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Eat Your Way Across St. Tammany Parish Louisiana

From Slidell to Covington, and all across St. Tammany Parish, there are many fine eating establishments enjoyed by the local residents and out-of-town guests.

Slidell, Louisiana
Located on the eastern portion of St. Tammany Parish, the city of Slidell is rich with museums, specialty shops, antique stores and historical buildings. It offers family-friendly attractions, and savoring eating establishments including The Big Easy Diner and Palmettos on the Bayou.

The Big Easy Diner offers comfort food in a down-home atmosphere that includes fried shrimp platters, chicken fried steak and catfish fillets, along with traditional po’boy sandwiches. Palmettos on the Bayou is more upscale, with a wide variety in their menu including tomato mozzarella salad, soft shell crab, crawfish bisque, and an extensive list of entrées including duck, pork chops, parmesan crusted snapper, trout almondine, and filet mignon. Every visitor should enjoy the seafood gumbo along with the black and bleu salad.

Mandeville, Louisiana
This area of St. Tammany Parish is recognized for its easy access to the Lake Pontchartrain estuary known for its fishing. It offers excellent fine dining experiences all throughout the community.

Benedict’s Restaurant in Mandeville offers an extensive and enjoyable menu that includes a variety of soups such as gumbo, roasted tomato basil, cream of spinach and crab, along with crawfish and corn bisque. Their entrées include tornadoes of beef, veal parmesan, stuffed redfish, chicken Delacroix, Cornish game hen, Tuscan pasta primavera, panseared speckled trout and others. They serve traditional Louisiana bread pudding, along with pecan or peach cobbler, crème brûlée, chocolate lava cake, and lemon layer cake.

Nuvalari’s Ristorante offers fine dining at its best. Situated on Girod Street, their extensive menu includes escargot, crawfish tails, fried oysters, mussels and calamari for appetizers, along with jumbo lump crab meat salad with baby greens and tomato & basil soup. Entrées include beef fillet, gulf fish, panseared salmon, chargrilled redfish, genoa shrimp, Mediterranean chicken, baked eggplant and chargrilled pork chops. They offer an extensive list of desserts, including Italian cannelloni, rum cake, crème brûlée, tiramisu and white chocolate cheesecake.

Covington, Louisiana
The charming town of Covington offers phenomenal restaurants located all throughout the city, including the historic downtown district.

Annadele’s Plantation Restaurant has long offered traditional French and classic cuisine for a high-end dining experience. Offering meals every day but Tuesday, with lunch available Thursdays and Fridays along with Sunday brunch, Annadele’s has an extensive menu including appetizers such as crab cake, fried eggplant medallions, fried green tomatoes, oysters gratin, and shrimp Pontchartrain. They serve traditional turtle soup, classic Caesar salad and a large variety of entrées. Their entrées include shrimp & grits, chicken Lafayette, eggplant Gabrielle (eggplant medallions) chicken parmesan, crawfish pasta, and seafood au gratin.

You feel like you are in New Orleans (which is just on the south side of Lake Pontchartrain) when visiting the New Orleans Food and Spirits Restaurant. Now enjoying the third-generation of this family-owned restaurant, patrons are served traditional New Orleans cuisine including fried seafood dishes, po’boy sandwiches, gumbo and other traditional Louisiana delicacies.

The extensive menu includes crawfish corn soup, onion rings, spinach and artichoke dip appetizers along with crawfish rolls. The restaurant offers a variety of grilled entrées including tuna steak (Yellow Fin), catfish fillets, pork chops, Hawaiian salmon and chicken breast dishes. They also offer an extensive variety of seafood platters including catfish, fried shrimp, and fried oysters. Their house specials include grilled catfish, blackened shrimp, chicken or catfish, catfish stew, stuffed eggplant, blackened rib eye, and others. They also offer catfish, shrimp and oyster po’boy sandwiches.

St. Tammany Parish offers an extensive array of high-quality eating all across the northern boundary of Lake Pontchartrain to the eastern shores of the Louisiana coastline. Click here to read more about Louisiana’s coastal restaurants.

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