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New Orleans Restaurants

Casamento's

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

Casamento's has been a haven for Uptown seafood lovers since 1919. Family members still wait tables and staff the immaculate kitchen in back, while a reliable handful of oyster shuckers ensure that plenty of cold ones are available for the standing-room-only oyster bar. Specialties from the diminutive menu include oysters lightly poached in seasoned milk; fried shrimp, trout, and soft-shell-crab platters; and a must-try fried "oyster loaf" sandwich (two thick slices of

white bread stuffed with fresh and greaseless bivalves). Everything is clean, and nothing is superfluous. Even the houseplants have a just-polished look.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

4330 Magazine St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70115, USA

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Phone:

504-895–9761

Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • Closed Sun. and Mon., No dinner Tues. and Wed. Closed Jun.–Aug.
  • Reservations not accepted

Updated 04/09/2014

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By Emeril

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Feb 23, 2009

Excellent Small Out of the Way Place

Best fried oyster sandwich in town. No hype just great food. Go there. You won't be disappointed,

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May 27, 2008

The Definition of a Neighborhood Joint

If you lived in the neighborhood and you loved oysters, fresh or fried, you'd make Casamento's part of your regular rounds. Like any neighborhood joint, there's somes that likes it and somes that don't, but you have to respect a place that closes down from Memorial Day through Labor Day because the oysters just don't make it in the hot summer months.

By Jim

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Mar 12, 2005

Tiny Place With Good Oysters

Get something with oysters in it. You won't be disappointed in the food. Actually the raw oysters are just as good in the French Quarter. The gumbo was almost as good as my wife's which is the best I've ever had. Not much selection but good seafood at a reasonable price. Could use a real oyster bar though.

By E

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Oct 13, 2003

There's no place better for Oysters

Oysters on the half-shell were wonderful. But you haven't lived until you have had one of their oyster loafs.

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