2631 Hwy. 190, Slidell, (985) 649-9768;
Assunta's uses plenty of local seafood and spice to kick up its menu of Italian classics. Fried artichokes topped with Romano cheese and served with red gravy are a popular appetizer, followed by such entrees including eggplant Parmesan and oysters sauteed in olive oil and garlic and served on spaghetti. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

348 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-1805
Bealer's specializes in both surf and turf. The kitchen prepares favorite items such as the corn and crabmeat bisque, ribs and pork chops, crabmeat au gratin, steaks and signature items such as oysters Louisiane: fried Gulf oysters covered in sauteed artichokes, mushrooms, green onions and a lemon pepper sauce. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

1597 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 641-3177;
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525 W. Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-6211
You can opt for a snack at Camellia Café with items such as homemande soups like French onion and oyster and artichoke, or the shrimp remoulade appetizer. Or you can try one of the entree choices that include beef tips on a bed of egg noodles, paneed veal or stuffed crabs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

1340 Lindberg Drive, Slidell, (985) 847-0020
Caretta's offers a splendiferous array of Mexican favorites. Make your own meal a la carte or sign on for a complete dinner. Appetizers include tortilla soup, cheesy-beefy nachos, and a variety of dips (guacamole, spinach and artichoke, and bean). For your main meal, choose from burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and sizzling fajitas. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

1337 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-0001;
Copeland's features some of Al Copeland's most popular dishes, plus steaks and great values at lunch. There are traditional dishes like shrimp Creole as well as seafood combinations like creamy shrimp over golden fried catfish. Pasta dishes include shrimp and tasso over bow-tie pasta and pasta jambalaya. Crawfish popcorn salad is a popular salad choice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

1300 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 641-4706
You'll find a family-friendly atmosphere, reasonably priced Mexican cuisine and popular margaritas. The menu features traditional Mexican dishes like fajitas, burritos, flautas, enchiladas and tacos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

1504 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 726-0099;
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118 Harbor View Court, Slidell, (985) 645-3625;
Even with a limited menu and hours, the Dock of Slidell maintains a local customer base. Pop in on the weekend for a burger or nachos; come in for a cold one and conversation on other days. No reservations. Open Wed.-Sun., lunch and dinner Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

1375 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 646-1600, 710 Terry Pkwy., Gretna, 433-4111;
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830 E. I-10 Service Road, Slidell, (985) 649-4329;
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850 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-9331
Young's offers an array of steaks from the petit filet up to 14-oz. rib-eyes. But unlike most steakhouses, it throws a green salad and big baked potato in with the entree. Other meat options include a veal chop or go for fresh seafood like the yellowfin tuna or shrimp available in a number of dishes. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Sante Fe serves dishes like ancho chile-seasoned soft shell - crabs with crawfish chimayo chile cream sauce. - TRACIE MORRIS SCHAEFER
  • Tracie Morris Schaefer
  • Sante Fe serves dishes like ancho chile-seasoned soft shell crabs with crawfish chimayo chile cream sauce.

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