New Orleans April 25, 2019
7 Patio Restaurants Near New Orleans Where You Can Dine And Watch The Sun Go Down
There’s nothing better than enjoying a meal with a view. Luckily, we have several options when it comes to lake view restaurants where you can sit back, relax, and watch a mesmerizing sunset over the water. Here are 7 patio restaurants in and around New Orleans where you can dine and watch the sun set.
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1. The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Overlooking the beautiful Lake Pontchartrain, The Blue Crab opened its doors in 2012 and they’ve been gaining popularity with every passing day. From hot boiled crawfish to hearty pasta dishes, there’s something for everyone on the menu. And the views of the lake at sunset are simply mesmerizing. 7900 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124.
2. Cafe du Monde
Cafe Du Monde has been a New Orleans landmark of sorts since 1862. Their Decatur location is perfect for grabbing one of their famous coffees (and of course a bag of beignets) and then watching the sunset over the Mississippi River. 800 Decatur St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116.
3. Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
The original Felix’s opened up back in the 1940s, and they’ve been a time honored tradition for many New Orleanians ever since. Their newest location on the lakefront has a comfortable, casual atmosphere that’s perfect for an evening of oysters with some friends while watching the sun set. 7400 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124.
4. Landry’s Seafood Restaurant
When it comes to seafood, a trip to Landry’s is an absolute must. Feast on succulent shrimp, mouthwatering fish specialities, and all your favorite Gulf Coast catches. The views of Lake Pontchartrain as the sun goes down will make this a meal you won’t soon forget. 8000 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124.
5. Rips On The Lake
Nearly 80 years old, Rips is certainly worth the extra effort to get there. Located in Mandeville, their upstairs balcony overlooks Lake Pontchartrain and offers stunning sunset views. Their menu includes incredible po’boys, seafood and steak dishes that will make you fall in love at first bite. 1917 Lakeshore Dr., Mandeville, LA 70448.
This charming neighborhood eatery features a large outdoor patio that’s simply a delight this time of year. The menu features a unique take on traditional Louisiana home cooking, and the views of the Lafitte Greenway are always easy on the eyes. 801 Rosedale Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124.
7. The Blind Tiger
For a casual dinner with the family, head on over to the Blind Tiger in Slidell. Their laid back atmosphere and will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a tropical island, and the sunset views over the water are absolutely picture perfect. 37330 Lakeshore Marina Drive, Slidell, LA 70461.
Where’s your favorite restaurant to watch the sunset? Let us know in the comments below!