You’ll find Bear’s over in the heart of Covington. This no-frills restaurant may not look like much from the outside, but they’ve got some of the best po’boys on the northshore. You’ll probably encounter a long line when you walk in, but we promise you it’s worth the wait.
Address: 128 West 21st Avenue, Covington, LA, 70433
2. Coffee Rani
This counter-service restaurant is a locally owned and operated hidden gem with two locations in both Covington and Mandeville. From hearty salads to delicious pasta dishes and specialty dishes, this is one restaurant that’s certainly worthy of a pilgrimage from New Orleans.
Mandeville Address:3517 US-190 Mandeville, LA, 70471
Covington Address: 234 Lee Lane, Covington, LA, 70433
3. Crabby Jack’s
Crabby Jack's is a spin-off of the Oak Street eatery, Jacques-Imo's. The menu is filled with incredible po'boys and New Orleans favorites that you're sure to love.
Address: 428 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA, 70118
4. Dot’s Diner
Diner food is great, and Dot’s Diner has some of the best in the New Orleans area. With a breakfast menu served all day and multiple locations near New Orleans, you can always count on some old-fashioned, made to order diner dishes from Dot’s.
Metairie Address: 6633 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA, 70003
Jefferson Address: 2317 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA, 70121
Kenner Address: 2239 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA, 70062
River Ridge Address: 10701 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, LA, 70123
Luling Address: 12179 Highway 90, Luling, LA, 70070
5. Giorlando’s Restaurant
Established in 1972, Giorlando’s is a family-run and operated Italian restaurant that every New Orleanian needs to visit. The menu is full of family recipes made from scratch every day and you can taste the difference.
Address: 741 Bonnabel Boulevard, Metairie, LA, 70005
6. Kenner Seafood
When you’re in the mood for Creole cuisine, head on over to Kenner Seafood where you’ll find all sorts of tasty dishes. Feast on mouthwatering Creole specialities like jambalaya, seafood gumbo, jalapeño hush puppies plus an endless array of fried and grilled seafood platters.
Address: 3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, LA, 70065
7. R & O’s
R&O’s Restaurant has been a neighborhood favorite since they opened in 1981. Known for their pizza and po’boys, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu at this family-friendly restaurant.
Address: 216 Metairie Hammond Highway, Metairie, LA, 70005
Have you eaten at any of these restaurants? Where’s your favorite place to grab a bite that’s on the outskirts of the city? Let us know in the comments below!