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Rip's Seafood Restaurant

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1917 Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville, LA 70448
(985) 727-2829
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: South Louisiana Seafood cuisine

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  • 15
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  • 8
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Better than average seafood with a decent view.

We dined here for dinner in late January 2016. We sat on the enclosed outdoor patio, which is on the second floor and offers a decent view over Lake Ponchartrain. We saw the sunset from our table. The acoustically hard surfaces impaired conversation, but we felt the view and atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vick T
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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New Orleans
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

GREAT atmosphere... However unethical food serving practices. I ordered Flounder, a delicious delicate sweet meat fish, which I've eaten hundreds of times before. The waiter served my plate, and it did not taste like fresh Flounder. So I asked, WHAT IS THIS? The waiter said Flounder. I said "this is not Flounder, I know what flounder tastes like. Please ask... More 

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Thank jeanneschiro
Mandeville, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food and scenery is exceptional! I love the view of beautiful Lake Pontchartrain! The service and atmosphere is outstanding! I would recommend this to anyone visiting or traveling through Mandeville,la.

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Thank Debbie P
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here for dinner in late January 2016. We sat on the enclosed outdoor patio, which is on the second floor and offers a decent view over Lake Ponchartrain. We saw the sunset from our table. The acoustically hard surfaces impaired conversation, but we felt the view and atmosphere compensated for this. Indoor dining is available, as well. For... More 

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Thank Vick T
Mandeville, Louisiana
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320 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice location to view Lake Pontchartrain from the porch seating area. We were able to find parking in front of the restaurant, and there is a nice path along the lake to stroll either before or after your meal. Our service was friendly, if a bit slow, and the food was good. We had the snapper pecan, and an... More 

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Thank jabberwockies
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a perfect meal and have every time I went. We went on a Sunday before Christmas and that's probably why we were seated as soon as we walked in. Ok, if raw oysters are available I'm eating them and these were very good and the cocktail sauce is given with the horseradish on the side which means you can... More 

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Thank Pat P
New Orleans, Louisiana
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A menu filled with delicious seafood entries and other offerings for those who may not like seafood make this a must destination!

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Thank wpv3
Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Rip's is a solid if unspectacular restaurant but the real reason for going there is the view. One of the few places on the Mandeville lakefront where you can dine outside and enjoy a really nice view of the lake.

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Thank Richards11570471
Baton Rouge, LA
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a very popular place over looking Lake Pontchartrain. I usually eat there Sunday's at lunch. It isn't the cheapest place to dine, but the food is vey good to great. It is one of many places to eat along the water front. When I want to treat myself to something special, Rip's On The Lake is where I... More 

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Thank hogtraveler
Beaumont
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Can get a little noisy inside at night. It is worth it because the food is excellent and plentiful. They have a great front covered deck to eat on. Love it !

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Thank Sarah S
Mandeville, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

went with a group of 8 people-service was ok and food just average. prices to high for what we were served

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1917 Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville, LA 70448
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Mandeville
  • Phone Number: (985) 727-2829

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

South Louisiana Seafood cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?