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Tope La

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104 N Cate St, Hammond, LA 70401-3357
+1 985-542-7600
11:00 - 22:00
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Beaverton, Oregon
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

OK, there are so many restaurants in the South it is crazy to name one as being perhaps the best... but you will remember your dinner here for years to come with a smile So many meals are forgettable, but if you are lucky and catch Tope La when they are in the zone, it is something to behold.

1 Thank gliderBob
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It had been years since I visited this restaurant for no other reason than I forgot it was there.... I had no idea what I was missing... we shared the grilled oysters and OMG they were sooo good. My grilled fish was prepared perfectly. Oh and the Chocolate cake.... yummy. Will be back...soon. nothing but praises from everyone at our... More 

1 Thank Cindy M
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2017

... this should have been done three years ago when I moved to the area. I have consistently had EXCELLENT meals. Bayou Dip - every visit. EVERY! VISIT! Shrimp/Artichoke stack, Crabmeat Stuffed Redfish, fried fish/shrimp, I could go on. My mama used to make succotash and I HATED it. Over here, love it. And now they added new stuff, like... More 

Thank sharon p
Hammond, Louisiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Tope La is a good, but not great, restaurant located downtown Hammond. It features seafood and other South Louisiana food. It is over-priced compared to other local restaurants. Lunch entrees average around $14 and dinner about $20. Most dinner entrees come with a veggie or a side; side salads cost $5 extra. The Chicken Angelique (grilled chicken breast served over... More 

Thank djordan811
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I've travelled the world and currently live in the Caribbean, but this place tops all. I think that's why they call it Tope La! The crab appetizer was pure lump crab; no bread filler or claw meat. The fish main course over black eyed peas was perfectly done and a real taste treat. Finally, the bananas foster bread pudding; just... More 

1 Thank Ktulane84
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is Hammond's best as far as food quality. It's not the only very good restaurants but Tope La will leave you both satisfied and remembering your dining experience.

Thank Greg N
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice atmosphere, a little less casual, they have specials so have your server tell you about them, really enjoyed

Thank TisaJ1
Hammond, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Reliable for a great meal every time! The service has always been good as well. The downtown location by the railroad tracks adds to the experience.

Thank hollymartin24
Hammond, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I ordered grilled redfish ($24.00). The meal came with 3 slices of bread and whipped butter. I could also choose the sauce (beurre blanc) and one side dish (mashed potatoes). The mashed potatoes were good. The fish tasted like grilled cardboard...overdone, no flavor, just a stiff slab. (I wonder if it could have been frozen fish...maybe even cooked frozen). Not... More 

Thank gurleymm
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

this well established restaurant is a very special place with great ambiance, and even greater food. A menu that is not too extensive, and has delightful choices for every diner. I think this is by far the best restaurant in Hammond, and in all of Tangipahoa. Lunch dinner, small plates, desserts, excellent wine selections, nightly specials and great cocktails.

Thank Patricia S. P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 N Cate St, Hammond, LA 70401-3357
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Hammond
  • Phone Number: +1 985-542-7600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?