Char-broiled oysters are topped with garlic-butter sauce and Parmesan. The oyster loaf features fried oysters between two pieces of buttered thick Texas toast. The seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crabmeat and okra. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Cash only. $
Byblos offers meats cooked on the rotisserie and many popular Mediterranean dishes like chicken shawarma. The drunken halloumi appetizer is Cypriot cheese lightly pan-fried with ouzo and served over tomato slices with garlic aoili. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
This tavern keeps the beer cold and the grill hot. Choose from several burgers, including The Igor burger, the Cajun burger and the barbecue burger. The Cajun burger adds a kick of Tabasco and Creole seasonings. Chicken nuggets and onion rings are popular munchies. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
This smoky dive bar is a late-night favorite of many college students, though neighborhood regulars also haunt its bar to sift through a wide array of '90s jukebox hits, watch NFL games and play air hockey. Thursday nights offer $2 doubles for college students, though drinks aren't much more expensive on regular nights. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.
Bronzed redfish is topped with crabmeat and lemon butter sauce and served with garlic smashed potatoes and choice of sides such as asparagus or sauteed greens. Black and Blue steak salad features seared tenderloin over arugula with roasted cherry tomatoes, avocado and Maytag blue cheese vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$