Covington Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Covington

April 14, 2018 Flossie Demartino

Covington is a city in, and the parish seat of, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 8,765 at the 2010 census. It is located at a fork of the Bogue Falaya and the Tchefuncte River.
Things to do in Covington

1. Bear's Resturaunt

128 W 21st Ave, Covington, LA 70433-3150 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch +1 985-892-2373
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Bear's Resturaunt

Reviewed By Pam V

Super casual poboy shop . Always packed so plan to wait. THE BEST roast beef poboy anywhere. Perfect bread,loaded with meat and just the right amount of gravy! I usually get half roast beef and a half fried shrimp because I can't decide which is best.

2. Mattina Bella

421 E Gibson St, Covington, LA 70433-2994 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 985-892-0708
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Mattina Bella

Reviewed By Cheree B

Great service, friendly, courteous server. She recommended Eggs Sardou. They were scrumptious. Perfectly prepared hollandaise and poached eggs with rich creamy spinach and artichokes. Yummy! Can't wait to stop in again on future travels through the area.

3. Gallagher's Grill

509 S Tyler St, Covington, LA 70433-3041 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner SGD 66 - SGD 66 +1 985-892-9992
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Gallagher's Grill

Reviewed By wefirst - Florida

Client recommended Gallaghers and as we were leaving, called out to recommend the strip steak which I gotta say, was awesome. Broiled in garlicly butter and cooked precisely as requested. Service impeccable and sides portions ample. Will definitely return on next trip.

4. Ox Lot 9

428 E Boston St, Covington, LA 70433-2846 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Brunch +1 985-400-5663
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Ox Lot 9

Reviewed By travelscrapper - Belgium

We went for a birthday brunch meal with some “foodie” family, including a retired chef. All of us were impressed. The service was impeccable; friendly, fast, helpful. Their coffee is fantastic. Everyone had a taste of mine and some ordered more despite already having had some at home. We shared two appetizers- the deviled eggs and smoked salmon- both fantastic. We were very pleasantly surprised at how large the portions were too. We received 7-8 egg halves for $7 but had only been expecting 3-4. They were rich and creamy with a lovely zing. Main courses were: catfish - “very clean and some of the best he’s every had”
Corn and chicken tamale with creamy grits - the waiter said it was his favorite and I could taste why. The flavors were amazing and blended well and complemented each other perfectly.
Husband had the poutine with a poached egg that was very tasty
Frittata - was declared excellent
We were all too full for dessert but the choices looked amazing.
My husband and I definitely plan to go back for lunch or dinner.
They also had some very nice live music during the Sunday brunch.

5. New Orleans Food & Spirits

208 Lee Ln, Covington, LA 70433-3234 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 985-875-0432
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

New Orleans Food & Spirits

Reviewed By starcriers - longview, tx

We had the chargrilled oysters, grilled salmon salad, Cajun pasta, and paneed chicken. Everything was fabulous. I highly recommend the balsamic pepper jelly salad dressing. Don’t order the salmon well done- they actually cook it the way you request. The service was amazing.

6. The Chimes Restaurant & Taproom

19130 W Front St, Covington, LA 70433-9059 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 985-892-5446
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 449 reviews

The Chimes Restaurant & Taproom

One of three Chimes locations.

Reviewed By Deano65 - College Station, Texas

Dining at Chimes in Covington was a Louisiana experience. While spending the night at a local hotel, we chose Chimes based upon the front desk recommendation endorsed by Trip Advisor #1 rating. We visited on the Saturday evening before Fat Tuesday, so the place was packed with Mardi Gras celebrants. Had to wait about 40 minutes, but there was a party atmosphere so the time went quickly.
Once seated the service was friendly and fast. Had the house special Lagniappe (crab+) cakes, red beans and rice, and cat fish, all washed down with the local Abita Amber. Fun evening.

7. Del Porto

501 E Boston St, Covington, LA 70433-2905 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 985-875-1006
Excellent
70%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Del Porto

Reviewed By Early E - Madison, mi

We chose Del Porto for our rehearsal dinner for several reasons, but primarily quality of the food and location near the wedding guest’s hotel. The restaurant worked closely with us on a menu for the rehearsal dinner. We were able to reserve the entire restaurant, which made for a great evening enjoyed by everyone.
I highly recommend Del Porto as a great group venue. The price was very reasonable for what we requested of them.

8. Toad Hollow Cafe

207 N New Hampshire St, Covington, LA 70433-3249 Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 985-893-8711
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Toad Hollow Cafe

Reviewed By LOMLbabe

Reunion of classmates(30+years!)...In the heart of quaint and quiet downtown Covington, lovely little “hole in the wall” boasts a perfect little menu with wholesome, healthier versions of our favorite brunch ideas...my daughter(14yo) chose the smoked salmon omelet with cream cheese and sourdough toast on the side. I chose whole grain toast with mix, cream cheese, purple onion, capers and fresh slices of tomatoes. Others chose western omelet, whole grain pancakes, scrambler varieties. More food than expected per dish, great coffee. Wonderful service by Jonathan...cozy atmosphere, as if we were at one of our homes being served! Will make it a point to return . A great find!

9. Acme Oyster House

1202 N Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433-5151 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 985-246-6155
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 264 reviews

Acme Oyster House

Reviewed By Pamela Cazes T - Houston, Texas

Having frequented Acme Oyster House in New Orleans for charbroiled oysters, I wasn't surprised that they were also delicious at the Covington location. I suppose that I've never tried the fried catfish at Acme before. But, I found the fried catfish to be perfectly fried and delicious.

10. Dakota

629 N Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433-8961 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 985-892-3712
Excellent
70%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Dakota

Reviewed By 1Trippermonth

Went to Dakota with colleagues while in a recent business trip. Good variety on the menu, especially for lunchtime. There was a wide variety of salads to select from as well as other entrees. Service was very attentive but our waiter was a little nosy listening to our conversation quite a bit. Assumed it was his attempt at being friendly but he actually could have been more discreet. Overall, enjoyed the meal.

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