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The Mariner's, Natchitoches, LA

The Mariner's

4.7
4.7
572 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

  • Cove Bar

    Multiple dates available
    Casual Dining Area
  • Docks Outside

    Multiple dates available
    Outside Dining Area
  • Main Dining

    Multiple dates available
    Fine Dining Area

What 572 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

572 Reviews
  1. Volnick

    New Orleans

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 5 all had outstanding meals with great service. Will come back again.

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  2. MattL

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mariner's accommodated our group of 20 to celebrate the retirement of a long-term, incredible employee. They created a menu for us, served flawlessly, and the food was sublime. Everything was perfect to include the send-off of someone so special to us. Thanks, Kari and the Mariner's Team for a truly memorable night, food, and event.

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  3. Lulu

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue overlooking the lake, super pleasant and professional staff, and the food is wonderful.

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  4. Borrega

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was literally the perfect date night! Atmosphere was great, service was very good and the food was amazing! I don’t think I ever had a better steak in my life!! And honestly it didn’t cost as much as I thought, I been to other restaurants that wasn’t half as good as this place and it cost more! I can’t wait to go back!

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  5. TeresaT

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We Love the Mariners! Awesome atmosphere, food was great, service was great, will definitely be back.

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  6. KathleenB

    Little Rock

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our steaks were overcooked they put too much seasoning. My wife couldn’t even eat her steak at all so all she had was a potato, which was not very good at all. This is about the worst food we’ve had since we’ve gone there.

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  7. ThreeCajunGirls

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were the latest tables (10). For one of the business night's Valentines day the service was excellent.

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  8. JasonM

    Shreveport

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Prices are a bit high on the seafood. Otherwise a good meal

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  9. JeffP

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really like the bright atmosphere and cleanliness of the restaurant inside and out!

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  10. JulieO

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a nice supper with my husband. Can’t wait to go back. Our server was excellent!

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  11. montyc

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super place for a quiet great dinner. Good Drinks, service, and food. Totally redone, and clean, the waiters are always on top of everything. food is always prepared just right.

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  12. AmberF

    Shreveport

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food quality has gone down a bit. The fish still had fat on it that hadn’t been cut prior to frying, my steak tasted like it had been dropped in fish before being grilled, our fried alligator tasted very fishy, and my daughter’s burger was very over-seasoned. Disappointing considering the amount of money we spent.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had made the reservation for my husband’s birthday. I Also mentioned that in my reservation. Was a little disappointed that it wasn’t mentioned. In the past it has been. But we do love Mariners. Our favorite place in Natchitoches.

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  14. SadieB

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The atmosphere was unforgettable. Slade was our server and we could not have asked for better service. He was very attentive, prompt, and had great recommendations. I will ask for him every time we eat there. The Mariner’s is a can’t-miss restaurant in Natchitoches.

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  15. ChadM

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Host and waiter were great. Ordered a medium steak but came out more well done. Great atmosphere and view.

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  16. Chophouse

    Las Vegas

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cameron’s birthday 🥳 dinner was fantastic. Atmosphere great, food superb and service was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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  17. CandiceN

    Shreveport

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing. The found was great. Cooked fresh. Enjoyed the scenery as well

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The location is fantastic and beautiful. Comfortable seats and very nice people. Salmon app was just a block of cream cheese? Very heavy appetizer. Bread is sweet, and the dipping sauce needs some seasoning and vinegar. Great plate of food for dinner!

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  19. JamieM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was fantastic!! Everything from the service to the amazing view was top notch. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend!!

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  20. WayneK

    Shreveport

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was full, nice to see, but two of our filets were seared too long, but everything else was great.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and food. Our party of six each commented how much they enjoyed the dining experience. Can’t wait to go back

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  22. TimO

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have not eaten at Mariner's since the new owners. Everything was superb ! We will be back next year as we came for the Christmas lights and holiday atmosphere in Natchitoches. We have always included Mariner's in that celebration and shall continue to do so. The food was awesome as was the atmosphere. Our waiter, Slade, did a great job of taking care of all we needed to have an enjoyable experience.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. The service and food were absolutely perfect. We had oyster bienville/Rockefeller and blackened gator for apps. The 3 were the best I have ever had. I had the ribeye and my wife had a filet. I have only had steaks of this quality at high end steak houses such as Ruth Chris’s. In my opinion this is the best restaurant in Natchitoches.

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  24. ChristyS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was amazing. We were great with smiles and immediately seated. The food is okay but not up to the standards you once found at Mariners. The potato was dry and my steak was overcooked. I can only assume since we wait a bit on pasta dishes that my steak sat in a hot box and cooked beyond medium rare which is what I ordered. When the pasta arrived, it was cold. We ordered the Lobster Pasta very disappointing. Lastly we ordered dessert to go and we waited 15 minutes for it to be delivered. We used to love Mariners and the atmosphere is still amazing however the food is not as good as it once was.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was Amazing! I loved the service and the outdoor seating area with the fire pit was an special touch!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait for food was too long. Spoiled the overall experience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for dinner. Gumbo was excellent, fried catfish was some of the best in the state for catfish.

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  28. KayK

    Shreveport

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak over done though ordered medium rare. Too much black char on steak which made eating it very unpleasant. Loaded potato was dry and only slightly warm. Ordered coffee, served 1 cup with no refill. No butter with rolls, no bernaise sauce with steak, mushrooms/onions cold. Overall very mediocre dining experience.

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  29. JDB70

    Houston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in the area. Wonderful service in a quiet, comfortable setting. Perfect for their use of the term, “fine dining.”

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  30. ericm

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Definitely worth the drive

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Chilean sea bass I’ve ever had Great service too

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  32. Brianashley

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even after new ownership and a fire, Mariners is still one of our favorite restaurants. While we do miss the Banana Zango dessert from the past, the new menu is excellent and provides ample choices and price points. Really enjoyed the expanded bourbon selection and the Surf and Turf was excellent and appropriately cooked. We had a party of 8 and they got us seated early and with a great view of the lake on a very busy night.

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  33. SharonG

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and an excellent view of.the lake while dining outside makes it wonderfull!! The server was friendly and checked on us often!! What a beautiful place inside also. A great dining experience!

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  34. JustinS

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to go on a special occasion. Very good customer service!

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  35. JosephS

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely table view to celebrate our 52nd anniversary! Thank you for recognizing it!

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  36. LaurenW

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 10. The charbroiled oysters were not good at all! The crawfish and shrimp fettuccine was ok but not what we expected (we are from New Orleans). But they did remove all of these items from our ticket. Steak Oscar, filets and Steak Eric were amazing!!! The corn and crab soup was delicious and the side salads were huge and dressings were homemade and outstanding!!! The rolls and dipping oil were out of this world!!! Our server was prompt and so respectful and courteous!! The ambience was impeccable my only wish for us was that we would have been there a little earlier for a sunset which would have been amazing!!! Next time we are in Natchitoches we will definitely go back!!!

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  37. JeffE

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Although the atmosphere was great, the food left a lot to be desired.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience! We had drinks outside to watch the sunset, then moved indoors for a wonderful dinner.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant! The food was spot on and the service was exceptional. Definitely hit The Mariner’s when you are in Natchitoches, thanks, La.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Room was somewhat cold but the meal was excellent

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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 4.7 stars by 572 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


Booked 8 times today
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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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