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Pat's Rest Awhile, Mandeville, LA

Pat's Rest Awhile

4.6
4.6
618 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Casual, water front seafood restaurant and bar helmed by renowned chef Pat Gallagher. Enjoy local favorites such as Gulf Fish Almondine, Oysters Rockefeller and Gumbo alongside classics such as Grilled Steaks and burgers. Other seafood selections include Redfish, Tuna and Swordfish.
Outside dessert $3/person.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 11:00 am–5:30 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (985) 951-2173
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Pat Gallagher
  • Private party facilities
    Gerilyn Dallmann-event coordinator. E: restawhileevents@gmail.com.Private Hadden Room Rental Fee- $350/3hrs.Max Capacity- 32 guests.PRIVATE EVENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ORDER FOOD.As of now, we are solely offering SIT DOWN, COURSED OUT meals.We are not able to provide buffets or passed appetizers.Outside dessert fee is $3/person.
  • Neighborhood
    Mandeville
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 618 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Kid-friendly

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for scenic views

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Seafood

618 Reviews
  1. MatthewH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! However, the ooey gooey cake was not ooey gooey. It was very crumbly.

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  2. Erin

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We waited over an hour for food and my fish came out cold !

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Had reservations and were seated right away. Ordered within 10 minutes and waited over an hour for our food. My husband’s burger was overdone and horrible so sent that back. Rest of the food was mediocre. Will not return!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food service was wonderful as usual,..it’s one of our favorite places to eat

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  5. Colie

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location and very friendly staff but the food didn’t meet my expectations, everything was just blah. Our waiter was great though I wish I would have gotten his name, I just know it was his second week working there. It was also very pricey but what isn’t now-a-days unfortunately. I would much rather spend the money at 527.

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  6. burulu

    New Orleans

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best trout almondine and beet salad, main reason for our return. Excellent parking. Great atmosphere. Timely food delivery. Fair prices. Highly recommended

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  7. JFont

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good service, and wonderful ambiance. Would definitely recommend!

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  8. JoeH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant offers awesome food, a great atmosphere, and impeccable service (Thank You Mercedes). The portions are generous, and the prices are reasonable. We left satisfied and happy like always.

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  9. Rich

    New Orleans

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice lunch. Got the pork chop, they recommend medium, it was well done. I ate it anyways. Charbroiled oyster were good. I give it a B. Wife got the Tuna, it was a B as well. House salad was good. We enjoyed it. Service was good. Food wasn’t up to Gallagher’s standings in my opinion. Will be back though, to try different things. Great atmosphere!! Great company!!

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  10. Delicious

    Houston

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and terrific ambiance. Beautiful view of the lake. We’ll be back!

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  11. ChuckD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    great food and waiter was excellent but had to wait a long time tor our dinner ..at least 45 minutes

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Dinner and oysters ok, service was ok, just overrated. Not worth the price, probably wont go back again.

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  13. Brad

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a reservation during the week for a Saturday lunch. I was texted the night before stating that if I wanted to eat outside as it was supposed to be a nice day I would have to cancel my reservation and show up and wait for a table if not immediately available. I don’t understand this policy. It seems if you have the forethought to make a reservation you should have your choice. Other than that it was great as usual.

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  14. GeorgeL

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Atmosphere a 7 , service 9, food, 9+. value 8.5. As we all know dining out is a lot about expectations. All the hard surfaces (floor/walls/ceiling) contributed to a loud environment. My observation: Casual/Upscale dining. Waiter was ok and attentive enough although the toothpick in his mouth was somewhat disturbing. Was pleasantly surprised with my entree, (the Gulf Fish Almondine). It was very good! Overall a good experience. Location and View EXCELLENT...

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, long wait for the food to come out - waiter was good , nice atmosphere

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  16. DennisA

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food at an affordable price, nice atmosphere and good service

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  17. CindyL

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was very good, view is amazing, wait staff very good and friendly

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  18. NolaCat

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. Emily was our server and she was fantastic. We had two dozen oysters for the table and the only slight negative of the evening was the size of the oysters. They were on the small side, a few were tiny. Entrees were fish almondine, plank Gulf Fish, the salmon (which was incredible) and a shrimp/fish platter. All entrees were fresh and very well prepared. We had two dozen oysters for the table and the only slight negative of the evening was the size of the oysters. They were on the small side, a few were tiny. Cocktails were also excellent.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious! We love all 3 of Pat GALLAGHER’S restaurants!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food & service. Love the way Pat takes standards that everyone loves and then tweaks them…ie BLT with fried green tomatoes!!

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  21. DebbieP

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I really enjoyed the food- great fish ,huge salads. The only drawback is it is very noisy. Will go back and recommend

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  22. KellyB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    He ordered the fish, said it was awesome! I had chicken, also very yummy! We also had pan seared scallops, melt in your mouth deliciousness!! And the cheesecake was smooth and creamy, soooo good!!

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  23. LindseyLoo

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. We had the absolute sweetest waitress. Will definitely be back.

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  24. HenryB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place. Can’t wait to go back when the weather is nicer. Lots of fun places to sit and a great outdoor area and view of the lake

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  25. DoctorJ240

    New Orleans

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a genuine pleasure to dine at any of Pat Gallagher's restaurants. The food is always superb. Pat hires good people, and they are trained to be the best in the business. We'll be back often, and tell anyone who will listen. Dr. Joseph O'Neil Mandeville, Louisiana

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pat’s is a good restaurant, fun ambiance and tasty food.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was amazing! We came in with a big group of ladies so I’ll attribute the noise to that 😉 but the service was more than perfect and of course the food was delish!

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  28. South

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the almondine. It was delicious! Hubby had a shrimp poboy. He said it was just what he wanted.

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  29. JulieE

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner for my husbands Birthday! Food was delicious and service was great!

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  30. John

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visiting, will be back again for the oysters

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  31. JoeyG

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We usually like this place Yesterdays visit was definitely off Waiter must have been new He wore a hoodie over his head the entire time My wife didn't get her salad until everyones meals arrived... and her order of Trout Almandine was missing After asking the waiter, he brought it out The fish was very small and thin compared to other times we had ordered it Took a very long time to get the dessert and coffees we ordered

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Every person we came across was very friendly and helpful. Staff is very attentive. The Crystal hot sauce battered onion strings are delicious and the cocktail I had was SO good and refreshing. Think it was called the Sidetrack. Yum!

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  33. DebraK

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and view. Gage was our server and he was very nice, friendly, and prompt with all parts of our order and experience. Will definitely return!

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  34. KT88

    New Orleans

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another excellent dinner at Pat's Rest Awhile. Appetizer and main courses all prepared perfectly. Service is always cordial and attentive. Pat's has an upbeat vibe but it's never noisy. Just a great place for a relaxing dinner.

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  35. Bella

    New Orleans

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Salmon was amongst the best I have had in this area and I eat a lot of salmon! This was the grilled salmon from the special of the day, and it came with spinach and roasted cauliflower, which were also super superb Hangar steak, bacon burger, Caesar salad, onion rings and all the other sides also yummy. You can’t go wrong with this location and this is not our first time here! Angel did a great attentive job and she had a good team working with her.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and the food was amazing! Definitely best oysters we’ve eaten at a restaurant and we eat a lot of them, no shells at all! The restaurant inside and out was absolutely Beautiful. We will definitely be back again!

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  37. RosaliaS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and very friendly staff!!! Definitely recommend it!

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  38. KT88

    New Orleans

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I took two friends to Pat's to introduce them to Pompano. We all ordered it (along with some charbroiled oysters). The Pompano was cooked perfectly and our friends are new converts. Service was very friendly and attentive. With some pretty weather, we had a great view out to the lake. Always an enjoyable, relaxing meal at Pat's.

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  39. AshleyJ

    Baton Rouge

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good! It’s such a nice restaurant.

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  40. JohnE

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood and service. Our waitress was joyful.

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FAQs

Pat's Rest Awhile is rated 4.6 stars by 618 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Pat's Rest Awhile

2129 Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville, LA 70448

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Mandeville
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 11:00 am–5:30 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Pat Gallagher
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (985) 951-2173
  • Private party facilities
    Gerilyn Dallmann-event coordinator. E: restawhileevents@gmail.com.Private Hadden Room Rental Fee- $350/3hrs.Max Capacity- 32 guests.PRIVATE EVENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ORDER FOOD.As of now, we are solely offering SIT DOWN, COURSED OUT meals.We are not able to provide buffets or passed appetizers.Outside dessert fee is $3/person.
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