I'm heading to Covington from Boston in June for a weekend. Staying in the Best Western. Not looking to eat at chains. Thinking about CFS and grits for breakfast. BBQ or catfish for dinner. Best Chinese?
You are at an interstate interchange so you really have to go a few miles for a non chain restaurant.
For Chinese we prefer Sesame Inn to all others. Trey Yuen is good but more expensive with not an appreciable increase in quality.
For breakfast Louie & Red Haired Lady or old time just reopened Mandy's. I don't remember seeing CFs on many local menus. That is something I hunt down in East Texas or North/Northwest LA. and adjacent areas.
Seafood, including catfish, Buster's in Covington or the more scenic Morton's in Madisonville. Possibly try K-Gee's too. The local Acme is Ok but we prefer the other two
For po-boys it's hard to beat Pontchartrain PoBoys. Like Bears' you need to avoid peak hours as they will be full with a line.
600 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville, LA 70448
Yes it was several years ago and my sole experience with Acme since then has been a few desperate trips in the FQ and a few times I have been dragged to the Piercing Noise Factory that is their Baton rouge operation. Gives me a headache just thinking about it. And I had a taste of their so-called jambalaya last time. Blech.
i would make sure to hit the Columbia Street Taproom.
It is a bar with incredible "bar food" but it also has a group of daily special appetizers, soups, salads, and entree's that could hold their own with dishes from many big name restaurants. sauteed drum topped with a meuniere sauce and candied pecans, blackened pork chop, all kinds of really stand out dishes cooked to perfection.
They have a nice selection of bottled beer and tap beers. They carry many craft beers that are made locally.
They have killer buffalo wings! Awesome bleu cheese dressing as well. Club sandwich for 7.50 that could feed three!!!!!
So they have all of your typical bar food (wings, burgers, onion rings, sandwiches) but then they have different steak and fish specials and after 2pm daily they also make a really nice BBQ Shrimp. It is a little on the sweet side which I absolutely love. The shrimp are cooked a tad too long for me but the sauce is so good that I overlook it. Also, it is only $9.
Columbia Street Taproom all the way!!!!!!
check out RIP's on the Lake, Mattina Bella, Sal & Judy's, Mandina's, and Zea's
Sal & Judy's Restaurant
27491 Highway 190, Lacombe, LA
Mattina Bell Restaurant
421 E Gibson St, Covington, LA 70433
4240 Highway 22 Ste 2, Mandeville, LA 70471
Zea Rotisserie Grill
110 Lake Dr, Covington, LA 70433