Play trivia Tuesday, buy a pint of beer and keep the glass Thursday and hear live music Friday and Saturday. There's outdoor seating at this dog-friendly bar, and the restaurant's menu is available until 9 p.m. Open Mon.-Sat. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Jumbo soft-shell crab is topped with lump crabmeat and Alfredo sauce. Blackened or grilled redfish is served with grilled shrimp and crabmeat on top and potatoes and vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Applebee’s aims to please every palate with its menu of steaks, ribs, burgers, sandwiches, fried seafood, fajitas and pasta bowls. There also are menus of drinks, desserts, low-calorie and kids’ items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Sicilian cannoli are fried cinnamon pastry shells with ricotta filling, chocolate and pistachios. Gelato flavors include stracciatella, a Sicilian chocolate chip flavor. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $
Braised veal shank osso buco is served with saffron risotto or angel hair pasta. House-made ravioli are stuffed with crabmeat and topped with light crabmeat cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
With 20 TVs and 400 beers, 82 of which are on tap, Cooter Brown's may seem like just a sports bar, but the walls are decorated with more than 30 sculptured celebrity caricatures, each imbibing from an oversized beer bottle. The Snooty Cooter bar in the back offers craft beers. Outdoor seating is available, and the food menu features oysters, po-boys, burgers and daily specials. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
Cafe au lait and beignets made Cafe du Monde world famous. While the original Decatur Street location remains a French Quarter landmark, satellite shops can be found scattered throughout the metro area. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $
Get $2 bloody marys Saturday and Sunday. The menu features burgers, po-boys, sandwiches, salads and lunch specials. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-close Tue.
The casual cantina serves tacos, burritos, flautas and more. Avocado salad features sliced avocado, lettuce and tomatoes in tangy dressing. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and served with guacamole and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $