Grilled tuna salad consists of yellowfin tuna served over romaine lettuce with mozzarella cheese, diced tomatoes, red onions, homemade croutons and dressing. The grilled shrimp club features gulf shrimp, bacon, provolone, sliced tomatoes, shredded iceberg lettuce and mayo and is served on white or wheat. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Jumbo soft-shelled crab is topped with lump crabmeat and served atop Alfredo pasta and with garlic bread and salad. Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
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. $$
Fall gelato flavors include pumpkin and chestnut and there are Bartlett pear and orange Italian ices. Stracciatella gelato is the “Italian chocolate chip” gelato, made with a vanilla cream base and imported Italian chocolate. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $
Chef Andrea Apuzzo prepares Italian dishes with a variety of local seafood. Crab cake Andrea features Italian-seasoned eggplant medallions topped with Louisiana crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Osso buco Milanese is a braised veal shank served with saffron rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
The only thing outnumbering the large HD TVs lining the walls here are the available beers. Cooter Brown's invites all to take a "trip around the world" in sampling its array of brews, all of which pair perfectly with raw oysters or burgers. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-close Tue.
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. $
Menu items at Tarpon Joe's include burgers, po-boys and sandwiches, salads and lunch specials. $2 bloody Marys are available Saturdays and Sundays. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 4 p.m.-close Tues.
The menu includes California-style burritos, soft tacos, flautas, Mexican pizzas 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. $