Crabby Shack is a favorite in Madisonville

St. Tammany Restaurants

Savor the bounty of the bayou on Louisiana's Northshore, a culinarily diverse area rich in heritage and in flavor. Whether it's a trained chef in the kitchen or somebody's mama-turned-restaurateur, the folks in the kitchens here know a lot is expected of them. We know good food and settle for nothing less. So, are you craving a po-boy? Maybe one with golden-fried shrimp or tender roast beef dripping in pan gravy? Like spicy boiled seafood? Prefer a delicately sauced, locally sourced trout with lump crabmeat? House-made pasta or Tong Cho Crawfish? 

Your options are endless. And delicious. Search restaurant listings below and learn how to eat like a local. You'll find the Northshore culinary scene extends beyond the restaurants, too. Savor locally-grown produce and regional specialties at our farmers markets, enjoy Northshore-brewed beers at a brew pub and local wines at area vineyards. Click "Fresh St. Tammany" below to read about one couple’s culinary experience on the Northshore, and check out our Northshore recipes to bring a taste of St. Tammany home.

Food is life - and life is good on Louisiana's Northshore

You don't have to dress up or spend a lot of money to eat very, very well around here. The area is rich with family-run restaurants where soulful, and real, food reflects tradition, heritage, and hearty appetites. Talented Northshore chefs showcase the best local and seasonal ingredients on menus inspired by Louisiana's bounty. Discerning foodies will find sophisticated, even innovative, cuisine in elegant dining rooms.

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Crabby Shack is a favorite local spot for seafood in Madisonville
La Pines
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