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Fall Restaurant Guide 2014: Covington 

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

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant
1958 N. Hwy. 190, Suite A, Covington, (985) 867-8292;
Chicken shawarma and gyro meat are available on individual platters or together in a combination including feta salad, hummus and rice. The combination kebab plate includes two choices of meat: kafta, beef tenderloin, or chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Annadele's Plantation
71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669;
Caramelized onion and smoked shrimp cheesecake is topped with New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. Grilled bison steak is served with grilled shiitake mushrooms. 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;
Buster's Colossal burger is a half-pound char-grilled patty dressed with bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms, and American, cheddar and Swiss cheeses on a sweet mesquite bun served with french fries. Pontchartrain redfish is a 9- to 11-ounce blackened redfish fillet topped with crawfish-mushroom sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Campbell's Coffee & Tea
516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992;
Campbell's is a micro-roaster and its coffee drinks include specially blended Cafe Ole, a local twist on a Mexican cafe de olla. House-made pastries include white chocolate-almond scones, pumpkin mocha bread and apple chai bread. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Coffee Rani
234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158;
The vegetable tortilla is filled with roasted vegetables, avocado and alfalfa sprouts and served with salsa. Thinly sliced tuna sashimi is served with greens and peanut dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Cold Stone Creamery
70380 Hwy. 21, Suite 3, Covington (985) 871-1470;
See Carrollton section for restaurant description.

Columbia Street Tap Room
434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899;
The Tap Room's regular menu features fried catfish with crawfish cream sauce and an All-American burger topped with American cheese, grilled onions, pickles and mayonnaise. From Wednesday to Sunday, the Seiler Bar offers a dinner menu with items such as pan-fried pompano with Creole creamed corn and brabant potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

The Dakota Restaurant
629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712;
Grilled za'atar-crusted rack of lamb comes with mint pesto Caprese, ghost pepper jelly, heirloom tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella and naan. Lump crabmeat and brie soup is a signature dish. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Del Porto Ristorante
501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006;
Gulf yellowfin tuna crudo is served with chili vinaigrette, a sweet orange-scented cracker, mint and celery leaves. Crispy grilled duck breast comes with toasted barley, cherries, local kale, rosemary-balsamic game reduction and crushed hazelnuts. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160;
Veal cutlets are served with crabmeat cream sauce, smashed cauliflower and sauteed green beans. 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;
See West Bank — Gretna for restaurant description.

Don's Seafood Hut
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;
Coronation chicken salad is made with grapes, apples and a touch of cream and can be served on a salad or a sandwich. Windsor high tea includes a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, mini quiches, two mini cakes, a chocolate-dipped strawberry and scones served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Gallagher's Grill
509 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 892-9992;
Sauteed pompano is served with jumbo lump crabmeat and citrus beurre blanc. The cowboy steak is a 24-ounce bone-in rib-eye served sizzling with butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

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

Jerk's Island Grill
70437 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 893-1380;
The fried seafood platter comes with a choice of mahi-mahi fillet or tail-on shrimp served with an array of dipping sauces, fries and fried plantains. Citrus salad features chili-glazed shrimp, spinach, cabbage, grilled pineapple, grilled mango, grilled plantains, tortilla strips, avocado and mango vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992;
Pork belly is accompanied by Gulf shrimp, pickled red onion and Abita root beer glaze with a grit cake. Pork osso buco comes with pimiento grits, collard greens and orange gremolata. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

Nonna Randazzo's
2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite 5, Covington, (985) 893-1488;
See Northshore — Mandeville section for restaurant description.

Pizza Man of Covington
1248 Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874;
The Board pizza tops a garlic oil brushed crust with spinach, mushrooms, capicola, onions, mozzarella and feta cheese. The Palace includes house-made Italian sausage and meatballs, pepperoni, onions and bell peppers. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Sweet Daddy's BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166;
The beef brisket sandwich is topped with a choice of barbecue sauce and two sides. A full rack of baby back ribs is served with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Vazquez Seafood & Po-boy
515 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9336;
Breaded pork chops are served with lima beans. Chicken Parmesan comes on a bed of angel hair pasta. All entrees are served with salad and bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 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

Northshore: Abita Springs | Covington | Madisonville | Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank: Algiers | Gretna | Harvey | Marrero | Outskirts


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