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“Stick to the cheaper items on the menu”

Copeland's Of New Orleans
Ranked #8 of 224 Restaurants in Slidell
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Denton, Texas
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Stick to the cheaper items on the menu”
Reviewed August 30, 2011

My companion and I have visited this Copeland's about 5 times in the past year. The first four times we visited, we ordered the Red Beans & Rice with Andouille Sausage and the Catfish Acadiana for lunch (because of the cheaper menu). We enjoyed our food each time and thought it was worth the price. We only sat down in the restaurant to eat the first time we ordered, and the service was good. The fourth time we ordered, we also ordered the Corn & Crab Bisque, which was very good (rich and creamy). We then ordered for the fifth time yesterday, and this time we decided to go all out and order from the dinner menu: We ordered the Creole Calamari appetizer, a Copeland's Famous Fried Seafood Platter for each of us, an Ultimate Snickers cheesecake, and a Bananas Foster cheesecake (to go). The Creole Calamari appetizer was better than average, but not great. I have a hard time understanding why the Copeland's Famous Fried Seafood Platter would be famous at all because overall it was a big disappointment, both in terms of quantity and quality of seafood for the price. The fried catfish was a poor excuse for fried catfish; it was too thin, not deeply fried enough (no crispiness to it!), and not spiced well. The menu stated that each platter was served with corn fritters, but neither of us had any of those. The fried crawfish, shrimp, and oysters were okay, but nothing special. The crab cake was moist and tasty, the best part of the platter, which was a surprise. The Snickers cheesecake was good, but I don't see myself paying $7.99 for it in the future. The Bananas Foster cheese cake was okay, but it did not impress my companion. Based on our experience, I would advise others to stick to the cheaper items on the menu: We enjoyed them more than the expensive seafood platter, and there's less room for disappointment.

  • Visited August 2011
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English first
Key West, Florida
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191 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A favorite”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

We have Moved into the New Orleans area within the last year. We have received many visitors to visit and we always bring them to Copelands. It is our favorite. Steaks are perfectly seasoned, pasta and crabcakes are delicious. We have not found anything in out 9 visits with our friends and family that we don't care for. Leave room for the Cheesecake!

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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185 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Wonderful Luncheon Salads”
Reviewed July 27, 2011

Everyone in our group had salads for lunch, and they were all delicious. The service was also excellent!

  • Visited July 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good food, but service can be hit and miss”
Reviewed June 21, 2011

Lots of very good things on the menu, and great deserts. The dining room is consistently LOUD, and/or drafty. This is not always very comfortable. Cajun spiced pasta dishes. Good steaks. Lots of fried seafood. GREAT home made biscuits. Love the fried eggplant. And the seafood Napoleon is great. Get the Carmel Pralean Cheesecake Desert!!! ...get a good server. The service staff is inconsistent... some are GREAT,... some are incredibly annoying!!! There is no excuse for choking down a meal because your drink is empty. Service staff needs to pay attention, so don't be shy about speaking up, LOUDLY.

  • Visited August 2010
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“Wonderful food and atmosphere.”
Reviewed June 8, 2011

The food is amazing! Tuesday is Fat Tuesday every week with half off drink specials and $5 apps. Wednesday is ladies' night with specials all night.

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