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About Us

Acclaimed by critics and guests alike, The Copper Door features aged steaks, fresh seafood and a well-chosen selection of quality wines. The Copper Door offers guests a warm, inviting dining room, a romantic patio with a courtyard, and a full bar. Join us for dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings – and don’t miss Prime Rib Wednesdays! 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 Dennis and he decided that one day he might like to try his hand at something similar. He began renovating a service station off Hayesville’s historic square in 2005 and opened The Copper Door in March 2007. The restaurant was closed for a period and resumed operation in May 2010.


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

We consider the dress code to be smart casual – nice jeans or slacks paired with a top or collared shirt would be appropriate. We ask that gentlemen remove their hats and not wear muscle shirts in the dining room.