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2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Covington 

click to enlarge Chef/owner Jean Pierre Guidry serves a BacobarRITO topped with kimchi salsa and Jack cheese at Bacobar in Covington.

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Chef/owner Jean Pierre Guidry serves a BacobarRITO topped with kimchi salsa and Jack cheese at Bacobar in Covington.

Abita Roasting Company
1011 Village Walk, Covington, (985) 246-3345;
Crepes of Wrath features chorizo, scrambled eggs, American cheese, pink chili aioli, pico de gallo, avocado and cilantro. The Philadelphia Dream burger is topped with cream cheese, mojo sauce, applewood-smoked bacon and grilled onions. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Acme Oyster House
1202 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155;
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant
1958 N. Highway 190, Suite A, Covington, (985) 867-8292;
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Annadele's Plantation Restaurant
71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669;
Paneed veal is topped with lump crabmeat served over angel hair pasta with grilled asparagus and bearnaise. Sauteed Gulf fish is topped with shrimp and crabmeat and served with whipped potatoes and green beans amandine. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

70437 Highway 21, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 893-2450;
Kimchi debris fries are topped with braised pork, kimchi, Jack cheese and Seoul sauce. The Seoul Bowl includes braised chicken, pork belly, Louisiana rice, Mexican street corn, crispy Brussels sprouts, tomato salad and a sunny side up egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Buster's Place
519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880;
The Colossal burger includes bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms and American, cheddar and Swiss cheeses on a sweet mesquite bun served with fries. Blackened redfish Pontchartrain is served with crawfish-mushroom sauce over rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Carreta's Grill
70380 Highway 21, Covington, (985) 871-6674;
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Columbia Street Tap Room
434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899;
The seafood wedge salad features boiled shrimp, lump crabmeat, iceberg lettuce, Creole tomato and Creole vinaigrette. The soft-shell crab po-boy includes remoulade, lettuce and tomato on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon. and Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

The Dakota Restaurant
629 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712;
Lamb nachos feature tomato chutney, Danish blue cheese and sweet potato. Ahi Asian tuna salad includes pickled ginger, wasabi aioli and wonton hay. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
69292 Highway 21, Covington, (985) 871-2225;
See Harahan section for restaurant description.

DiCristina's Italian and Seafood Restaurant
810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160;
DiCristina's muffuletta salad features romaine lettuce, salami, ham, cheese, olive salad, mortadella and croutons. Ravioli is stuffed with cheese and topped with red gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DiMartino's Famous New Orleans Muffulettas
700 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 276-6460;
See West Bank — Gretna section for restaurant description.

Don's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111;
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

The English Tea Room
734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988;
Shepherd's pie is filled with beef and vegetables and baked with mashed potatoes on top. Coronation chicken salad is made with grapes, apples, cream and curry and sprinkled with walnuts and can be served on a salad or a sandwich. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Gallagher's Grill
509 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 892-9992;
Broiled crab cakes feature Louisiana blue crab. The grilled 16-ounce strip steak is topped with butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

69305 Highway 21, Suite 600, Covington, (985) 871-8760;
Pollo Diablo features grilled chicken breast, chipotle peppers, bacon, grilled Oaxaca cheese, sauteed spinach, steamed broccoli and rice. The barbacoa plate includes slow-cooked lamb, onion, cilantro, charro beans, cambray onions and corn tortillas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Isabella's Pizzeria
70452 Highway 21, Suite 500, Covington, (985) 875-7620;
See Northshore — Mandeville for restaurant description.

517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992;
Pepper jelly-glazed oysters are served with pork belly, feta and pickled okra. A poached yard egg tops risotto with black truffle and Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mellow Mushroom
1645 Highway 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407;
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

Nonna Randazzo's Italian Bakery
2033 N. Highway 190, Suite F, Covington, (985) 893-1488;
Stuffed artichoke is made with garlic, Parmesan and bread crumbs. Baked goods include bread, cakes, fruit-filled pies, cookies, pastries, petit fours and more. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Ristorante Del Porto
501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006;
Gulf fish crudo is served with orange segments, parsley, mint, celery leaves, chili-mint vinaigrette and sweet orange crackers. Braised beef short ribs are served with herbed polenta, baby spinach, beef jus and orange gremolata. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Smoke BBQ
1005 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 302-5307;
The Smokewich is a Wednesday special featuring smoked brisket, house-made hot sausage and pimiento cheese on Weiss Guys Bakery bread. Smoke fries are hand-cut fries topped with burned brisket ends, smoked cheddar, house white sauce and green onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Sweet Daddy's BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166;
The pork taco special features two soft tacos dressed with chipotle mayonnaise, cheese and sour cream. Black Angus beef brisket is smoked over pecan wood for 14 hours and served with choices of two sides, including jambalaya, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and fried okra. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Vazquez Seafood & Po-boy Restaurant
515 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9336;
Cuban specialties include roast pork served with black beans, rice and fried plantains. The pressed Cuban sandwich is filled with ham, chorizo, Swiss cheese and pickles. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

Arabi/Chalmette/ New Orleans East
Bywater | CBD | Carrollton/University
Citywide | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter
Gentilly/Lakefront | Harahan/Jefferson/ River Ridge
Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme
Uptown | Warehouse District

Abita Springs | Covington | Madisonville
Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank
Algiers | Gretna | Harvey
Marrero | Other
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