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Rip's Seafood Restaurant

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1917 Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville, LA 70448-5830
(985) 727-2829
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a leisurely lunch - solo. Just researched it on Trip Advisor. When I got there, the amount of stairs I climbed to the upper level entrance was my first indication this was a unique place (although there is an elevator). I hit the end of the lunch hour, so it wasn't crowded. I chose to eat outside... More 

Thank MamaGX4
Mansura, LA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant offers a beautiful view of Lake Pontchartrain, sitting just across the street from the lake in the quaint, picturesque town of Mandeville. The view from the porch of the raised restaurant allows for unobstructed views of the lake and the surrounding area. You may choose to dine there (maybe a little warm for the summer) or inside in... More 

Thank francines98
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Fried oysters are the best! Large, perfectly fried oysters, served with a salad and vegetable. Take the whole family for a delightful, moderately-priced meal. Lots of entrees for children. Great service. Staff goes out of their way to accommodate everyone. Sit on the porch with a gentle wind blowing off of Lake Ponchatrain. Think you died and went to heaven.

Thank Brunoee
Mandeville, Louisiana
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

At Rip's you can have a great meal while watching the sun set on Lake Pontchartrain or watch the boats sail by or watch the people enjoying the lakefront. Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes with Shrimp Remoulade as an appetizer. As for the entre's - lots of choices - redfish, pompano, catfish, red snapper, mahi, trout, shrimp, oysters -... More 

Thank Traveler_Chris_H
New Orleans
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318 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Crossed the lake as an excuse to try out our new Honda CR-V EXL. The first and most obvious thing about Rips Restaurant is the wonderful view of the lake and causeway. After the flooding rains of last two days it was suddenly sunny, but with a cool breeze, in August! An opening Manhattan was watery in the way they... More 

Thank Rigel54
Madisonville, Louisiana
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Less than friendly service. Decent food, overpriced. 18.99 for an oyster poboy without a side. Sorry, that's just ridiculous. Much better places in the area for less money. Not my first visit, but may beyond last😕

Thank jrudolph317
New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We love sitting out on the deck. During the summer it is so hot and miserable to sit outside, so we were looking forward to evening showers to cool things off so we could enjoy dinner outside on their deck. Today, We arrived around 5:00 and it was cloudy but not currently raining. We asked for the deck and the... More 

Thank Cyndi W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I have been eating at this restaurant about 20 years. Always very good food and service. The location is unbeatable! Very good happy hour and the fried seafood is awesome! Had the seafood platter with softshell crab and was not disappointed.

Thank MauriDarling
Coral Gables, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Right on the lake front in Mandeville with a great view if you sit outside. Went for lunch, had the brie and crab soup which was delicious and then we all ordered po-boys. Really too much to eat. The sandwiches were great, shrimp po-boys have some big shrimp on them. Sandwiches can be shared easily with half each. Thinking back,... More 

Thank John V
Mandeville, Louisiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

the 4 of us couldn't decide what appetizer to try so instead of ordering meals, we ordered one of each of the apps. Every one of them was delicious tho all seemed to agree that the bbq shrimp and the fried green tomatoes stood out as the best choices. I've had the seafood platter there before as well and think... More 

Thank cjriso

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1917 Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville, LA 70448-5830
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Mandeville
  • Phone Number: (985) 727-2829
South Louisiana Seafood cuisine

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