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Rip's Seafood Restaurant

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1917 Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville, LA 70448-5830
+1 985-727-2829
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my two favorite girls to lunch, my wife and daughter. Decided to take them across the lake to Mandeville for lunch on the lake front at Rip's, for the first time ever. Pleasantly surprised with the variety on the menu. We had the fried crab fingers, cups of turtle soup for appetizers. Then we had the jumbo lump crab... More 

Thank Van H
Mandeville, Louisiana
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rips has really good food but the best part of all has got to be the amazing views you get of lake Pontchartrain from there patio.

Thank Brook S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best seafood in town. Fried green tomatoes are highly recommended. Onion rings are huge and fabulous (but not served on Sunday). Friendly staff and fast service.

Thank Plcattys
Grand Prairie, Texas
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

My cousins who live locally say this is their favorite restaurant. Our party of five ate on the veranda over looking the lake. We each had a seafood entree, lots to choose from. Given previous reviews, it may be hit or miss, but our lunches were good. I think it may be difficult to keep a top quality chef given... More 

Thank Cheryl H
Mandeville, Louisiana
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food!!! The fried seafood was amazing!!! The shrimp and grits on the brunch menu was divine. Some of the best grits ever... definitely had lots of cream, garlic, butter, and cheese PLUS a surprise ... sautéed spinach in the grits was great! Really good spicy Bloody Mary from the bar too. Our waitress was very prompt and pleasant and... More 

Thank curbimus
New Orleans
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63 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The Verandah is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon for a relaxing lunch and worth the visit in good weather if just for that. In the past Rip's food and Martini's were excellent. Today not so. Today we had soft shell crabs, and catfish with oysters for lunch. The salad, which accompanied the meal was excellent, as were the... More 

Thank NOLALady-1
New Orleans, Louisiana
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

So we reserved a table on the deck and was very happy to have a nice table with a view of the deck. Our waiter normally works behind the bar but they were short handed so he served us. He was excellent! We ordered drinks and they were good. Everyone ordered something diffent except for me and my daughter in... More 

Thank Cyndi W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Had my first taste ever of Key Lime Pie here! That alone made the meal a very memorable one. Visiting from the UK we were keen to try local dishes, and really enjoyed the crab and brie soup, and the turtle soup, followed by fried chicken with a very large tasty salad. Getting back to the key lime pie -... More 

Thank Joan R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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 

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Mansura, LA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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: +1 985-727-2829
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?