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

    1. 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

        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!

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

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        1. re: montore1

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

          1. re: mbc1217

            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

            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.

          3. 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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            1. re: montore1

              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

                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

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

                  1. re: NolaBride2Be

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