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Fall Restaurant Guide 2012: Northshore: Abita Springs/Covington

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ABITA BAR-B-Q
69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205House-made sausage plates are served with two sides and rolls or cornbread. Slow-cooked pulled pork is brushed with barbecue sauce and can be served on a bun, in a po-boy or as part of a combination platter. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ABITA BREW PUB
72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com
The chicken burger features grilled, blackened or fried chicken and is served with fries. Chicken Abitafeller is grilled chicken topped with fried oysters on a bed of creamed spinach and shrimp-herb cream sauce and it comes with smashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAMELLIA CAFE
69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com
The chef's salad includes turkey, cheese, tomatoes and bacon. The seafood platter combines fried catfish, shrimp and oysters, stuffed crab and stuffed shrimp, hush puppies, toast, a side and salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch, dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COVINGTON

ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE
1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; www.acmeoysterhouse.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

ALBASHA GREEK & LEBANESE RESTAURANT
1958 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 867-8292; www.albashabr.com
The Albasha platter offers a choice of chicken shawarma, gyros or kebabs and includes stuffed grape leaves, kibbeh, hummus and rice. Shrimp broiled in butter, lemon juice and garlic are topped with mushrooms and bell peppers and served with feta salad, rice pilaf, hummus and pita bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ANNADELE'S PLANTATION
71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com
The savory cheesecake St. Tammany is a caramelized onion and shrimp cheesecake topped with barbecue shrimp. Mixed grill Bogue Falaya features lamb chops and quail with demi-glace, mushroom and Parmesan risotto and sauteed sugar snap peas. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

BEAR'S RESTAURANT
128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373 Roast beef po-boys are filled with slow-cooked roast beef dripping with gravy. Meatball po-boys are made with hand-rolled meatballs in red gravy. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BECK-N-CALL CAFE
534 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 875-9390; www.beckncallcafe.com
Sicilian chicken salad combines baby spinach, grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, red onions, feta and roasted garlic vinaigrette. The Cindy special is made of grilled chicken, mushrooms, pepper Jack cheese and Creole mustard on a six-grain bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BUSTER'S PLACE
519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.com
Fettuccine and crawfish tails are tossed in cream sauce, sprinkled with green onions and Parmesan and served with salad and French bread. Char-grilled oysters are served with lemon-garlic butter and French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

CAMPBELL'S COFFEE & TEA
516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992;  www.campbellscoffee.com
Campbell's serves Columbia Street Market sandwiches like smoked Gouda with fresh vegetables. Turkey and cranberry salad comes on ciabatta bread. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

CHEESESTEAK  BISTRO
528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheeseteakbistro.com
The cheese steak deluxe features grilled sirloin, onions, peppers, mushrooms and provolone on a seeded French loaf. Bistro eggs Benedict rest poached eggs atop grilled English muffins or French bread with ham and hollandaise and come with grits or hash brown casserole. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

COFFEE RANI
234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; www.coffeerani.com
  Spinach and artichoke dip is topped with Parmesan and tomatoes and served with warm pita chips. The black bean burger is a bean and corn patty on a wheat bun with grilled zucchini and eggplant, roasted red peppers, red onions, avocado, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, provolone and pepper Jack cheeses and chipotle mayo. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

COLD STONE CREAMERY
  70380 Hwy. 21, Covington (985) 871-1470; www.coldstonecreamery.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

DAKOTA 
629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com
  Signature Brie soup is topped with crabmeat. Steen's cane syrup-lacquered duck comes atop a buttermilk cornmeal waffle with spring peas, carrots, creme fraiche and strawberry jam. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

DEL PORTO RISTORANTE
501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com
The house-made potato gnocchi are served with Wagyu beef bolognese, Pecorino Romano, local mushrooms, garlic and parsley. The mixed grill features grilled Chappapeela Farms pork loin, duck breast, house-made fennel sausage, roasted red pepper-sour plum agrodolce and market vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DICRISTINA'S
  810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160; www.dicristinas.com
Soft-shell crab Emily features a fried soft-shell crab over angel hair pasta with crawfish cream sauce. Grilled shrimp are served with cheese ravioli in Alfredo sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DIMARTINO'S FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS MUFFULETTAS
700 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 276-6460; www.dimartinos.com
See West Bank — Algiers section for restaurant description.

DON'S SEAFOOD HUT
126 Lake Drive, Covington,  (985) 327-7111; www.donsseafoodonline.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

THE ENGLISH TEA ROOM
734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988 The Coronation chicken salad combines chicken, grapes, apples and walnuts in mild curry dressing and can be ordered on a salad or sandwich. The Windsor high tea includes a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, mini-quiches, two mini-cakes, a chocolate-dipped strawberry and scones served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

GALLAGHER'S GRILL
509 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 892-9992; www.gallaghersgrill.com
The 16-ounce Chicago USDA Prime marbled rib-eye is cooked to order and arrives sizzling with butter. Sauteed pompano is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and citrus beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ISABELLA'S PIZZERIA
1331 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-1900; 70452 Hwy. 21, Suite 500, Covington, (985) 875-7620; www.isabellaspizzeria.net
Spinach-artichoke-shrimp dip is served with garlic bread. The pasta Cucina combines linguine, shrimp, crawfish, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, green onions, parsley and a squeeze of lime. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

IZZO'S ILLEGAL BURRITO
70488 Hwy. 21, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 327-5114; www.izzos.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

LOLA
517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992 Pecan-crusted black drum is served with braised collard greens, andouille and poached Louisiana oyster broth. The Pig is a sandwich of cochon de lait, ham, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Creole mayo on house-made focaccia. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE
69368 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 875-1100; www.longhornsteakhouse.com
Two can dine on the 30-ounce porterhouse. Other entrees include the Napa grilled chicken and steak Ranchero, which comes with eggs and bacon on top. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MELLOW MUSHROOM
1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; www.mellowmushroom.com
The muffuletta pizza is topped with salami, pepperoni, ham, freshwater mozzarella and caramelized onions and comes with a spring greens salad. The Greek salad tops iceberg lettuce with feta, red onions, tomatoes and kalamata olives. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NONNA'S ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFE
2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite F, Covington, (985) 893-1488 House specials at Nonna's include pastries such as cannoli, featuring house-made filling and shells, and chocolate eclairs. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PIZZA MAN OF COVINGTON
1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874 The Pizza Palace pie is topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions and house-made meatballs. The Wow pie is topped with artichoke hearts, crab, garlic and Romano cheese and features hand-tossed, olive oil-brushed crust. No reservations. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

ROLY POLY
816 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-2462; www.rolypoly.com
See CBD section for restaurant description.

SWEET DADDY'S BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com
The two-meat combo plate includes a choice of chicken or baby back ribs and two sides. Pecan-smoked pork comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

YUJIN JAPANESE RESTAURANT
323 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 809-3840 The Chocolate Roll contains spicy tuna, snow crab and crunchy bits wrapped in sesame soybean paper and topped with avocado and peppered tuna. The Lion Roll is filled with tempura shrimp and snow crab and topped with crabstick and boiled shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$


Bywater | CBD | Carrollton/University | Citywide

Eastern New Orleans/Chalmette | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter

Gentilly/Lakefront | Harahan & Jefferson/River Ridge

Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme

Uptown | Warehouse District

Northshore

Abita Springs/Covington | Madisonville | Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank

Algiers | Gretna/Terrytown | Harvey | Marrero | Other

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