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ABITA SPRINGS

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. $$

Turkey fajitas come with cheese, salsa, guacamole, beans and sour cream at Garcia's Famous Mexican Food. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Turkey fajitas come with cheese, salsa, guacamole, beans and sour cream at Garcia's Famous Mexican Food.

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. $

Akers

Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant 30160 Hwy. 51, Akers, 985-386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com Middendorf's is known for its thin-sliced fried catfish. The fried seafood platter features catfish, oysters, shrimp and hushpuppies. The catfish dinner includes fried catfish, coleslaw, hushpuppies and fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Covington

ACME OYSTER HOUSE 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; www.acmeoysterhouse.com The New Orleans medley includes samples of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and grilled smoked sausage. The Peacemaker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo. Reservation policy varies by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$.

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. $$

CAFE DU MONDE 70437 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 893-0453; www.cafedumonde.com Cafe du Monde serves its signature beignets loaded with powdered sugar. Wash them down with a cafe au lait or iced coffee. Drive-thru available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

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. $

The Chimes 19130 W. Front St., Covington, (985) 892-5396; www.thechimes.com This bar and grill started near LSU's campus in Baton Rouge and became popular with the scholarly crowd. The Covington location has a broader customer base who comes to sample the menu of 60 beers from 20 countries and Chimes specialties including barbecue shrimp, seafood lasagna, char-broiled catfish, po-boys and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. 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. $

Eggplant and 
crawfish pasta 
is a popular dish
 at DiCristina's 
in Covington. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

COLD STONE CREAMERY 70380 Hwy. 21, Suite 3, Covington, (985) 871-1470; www.coldstonecreamery.com The Brownie a la Cold Stone features a warm brownie with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, pecans and whipped cream. The Birthday Cake Remix combines cake batter ice cream, fudge, rainbow sprinkles and a brownie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Columbia Street Tap Room 434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899; www.covingtontaproom.com Specialty sandwiches are available on sourdough bread, sesame or wheat bun, herb tortilla wrap or Leidenheimer French bread. Fill your sandwich with Buffalo shrimp or chicken, fried catfish, grilled chicken, hot roast beef or grilled portobello mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

COPELAND'S 680 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-9659; www.copelandsofneworleans.com Copeland's offers creative twists on Creole and Cajun flavors. Jambalaya pasta combines shrimp, chicken, andouille, smoked sausage, mushrooms, peppers and bow tie pasta in spicy jambalaya sauce. Shrimp Ducky features strips of duck breast sauteed in Burgundy-mushroom sauce over rice or linguine. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DAKOTA 629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.the-dakotarestaurant.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. $$$

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 The muffuletta is served with house-made olive salad. Eggplant Parmesan is served over angel hair pasta with Alfredo or marinara sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DON'S SEAFOOD HUT 126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; www.donsseafoodonline.com Crabmeat au gratin features lump crabmeat in Don's signature creamy au gratin sauce. Jacked Up oysters are char-broiled and topped with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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. $$

Five Guys Burgers and Fries 70415 Hwy. 21, Covington; 985-892-4400; www.fiveguys.com The growing Washington, D.C.-based franchise serves a simple menu of hand-formed grilled burgers, large portions of hand-cut fries, and hot dogs. Its signature burger features two thin patties and is dressed with your choice of toppings. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. No reservations. $

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. $$$

Garcia's Famous Mexican Food 200 River Highlands Blvd., Covington, (985) 327-7420; www.garciasfamousmex.com Chef/owner Steve Garcia serves fresh Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, using many recipes handed down from his grandmother. For the Baja fish tacos, lightly breaded and fried fish is placed in two soft corn tortillas with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, honey-habanero glaze and ranch drizzle. They're served with rice and Mexican corn. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

IHOP 325 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 893-4885; www.ihop.com The breakfast sampler includes two eggs, two strips of bacon, two pork sausage links, two pieces of ham, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes. Grilled tilapia is served with hollandaise, red potatoes, steamed broccoli and garlic bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. 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. $$

ITALIAN PIE 70488 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 871-5252; www.italianpie.com The Mediterranean pizza features artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, red onions, tomatoes, herbed ricotta, mozzarella and pesto sauce. Fettuccini is topped with creamy Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken or shrimp. Delivery available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

IZZO'S ILLEGAL BURRITO 70488 Hwy. 21, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 327-5114; www.izzos.com The Illegal salad features romaine lettuce, cheese, tortilla strips and Izzo's house salsa or dressing. The Illegal burrito is served on a 26-inch tortilla with a choice of meat, Mexican rice, beans, shredded cheese or melted queso, guacamole and one of eight house salsas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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. $

PJ'S COFFEE Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com PJ's serves an array of hot and cold coffee drinks, including cold-dripped iced coffee. Shops also offer granita, an icy smooth frozen coffee drink, pastries, cookies and other baked goods. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PICCADILLY 69008 Hwy. 190 Service Road, Covington, (985) 892-9994; www.piccadilly.com Southern-style fried chicken is a staple at these cafeterias. Shrimp Diablo is shrimp simmered in spicy tomato sauce served over rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, breakfast Sat.-Sun. 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. $$

RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS 1270 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-0250; www.raisingcanes.com The Box combines four fried chicken tenderloins, tangy Cane's sauce, french fries, Texas toast and coleslaw. Wash it down with fresh-squeezed lemonade served over crushed ice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Try a jumbo shrimp salad and half a muffuletta, along with an Abita beer, at Camellia Cafe in Abita Springs.
  • Try a jumbo shrimp salad and half a muffuletta, along with an Abita beer, at Camellia Cafe in Abita Springs.

RISTORANTE DEL PORTO 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. $$$

Rocketfire Pizza 1950 N. Hwy. 190, Covington; 985-327-7600; www.rocketfirepizza.com This family-friendly pizza parlor makes thin-crust pizza in its coal-fired oven, the only one of its kind in Louisiana. The restaurant also serves its namesake oysters with garlic butter, spinach, herbs, breadcrumbs and Parmesan, and there's chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ROLY POLY 816 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-2462; www.rolypoly.com The pressed Key West Cuban sandwich combines smoked pork, turkey, ham, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, pickles, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and honey mustard. The Spa salad features plum tomatoes, green pepper, cucumber, carrots, mushrooms, avocado, walnuts, dried cranberries, alfalfa sprouts, mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

ROUSES 50 Park Place Drive, Covington, (985) 867-5146; 1200 Hwy. 190 B, Suite 8, Covington, (985) 867-5232; www.rouses.com The options at Rouses vary from a salad bar and sandwiches to sushi, Asian noodle dishes cooked to order and more. Daily specials include Monday's red beans and rice with smoked sausage and Friday's fried fish, which is served over white beans and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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. $

WOW CAFE 70380 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 892-9691; www.wowcafe.com Wings are available in various quantities, and the sampler platter includes 3 pounds (18-24 pieces) and four sauces. The Shanghai shrimp po-boy features shrimp topped with Foo's sauce, ranch dressing and an Asian slaw of carrots, cucumbers and cilantro. WOW also serves fried boneless wings. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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. $$

ZEA ROTISSERIE AND GRILL 110 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-0520; www.zearestaurants.com Slow-roasted duck is crisped and served with Asian herbs and honey-soy sauce. Atlantic salmon is grilled over hardwood and served with sweet balsamic glaze. Reservation policies and hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Hammond

IHOP 207 W. Minnesota Park Road, Hammond, (985) 902-9124; www.ihop.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

ISABELLA'S PIZZERIA 200 Hewitt Road, Hammond, (985) 230-9900; www.isabellaspizzeria.net See Covington section for restaurant description.

PJ'S COFFEE 224 W. Thomas St., Hammond, (985)-345-1533; 1913 S.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond, (985) 549-1620; 14282 W. University Ave., Hammond, (985) 542-5515; www.pjscoffee.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS 1906 S.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond, (985) 345-3133; 2035 W. Thomas St., Hammond, (985) 542-1400; www.raisingcanes.com See Covington section for restaurant description. Hours vary by location.

ROTOLO'S PIZZERIA 207 E. Thomas St., Suite C, Hammond, (985) 419-0007; www.rotolos.com Parma rosa pasta features blackened shrimp, Italian sausage and penne pasta tossed in creamy tomato sauce. Barbecue chicken pizza has barbecue sauce, grilled chicken and red onions on a hand-tossed pie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.treyyuen.com The Cantonese-inspired seafood and eggplant includes shrimp, scallops and crawfish stir-fried with Chinese eggplant in bean sauce. Honey-glazed pecan shrimp features large Gulf shrimp in sweet cream sauce served with honey-roasted pecans and sesame seeds. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Gumbo, seafood dishes, oysters and po-boys dominate the menu at Acme Oyster House. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

VOODOO BBQ & GRILL 2108 W. Thomas St., Hammond, (985) 345-1131; www.voodoobbqandgrill.com Pulled pork is cooked for 14 hours over oak and pecan wood and is served with a choice of two sides and garlic-buttered Texas toast. For a side, corn pudding is a cornbread souffle baked with whole sweet corn. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Lacombe

JANIE BROWN'S RESTAURANT 27207 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-7201 Trout meuniere is served with lump crabmeat or grilled oysters. Chicken Marsala tops grilled chicken breasts with tomato and mushroom Marsala sauce over capellini or fettuccine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

LA PROVENCE 25020 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com A whole quail is stuffed with dirty rice and topped with gumbo jus. Slow-cooked lamb is served with cherry tomatoes, black mushrooms, Covey Rise Farms vegetables and sage jus. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Madisonville

KEITH YOUNG'S STEAKHOUSE 165 Hwy. 21, Madisonville, (985) 845-9940; www.keithyoungs.net A seafood salad tops mixed greens with chilled jumbo lump crabmeat, shrimp and tomatoes. Pan-broiled shrimp come with garlic-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

MORTON'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 702 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-4970; www.mortonsseafood.com Twisted grilled oysters are grilled oysters topped with lump crabmeat. The combination seafood boat features shrimp, oysters and catfish in a hollowed-out loaf of Leidenheimer bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

WATER STREET BISTRO 804 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-3855 Pan-seared scallops are served on top of baby spinach with feta cheese. The grilled rack of lamb is topped with balsamic- and rosemary-infused olive oil and served with creamed potatoes and a vegetable medley. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mandeville

BEAR'S GRILL & SPIRITS 4700 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 674-9090; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com Barbecued beef po-boys feature slow-cooked roast beef in house-made barbecue sauce and come with fries. Gulf shrimp po-boys are stuffed with either fried or grilled shrimp and served with fries. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

BISTRO BYRONZ 1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-7595; www.bistrobyronz.com Chicken Paillard is a chicken breast served with mesclun salad and vegetables. Steak frite salad features sliced steak, romaine lettuce, blue cheese crumbles and cane dressing and a heap of fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BOSCO'S ITALIAN CAFE 2040 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 624-5066; www.boscositalian.com Veal Carmella consists of paneed veal cutlets topped with shrimp and mushrooms in lemon cream sauce. Crabmeat Buster is baked crabmeat dressing on an artichoke bottom topped with sherry cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CC'S COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUSE 3450 Hwy. 190, Suite 8, Mandeville, (985) 626-4390; www.communitycoffee.com CC's serves an array of hot and cold coffee drinks and teas as well as pastries, cookies, scones, muffins and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards. $

CAFE DU MONDE 1814 N. Causeway Approach, Suite 1, Mandeville, (985) 951-7474; www.cafedumonde.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

CAFE LYNN 3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com Baked eggplant is stuffed with shrimp, crabmeat, sauteed vegetables, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Pan-seared quail is served with demi-glace, vegetables and potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CARMELO RISTORANTE 1901 Hwy.190, Mandeville, (985) 624-4844; www.ristorantecarmelo.com The hand-cut veal Sorrentina is sauteed with eggplant and prosciutto and topped with fresh mozzarella in white wine sauce and served with vegetables. Grouper Leonora features a pan-roasted fillet topped with Louisiana shrimp, artichokes and mushrooms in light lemon-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CHERRYBERRY FROZEN YOGURT & SHAVED ICE 1901 N. Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 231-7606; www.cherryberryyogurt.com Snow ice is light and fluffy flavored ice topped with fruit and drizzled with condensed milk. The banana split features three flavors of yogurt topped with nuts, sauce, whipped cream and cherries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFEE RANI 3510 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

COSCINO'S ITALIAN GRILL 1809 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinospizza.com The appetizer sampler features chicken wings and strips, eggplant and mozzarella sticks and garlic bread. House-made lasagna is layered with Italian sausage, ground beef, ricotta and whole milk mozzarella. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FAZZIO'S RESTAURANT 1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com Veal Parmesan is lightly battered, pan-fried, topped with tomato sauce and cheese and served over angel hair pasta. The 16-ounce rib-eye is topped with fried oysters and bordelaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GEORGE'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4342; www.georgesmexican- restaurant.com Shrimp fajitas are served with pico de gallo, tortillas and house-made guacamole. The Sizzlin' Pork plate features citrus-marinated pork, sauteed onions, black beans, Mexican rice and tortillas. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GIO'S VILLA VANCHERI 2890 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2597; www.giosvillavancheri.comChef Giovanni Vancheri offers a mix of rustic Sicilian and Northern Italian cooking styles. The flounder florentina is fresh flounder cooked in white wine with spinach, peas, grapes and herbs. The coniglio cacciatore consists of rabbit sauteed with crushed tomatoes, red and green peppers, olives, capers, onions, garlic, herbs and wine sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ISABELLA'S PIZZERIA 2660 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-5700; www.isabellaspizzeria.net See Covington section for restaurant description.

ITALIAN PIE 4350 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 626-5252; www.italianpie.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

JOHNNY & JOYCE'S SEAFOOD 1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-7727 The seafood platter includes fried oysters, shrimp, fish and a stuffed crab. The shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayo and a pickle. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JUNIPER RESTAURANT 301 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5330; www.juniperrestaurant.net The Sapphire salad piles baby greens, grape tomatoes, red onions and honey-glazed almonds into a radicchio cup and is drizzled with sweet fig and orange vinaigrette. The rack of Aegean lamb is served atop goat feta and spinach and is finished with spicy Thai demi-glace. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LA CARRETA 1200 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2990; www.carreta-restaurant.com Burritos verdes features grilled chicken topped with tomatillo sauce. A quesadilla features smoked duck and mixed cheeses between flour tortillas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LA MADELEINE 3434 Hwy.190, Mandeville, (985) 626-7004; www.lamadeleine.com Roasted pear and prosciutto salad features field greens, pears, prosciutto, pecans and blue cheese tossed with vinaigrette. The crepe Riviera combines roasted chicken, pesto, broccoli and tomatoes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Chefs Torre Bagalman (left) and David Solazzo serve creative dishes at Ristorante Del Porto.
  • Chefs Torre Bagalman (left) and David Solazzo serve creative dishes at Ristorante Del Porto.

Lake House 2025 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-3006; www.lakehousecuisine.com An elegant starter is blackened yellowfin tuna with lemon glaze crowned with avocado slices atop celeriac remoulade. Entrees include crispy shrimp Lafourche, shrimp stuffed with crabmeat, topped with crawfish sauce and served with green bean salad. Reservations recommended.

LITTLE TOKYO 590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.comThe Tiger Roll is a combination of tuna, yellowtail, barbecued eel, fresh salmon and avocado. The Burning Man roll has crunchy tuna inside and pepper tuna on the outside. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LOUIE & THE REDHEAD LADY 1851 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 626-6044; www.louieandtheredheadlady.com Oysters La Luzianne are fried oysters topped with garlic, parsley, butter and cheese. Eggplant Algiers features three fried eggplant medallions layered with a crab cake, boiled shrimp and crabmeat and topped with light sherry cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mandina's Mandeville 4240 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.mandinasrestaurant.com/northshore.html Diners will find most of their favorite dishes from the original Mandina's at its Northshore counterpart — though each restaurant is under different ownership, the seafood-heavy menus are nearly identical. The Mandeville location features greater emphasis on Italian dishes, including house-made lasagna and eggplant Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

MI MAMACITA'S 2345 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-1400 The restaurant offers New Mexican-style fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, chiles rellenos and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Credit cards. $$

MONSTER PO-BOYS 1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville, (985) 626-9183 Cheese, ham, turkey and house-made roast beef smothered in gravy fill the Monster po-boy. A popular pasta dish features grilled shrimp over rotini pasta in garlic butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

N'TINI'S 2891 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566; www.ntinis.com Mediterranean redfish features a fillet seared in a cast-iron skillet, topped with house-made olive salad and served with spinach-artichoke orzo risotto. The Cajun breakfast is a grilled English muffin topped with crawfish cornbread casserole, poached eggs and hollandaise; it comes with grits or hash browns. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. 3900 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 624-8035; www.nohsc.com The catfish plate features thin-cut fried catfish, Mardi Gras slaw, hushpuppies and garlic-herb fries. The Shrimpzilla is a shrimp po-boy topped with Swiss cheese, roast beef debris gravy and shredded cabbage in Creole mustard sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE NUTRITION COMPANY 4350 Hwy. 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.vitalityblends.com The Blast sandwich is made with free-range turkey, bacon, lettuce, avocado and soy Swiss and is served on grilled bread. The free-range Buffalo burger is served on a toasted organic-sprouted grain bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

NUVOLARI'S 246 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5619; www.nuvolaris.comPaneed veal Alfredo is served over wild mushroom pasta Alfredo and is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon butter. Pesto-crusted salmon is served with smoked tomato risotto, sauteed asparagus and basil-pesto butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

PJ'S COFFEE 1665 Dove Park Drive, Mandeville, (985) 898-5282; 2963 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-1565; 4480 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 624-9015; www.pjscoffee.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

PETUNIA'S PLACE 2020 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 674-3436; www.petuniasplace.com Eggplant JoAnn features breaded eggplant medallions topped with artichoke dressing, sauteed crawfish and Alfredo sauce and is served with garlic-butter pasta. The grilled redfish Julia is served with creamy crawfish sauce over garlic-butter pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Tue., dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

PINKBERRY 3460 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 612-7306; www.pinkberry.com Chocolate hazelnut yogurt comes with roasted hazelnuts and hazelnut wafer roll cookies on top. Waffle cookie sandwiches fill two maple waffle cookies with coconut with lemon crunch and strawberry with chocolate crunch. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards and checks. $

PoBoy Shack 1703 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1303 All the po-boys here are grilled, and there's no charge for condiments such as gravy and grilled onions or peppers. The Half & Half is half hamburger and half hot sausage with cheese, mayonnaise and lettuce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS 3801 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 624-2042; www.raisingcanes.com See Covington section for restaurant description. Hours vary by location.

ROUSES 3461 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 727-7515; 4350 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985)-674-7573; www.rouses.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

RUSTY PELICAN 500 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 778-0364; www.sippinstation.com Grilled Gulf shrimp and avocado salad is served on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce. Crab cakes are covered with panko breadcrumbs, fried and served with remoulade. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SHUCK 'N' JIVE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR 643 Lotus Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-1534; www.shucknjive- mandeville.com Catfish Manchac features a fried fillet topped with crawfish-andouille sauce and is served with a seasonal vegetable. Buffalo frogs' legs includes four pairs of fried legs topped with spicy sauce on a bed of lettuce with blue cheese sauce on the side. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE TIMES GRILL 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161; www.timesgrill.com The Sweet Heat bacon cheeseburger is topped with melted cheddar, hickory barbecue sauce and hickory-smoked bacon. Catfish Tchefuncte is a fried catfish fillet topped with creamy crawfish sauce and served over seasoned rice with salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA 600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; www.treyyuen.com See Hammond section for restaurant description.

VOODOO BBQ & GRILL 2999 Hwy. 190 E., Mandeville, (985) 629-2021; www.voodoobbqandgrill.com See Hammond section for restaurant description.

ZACHARY'S RESTAURANT 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008; www.zacharys985.com Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Slidell

ASSUNTA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2631 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-9768; www.assuntas.com Assunta's frutti di mare is a combination of shrimp, crawfish, oysters, calamari, mussels, clams and bay scallops sauteed with diced tomatoes, olive oil, marinara and garlic. Veal Assunta features fried veal topped with shrimp in bechamel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

BEAR'S GRILL & SPIRITS 550 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 201-8905; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com See Mandeville section for restaurant description.

CAMELLIA CAFE 525 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; www.thecamelliacafe.com See Abita Springs for restaurant description.

CHRISTOPHER'S ON CAREY 2228 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-4501; www.christophersoncarey.com Pan-seared speckled trout is served either amandine or meuniere-style with new and sweet potato hash and green beans. The bone-in veal rib-eye comes with fingerling potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

COPELAND'S 1337 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-0001; www.copelands- ofneworleans.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

DITALI'S PIZZA Northshore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-5657; www.ditalis.com Ditali's deluxe pizza features pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, onions, bell peppers, black olives and mushrooms. Spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce is a hearty homestyle dish from restaurant cousin Cafe Ditali. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

IHOP 61101 Airport Road, Slidell, (985) 641-4577; www.ihop.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

ITALIAN PIE 1319 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 661-0240; www.italianpie.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

K.Y.'S OLDE TOWNE BICYCLE SHOP 2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911; www.kysoldetowne.com The Buster Randle sandwich tops a grilled chicken breast with barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese and grilled onions and comes on a sesame seed bun. The fried and grilled seafood platters combine shrimp, catfish, oysters, hushpuppies and two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MCALISTER'S DELI 796 E. I-10 Service Road, Slidell, (985) 641-2511; www.mcalistersdeli.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

NATHAN'S RESTAURANT 36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, (985) 643-0443; www.nathansrestaurant.net Char-broiled Louisiana oysters are topped with garlic butter. Blackened tuna is served on a bed of tasso and potato hash with Creole honey-butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

PJ'S COFFEE 2040 E. Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-6270; 61103 Airport Road, Slidell, (985) 847-19474; www.pjscoffee.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

PICCADILLY The Crossings, 104 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 646-0566; www.piccadilly.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS 1654 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 405-1423; www.raisingcanes.com See Covington section for restaurant description. Hours vary by location.

ROUSES 110 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 781-1392; 1644 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985)-646-2620; www.rouses.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

SOUTH SEAS ASIAN CUISINE 1714 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 646-6085 The Spartan roll contains two tempura shrimp rolled with cream cheese and is topped with snow crab, tuna, avocado and eel sauce. Sushi poppers are tempura jalapenos stuffed with fresh salmon and cream cheese and drizzled with eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE TIMES GRILL 1827 Front St., Slidell, (985) 639-3335; www.timesgrill.com See Mandeville section for restaurant description.

WOW CAFE 2170 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 661-9692; www.wowcafe.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

YOUNG'S RESTAURANT 850 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-9331; www.youngssteakhouse.com A petit filet is served with crabmeat, crawfish or grilled or boiled shrimp and mushrooms. A fried or grilled soft-shell crab comes with angel hair pasta tossed in crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

ZEA ROTISSERIE AND GRILL 173 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, (985) 273-0500; www.zearestaurants.com See Covington section for restaurant description.

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