7 Of Louisiana’s Best Waterfront Restaurants













2025 Lakeshore Dr.

The historic Bechac House of Mandeville has had several different identities since it was built in the 1830s by Mandeville’s founding father, Bernard de Marigny. But in 2010, it became a “culinary revival” known as The Lakehouse, where the sunsets are worthy of every photograph taken there.

The charming venue is nestled on Lake Pontchartrain as a full-service restaurant, event venue, and catering company. The Lakehouse’s catering team prides itself on being capable of serving 20,000 people in a day, whether for film production crews or even disaster relief. The number is no stretch of the imagination. The Lakehouse’s team provided approximately that many meals to people affected by Mandeville’s flooding crisis in 2016.

Since then, The Lakehouse has continued to serve lunch and dinner Thursday through Saturday and one of the best Sunday brunches around.

The Lakehouse’s menu features dishes like Muffaletta Eggrolls and Truffle Mac N Cheese, but one of its major high points is their 1840 Supper—a choice between soup or salad with Pan-Roasted Hereford Filet or fish of the day, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding for dessert.