The Shack in Covington, Louisiana

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The Shack is where the locals in Covington, Louisiana, go for good food and good times. Read on to discover what makes The Shack special.

The Shack restaurant sign.

Don’t let the appearance of The Shack fool you – it’s not one of those hole-in-the-wall joints.  It has some of the best food that you will find on the North Shore.

Small red restaurant building.

One special feature about The Shack that you aren’t going to find elsewhere is the Shackyard.

The Shackyard.

The Shackyard

The Shackyard is fully-enclosed with yard games for kids of all ages.   For adults, the outdoor patio space is a great place to enjoy the live acoustic music (every Friday from 6-8, weather permitting), the full bar, and television.

When the weather is nice, it’s a great place for everyone to enjoy The Shack’s delicious fresh food made from scratch, including their house-made hot sauce, Caribbean Thunder, and their own tortillas.

The Shack Bar outside.

Inside The Shack, diners are encouraged to “come in & take off” in their funky family-friendly atmosphere.

Table in a dining room.

The Food

The menu is inspired by local flavors, offering a taste of the region’s rich culinary heritage.

Fried cheese in marinated tomatoes and crispy bread.

Proveleta Fried Cheese – roasted garlic, marinated tomato, and crispy bread

You might have a hard time picking ONE thing to eat at The Shack once you look at the menu.  There so many delicious options, it’s a place that you will want to eat at more than once.

Items on the menu include American classics such as The Shack Burger with tomato onion jam, a Fried Chicken Sandwich with pimento cheese, and Pork Chops with potato hash and sweet-sour cabbage.

Pork burrito topped with pineapple habanero salsa.

Chargrilled Pork Burrito – smoked pork, wild rice, black beans, cotija cheese, cilantro crema, pineapple habanero salsa

Dishes with a Latin flair include burritos, Cubano (house smoked pork, Chisesi ham, spicy zucchini pickles, swiss, whole grain mustard, black beans), and a Taco Bar with fried fish, carne asada, fried avocado, and smoked pork options.

tacosPlate with two tacos, beans, and guacamole.


Being in Louisiana, there are the Smoked Duck Quesadilla, Fried Louisiana Catfish, and Marinated Chili Shrimp Skewers.

Chicken chimachanga topped with pickled red onions.

Chicken Chimichanga – shaved lettuce, pickled red onion, sauce trio

For dessert, I HIGHLY recommend their bread pudding.

Bread Pudding topped with whipped cream.

Bread Pudding – cream anglaise, condensed milk caramel

Weekly Specials

  • Tuesdays Blue Plate – Fried Chicken
  • Wednesday Blue Plate – Shrimp & Grits and at night – 50% off bottles of wine
  • Thursday Blue Plate – Ribs
  • Friday Blue Plate – Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
  • Join their text club – text Shacktastic to 51660 for 10% off your next visit.


The Shack is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday – Saturday 11-9.  On Sundays, they are open 10-3.

The Shack Location

The Shack is located at 1204 W 21st Avenue in Covington.

If you are looking for a local eatery, then look no further than The Shack in Covington. It’s a great place to stop and grab a bite on your way to/from New Orleans.

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