Trout Baquet is topped with lemon-butter garlic sauce and lump crabmeat and comes with salad and a side item. Red beans, greens or potato salad accompany the Southern fried chicken. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
Built in the early 1700s and boasting it is the oldest bar in the United States, Lafitte’s is frequented by ghost tours, pirate lovers and neighborhood regulars. Legend has it that in the early 19th century, pirate Jean Lafitte and his brother Pierre used the bar to fence their ill-gotten goods. Today it houses a piano bar and offers a full bar and a patio. Open daily. Smoking: yes.
The W Special combines pork, brisket, ribs and a side. The pulled pork sandwich with optional coleslaw comes on a bun with a side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
On a lengthy menu of po-boy options, the Judge Bosetta features ground beef, hot sausage and Swiss cheese on French bread. Seafood platters include a fried crawfish plate. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $
Grilled salmon is served with new potatoes, mixed vegetables and salad. Shrimp remoulade salad is topped with boiled or fried shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training table feast of gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls and two side items. Dungeness crab is steamed and served with one side. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
“Snappy casual” is the dress code at this Quarter gay hangout favorite, which features two stories of bars and a wraparound balcony (the VIP viewing stand for the annual Krewe of Barkus). Tuesday nights are for karaoke, piano singalongs are held Sundays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Good Friends draws a big crowd for all Saints games. Try a “separator” — the house special tastes like a frozen milkshake and packs a serious kick. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. Happy hours 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun.