Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day
- Copeland's of New Orleans - Covington: (985) 809-9659 | Slidell: (985) 643-0001
Christmas Eve: All locations open 11 a.m., closing between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations accepted, walk-ins welcome all day. Closed Christmas Day. Open New Year's Eve and Day, regular hours. Meals to go also available, scroll down to Meals to Go or visit website.
- The Gloriette (Covington) - (985) 202-8090
Christmas Eve: Breakfast (7-10 a.m.), Brunch (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Dinner (5-10 p.m.).
Christmas Day: Breakfast (7-10 a.m.) and Brunch (10 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Free-flowing bubbles and mimosas on the Brunch menu.
- Nathan's Restaurant (Slidell) - (985) 643-0443
Christmas Eve: seatings 4-4:30 p.m., 6-6:30 p.m. and 8-8:30 p.m. Seating is very limited. Regular menu and some specials. Details on Nathan's Restaurant Facebook page. Open for Christmas and New Year's parties by reservation only (call).
- NOLA Southern Grill - (985) 201-8200
Christmas Eve: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. for dine-in. Walk-ins only, no reservations. Closed Christmas Day. Open New Year's Eve 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Open New Year's Day 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Palmettos on the Bayou (Slidell) - (985) 643-0050
Christmas Eve: Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for a festive, 3-course brunch; pricing based on entree. Main courses are 12-oz. Grilled Black Angus Ribeye, $65; Trout Amandine, $50; Crispy Chicken and Waffles, $45; Bananas Foster French Toast, $42; New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, $46. Special, kids' 2-course meal is also available for $14.95. Catering also available; see menu on Facebook page and place order by Dec. 18.
- Papillon's by Gio (Mandeville) - (985) 624-2597
New Year's Eve: Four-course dinner with complimentary Champagne, with seatings at 5 plm., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Main courses Salmon Papillote, Osso Bucco or Duck Confit. Visit Facebook page for more information. $75 per person. Limited seating, reservation required. Reserve on OpenTable.com.
- Restaurant Coté - (Slidell) - (985) 288-5440
Christmas Eve: seatings 4-4:30 p.m., 6-6:30 p.m. and 8-8:30 p.m. with special menu featuring choice of eight entrees. Visit Restaurant Coté Facebook page for menu.
- Saltgrass Steak House (Covington) - (985) 867-4862
Christmas Eve: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Christmas Day: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.;
New Year's Eve: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; New Year's Day: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Offering full menu; featured dish: Gulf Coast Steak and Shrimp; 21-oz bone-in Ribeye, choice of fried or grilled shrimp, choice of soup or salad, choice of side item. Reservation recommended but not required. Dine-in or delivery.
- Sticks BBQ - Hwy 59: (985) 951-2277 | Hwy 22: (985) 951-2287
Christmas Eve: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. New Year's Eve: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular menu.
- Tchefuncte's Restaurant (Madisonville) - (985) 323-4800
Christmas Eve: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Brunch with live music. Regular menu. Reserve on OpenTable.com.
New Year's Eve: 4-10:30 p.m. with live music 6-9:30 p.m. Six-course dinner, $140 with featured wines and cocktails. Visit Facebook page for complete menu.
- Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket (Covington) - (985) 893-0593
Order 48 hours in advance of desired pickup, online or with online order form at https://www.acquistapace.com/holiday/. Orders are to be picked up 11 a.m.-close every day except Christmas Eve (8 a.m.-6 p.m.). Closed Christmas Day.
Six dinner packages to choose from. Cajun Fried Turkeys (12-14 lb) to serve 6-8 people, $50; sliced on party tray, $65. Spiral-sliced baked ham (7-9 lb), serves 8-10, $50. Complete dinner packages to serve 6-8 persons for $100 include choice of 1 Cajun 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 12 p.m. on Dec. 20. Pickup Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Late orders call Lauren at (985) 626-4557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turkey package $149, ham package $135, Filet for Two, $49. A la carte appetizers, sides and desserts by the pound, quart, pan, half-pan and dozen. 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
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.
Palmisano's Catering & Café (Covington) - (985) 900-2350
Order by Monday, Dec. 19; pick up Friday, Dec. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Menu includes Roasted Turkey Breast, Honey Glazed Ham or Roast Beef entrees, $35-45. Sides: Seafood Mirliton Casserole, Roasted Vegetables, Baked Mac & Cheese, Cajun Rice Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Seafood Gumbo. Small $16-18, Large $32-45. Gravy by pint ($7) or quart ($11). Desserts: Apple Pie Bread Pudding, Candied Sweet Potatoes and Casey's Cheesecake, $16-38.
- Patton's Caterers (Slidell) - (985) 645-3600
Meals to serve 6-8 persons for $140 featuring entrees Turkey w/ Gravy or Honey Ham w/ Raisin Sauce or Roast Beef au Jus, and 5 sides including Mashed Potatoes, Italian Green Beans, Baked Mac & Cheese, Cranberry Sauce and 1 doz. rolls. Order by phone or on website by 5 p.m. Dec. 19 for pickup for pickup Dec. 22 or Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and pricing at Pattons.com or Facebook post. Cold pickup, heating instructions provided. Order on website.
- Pyre BBQ - Mandeville location only: (985) 231-7558
Order by Dec. 21 for hot or cold pickup Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call to place order or book online at https://pyrebbq.com.
Pyre Christmas Dinner ($100) includes 3lb. Turkey Breast or 3lb. Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham, plus 3 quarts of sides, gravy, rolls and pie (apple, pecan or pumpkin). A la carte options. Smoked meats: Half Pepper Jelly Ham, $90; Turkey Breast w/ Stuffing, $100; Whole Brisket, $280; Prime Ribeye, $150 per 5 lb. Sides: Half Pans $35, Full Pans $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
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 to serve 2 to 8 persons. Entree choices include Turkey Breast (2.5 lb.), $50; 10-12 lb. Oven Roasted Turkey, $90 or Cajun Turkey, $85; 16-18 lb. Oven Roasted Turkey, $95 or 10-12 lb. Spiral-cut Ham, $75. Six sides included: 2 lbs. each of Cornbread Dressing, Green Bean Casserole and Sweet Potato Casserole, plus 1 lb. each of Gravy and Cranberry Orange Relish + 1 doz King’s Hawaiian Rolls. Center Plates (no sides), $15-50.
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 by the pound, pan or half pan include all above, plus Dirty Rice Dressing, Oyster Bienville Dressing, Shrimp & Mirliton Dressing, Spinach Madeline, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Pudding and Turkey Gravy.
Party Trays: wide variety of meat, cheese, vegetable and sweet assortments to serve a crowd, including finger sandwiches, mini-muffalettas, fruits, fried chicken (wings, drumettes), egg rolls, meat pies, meatballs, deviled eggs, king cakes and many more. Large order options for 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. 21 for pickup Dec. 23. Holiday meal packages, a la carte meats by the pound and sides by half-pan. Order online at https://www.sticks-bbq.com/.
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 per lb), Boneless Ham, $12.50/lb, min. 3lbs or Bone-in Spiral-cut Ham (avg. 8 lb), $65. Sides: by mini-pan, serves 6 ($15) and half-pan, serves 18 ($40). Cookies $7/doz.
Tchefuncte's Restaurant (Madisonville) - (985) 323-4800
Orders accepted through Dec. 18 with pick-ups on Dec. 22 or Dec. 23. Each item serves approximately 8 persons. Entree Meal Kit features Garlic and Fresh Herb Rubbed Prime Rib Roast, salad, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans almondine and 1 doz. dinner rolls for $450. Appetizers and desserts a la carte available. Visit Facebook page for complete menu.
Touch of Italy Café (Slidell) - (985) 326-8987
Order by Dec. 19 for pick-up Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or Dec. 24, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Heat-and-Eat menu, a la carte. Cajun Smoked or Oven Baked Turkeys (10-12 lb.), $46; Boneless Cajun Fried Turkey Breast (half pan), $45; Glazed Sliced Ham (3.5 lb.), $35. Seven sides and 3 desserts by pan, half-pan or quart, $13-30): Sweet Potato Crunch, Smothered Green Beans or Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Southern Cornbread Dressing, Cajun Rice Dressing, Baked Mac & Cheese, and Gravy. 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.
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
- The English Tea Room (Covington) - (985) 898-3988
Christmas High Tea
December 1, 2022-January 7, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat
Christmas High Tea includes tiered trays of assorted finger sandwiches, hot and cold appetizer plate with fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, Christmas desserts, fresh baked scones served with house made lemon curd, clotted cream and Imported strawberry jam, and unlimited pots of hot tea with holiday themed tea blends or hot chocolate.
Meals are $40 adults, $20 children. Reservation not required but highly recommended.