More than 20 spots for dining with a waterfront view near New Orleans
With a multitude of nearby waterways like Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Borgne, Bayou St. John and the Mississippi River, there are a number of spots where one can dine on the water. From the North Shore to the South Shore, we've compiled a list of great places to grab a bite with a water view.
Straddling Gentilly and New Orleans East in an upscale RV park is this beautiful waterfront restaurant. Floor to ceiling windows allow for great views of the water and boats docked in the marina. The restaurant serves great barbecue and traditional New Orleans dishes, with a pretty extensive menu. Here’s another bonus: The restaurant has live music six days a week and the RV park rents waterfront villas which makes it a great spot for a staycation. Photo courtesy: Pontchartrain Landing RV Park
This seafood spot in the family of West End restaurants is nestled along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. The Blue Crab offers indoor seating upstairs and outdoor seating downstairs each with its own menu. Park your boat at the restaurant’s dock. Sit back, and enjoy the sunset. Photo courtesy: The Blue Crab via Facebook
You can’t get much closer to Lake Pontchartrain than at Landry’s Seafood. Fish specialties, seafood dishes and steaks are all served with a view of the lake and the adjoining historic Canal Lighthouse and Museum. Photo courtesy: Landry’s Seafood
Cruise the Mississippi River while enjoying a jazz brunch, lunch or dinner aboard the Steamboat Natchez. The two-hour cruise takes you down the lower Mississippi as you learn about the history and highlights of the port. Photo courtesy: Steamboat Natchez
This Northshore beer bar and restaurant serves up more than 100 different types of beer and German grub along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Grab yourself a Brat and a brew, and watch the sun set over Lake Pontchartrain.
Enjoy upscale waterfront dining with breathtaking views of the lake at The Lakehouse. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as Sunday Brunch. Guests can also rent the spot as an event venue for weddings, corporate events and more.
Set on Bayou Bonfouca and surrounded by lush fauna, this waterfront restaurant and event venue offers genuine Southern charm and hospitality. Dine on the 5,000 square-foot covered deck, surrounded by beautiful Louisiana Cypress or inside the elegant dining room. Photo courtesy: Palmetto’s on the Bayou
The Covington location of this popular beer bar and restaurant sits on serene Bayou Falaya. Boardwalks wind around the property leading to the water. Pull up to the restaurant’s dock by boat, kayak or paddle board. Get yourself some good grub with a great view. Photo courtesy: The Chimes
Fifteen miles outside of New Orleans on the edge of Jean Lafitte National Park, you’ll find this Acadiana-style restaurant along the shores of Bayou des Familles. The bayou is home to alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife. Keep your eyes open. You might just catch a glimpse of an gator while you eat.
Sitting along the mouth of the Tchefuncte River near Lake Pontchartrain, T River’s Bar is a casual, waterfront restaurant and bar with live entertainment. The menu features 12 different types of burgers, along with other food items. Enjoy some live music while enjoying the breeze coming off the lake.
Pass a good time on the Tchefuncte River at Coquille’s waterfront spot. Specials include $6 taco Tuesdays and $6 burger Thursdays. Live music is included at no extra charge. Photo courtesy: Coquille’s River & Rye
This quaint restuarant sits along the Tchefuncte River in the heart of downtown Madisonville. Set inside a cottage style house, the restaurant serves up American Creole cuisine with seafood, chicken, duck and veal dishes. Photo courtesy: Waterstreet Bistro
Fine dining in a waterfront setting is what you’ll find at Michael’s Restaurant, Located just off Highway 11, Micheal’s serves up some of the best steaks and seafood on the North Shore. Photo courtesy: Michael’s Restaurant
The Blind Tiger got its start in Bay St. Louis and had immediate success. Its newest waterfront location is in Slidell. The food is fresh and never frozen. Try the Royal Red Shrimp or the Fish Tacos. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Photo courtesy: The Blind Tiger