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Casamento's Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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4330 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70115
4330 Magazine StreetUSLouisianaNew Orleans70115
$$Seafood RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:00 pmSunday Closed
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Cash-only spot serving fresh oysters & other seafood in a compact, mosaic-tiled space since 1919.- Google
"Fresh oysters, the best grilled oysters, oyster loaf, crab claws, gumbo."
"We were very disappointed in the service, which was slow, rude, and off-hand."
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Mike Klubok
a month ago
A real good hole in the wall with great food & service. Enjoyed the oysters and gumbo. This is a real good place to go in the Uptown District. You will not be disappointed.
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Franz Kafka
8 months ago
After decades this is the place that makes me glad to live in New Orleans more than any other. The Gerdes are great people, Rocky and Linda are keeping Joe Casamento's place alive as a family business for generations. No hype, no commercials on TV, no gimmicks on the menu, this truly unique restaurant is an absolute pleasure. Crab claws fried in bacon grease, the best oysters in town. Period. Nothing fancy here. Mardi Gras bead wearing tourists please stay in the French Quarter, you'll like it there better. 5 stars is 5 stars too few. Casamento's is ours!
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Ronald Theriot
2 years ago
Well, sadly, there was a bad sewage smell where we were sitting, and I'm not making this up. I noticed customers at other tables making a face. We were very disappointed in the service, which was slow, rude, and off-hand. The prices were high for what one received- for example $22.00 for a seafood platter, which did NOT come with a side salad, which I had to pay $3.50 extra for!). My platter was very tasty and not greasy, however. For my friend, his shrimp and trout plate was delicious (he said), but it was small. We couldn't wait to leave, especially due to the smell. Too bad, we were expecting it to be nice. I guess that's $76.00 down the drain. RJT
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Kelly Packard
5 years ago
We arrived around 8:30 on a Friday night, and they're only open until 9 p.m. so we knew there would be a long line. The line moved pretty quickly, and you can watch the famed oyster chef shuck the oysters right in front of you, and even buy a few and a beer for your wait in line. They had a few different hockey and baseball games on the TVs so the wait didn't seem too bad. We ordered a half dozen oysters on the half-shell as our appetizer, and then each had our own dinner - one fried oyster sandwich and one fried seafood platter. Both dinners were very good. Being from New England, we have both enjoyed a lot of seafood but this was my friend's first experience with raw oysters and even he liked them! I don't remember what the bill was but I do remember that we didn't spend much. The staff was very friendly. They really do lock the front door and close all the blinds at 9 p.m., but they let their customers sit and enjoy their food as long as they want. The oyster chef leaves shortly after 9 p.m., and it's polite to tip him in additional to your server if you order oysters, so be sure to catch him before he leaves. We will definitely go back.
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Ryan Rogers
6 months ago
Best oysters in the country. A must place to eat at when coming to New Orleans. Not only is the food great, but the owner is one of the nicest guys. I try to eat there at least once a month.
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Anders Malmros
4 months ago
Great experience, truly authentic.
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Jessa Mittleman
a year ago
There will probably be a line: Wait on it. While you're waiting, have a dozen oysters and a beer at the bar and introduce yourself to Mike, the six-time oyster shucking champion. Fresh oysters, the best grilled oysters, oyster loaf, crab claws, gumbo.
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Chris Anderson
a year ago
Best oysters... Be sure to check or Mike's special sauce. Only available at the counter