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click to enlarge Diners dig into broiled and fried seafood dishes at Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Diners dig into broiled and fried seafood dishes at Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant.

JACK DEMPSEY'S RESTAURANT
738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914; www.jackdempseys.net
The Jack Dempsey seafood platter features gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls and two side items. Steamed Dungeness crab is served with a side. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JACQUES-IMO'S CAFE
8324 Oak St., (504) 861-0886; www.jacques-imos.com
Shrimp and alligator cheesecake is topped with Creole tomato sauce. "Godzilla meets fried green tomatoes" features a fried soft-shell crab atop medallions of fried green tomato and eggplant topped with remoulade. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

JAEGER'S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER HOUSE
901 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, (504) 818-2200; www.jaegersseafood.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with breadcrumbs, cheese and garlic butter. Pound-and-a-quarter Maine lobsters are boiled and served with butter sauce, potatoes, corn and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAGER HAUS GERMAN RESTAURANT & BAR
833 Conti St., (504) 525-9200; www.jager-haus.com
Sauteed veal cutlets are served with porcini mushroom and veal demi-glace, spaetzle dumplings and lingonberry sauce. German meatloaf is made from ground beef, pork, applewood-smoked bacon and pork belly, topped with mushroom demi-glace and served with a choice of potato salad, spaetzle, red cabbage or sauerkraut. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JAM'S PO-BOYS & CATERING
612 Sena Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-5882; www.jamspoboys.com
For a salad, either grilled or fried shrimp top mixed greens with onions, egg, cheese, tomato and croutons. The chicken Parmesan sandwich is served on either a bun or French bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri. Credit cards. $

JAMBA JUICE
930 Poydras St., (504) 304-4210; 3341 Magazine St., (504) 644-4220; www.jambajuice.com
The Tropical Harvest smoothie is a fruit and vegetable blend made with mango, peaches, passion fruit, mango juice and vegetable juice made from butternut squash, carrot and sweet potato. The strawberry Surf Rider is a blend of strawberries, peaches, lime sherbet and Jamba lemonade. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JAMILA'S MEDITERRANEAN TUNISIAN CUISINE
7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366
Grilled lamb chops are served with merlot and port wine reduction, steamed asparagus and pommes lyonnaise. Tunisian-style tagine of lamb is baked in a terracotta pot and served with saffron basmati rice. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAN'S CAJUN RESTAURANT
4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, (504) 689-2748
Jan's prepares seafood gumbo with a dark roux. The seafood plate includes fish, oysters, stuffed crab and stuffed shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JANIE BROWN'S RESTAURANT
27207 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-7201
Trout meuniere is served with lump crabmeat or grilled oysters. Chicken Marsala tops grilled chicken breasts with tomato and mushroom Marsala sauce over capellini or fettuccine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

JAZMINE CAFE
614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301
Spicy mango salad is made with julienne mango, jicama, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, fried shallots and sesame vinaigrette. Tamarind soup comes with a choice of shrimp, fish or tofu in tangy lemon grass broth with celery, pineapple, okra and tomato. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Jiggers Bar and Grill serves a cheeseburger with waffle fries. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Jiggers Bar and Grill serves a cheeseburger with waffle fries.

JIGGER'S BAR AND GRILL
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555
The Hog Heaven sandwich is made with Patton's hot sausage, pulled pork, bacon, honey mustard and grilled onions and served with a choice of fries. The muffuletta pizza combines Genoa salami, Italian ham, olive salad and provolone and mozzarella cheeses. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

JIMMY J'S
115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360; www.jimmyjscafe.com
Tuscan eggs ratatouille features polenta, ratatouille, broccoli rabe and poached eggs with grated Parmesan on top and available all day. The grilled eggplant sandwich is topped with sun-dried tomato pesto, squash, goat cheese and roasted garlic aioli on ciabatta served with fries. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, open 24 hours Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

JIMS
3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224; www.facebook.com/eatatjims
The Reuben features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss and provolone cheeses, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing grilled on freshly baked seeded rye. The grouper sandwich is a fillet served dressed on a Kaiser or rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

JOE SEPIE'S CAFE
4402 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 324-5613
Joe Sepie's serves New Orleans-style beef tamales. The traditional roast beef po-boy is a popular choice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

JOEY K'S RESTAURANT & BAR
3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com
Shrimp Magazine is angel hair pasta tossed with shrimp, artichoke hearts, ham, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Eggplant Napoleon features fried eggplant medallions, fried shrimp and crawfish cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY & JOYCE'S SEAFOOD
1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-7727
Grilled shrimp salad consists of grilled shrimp, lettuce, tomato, purple onions and seasoned croutons. Louisiana boiled shrimp is served by the pound with boiled potatoes, lemon, crackers and remoulade. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY'S PO-BOYS
511 St. Louis St., (504) 524 8129; www.johnnyspoboys.com
The roast beef po-boy features beef slow-cooked in house-made gravy with onions and lots of garlic. The muffuletta has house-made olive salad, imported salami, ham and mozzarella on an Italian bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

JOHNNY TRAUTH'S SEAFOOD BISTRO
2121 25th St., Kenner, (504) 471-0808; www.johnnytrauthsseafoodbistro.com
The fried or broiled seafood platter features catfish, shrimp, oysters, stuffed crab, french fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Broiled catfish is topped with crabmeat stuffing and served with parsley potatoes, salad and warm bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE JOINT
701 Mazant St., (504) 949-3232; www.alwayssmokin.com
The W Special combines pork, brisket, ribs and a side. The pulled-pork sandwich with optional coleslaw comes on a bun with a side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JUAN'S FLYING BURRITO
2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; www.juansflyingburrito.com
Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla comes dressed with fresh spinach and a side of cucumber salsa. The Hawaii 5-0-4 Nachos are a pile of tortilla chips topped with Jack cheese, pulled pork, bacon, grilled mango, chipotle sour cream, cilantro, avocado and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUGHEAD'S DEPOT BAR & GRILL
801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www.jugheadsnew-orleans.com
The steak bomb is a rib-eye cheese steak with sauteed onions and peppers and provolone and mozzarella cheeses on French bread. French toast rustica is crusted in candied walnuts and topped with sauteed raspberries and pear and served with butter and maple syrup. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

JUICY LUCY'S
133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 598-5044; 3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-8767; www.msjuicylucy.com
Grilled alligator sausage is served with sauteed vegetables. Miss Juicy fries are topped with melted cheddar, caramelized onions, applewood-smoked bacon and diced tomatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE JUJU BAG CAFE
5363 Franklin Ave., (504) 872-0969
Build-your-own omelets come with vegetables, turkey sausage or bacon and a croissant. The Mixed Bag combines shrimp, chicken, fish and sweet potato fries. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner and late-night Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

JUNG'S GOLDEN DRAGON
3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; www.jungschinese.com
Cold, cubed, firm tofu is dressed with sesame oil, garlic vinegar and soy sauce and topped with spring onions. A trio of sliced beef, ox tongue and tripe is served cold with a Sichuan hot pepper sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily.




Prices
Dollar signs indicate the average price of a dinner entree.

$ = $1-$10
$$ = $11-$20
$$$ = $21-up


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