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About Us

The Copper Door features aged steaks, fresh seafood and a well-chosen selection of quality wines.  Enjoy a warm, inviting dining room, a spacious bar and a private dining room. Join us for dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings. We also offer wine pairing diners throughout the year – join our email club to stay informed!

Meet The Chef

Chef Dennis Barber got his first taste of the restaurant business while attending college in Hammond, LA. One of the grand historic homes in town was being renovated as a fine dining restaurant. The place was charming and offered an exceptional dining experience in the small town 50 miles north of New Orleans. Dennis grew up in New Orleans and was thrilled to see a restaurant of this caliber in his college town. The memory of dining experiences there stayed with him and he decided that one day he might like to try his hand at something similar.

After 10 years of service in the US Air Force as a B-52 radar navigator/bombardier, Dennis returned to his hometown of New Orleans and began culinary training at The Westin Canal Place. After 25 years of working for the Westin and other fine establishments, Chef Dennis was presented with the perfect opportunity for realizing his dream. He began renovating a service station off Hayesville’s historic square in 2005 and opened The Copper Door in March 2007.


We feature aged steaks, fresh seafood, and tastes of New Orleans with The Copper Door’s menu. We also present wine pairing dinners with Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine Nick Demos.

Dress Code

The dress code is formal to smart casual (nice jeans or slacks paired with a top or collared shirt would be appropriate). We ask that gentlemen remove their hats indoors out of respect for ladies present.