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Rips on the Lake
1917 Lake Shore Drive
Mandeville, LA 70448
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Rips on the Lake Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
Private room on third floor 40 max 1st floor under building 150
Private Party Contact:
Roslyn Prieto (985) 727-2829
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South Louisiana Seafood cuisine
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Made a reservation for 8. They
placed 2 tables together (one square, one round) in the bar area. Very little room between bar and table for people to squeeze by. Had to keep getting up. Asked to be seated in main dining area before ordering meals, waited an hour and half. By the time we were served it was almost closing time, 10pm. Management seemed oblivious or didn't care. First visit & last visit!"
Dined on 8/22/2014
The food was amazing!!! The
service was even better!"
Dined on 8/2/2014
I wasn't convinced I would like
this place due to the reviews, but it was great. Service was great, our waiter really helped us out and was on top of everything. Food was great! Fresh seafood with local veggies. Enough can't be said about the view..."
Dined on 6/29/2014
Nice place to visit on special
occasions. Nice view of Lake Pontchartrain from the North Shore. Lousy attitude from our waitress. It will be along time before we visit again."
Dined on 5/17/2014
Food and service was great. Some
of the items were a bit pricey, such as $40 for 8 oz file. Drinks are priced very reasonably."
Dined on 5/11/2014
1st time there - went for lunch.
All was awesome except service was way too slow for the lucnh hour - it was a two hour experioence. am anxious, however, to try for dinner when time is much less of a fator. "
Dined on 5/7/2014
I've eaten here several time and
up until this past evening have really loved it. This past experience was very difficult because our waiter kept disappearing and it took over 90 minutes for us to receive our main course, while other tables around us came and went with other servers. So, I am not sure what the real reason was, but it caused me stress."
Dined on 4/10/2014
The Fried Green Tomato appetizer
was very good. I was really wanting a seafood pasta, I had tried there in the past, but was not on the menu, the only seafood pasta was a Crawfish Monica with fried eggplant, sounded delish, but was told after I finally decided to order it, that I could not because they WERE taking it off the menu. The seafood platter was small and seafood was not crispy and just ok in my opinion. Our server was not very accommodating. She never refilled our drinks and was found feeding the birds by the lake at one point. We were never offered an additional refill on our alcohol beverages either. We will be back for the atmosphere, not so much the food or service!"
Dined on 3/19/2014
Food was good and plentiful.
Service was the best we've ever had in South Louisiana!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
As always, the food was great.
Service was very slow but we weren't in a real hurry. Bread offered because service was slow which would be offered for all new tables, then the bread wasn't even warm. Can't beat the views though and food is outstanding with a great, affordable lunch menu!!!!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
Seated at a round table in the
corner, a feeling of being squeezed in when people were waiting at the bar. Their backside was much to close to us while they were standing at the bar. Noise level is Bad."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Excellent appetizers and entres.
Wait staff very friendly and attentive."
Dined on 2/1/2014
I had to call and change my
reservations twice and the hostess was sooo accommodating. We had a great dinner and the food, staff and location was perfect for the group. I will definitely consider going back to Rips on the Lake for a regular dinner night out and special occasions."
Dined on 1/18/2014
I entered the restaurant with a
beautiful view of the lake and a pleasant hostess. That is where the good experience entered. Our waitress would ask if we needed anything and I said yes she would say ok and roll her eyes. It was like she hated helping people and was just going through the motions. "Glad to help" or "Surely" would have been kinder responses. She was mad I believe because we shared a meal. I wasn't that hungry so it was the best. My mom ordered oysters and said they were great. Our salad came and it was fresh and the dressing was good. Then, the food arrived. The spinach lacked seasoning, the fish (Mahi Mahi) tasted extremely fishy. The shrimp and sauce added no flavor. As a whole was extremely disappointing."
Dined on 1/3/2014
We loved our food, the atmosphere,
and our server. She was a lovely lady from Ireland named Elizabeth and she completely made the experience extra special. It was my 50th bday dinner and they placed us in a wonderul area, with view of lake, in room with gorgeous fireplace and made my might amazing. In the end - the food was what was the best! The food was far better than hoped, priced extemely well and overall **** experience by all."
Dined on 12/11/2013
Can't beat the location and most
entrees are very good. Don't go for the sweet potatoe fries--not the best!"
Dined on 10/20/2013
I miss sure this affected things.
But still unimpressive."
Dined on 10/4/2013
The porch has a fabulous view of
Lake Pontchartrain and the best view ever of the Causeway (much prettier from a mile away than when you're on it). Crab claw appetizer - nicely prepared and spicy. Entrees: fresh Drum, and Oysters Bayou Teche. The drum was nicely cooked but was covered with a light sauce containing crawfish tails and artichoke hearts - the sauce itself was good but there was something slightly off in either the crawfish tails or artichoke hearts - perhaps tinged with freezer burn. The oyster component of the other dish was very tasty, accompanying vegetables were crisp and lively - a baked potato centerpiece was loaded to excess with cheese and shrimp - a calorie bomb and maybe overall giving the plate too much weight."
Dined on 8/30/2013
A bit noisy on the deck last night
but a great time and good food. The view makes up for anything that is missing! You'll have a good time on that great porch/deck!"
Dined on 8/23/2013
Used Open Table on my cell like
you are supposed to. When we arrived, we were stuck with the table by the door and check in stand despite several other tables being available. We were told those tables were being held for those that made phone reservations, and that phone reservations trump Open Table reservations. Have not had that response before at a restaurant. Previously this was one of our 'go-to' local restaurants, but no more."
Dined on 7/27/2013
Good food and service - Address
listing for Map feature is incorrect street name. Should read Northshore Drive not North Shore - sent me to residential area."
Dined on 7/21/2013
Great food, great wine list, and
great service. Will be back."
Dined on 7/6/2013
The restaurant is comfortable, the
service was very good. The entire staff was very friendly. The food was good - we all had some type of seafood. The porch provided a lovely view of Lake Pontchartrain."
Dined on 6/23/2013
My wife and I enjoyed the total
dining experience. Was not our first time there, and definitely will not be our last."
Dined on 5/31/2013
Having moved to the Northshore a
couple years ago, this was one of the last restaurants on our list to try. I wish we didn't wait so long to try it. If you can get a patio seat, I suggest that. Even in late May, the breeze off the lake at 7 PM kept us comfortable. The menu was big, not not too big where as you wonder how they can prepare that many quality dishes. The service was attentive and we were seated right away (had reservations). My only reason for not giving it a total 5 stars was the service was a BIT slow, but it was a Friday night, before a long holiday weekend and we were in prime time. All in all, fantastic experience and will ABSOLUTELY return. Great Northshore gem!"
Dined on 5/24/2013
Went to rips for an anniversary
celebration. The food was pricey but good and good portion sizes. Few negatives: Not a personal restaurant, the tables are crowded together and you can hear everyone else’s conversation. Second on any given day there are two menus to order from which makes talking to the server a bit confusing. Lastly I was disappointed that for the location and the price of the food that when I asked our server for a drink menu I was told they did not have one, and our server could not list the wines or domestic beers off hand."
Dined on 4/13/2013
We made reservations for Sunday
lunch through Open Table, however, they do not take reservations for patio seating. The inside dining room was great, the table for two was a good size (unlike some that are too small for the salt & pepper and your plate) and comfortable. Our waitress was attentive but not annoying. The salad was disappointing, baby lettuce with 1 tomato, good dressing though. We were finished our salad when then entree came out. The food was very good, hot, and well seasoned and presented. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and would readily return. The menu was varied with a nice selection from which to chose."
Dined on 4/13/2013
We have dined at Rips many times.
This one was out of character. The waiter was ambivalent, and the grouper was mushy -- probably frozen for a while. Unusual for Rips. We'll return, but I'll be watching to see if this is part of a trend. I sure hope not. The other two diners in our party were happy with their meals."
Dined on 3/14/2013
We enjoyed our lunch at the Rips
on the Lake... We were able to sit on the porch and enjoy the view of Lake Pontchartrain."
Dined on 3/8/2013
Everything was great as usual. a
little bit loud due to table next"
Dined on 3/1/2013
Attentive courteous service and
very good food. A little cramped because it's a fairly small dining area inside but the view is nice and the noise level is surprisingly low. Salads were fresh and crisp and the dinner was served very hot and flavorful."
Dined on 2/14/2013
Rip's on the Lake is always a
great place to visit. We love the food and drinks. The view is breathtaking, especially if you go and watch the sunset on the lake. When we go on the weekends, we ask for Adrian to be our server. He is very friendly and can always put a smile on your face."
Dined on 2/2/2013
Great casual anytime restaurant.
We sat on the balcony and had a great view of the lake. Three of us had the lump carb cakes and they were excellent. I'm not sure what the house Pinot Grigio was but it was light and crisp and also excellent."
Dined on 1/12/2013
They were very busy and the server
was extremely nice and fun, but food was left off order and by the time we were able to flag him down, we were finished eating. We had a hard time getting drink refills or placing drink orders as he was running off before we ever completed telling him what we wanted. Then the bill was wrong (he charged us double for one entree) and we had to wait again. Didn't ruin our experience but it did detract from it. They had tons of servers running around, so not really sure what the problem was, except they were busy."
Dined on 12/8/2012
Awesome view of Pontchartrain -
get there for Sunset on the Front Porch...Seafood Platter was good - could go a little lighter on the breading - but the fried soft-shell was a star!"
Dined on 10/18/2012
We loved everything about Rips.
The service and food were excellent."
Dined on 10/7/2012
Shrimp & Grits were excellent; so
were the specialty drinks. One needed recommendation for outside eating: tables need a glass/plastic top to prevent drinks from spilling!"
Dined on 8/12/2012
Scenic view on lake and nice for
outdoor dining but for a local Louisiana owned location the food is only mediocre.My crab came appetizer looked and tasted like frozen Mrs Pauls :-("
Dined on 7/28/2012
We love Rips and enjoy a fun lunch
on the deck with a wonderful view of Lake Ponchartrain, a quick dinner at the bar or a wonderful meal in the main dining room."
Dined on 7/14/2012
This turned out to be a special
treat. The apatiser was great, the entrante was wonderful and the desert was fantastic. We were on the front porch, the wind was blowing lightly. We were on the rail facing the lake. What else could we ask for. My friends from Canada thought I knew the owner, they had such a great time. Thank you for providing this service."
Dined on 6/16/2012
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