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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: South Louisiana Seafood cuisine

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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
Yummy food with beautiful scenery!

On a recent trip to NOLA, we stayed at a Timeshare in Mandeville. This restaurant was super yummy and right on the Lake so had beautiful surroundings. Food was fresh and service was good. If you're in the area, you should definitely check it out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
taraabrol
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New York City
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

On a recent trip to NOLA, we stayed at a Timeshare in Mandeville. This restaurant was super yummy and right on the Lake so had beautiful surroundings. Food was fresh and service was good. If you're in the area, you should definitely check it out.

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Mandeville, Louisiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Sara's 18th birthday dinner was perfect tonight at Rip's. We sat on the deck with a gorgeous view of Lake Pontchartrain. Wife had Spinach Salad w/ fruit, nuts, and grilled shrimp. Son had Crawfish Monica topped w/ fried eggplant. Sara had a 9 oz filet w/ grilled shrimp, scallops, pepper jack cream sauce and grilled asparagus (pictured). I wasn't too... More 

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Hammond
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I took my girlfriend her Aunt and my grandson to Rips for a nice lunch, or so I thought.The waiter was overtaxxed and under trained. First inkling of this was when the salad course was served there was a rotten cherry tomato in Auntie's salad, when we were finally able to flag down our non-existant waiter to refill our tea... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very nice view of the lake from outside elevated porch. Parking not too bad but a little congested. Inside view of lake is mostly obstructed.Atmosphere inside is nice but very noisy. Outside is also noisy but not nearly as bad.Now for the good part, food was very good and service was also quit good especially considering the number of tables... More 

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Senior Reviewer
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is the high water point of Mandeville. It's lakefront it's beautiful it's southern it's charming and it's phenomenal. I had a fantastic blackened grouper and it was done to the t. Service was what you expect in the south, prompt efficient courteous and spot on. Food and ambience were supreme. Food quality was extremely premium. And the prices for... More 

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Destrehan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The appetizer was cold and the service was poor. The waiter never hardly came to the table, never got refills or coffee or water. Never asked if we wanted desert or how was our meal.

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colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you go, order fresh fish...best salmon I've ever had! My son ordered fried shrimp and catfish and it was good but nothing like the fresh fish. Do not wear a tank top...they don't like that and will ask you to put on your coat or sweatshirt. I give it 5 stars for the food and view of the lake...would... More 

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This gets three stars because the location is wonderful. A beautiful view of the Lake and the food is fine. We went today to the bottom level where the special was boiled crawfish. My husband stated that I wanted something else and the attendant said, "we only have crawfish down here". Fair enough. I ate crawfish ( nicely spiced -... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want amazing fresh seafood, great view of lake Ponchartrain, and great service, then Rips is the place to go. Never had a bad meal, and they give generous portions. But one of my favorite things is to sit at the bar eating and watching football. Ask for Chase, who serves a very generous glass of wine. He's also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We've been here at least 20 times, and today was a disappointment. I was ok that we couldn't get a table for 2 outside even though there were tables available (I can appreciate they were saving the large tables git larger groups) although I totally disagree with the thought process. We decided to sit at the bar. At the time... More 

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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: Entertaining clients

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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