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Drago's Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Central Business District
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2 Poydras St, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA 70130-1656
+1 504-584-3911
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was great, have eaten here three times now. Service has always been fast, prompt, attentive and accurate

Thank Duane W
Savannah, Georgia
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208 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend told me I had to go here. I always thought the Desire Oyster Bar had the best. My first clue should have been the dining room that looked like a cafeteria. The menu said they were famous for their chargrilled oysters. The menu was wrong. The oysters were small. The Parmesan cheese was barely warm. The butter didn't... More 

Thank Delegal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to New Orleans many times and heard Drago's was THE place to eat; the chargrilled oysters were said to be the best NOLA offered. Well...I ate them and think Acme's Oyster House is better. True, the restaurant was crowded, but I did not feel as though I were in New Orlean. I could have been in Chicago,... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to go for lunch because of a family recommendation to get char grilled oysters. We also ordered a lobster pasta dish to split. I wish we would have just ordered 2 orders of oysters. They were so delicious. The lobster dish was good also, but didn't really compare. I've had good char grilled oysters, but something was different... More 

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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We weren't sure what place to eat at after a walking tour. We settled for the hotel restaurant. I can tell you we did not settle. The menu was diverse quality was top notch pricing was what was expected and a good value. Service was quick and I love the open kitchen

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Several places in NOLA are "known" for their chargrilled oysters. But a good friend from the area recommended this place because everything they make is good. He was not wrong. We went late on a Saturday night and it was packed. We sat at the bar and the beers and oysters just went together. Nice atmosphere and very good food.... More 

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Utica, Kansas
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a nice evening of dining with friends. Charbroiled oysters are very good (didn't realize they would shrink that much) and entrees were good all around. Very busy on Saturday nite.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As this is the main restaurant of the Hilton to which it is attached, it can get extremely busy, booking advised. However if you are dinning alone or in a couple and don't mind sitting at the bar (the menu is the same) they can often seat you without a reservation. I ordered the charbroiled lobster and potatoes which came... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, and just when we step up for go, we asked a waitress to takes us a picture his answers was "I am too busy". The second one we ask for the same his response was "hold on a minute". Food is average in restaurant, what makes me return to a restaurant is the attentions.

1 Thank Erico M
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have gone to Dragos for many years with some meals clearly better than others. However the oysters have never disappointed. We were most excited when we learned the restaurant had a new manager about 6 months ago and could tell as the food and service were noticeably better. After a 5 hour drive to the city last night we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Poydras St, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA 70130-1656
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-584-3911
  • This restaurant is at Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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