Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day
- Café Lynn (Mandeville) - (985) 807-4458
Open Christmas Eve, 12-8pm. Notice: reservations full as of Dec. 15.
Open New Year's Eve, 12-10pm.
- Copeland's of New Orleans - Covington: (985) 809-9659 | Slidell: (985) 643-0001
Open 11am-7:30pm Christmas Eve and Day. Reservations accepted, walk-ins welcome all day. Catering also available, see details in Christmas Meals To-Go, below.
Covington location open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, 11am-8pm; Slidell location open New Year's Eve, 11am-8pm.
- The Dakota Restaurant (Covington) - (985) 892-3712
**Notice: Reservations for Christmas Eve full as of Dec. 13.
Open 4-9pm with prix fixe menu on website, view on TheDakotaRestaurant.com. Reservations taken by phone (not OpenTable).
Open New Year's Eve, 5-10pm. Reservations taken by phone (not OpenTable).
- Nathan's Restaurant (Slidell) - (985) 643-0443
Open 11am-8:30pm Christmas Eve and 4-8:30pm New Year's Eve.
Reservation highly recommended, seating limited. Regular menu and some specials. Details on Nathan's Restaurant Facebook page.
- NOLA Southern Grill - (985) 201-8200
Open Christmas Eve 11am-7pm for dine-in. Walk-ins welcome; reservation required for groups of 10 or more.
Open New Year's Eve 11am-11pm. Open New Year's Day 11am-7pm.
- Palmettos on the Bayou (Slidell) - (985) 643-0050
Open New Year's Eve for seatings 5-9pm. Three-course dinner Includes Champagne and smoked salmon canapé, choice of soups (2) or salads (2), choice of three desserts, and choice of four entrées: New Orleans BBQ Shrimp ($46), Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon ($62), Iron Seared Redfish ($52) or Smoked Muscovy Duck Breast ($52). Tax/gratuity not included. Call for reservation.
- Papillon's by Gio (Mandeville) - (985) 624-2597
Papillon's presents a New Year’s Eve Révellion dinner, an elegant five-course meal featuring the restaurant's "old year" menu and their "new year" menu. Your dinner will include a choice for each course from either menu, with main courses Pork Osso Bucco or Chicken Brucciloni. Visit Facebook page to view the menus. $75 per person. Limited seating, call to reserve your table.
- Restaurant Coté - (Slidell) - (985) 288-5440
Open Christmas Eve with special menu. Open day after Christmas (Dec. 26) with new brunch menu. Visit Restaurant Coté Facebook page for information.
- Saltgrass Steak House (Covington) - (985) 867-4862
Open Christmas Day, 11am-4pm for dine-in or delivery. Walk-ins welcome but may have wait; reservations full as of Dec. 15. Offering full menu; featured dish: Center-Cut Top Sirloin with Grilled or Fried Shrimp.
Open New Year's Eve, 11am-4pm. Open New Year's Day, 11am-10pm.
- Tchefuncte's Restaurant (Madisonville) - (985) 323-4800
Open Christmas Eve 11am-6:30pm; special menu with holiday items as well as regular menu. Reserve on OpenTable.com.
Open New Year's Eve 4-9:30pm with regular dinner menu and a special dinner menu and beverages. Caviar and champagne pairings will be available a la carte.
Christmas Meals To-Go
- Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket (Covington) - (985) 893-0593
Order 48 hours in advance of desired pickup, online or with online order form at Acquistapace.com/fried-turkeys. Orders are to be picked up after 11:30am every day except Christmas Eve (8am-4pm). Turkey prep hotline: (985) 893-7554 or (985) 893-0593.
Six dinner packages to choose from. Cajun Fried Turkeys (12-14 lb) to serve 6-8 people, $50; sliced on party tray, $60. Spiral-sliced, Praline-glazed Ham (7-9 lb), serves 8-10, $50. Complete meal packages for $100 include: 1 Fried Turkey or 1 Baked Turkey or 1 Holiday Ham, plus 6 sides and a whole pie. Reheat instructions included with pickup.
Benedict’s Plantation (Mandeville) - (985) 626-4557
Order on website or call. Christmas orders due by Dec. 20. Pickup available Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, 11am-3pm. Late orders call Lauren at (985) 626-4557 or email email@example.com.
Turkey package $129, ham package $145. View full menu and pricing at https://www.benedictsplantation.net/christmas-to-go.
Copeland's of New Orleans - Covington: (985) 809-9659 | Slidell: (985) 643-0001
Open 11am-7:30pm at all locations. Curbside pickup available. Menus to serve 6-8 or a la carte; hot or cold pickup. Order 48 hours in advance of desired pickup. See all menus and order online at CopelandsFeast.com.
Creole Tomateaux (Mandeville) - (985) 951-2650
Closed Christmas week, open for catering only. Tacos, po-boys, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, seafood baskets, soups, salads, variety of sides and appetizers. See full catering menu at https://www.creoletomateaux.com/catering-events.
Palmisano's Catering & Café (Covington) - (985) 900-2350
Order by Monday, Dec. 20; pick up Friday, Dec. 24, 9am-12pm.
Menu includes Roasted Turkey Breast, Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin or Roast Beef entrees, $35-40. Sides: Seafood Mirliton Casserole, Roasted Vegetables, Baked Mac & Cheese, Cajun Rice Dressing, Mashed Potatoes and Au Gratin Potatoes. Small $15-16, Large $30-45. Gravy by pint ($5) or quart ($9). Desserts: Bananas Foster Bread Pudding or Candied Sweet Potatoes, sml $15, lg $38 & $35; Casey's Cheesecake, $35; Casey's Cupcakes, $15 1/2 dox, $25 doz.
- Patton's Caterers (Slidell) - (985) 645-3600
Catering menu available, see menu and pricing at Pattons.com and Patton's Facebook page. Place order by phone or on website by 6pm Dec. 20 for pickup for pickup Wednesday or Thursday, 10am-3pm, or Friday, 10am-12pm. Cold pickup, heating instructions provided.
- Pyre Provisions and Pyre BBQ - Covington: (985) 888-6129 | Mandeville: (985) 231-7558
Hot or cold pickup available Dec. 21-24 and Dec. 28-31, 10:30am-7pm. Options and Hours at both locations. Select hot or cold when ordering (will be cold if no preference). Call to place order or book online at ttps://portal.tripleseat.com/direct_bookings/petmfb8zsqq1. Complete catering menu on PyreRestaurant.com.
Pyre Holiday Dinner ($85) includes 3lb. Turkey Breast or 3lb. Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham + 3 quarts of sides, gravy, rolls and pie.
Smoked Meats: Pepper Jelly Ham, $7/lb.; Turkey Breast $13/lb; CBA Prime Brisket, $25/lb; Prime Rib, $39/lb.
Sides: Half Pan $35, Full Pan $65. Mac & Cheese, Braised Greens & Ham Hocks, Sweet Potato Casserole, Smoky Green Beans, Cheese Grits, Mashed Potatoes, and Cornbread Andouille Stuffing.
Rouse's Markets - 6 locations; click Rouses.com/shop to select store near you & place order
Open until 8pm Christmas Eve. All stores closed Christmas Day.
Place orders 3 days in advance of desired pickup. See full catering menu at https://www.rouses.com/our-food/catering/.
Heat-and-Eat Traditional Dinners of Oven Roasted or Cajun Fried Turkey, Spiral-cut Ham, Turkey Breast, all 10-12 or 16-18lb ea., $40-90; Center Plates, $15-50. Six sides included: 2lbs ea. of Cornbread dressing, Green Bean Casserole and Sweet Potato Casserole + 1lb each of Gravy and Cranberry Orange Relish + 1 doz King’s Hawaiian Rolls. Dinners to serve 4-6 or 6-8 people and sides a la carte. All "heat-and-eat" dinners are cold at pickup with instructions for reheating (allow 1-2hrs).
A la carte options, $4-77, also include Dirty Rice Dressing, Oyster Bienville Dressing, Shrimp & Mirliton Dressing, Spinach Madeleine, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Pudding and Turkey Gravy.
Party Trays: veggies, fruits, sandwiches, muffalettas, fried chicken (wings, drumettes), egg rolls, meat pies, meatballs, deviled eggs and other finger foods, cookies, king cakes and sweet assortments.
Large orgers available, full pans jambalaya, beans, rices, fried fish, gumbo, pastas, salads, beef brisket, pulled pork, pot roast, much more.
Sticks BBQ - Hwy 59: (985) 951-2277 | Hwy 22: (985) 951-2287
Order by Dec. 23 at 3 pm for pickup Dec. 24. Holiday meal packages, a la carte meats by the pound and sides by half-pan.
Little Bird (serves 6), $90: Smoked Turkey Breast (3lb) and 1 mini-pan each of Holiday Dressing, Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes + 1 doz. Dinner Rolls and 1 dozen ready-to-bake Molasses Sugar Cookies.
Big Bird (serves 12), $180: Smoked Turkey Breast (6lbs) + 2 Mini Pan each: Holiday Dressing, Mac & Cheese and Mashed Sweet Potatoes + 2 dozen Dinner Rolls and 2 dozen ready-to-bake Molasses Sugar Cookies.
A la Carte: Turkey Breast ($14.50), Boneless Ham, $12.50/lb, min. 3lbs; Bone-in Spiral-cut Ham ($65), avg. 8 lb. Sides: by mini-pan, serves 6 ($15) and half-pan, serves 18 ($40). Cookies $7/doz.
Touch of Italy Café (Slidell) - (985) 326-8987
Order by Sunday, Dec. 19. Pick up Dec. 23, 10am-2 pm or Dec. 24, 8am-10am.
Heat-and-Eat menu, a la carte. Cajun Smoked or Oven Baked Turkeys (12lb avg), $40; Boneless Cajun Fried Turkey Breast (half pan), $45. Seven sides and 3 desserts by quart )$10-12) or half-pan ($25-30): Sweet Potato Crunch, Smothered Green Beans or Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Southern Cornbread Dressing, Cajun Rice Dressing and Baked Mac & Cheese. Gravy, $8qt. Desserts by half pan ($22-30): White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Coconut Cream Cake or Pea Pickin' Cake.
Trey Yuen Cuisine of China (Mandeville) - (985) 626-4476
Order by Dec. 24 for pick-up same day. See website for complete menu of entrees, appetizers, kids’ menu, and complete Chinese family dinners for two, three or four.
Vera's Seafood (Slidell) - (985) 690-9814
Box dinners: 40 Shrimp (large), $43; 40 Catfish (approx.), $38; 1/2 Catfish + 1/2 Shrimp, $40. Boxes include your choice of two sides: hush puppies, french fries, mashed potatoes or potato salad.
NOTE: Other restaurants may be open or may offer catering, but information was not available at time of publishing. To contact restaurants directly, see our directory.
Special Dining Experiences
- Meribo (Covington) - (985) 302-5553
Feast of the Seven Fishes: An Italian-American Christmas Tradition
December 13, 6-9pm
Enjoy seven courses of the freshest seafood, paired with stellar wines, for $110 (includes gratuity). Tickets for the 4th annual event available on EventBrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feast-of-the-seven-fishes-an-italian-american-christmas-tradition-tickets-218921268407.
- Middendorf's (Slidell) - (985) 771-7777
Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 5-9pm
Al DiMarco leads guests in jolly holiday sing-along carols each Friday from Nov. 26- Dec. 17. Different theme every Friday (see event listing for info). Fun, festive holiday attire encouraged. Drink specials.
Christmas Week Hours: Open December 22, 23 and 26, 10:30am-9pm, closed Dec. 20-21 and 24-25.
- The English Tea Room (Covington) - (985) 898-3988
Christmas High Tea
December 1, 2021-January 9, 2022, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Christmas High Tea includes tiered trays of Specialty Tea Sandwiches, Hot and Cold Appetizers, Fresh Fruit and Christmas Desserts, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Fresh Baked Scones with Lemon Curd and Clotted Cream,
Unlimited Pots of Holiday Themed Tea and Cadbury Hot Chocolate. $40 adults, $20 children. Reservation not required but highly recommended.