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2015 Fall Restaurant Guide: Covington 

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

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

Annadele's Plantation
71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com
Located in a plantation home built in 1819, Annadele's serves sauteed fish Pontchartrain, which is topped with shrimp and jumbo lump crabmeat and served with whipped Yukon Gold potatoes and green beans amandine. Garam masala-spiced New Zealand lamb chops are served with Israeli couscous, edamame and pomegranate gastrique. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Buster's Place
519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.com
Buster's serves raw and char-grilled oysters topped with garlic butter and Parmesan. The char-grilled Colossal burger is topped with bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms, and American, cheddar and Swiss cheeses on a sweet mesquite bun and served with french fries. Blackened redfish Pontchartrain is topped with crawfish-mushroom sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Campbell's Coffee & Tea
516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com
Latin American Arabica coffee is roasted in small batches daily at the coffee shop. House-made pastries include white chocolate-almond scones. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

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

Coffee Rani
234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; www.coffeerani.com
Quinoa salad combines mixed greens, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cucumber, Kalamata olives, feta and balsamic vinaigrette. A sandwich combines fig preserves, Granny Smith apples and goat cheese on grilled Texas toast and is served with potato chips or potato salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks.  $

Columbia Street Tap Room
434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899; www.covingtontaproom.com
The All-American burger is dressed with American cheese, grilled onions, pickles and mayonnaise. Buffalo chicken wings are served with Buffalo sauce and house-made ranch or blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Dakota Restaurant
629 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com
Lump crabmeat and brie soup is a signature dish. Abita coffee-cured duck breast comes with wilted kale and red-eye gravy. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DiCristina's
810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160; www.dicristinas.com
Grilled shrimp and cheese ravioli are served with crabmeat cream sauce. Eggplant Drew features battered and fried medallions served over angel hair pasta with crawfish sauce. 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; www.dimartinos.com
See West Bank — Gretna for restaurant description.

Don's Seafood Hut
126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; www.donsseafoodonline.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

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

Gallagher's Grill
509 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 892-9992; www.gallaghersgrill.com
Oysters Pablo are baked with spicy cheese sauce and tasso on top. The grilled 16-ounce Prime strip steak is topped with butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

Lola
517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992; www.lolacovington.com
Pepper jelly-glazed oysters are served with pork belly, feta and pickled okra. Louisiana legacy 14-ounce strip steak is served with fingerling potatoes, broccoli rabe, wild mushroom fricassee and bordelaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mattina Bella
421 E. Gibson St., Covington, (985) 892-0708; www.mattinabella.com
Blue crab Benedict includes jumbo lump crabmeat, two poached eggs, mushrooms, green onions and hollandaise atop an English muffin. The Iron Man omelet is made with egg whites, mushrooms, onions, tomato, bell pepper, avocado and salsa. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Mellow Mushroom
1645 Highway 190, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 327-5407; www.mellowmushroom.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

Nonna Randazzo's
2033 N. Highway 190, Suite F5, Covington, (985) 893-1488; www.nonnarandazzo.com
Baked goods include iced Italian fig cookies and chocolate biscotti balls. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Oxlot 9
428 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 400-5663; www.oxlot9.com
Fried frog legs are tossed in hot sauce butter and served with buttermilk dressing and pickled celery. Southern bouillabaisse includes red snapper, Louisiana shrimp, mussels, scallops, okra, tomato and braised fennel and is served with grilled bread. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Pizza Man of Covington
1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874; www.the-pizza-man.com
The Palace pie features house-made Italian sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, green pepper and onion. The Wow pie is a garlic-olive oil-brushed crust topped with crab claw meat, artichoke hearts and Romano and mozzarella cheeses. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Sweet Daddy's BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com
The pork taco special features two soft tacos dressed with chipotle mayonnaise, cheese and sour cream. Buffalo meat burgers are served on a Leidenheimer bun with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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




Abita Springs | Algiers | Bywater | Carrollton/University | CBD | Chalmette/New Orleans East
Citywide | Covington | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter | Gentilly/Lakefront | Gretna
Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Harvey | Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview
Madisonville | Mandeville | Marrero | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme
Other | Outskirts | Slidell | Uptown | Warehouse District




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