Loving The Lakefront Dining Life

The hustle and bustle of daily life can be overwhelming. When choosing somewhere to dine, the atmosphere and ambiance definitely come into play. Miss dining on the waterfront, like most of us do when on vacation? Check out the Lakefront, off the beaten path in Lakeview. Sip on a fruity cocktail and enjoy the peace of eating by a body of water. New Orleans is known for good food and especially great seafood. From fine dining to pizza to happy hour deals, there is something for anyone.      

Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar

7400 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124

What is more New Orleans than an Oyster Bar? With multiple locations throughout New Orleans, this location offers waterfront dining with some fun! With great deals like ½ off Wine bottles on Wednesdays, it’s a wonderful mid-week reset. Love Sunday Brunches? Felix’s has a great Sunday brunch meal with live music. Each week a new band showcases some live music. Felix’s has live music on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Blackened Alligator, Gumbo, and Fried Calamari are great starters with a dozen Chargrilled Oysters. 

The Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar

7900 Lakeshore Dr

New Orleans, LA 70124

Another great spot on the Lakefront is The Blue Crab. DEFINITELY GET THE BLUE CRAB DIP! Haha with Blue Tortilla chips, you will be fighting each other off for that last piece. With a casual downstairs with live music and traditional seated dining upstairs, The Blue Crab offers a great dining experience. Tuesdays to Thursdays there are great happy hour deals on food and drinks. $5 Calamari and a $3 glass of wine for Happy Hour sounds great for a quick bite!  Blue Crab has a delicious Children’s menu. With color seats and hopscotch, Blue Crab is kid friendly. 

Landry’s Seafood House

8000 Lakeshore Dr

New Orleans, LA 70124

For a little more of a formal dining experience, Landry’s Seafood House is a great option for a date night or special occasion. Their dinner options leave no seafood left unturned. Love the formal experience but looking for a deal? Landry’s offers an $18 dollar Box Lunch with a starter and entrée. Landry’s also offers various Happy Hour deals Monday through Friday.

JB’s Fuel Dock

126 S Roadway St

New Orleans, LA 70124

Looking for some sports and pizza? There is a Lakefront option for you. While you can order the pizza for pickup, grabbing a seat inside or outside the restaurant calls for some lakefront casual dining. JB’s Fuel Dock runs deals dependent on sports schedules. It is a great place to watch the Saints game while sitting along the lake.

The Lakefront will give you the feel of vacation dining in your own backyard!

Kristina Robertson
Kristina is originally from Miami, Florida but calls New Orleans home for the last 9 years. She got her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and her Podiatric Medical Degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Kristina and her husband moved to New Orleans to lay some roots in the Big Easy. She is currently co-owner and practitioner at NOLA Sole Podiatry. She has a lovable and amazing daughter, Victoria Isabel. In her downtime, she loves being out and about with her husband and daughter. They love trying new restaurants and going to festivals. We love exploring different cultures and cultural events here in New Orleans and loves exposing her daughter to them. She also loves going to parks with her family and furbabies. Kristina loves supporting dog rescues and wishes she could rescue all the adoptable dogs in NOLA but will settle for 2 right now.


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