Definitely will return!
  4. RW

    RichardW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made or 20th wedding Anniversary just what we hoped for.
  5. MW

    MarkW

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I took my wife to Mariner’s for a milestone birthday. I made the reservation on OpenTable and requested a table with a good view for this special occasion. When we got there, they had saved the best table in the dining room for us! The food was extremely good and the portions, generous. The staff were all kind, friendly and attentive. I ordered a glass of wine, but it didn’t come until midway through the entrees. But that is the only thing I can complain about. A very good experience and we will not hesitate to return!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was very nice! will be visiting again soon!
  7. MR

    MarcR

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time and our server Xavier was the best. Thank you for making our anniversary so rememberable!!
  8. JP

    JimmyP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service is exceptional as always. We will continue to return.
  9. CR

    CharlesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. We loved everything. Not our first time always a great experience. Will return
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mariner never disappoints
  11. EH

    EH017

    Shreveport

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mariners is always our "go to" place for dinner, whether we are celebrating an occasion or just having dinner!
  12. f

    foodie

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waiter and food very good. Atmosphere is the best with lake views.
  13. RC

    RobynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. It was well-prepared, seasoned well, and adequate serving size. We will definitely be back to eat here.
  14. s

    savannaht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A little slow on the service to start but once our waiter attended to us he was very attentive and helpful! Food was great! Drinks were amazing!
  15. SM

    StephenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our waiter was awesome. Treated us to free champagne for our anniversary. Highly recommend
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Mothers day brunch was buffet style. The food was luke warm. We sat next to the start of the buffet line. It was awkward.
  17. JL

    JayL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with a beautiful view of the lake.
  18. DB

    DaleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere with great food and courteous staff! Really enjoyed it!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mothers Day. Server was great, food as always great.
  20. JQ

    JackQ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed my wife's birthday dinner. The wine was so so but can't really complain about that because we chose that bottle. The bread tho, was nothing special...just like Sister Shuberts rolls. But the entrees were very nice. My wife's shrimp & grits were very good and my panko encrusted sea bass was good as well.
  21. b

    bobby4food

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice place. Beautiful lake view. Food good, kinda expensive
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place!
  23. MH

    MesswithHess

    San Antonio

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio was perfect for brunch. Might breeze off the water made it a perfect spot. Service was great. Had the boudain egg rolls and deviled eggs for starters- both excellent. Husband had the seafood platter- it was really good and very large. I had the pancakes- they were not my favorite/ had a hint of ginger (just not my preference) all in all very good- we will be back on our next trip to Natty.
  24. CR

    CammieR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Our food was cold and took a while to get to us. For the price point I would have expected it to be a little better as well. Took a while to get our check as well.
  25. JC

    JanetC

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent . Ambiance and food was good. Unfortunately we had a diner at the next table that was extremely loud otherwise it was a good experience
  26. F

    Filly

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our reservations were at 7 pm, and we had a lovely inside table by the window, watching the sunset. Beautiful! Service was great. The Shrimp Oscar and Filet Mignon were delicious, as was the warm complex bread. The salad and bisque were so-so. We will come again!
  27. L

    Ladytravelers

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    First of all the waiter was excellent. We were seated outside & it was beautiful. The food was very overpriced . My grilled shrimp very very rubbery. My sister had a steak & it was good
  28. CD

    CatherineD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view of the water, great steak, great service! Best restaurant in Natchitoches by far!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual
  30. R

    Ronda1

    Shreveport

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My husband and I ordered steaks, neither one of them came out the way we requested. The server was new and was very kind and patient.
  31. OF

    OkieFoodie

    New Orleans

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    View of the lake at sunset was beautiful with all the windows. The decor is lovely. Our cocktails were perfect. The boudin wontons we’re delicious. I got the filet with stuffed potato & side salad & we also ordered the Spinach Madeline it was very good but there was a little heat to it, which we like, due to the jalapeño cheese. My filet was cooked & seasoned perfectly. My husband got the surf & turf. The steak was cooked perfect but was over seasoned & very salty, as was the fried shrimp. They have a great wine list. Overall it was a very good dinner & the service was excellent. If we’re ever through Natchitoches again we would try it again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!!! Gorgeous view of a beautiful lake! Amazing food, outstanding service, and beautiful view. We will be back for sure and highly recommend Mariners!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We sat outside on the docs because the weather was so nice. Will be back soon.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    We were seated promptly . However they seated us facing a window that allowed the sun directly in the eye of one guest…when asked if they could lower the shade they said it was broken…I feel they shouldn’t have seated us there knowing this. When one of us received our cup of gumbo it was a cup of rice and maybe a small spoon of liquid…very disappointing…when we were brought out refills they returned them with straws still in and two of us were given wrong (we were given sweet when the original was I sweet)…Three of us ordered the seafood platter…the catfish was over battered..and very fatty…not cleaned appropriately… and the hush puppies were all jalapeño filled which was disappointing. The tarter sauce was poor quality. We asked to speak to the manager and was told they were so busy they couldn’t find her..The facility was not packed so that was disappointing. Our server was super kind and we felt other than the tea issue he did as good as possible considering what he had to work with .
  35. GM

    GeorgeM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Noise was ok when we started, then got loud with 2 large parties, needs to separate smaller tables from larger.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, and drinks! One of our most favorite places to dine! ❤️
  37. CB

    CarltonB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was good. Service was slow took food along time to come out. Got there at 7:00 food didn’t come out until 8:00 pm
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xavier our waiter was very prompt and so was the people filling up our water. We always love to come eat here for special occasions. We live in Bossier City. You have such a friendly staff as well.
  39. BE

    BrienEats

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had heard mixed reviews but are so happy we gave it a shot. If you are in Natchitoches, I recommend you check it out. We had a flight of wine, sat and watched the sunset on the lake from our table and enjoyed some of the small bites prior to the entree. I had the surf and turf and the filet mignon was one of the best that I have had in a long time. Whatever they used to season it was excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very obvious the restaurant was recently renovated. Beautiful cork floors and a coastal feel to the decor. We had an exceptional meal and evening. We will definitely be returning to sit outside on the patio when it warms up!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Mariner's is rated 4.5 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Mariner's

5948 Highway 1 Byp, Natchitoches, LA 71457-2625

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Natchitoches

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Cajun, American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ben Fidelak

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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