Our Story

My husband, Ben Fidelak, who serves as our Executive Chef and myself, Keri Fidelak, purchased Mariner’s in September 2020. Along with our children, Lauren (21) and Graeme (17), and many friends and family members, we spent our days during the pandemic completely revamping the interior and exterior of the building. Nights were spent working on new menu items, specialty drink menus and wine list.

Before the pandemic we spent our free time traveling the globe searching out unique dining experiences. Mariner’s Restaurant is the culmination of 20 years of family adventures to over 40 unique and amazing countries and countless stateside destinations. Our menu and wine list has been crafted to reflect the global influence of our travel with offerings from some of our favorite destinations such as Croatia, South Africa, Italy, France, Greece, Austria and more.

Our culinary focus is to create signature dishes using inspiration from our travels while infusing a southern flair, true to the historic roots of Louisiana cuisine. We invite you to sit back and enjoy your journey with us.


Mariner's Restaurant Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2021

Mariner’s Restaurant Among 2,917 Winners; 40th Annual Awards Program Recognizes the World’s Best Wine Lists

40th Annual Restaurant Awards

Natchitoches, Louisiana (June 29 2021) —Mariner's Restaurant has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2021 Restaurant Awards. The annual program recognizes restaurants around the world as a top destination for wine lovers.

"Ben and I are absolutely over the moon!" says Keri Fidelak owner of Mariner’s Restaurant. "What started out as one of the darkest years in our business history has transformed into a shinning new adventure! We are thrilled to have been included as one of only 1,673 restaurants worldwide to receive such a prestigious award."

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 1,673; 1,141; and 103 winners this year in each respective category.

Mariner's Restaurant has won the Award of Excellence.

The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.



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Sunday brunch: 10:00am-3:00pm

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Mariner's Restaurant
5948 Highway 1 Bypass
Natchitoches, LA 71457