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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cafe
“Abita Roasting is situated in a beautiful old house on the riverfront where you can enjoy coffee drinks, beer, wine and breakfast or lunch. Enjoy the fireplace inside, get a demonstration on coffee roasting or sit and chat at a table. If the outdoors is what you like, you can sit on the large front porch and take in the riverfront scenery as the boats go by.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“soooo good! Really great steaks, beautiful dining atmosphere that is hard to beat.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“My favorite fried seafood place every. beautiful sights along the Tchefuncte river as well. Take a relaxing drive across the longest bridge over water and go see what the north shore has as well”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about the history of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin and, in particular, Madisonville itself.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Take a ride down Main Street to where it turns into Lake Road and drive through the bayou past the small bridge (where the alligators hang out) and you will come to T-Rivers, a wonderful open-air bar with a boat dock, small food truck and live bands. This two-story venue has some incredible views of the swamp, the river and Lake Pontchartrain. This is where the party is at whether you come by boat or by car. T-Rivers is only open during the warmer months of the year.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Everyone needs to go to the Piggly Wiggly! "The Pig" is a small little grocery store where you will find just about all of the essentials and then some.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Oh my - if you love baked goods, you'll love Morgan Street Bakery! Delicious fresh-baked treats for you to enjoy!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely small upscale dining in an old home on the riverfront. Waterstreet Bistro also features a small bar inside and a place to sit on the porch.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“If you like local flavor, you'll love Riverside Bar! Located on the riverfront, Riverside features a full bar, pool tables, darts and, on occasion, live bands. You can sit inside and chat with some colorful locals while sipping on your favorite drink - don't forget to try the ring toss game! Riverside also features a large front porch where you can view the river. Just to let you know, Riverside allows smoking inside so just be prepared.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stop in at Skooters for burgers, pasta, po-boys, frozen yogurt and more. Great little drive in with a wide variety of food.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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Restaurant
“Great little seafood restaurant with a wide variety of seafood, burgers and more! This is a more casual environment and the kids would love it!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy empanadas, carne asada, tamales and much more. This small little place has an outdoor patio or you can pick it up and go!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another great seafood restaurant here in Madisonville with a very down to earth atmosphere. Their muffulettas are incredible and huge! Don't worry, you can also get a burger or a steak if seafood is not your thing.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cemetery
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Cafe
“Abita Roasting is situated in a beautiful old house on the riverfront where you can enjoy coffee drinks, beer, wine and breakfast or lunch. Enjoy the fireplace inside, get a demonstration on coffee roasting or sit and chat at a table. If the outdoors is what you like, you can sit on the large front porch and take in the riverfront scenery as the boats go by.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“soooo good! Really great steaks, beautiful dining atmosphere that is hard to beat.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“My favorite fried seafood place every. beautiful sights along the Tchefuncte river as well. Take a relaxing drive across the longest bridge over water and go see what the north shore has as well”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely small upscale dining in an old home on the riverfront. Waterstreet Bistro also features a small bar inside and a place to sit on the porch.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Stop in at Skooters for burgers, pasta, po-boys, frozen yogurt and more. Great little drive in with a wide variety of food.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
Restaurant
“Another great seafood restaurant here in Madisonville with a very down to earth atmosphere. Their muffulettas are incredible and huge! Don't worry, you can also get a burger or a steak if seafood is not your thing.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great little seafood restaurant with a wide variety of seafood, burgers and more! This is a more casual environment and the kids would love it!”
  • 3 locals recommend

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