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Need Northshore Lunch recommendations for next Friday and Saturday

mbc1217 Jun 21, 2012 06:33 PM

Hi there - I think the title is pretty self explanatory, but I need some lunch recommendations for the Covington/Mandeville/Abita area for next weekend. We are tentatively planning on Lola and Juniper for dinner, but need some guidance for lunch. Thanks!

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    Big Easy Jun 21, 2012 07:20 PM

    Louie and the Red-Headed Lady in Covington. Charming little place.

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      collardman Jun 22, 2012 08:06 AM

      Lola is OK but Del Porto is probably the best in Covington. Juniper is a very good choice. For lunch on Friday Cafe Lynn in Mandeville. Is also very good for dinner but not open for lunch Saturday.

      L & RHL is passed their use by date. Possibly because of their review by Guy Fieri and more possibly because of reported family feuds they are getting weaker word of mouth. If you want that type of place try Liz's Where Y'at. Liz used to run L & RHL and went on her own. It is difficult to get in there between 12-1 so we usually try lunch a bit earlier or later. Everything is made scratch, great breakfast all day, good roast beef and hamburgers. One popular b'fast/lunch dish is eggs over a bed of grits smothered in debris and gravy.

      For a seafood lunch Morton's on the river in Madisonville or Buster's in downtown Covington are both good.

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      1. re: collardman
        mbc1217 Jun 22, 2012 10:26 AM

        Ha! I went to the website and Guy Fieri's face could not be on there any more! Last time we were down (a year ago) we ate at Lola for lunch and it was really good, so we want to try it for dinner. We had dinner at Del Porto last time, and must have gone on an off night, because the service was awful and my husband's main course was too salty to eat. Our first courses were very good, though. I will look at your other suggestions, thanks!

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        montore1 Jun 23, 2012 06:25 AM

        Louie and the red in Covington is closed. Mortons is way overated.

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        1. re: montore1
          mbc1217 Jun 23, 2012 11:45 AM

          Montore, do you have a suggestion of somewhere we should go?

          1. re: mbc1217
            montore1 Jun 24, 2012 06:26 AM

            I really like Mattina Bella Vazques as well as Busters. Acme oyster in my opinion is hit or miss unless you just go for the char broiled oysters.

          2. re: montore1
            collardman Jun 24, 2012 04:40 AM

            The one in Covington was part of the family problems hence closed.

            I don't think Morton's is overrated. It is just your basic fried seafood place not fine dining. Their platters and seafood po-boys are fine and the last raw oysters we had there, about 2 months back, were outstanding. WE've never tried any of their "fancy" daily seafood specials. Part of the allure during better weather is sitting on the outside porch looking at the water.

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            montore1 Jun 24, 2012 06:30 AM

            As far as my opinion of Morton's. When we orders our fried seafood platters they were served and as the server left the table she found that a good time to tell us they were out of oysters. mmm. The rest of the food on the platter tasted of old fry oil. Not impressed.

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              mbc1217 Jun 24, 2012 01:18 PM

              Thanks to you both! We are currently hoping that is nicer weather to be had and we get to eat outside somewhere.....

              1. re: mbc1217
                montore1 Jun 24, 2012 02:20 PM

                Maybe checkout The Chimes website and also their reviews on yelp. I have had really good salmon there and a great spinach salad topped with salmon. Nice outdoor seating. Yes definitely keep updated on the weather coming our way.

                1. re: montore1
                  NolaBride2Be Jun 24, 2012 03:44 PM

                  I'd suggest The Chimes also. Their food is consistently very good and reasonable priced. The deck is great!

                  1. re: NolaBride2Be
                    mbc1217 Jun 24, 2012 04:02 PM

                    Thanks! That sounds perfect. I'll go look it up now.

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