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click to enlarge The seafood muffuletta and roast beef po-boy are popular choices at Parran’s Po-boys.

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The seafood muffuletta and roast beef po-boy are popular choices at Parran’s Po-boys.

P&G RESTAURANT
345 Baronne St., (504) 525-9678
The fried shrimp po-boy fills French bread with shrimp, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise and ketchup, cocktail sauce or tartar sauce. Red beans and rice comes with either smoked or hot sausage and French bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PJ'S COFFEE
Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com
Southern Wedding Cake is a flavored coffee available during summer. On the cool side, PJ's granita is an icy smooth frozen coffee drink. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PALACE CAFE
605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661; www.palacecafe.com
Crabmeat cheesecake is baked in a pecan crust and topped with wild mushroom sauce and Creole meuniere. Andouille-crusted fish is pan-roasted and served with Crystal butter sauce, chive aioli, rissole potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE
1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com
Oysters bordelaise are fried oysters served with chasseur or green peppercorn sauce. Shrimp Ambrosia features shrimp sauteed in fennel-Pernod cream sauce with mushrooms and served over spinach fettuccine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

PARADISE CAFE
3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-4141; www.paradisecafeandgifts.com
The chicken salad-stuffed avocado is served on a bed of lettuce. The double-decker club deluxe sandwich comes with ham, turkey, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN
538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047; www.parkwaypoorboys.com
The roast beef po-boy features beef cooked for 24 hours in gravy. The surf-and-turf po-boy tops fried shrimp with roast beef gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

PARRAN'S PO-BOY
S3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www.parranspoboys.com
Parran's seafood muffuletta is filled with fried shrimp, catfish and oysters and dressed with house-made Cajun mayonnaise. Blackened shrimp fill a po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PARROT PETE'S
Fountain Park Centre, 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 362-9780; www.parrotpetes.com
The Sunflower salad is a blend of baby spinach, romaine lettuce, avocado, tomato, grilled chicken, applewood-smoked bacon, ham, croutons, sunflower seeds and cheddar and pepper Jack cheeses. Huevos rancheros features two sunny-side-up eggs on a griddled flour tortilla with ranchero sauce, cheddar cheese and sour cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PASCAL'S MANALE RESTAURANT
1838 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-4877
A signature Pascal's dish is New Orleans barbecue shrimp featuring head-on Gulf shrimp in tangy, buttery sauce served with French bread. In the combination pan roast, oysters, shrimp and crabmeat are baked with shallots and parsley in a casserole. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

PATIO RESTAURANT
5540 Crowder Blvd., (504) 240-6744
The seafood baked potato is stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, green onions and cheese. Gumbo is a popular starter. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PATOIS
6078 Laurel St., (504) 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com
Crispy duck confit salad includes beet quinoa and orange vinaigrette. Olive oil cake is served with rosemary ice cream, vanilla bean semifreddo, orange reduction and pistachio dust. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE PEACEBAKER
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 888-9094; www.thepeacebaker.com
Hand pies are sweet tarts filled with fruit such as apple or blueberry. Mixed berry cheesecake cupcakes have graham cracker crusts and cream cheese icing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

PECHE SEAFOOD GRILL
800 Magazine St., (504) 522-1744; www.pecherestaurant.com
Fish sticks are lightly fried in LA 31 batter and served with tartar sauce. Grilled whole speckled trout with salsa verde is one of the changing daily whole fish specials for two or more to share. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

PEPPERONI'S CAFE
8123 Hampson St., (504) 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com
French toast is served with bananas Foster sauce. Huevos rancheros includes two fried eggs, black beans, sour cream, guacamole and ranchero sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PERE ANTOINE
741 Royal St., (504) 581-4478; www.pereantoine.com
Crawfish and crabcake Pontchartrain features pasta topped with crawfish, crab cakes and lemon-butter sauce. The New Orleans sampler includes shrimp Creole, red beans and rice, jambalaya and bread pudding. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

PETITE AMELIE
900 Royal St., (504) 412-8065; www.cafeamelie.com
Smoked salmon smorrebrod features smoked salmon, chive cream cheese, baby arugula, dill and tomato-horseradish salad on challah bread. Thin-sliced roasted lamb leg is topped with roasted peppers and harissa mayonnaise on toasted ciabatta bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PETITE CUPCAKES & EVENTS
2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite A9, Gretna, (504) 233-3020; www.petite-cupcakes.com
The king cake cupcake is topped with cream cheese icing and gold, green and purple sprinkles. The margarita cupcake is made with Jose Cuervo margarita mix. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PETUNIA'S PLACE
2020 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 674-3436; www.petuniasplace.com
Eggplant JoAnn is breaded eggplant topped with house-made artichoke dressing, sauteed crawfish and Alfredo sauce served with garlic-butter pasta. Redfish Julia is topped with creamy crawfish sauce and served with garlic-butter pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Tue., dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

PHIL'S GRILL
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com
The Fat City burger features a battered and fried Black Angus patty stuffed with cheddar cheese and topped with lettuce, tomato and a fried egg. The Big Easy burger features a Black Angus patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO HOA RESTAURANT
1308 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-2094
Banh mi thit nuong
is a Vietnamese-style po-boy filled with char-grilled lemon grass pork, pickled vegetables and jalapenos. Com tam bi suon cha trung features a grilled pork chop, shredded pork, a fried egg, an egg cake made of pork, egg and mushrooms, a side of broth, rice, lettuce, tomato and cucumber. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO NOLA
3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com
The NOLA Roll is a crispy fried egg roll wrapped inside a spring roll with pickled carrots, cilantro, lettuce and vermicelli. Jazzy fruit tea is made with flavored jasmine green tea, diced mangos, strawberries and fruit jelly. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO ORCHID
3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188; www.phoorchid.com
Pho Orchid's basic pho includes vermicelli noodles, herbs and eye-round steak. Bun bo xao is vermicelli topped with lemon grass beef and served with bean sprouts, lettuce and house sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO TAU BAY
113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 368-9846
Pho Tai soup comes with medium rare beef and rice noodles. Combination pho includes sliced beef and pork in beef broth with noodles and herbs. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHOENICIA RESTAURANT
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-9950
The Phoenician plate includes tabbouleh, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, kebabs, salad and rice. The gyro plate features thin-sliced beef and lamb. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PICCADILLY
Citywide; www.piccadilly.com
Southern-style fried chicken is a staple at these cafeterias. Shrimp Diablo is shrimp simmered in spicy tomato sauce and served over rice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

PIE PIZZA & PASTAS
814 S. Peters St., (504) 528-2743; www.piepizzaandpastas.com
The chicken club features marinated chicken, smoked bacon, black forest ham, mozzarella and sun-dried tomato aioli. The Greek-accented Margaritis pizza is topped with marinated artichokes, roasted garlic, baby spinach, black olives, tomatoes, feta cheese and garlic butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIER 424 SEAFOOD MARKET
424 Bourbon St., (504) 309-1574; www.pier424seafoodmarket.com
Blackened ahi tuna is served with citrus, wasabi aioli, bacon vinaigrette and tempura-fried vegetables. Pecan-crusted catfish is served with andouille, sweet potato and mirliton hash and Creole meuniere sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

PINKBERRY
300 Canal St., (504) 899-4260; 3460 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 612-7306; 5601 Magazine St., (504) 899-4260; 1212 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, (504) 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com
Mochi are chewy and slightly sweet Japanese rice cakes. Get yogurt in a waffle cone with your choice of toppings. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

PITA PIT
5800 Magazine St., (504) 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com
The jerk chicken pita is filled with grilled onions, green peppers, pineapples, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, cheddar and mango-pineapple vinaigrette. Chicken souvlaki is dressed with spinach, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, feta and tzatziki. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZA DELICIOUS
617 Piety St., (504) 676-8482; www.pizzadelicous.com
The margherita pizza features fresh mozzarella, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and basil. Baby arugula and strawberry salad is tossed with pecans, fennel, blue cheese and balsamic-strawberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

PIZZA FLORENCE
4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7888; www.pizzaflorence.net
Seafood pasta features crawfish tails and shrimp tossed with penne in cream sauce served with salad and garlic bread. The Mediterranean salad is made with romaine lettuce, spring mix, kalamata olives, Roma tomatoes, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, red onions, feta cheese and sun-dried tomato dressing. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA MAN OF COVINGTON
1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874
The Board pizza has spinach, feta, onion, mushrooms and capicola ham. The Wow pie is topped with olive oil, garlic, artichokes, Romano cheese and crabmeat. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

PIZZA NOLA
141 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 872-0731; www.pizzanola.com
The barbecue chicken wrap is filled with grilled chicken, barbecue sauce, mozzarella and onions. Shrimp scampi features grilled Gulf shrimp in white wine-lemon sauce over spaghetti. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

PIZZICARE
3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 301-4823; www.pizzicare.com
The NOLA Roots garden pie features vegetables picked from the neighborhood garden. The grilled chicken and pesto sandwich is dressed with romaine lettuce, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes on house-made ciabatta bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PORT OF CALL
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofneworleans.com
The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a baked potato, salad and bread. Half-pound burgers are served with a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PORTER & LUKE'S
1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4555; www.porterandlukes.com
The Creola salad features shrimp and crabmeat with chunks of andouille and tomato dressing. Eggplant Vincent is a fried hollowed-out eggplant bowl filled with shrimp and crawfish in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE PRALINE CONNECTION
542 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-3934; www.pralineconnection.com
The fried Gulf shrimp plate comes with cornbread and a side. Hot shrimp and tomato salad is tossed in dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PRIME GRILLE
3162 Dauphine St., (504) 301-1740; www.primegrille3162.com
Blackened salmon salad features blackened salmon, field greens, red cabbage, Mandarin oranges, Asian noodles and sugar snap beans tossed in Asian vinaigrette. Garlic- and herb-crusted prime rib is served with haricots verts, carrots, red onion, house-cut french fries and horseradish cream. Reservations accepted. Brunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

PUCCINO'S COFFEEHOUSE
3544 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 309-4322; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9970; Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-3151; www.lovepuccinos.com
Iced Puccino mocha is an iced latte mixed with Ghirardelli or white chocolate. The smoked salmon BLT includes smoked salmon, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatos and Puccino's tangy remoulade spread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PUPUSERIA DIVINO CORAZON
2300 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 368-5724
Tamal de elote is a corn tamale served with cream. Combination pupusas feature thick cornmeal tortillas stuffed with pork, cheese and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PURE YOGURT CULTURE
8108 Hampson St., (504) 864-8108; www.pureyocult.com
Pecan praline and watermelon are popular summer flavors. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PYRAMIDS CAFE
3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602; www.pyramidscafeneworleans.com
The lamb gyro wrap is dressed with lettuce and tomatoes and served with hummus, fries or salad. The combo kebab plate features ground lamb, beef and chicken kebabs with a side of hummus. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $




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


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