Natchitoches Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Natchitoches

April 14, 2018 Carley Gatson

Natchitoches (/ˈnækətəʃ/ NAK-ə-təsh; French: Les Natchitoches) is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis as part of French Louisiana, the community was named after the indigenous Natchitoches people.
Things to do in Natchitoches

1. Merci Beaucoup

127 Church St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4624 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 318-352-6634
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 305 reviews

Merci Beaucoup

Reviewed By Crystal J - Covington, Louisiana

We ate here before the Christmas lights were turned on. There was a lot of food and it was good. My family got the seafood plate with the stuffed potato and it all looked very good. Very friendly people.

2. Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen

622 2nd St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4622 Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 318-352-3353
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 492 reviews

Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen

Reviewed By Emily L - Lufkin, Texas

On the recommendation of our lovely hosts at The Jefferson House (wonderful Bed and Breakfast!) we stopped at Lasyone’s for lunch. We LOVED it! I was having a hard time deciding between a meat pie and a crawfish pie, so our waitress suggested hubs get one and I get the other and we share. We did, but he warned - cut them in half and share BEFORE you taste, otherwise you’ll never want to share! The atmosphere is super casual, it’s a bit of a hole in the wall, but absolutely delicious!

3. Maglieaux's

805 Washington St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4727 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 318-354-7767
Excellent
57%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 497 reviews

Maglieaux's

Reviewed By Sonia B - Lufkin, Texas

My husband & I were visiting from out of town. We chose Maglieaux's because they had outdoor dining overlooking the water. The wait staff was very friendly. The food was delicious & brought out promptly. There was a band playing which created a fun atmosphere as well. We will definitely be returning!

4. French Market Express

5109 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457-7169 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 318-357-9002
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

French Market Express

Reviewed By John S - Atlanta, Texas

Yam cake! What else to say. The other food is usually good but did I mention the yam cake.... and they have personal don't share size and big better share size. No really it IS the main reason I stop here. I do wish they would overhaul the mens rest room... it's pretty bad, almost truck stop bad. But I'm used to BucCees so nothing else comes even close, but again did I mention yam cake?

5. Mariner's

5948 Highway 1 Byp, Natchitoches, LA 71457-2625 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 318-357-1220
Excellent
49%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 253 reviews

Mariner's

Reviewed By Alaskanlarry - Minneapolis

Maybe the best dinning in town. Nice setting ample space for large groups. Service was super. Waiters were young men, well trained, polite and attentive.
Large menu with diverse Lousianna choices. Charred oysters were very good. Steaks were all very good Prices fair. I’ll be back.

6. Mama's Oyster House

608 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4630 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Seafood, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 318-356-7874
Excellent
40%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 315 reviews

Mama's Oyster House

Reviewed By bassadict69 - Benton, La

We ducked off in here while shopping because we had been craving some grilled oysters. We should have kept walking...

We tried two different grilled oysters. We should have just ordered them raw. Neither plate of oysters were cooked hardly at all and neither were more than just warm from being cooked. Very disappointed in these for some place that calls themselves an "Oyster House". Send someone to south La to learn how to grille oysters.

Drinks were cold and service was decent...

7. Landing Restaurant

530 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4629 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 318-352-1579
Excellent
42%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
9%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 392 reviews

Landing Restaurant

Reviewed By Neesey62 - Leesville

What use to be a delicious dining experience has become swill served by sloths. This is a high priced place where you go to see disappearing wait staff. We came in at 5 pm which was the evening opening time. We were seated rather quickly and were handed menus. it went downhill from there. Our waitress was an airhead that offered up constant excuses for slipshod service. However, I guess we can excuse her due to the fact that she told us she had been to her car several times while we were awaiting service. Our appetizers were reasonably good, fried green tomatoes and mini meat pies. WE SHOULD HAVE STOPPED THERE. My catfish had the taste and appearance of large Walmart fish sticks. I'm from Louisiana and I KNOW fried catfish. This was nasty. My cousin's shrimp and pasta dish was so small that it certainly would not satisfy a grown man. And people, use something other than snack size plates to serve the main course on! The air head, uh waitress took my fork and knife away when she took my salad and we had to get another set off of a nearby table. Want ketchup? Get up and get it yourself.

Trust me, her tip reflected her lack of professionalism.

We should have listened to a shop owner that recommended Mamas or Pappas.

P.s. Put some paper towels in the restroom.

8. Pioneer Pub

812 Washington St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4728 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 3 - SGD 26 +1 318-352-4884
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 157 reviews

Pioneer Pub

Reviewed By ashuk - Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom

We popped in here for a late evening refreshment and a plate of nachos on Wednesday 8th of November 2017.

I enjoyed a draft Blue Moon served with a slice of orange and my wife managed two pints of Shocked Lager Lemon Tops from the extensive list, whilst I ate most of the heavily loaded nachos.

We couldn't finish the enormous plateful between us (see picture).

Our bill for 3 pints and the nachos was under $21; excellent value.

Service was fast and friendly and the atmosphere at the bar convivial had we decided to join the locals.

9. Mayeaux's Steak & Seafood

512 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4629 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Wine Bar Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 318-521-8080
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Mayeaux's Steak & Seafood

Reviewed By 756rickc - Homer, Michigan

We had a great dinner after receiving helpful advice from our waitress. Blackened red fish and steak were both delicious. It was within walking distance from our bed and breakfast which was a plus.

10. Trail Boss Steakhouse

301 South Dr, Natchitoches, LA 71457-5060 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner +1 318-352-2080
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Trail Boss Steakhouse

Reviewed By Garry B - Abilene, Texas

A little off the normal tourist route but well worth trying if you feel hungry for a delicious steak. You start your experience off with a bucket of peanuts to eat while reading the menu. The service was excellent, the waitress came by often and knew what we needed before we even asked (extra napkins). The Rib eye was wonderful and cooked just as we asked. From looking at orders coming out, portion size was perfect, you shouldn’t go away hungry. We will definitely eat here again on our next visit to Natchitoches.

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