"A Taste of Soul" platter comes with file gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya, greens, fried chicken, ribs, catfish strips and bread pudding.. Crawfish etouffee features crawfish tails smothered in tomato gravy over rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Since 1933, the motto of this venerable French Quarter standard has been "Have fun!" — and bridal parties to international tourists have followed that rule with the aid of Pat O'Brien's signature Hurricane, served in a large souvenir glass. The old carriageway entrance takes guests to the "heart and soul" of the bar's patio, the flaming fountain. One guest is chosen nightly to light it. Visitors can place requests at the piano bar. During the holiday season Santa visits every Saturday night. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
The Ferdi po-boy is loaded with roast beef debris, baked ham, shredded cabbage, pickles, mayonnaise and yellow and Creole mustards. Jerry's jambalaya is made with chicken, sausage, vegetables, tomatoes, herbs and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Seafood and okra gumbo is made with shrimp, crab, onion, bell pepper and tomato and is served over rice. Chicken espagnole is half a chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic. It's served over rice with vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
With the sounds of traditional New Orleans jazz wafting through this shaded space on the edge of the French Market, Gazebo Cafe offers a variety of drinks to enjoy at your table or to go, including its popular ice cream daiquiris, which come in flavors from White Russian to strawberry. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu.
Burgundy Street Buffalo Chicken comes with bacon and ranch sauce. The Lil' Dixie cheeseburger is served dressed on a sweet sourdough onion bun with sides of house-made pickles and french fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $