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Natchitoches was established in 1714, and Mama's Oyster House and Papa's Bar & Grill are located in a beautiful building that dates back to the late 1800s. Original owners Clay and Jana Mayeux provided outstanding dining service for over 15 years before turning the business over to the Aldredge family.

Relax in Mama's Blues Room today

In 2006, Mama's Oyster house expanded its dining capacity by opening the Blues Room and a covered outdoor patio. Whether you’re a fan of country or urban blues, acoustic or electric blues or even blues rock, visit Mama's Blues Room at Mama's Oyster House. You'll always hear the best local and regional musicians. We have live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 8: 00pm until 10:00pm. Relax with a drink and listen to soulful blues, smooth jazz, and upbeat zydeco this weekend at Mama's Blues Room.

Mama's and Papa's are located next door to each other in the downtown Historic Business District overlooking the beautiful Cane River. Visit us today for authentic Louisiana food in a fun and casual atmosphere.

Discover our rich history

"...I would recommend this place to anyone. They had a band playing last night, and we really enjoyed the music too." - Kim H.

Visit Mama's Oyster House and Papa's Bar & Grill in the Landmark Historic District for delicious food and drinks.

Learn about Mama's Oyster House and Papa's Bar & Grill

Mama's Oyster House and Papa's Bar & Grill are both locally owned by Corwyn and Missy Aldredge, who have been in the restaurant business since the 1980s. All three Aldredge kids work here along with many other family members.


Mama's Oyster House opened in October 2000 offering a menu concentrating in seafood dishes and fresh Louisiana oysters. Mama's opened the covered patio for outdoor dining.


Papa's Bar & Grill opened in August 1996 offering a wide-variety of sandwiches, including hamburgers and po-boys, fried seafood and USDA choice steaks.

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“Always have great service and awesome food! Love this place!” - Haley Salard Graves


Mama's Oyster House: 318-356-7874

Papa's Bar & Grill: 318-356-5850

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