Chef Luke Hidalgo and wife Marci Hidalgo bring Southern comfort food to the little red-roofed cottage at 544 Girod Street in Old Mandeville for indoor and outdoor dining just five blocks from Mandeville's lakefront.
Chef Luke Hidalgo is a former sous chef at New Orleans' world famous Commander's Palace and former Executive Chef at Palmettos on the Bayou, one of Slidell's favorite spots for upscale, waterfront dining. Open for lunch and dinner, Chef Luke prepares a hearty menu of Louisiana favorites as well as handcrafted cocktails.
Favorite menu items include Red Beans & Rice, Po-Boys, Muffalettas, and Seafood Gumbo (with a dollop of ice-cold potato salad, a delicious German tradition). Hambone's customers love their comfort food like Pot Roast with Sour Cream & Onion Potatoes, Cayenne Glazed Carrots and Pan Gravy, and the unique Oysters Marcí, made with caramelized fennel, bacon, mushrooms, Herbsaint and pecan smoke.
Daily lunch specials are offered (follow them on Instagram at @eat_hambone for daily updates), and Fridays are all about fried chicken. Small plates feature pork chops, pastrami & Swiss on toast, chicken and dumplings with gnocchi, and various sandwiches, salads and traditional breakfast items. Come for weekend brunch and try the Blue Crab & Boudin omelet.
A family-friendly place, a kids' menu is also offered, as well as decadent desserts like blood orange custard and a chocolate brownie with banana slices and berries.
Hambone is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am-8pm each day.