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“If you love crab and shrimp, try "The Godchaux"”
Review of Castle Restaurant

Castle Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 97 Restaurants in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Natchez is a historic town that prides itself on its annual pilgrimages to the many magnificent antebellum mansions that attract thousands of tourists every year. So it should be surprising to learn that of the four leading restaurants, three of them are located within three of the most outstanding mansions. One of them is the Castle Restaurant and Pub at Dunleith Historic Inn, which is located at 84 Homochitto Street. Enjoy breakfast or brunch or lunch or dinner or cocktails or after-dinner drinks at the restaurant or pub, which are housed in the carriage house and horse stables that date to the 1790s. It's an intimate, romantic, brick walls and white tablecloth atmosphere that takes you back to the Civil War era. And it's Southern and Creole and Cajun cooking at its absolute best. Try the seafood gumbo with crab meat, crawfish, Gulf shrimp and steamed Louisiana rice. Or the sweet potato pancake with pork belly. Or the crawfish boil fritters. Or the organic grit fries with fried Oysters Rockefeller. Or the Castle's signature appetizer, "The Godchaux," with consists of jumbo lump crab, boiled jumbo Gulf shrimp, Romaine lettuce, Remoulade, capers, egg, tomato and purple onion. On, my. And that's only the appetizers. For entrees, my wife and I chose the Raines Farm Wagyu 10-ounce New York strip and the Ruby Red Shrimp Alfredo, sauteed shrimp with roasted garlic parmesan and Romano cheese Alfredo with fettuccine and grilled flat bread. For dessert, we shared a big bowl of classic creme brulee with fresh berries. No disappointments here, only raving reviews.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant!!!! Great wine list and great menu in a charming carriage-house-turned-restaurant. Very romantic or great for dinner with several couples. My husband had the duck breast which was absolutely delicious. I had the red fish which was good...but couldn't compare to the duck. They have an amazing pre-dinner salad with crab meat and boiled shrimp called the "Godcheaux" I think. Hands done the best salad for the money if you love crab and shrimp!!!! We had cream brûlée for desert that was perfect. There is a cozy little bar down below the restaurant that seems like a step back in time. And if you save your receipt, you can get into the main house Dunleith to tour it for free. The grounds here are just beautiful. And the main house is beautiful.

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Shelley R, Public Relations Manager at Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed our restaurant . The Godchaux is a long time favorite of our locals too. Come back and stay in one of our guest rooms!

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

Rainy day but parking not far. We made a reservation for Noon on a Thrursday, but it was very slow at that time. It soon filled up. Very nice decor. I ordered the lunch buffet which consisted of fried chicken, meatloaf, rice, gravy, lima beans, candied carrots, and mustard greens. There was also a pasta salad and green salad. Jessie was our server, he was very pleasant and attentive. An assortment is placed on the table as you are seated. Very good. The bread pudding was the absolute best I have ever had. Would go back just for that. Large parties can be accommodated here. There is a separate room for that. Restrooms are clean.

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Shelley R, Public Relations Manager at Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

We are so glad Jesse took good care of you and you enjoyed our buffet. You can come back for the bread pudding anytime!

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

Great menu and wonderful atmosphere, best in Natchez
Great for special events, reserve now it does get tight to get in at times.

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Shelley R, Public Relations Manager at Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

We do encourage everyone to make reservations. Thank you for your compliments.

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Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

A must do if in the area. Great food and free tour of the castle. Lunch was very good.The wait staff was professional.

Thank Lisa M
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Shelley R, Public Relations Manager at Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

Yes, you do get a free tour if you eat lunch at The Castle. Thank you for your compliments, I will pass it on to our staff.

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