Pan-seared jumbo shrimp simmered in chipotle-garlic cream sauce are served over a fried grit cake with sweet, teardrop tomatoes. The Juicy Lucy is an Angus beef and applewood-smoked bacon patty stuffed with provolone and topped with pickled jalapenos, roasted tomatoes and chipotle mayonnaise on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
Looking for your lost shaker of salt? Find it here, along with a huge selection of tropical libations, live music and fellow Parrotheads scanning the restaurant in hopes of spotting its namesake owner, who is a New Orleans Saints fan and occasional visitor to the restaurant. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m. daily.
A 10-ounce burger is dressed to order and served with fries or sweet potato fries. Grilled chicken breast tops a salad of spinach, dried cranberries, red onion, candied pecans, Gorgonzola and raspberry-balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
A glamorous neon sign beckons from Veterans Memorial Boulevard. Located next to Colonial Bowling, the Lamplighter offers cheap drinks, sports on TV and interesting characters.
Open 24 hours daily. Food available.
Round up some mates and drink like a (historically accurate) pirate at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, billed as one of the oldest bars in the country. Named after privateer Jean Lafitte, the bar draws locals and tourists to the quieter end of Bourbon Street for classic cocktails, "Frozen Voodoo Juice" and rustic ambience. Open daily. No food.
The build-a-burger menu offers choices of patty, bun, cheeses and a wide array of toppings. House-made cheeseburger soup includes ground Angus beef topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Parlay's demure entrance along a bustling stretch of Harrison Avenue belies the rowdy atmosphere you'll find on Sundays when the New Orleans Saints play. Friendly neighborhood faces, dog and human alike, fill spots along the 60-foot wooden bar facing a line of TVs, enjoying $3 bloody marys and mimosas and a free food spread in the back room. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-midnight daily.
The flaming fountain in the center of the courtyard is the eye of the storm at this complex of barrooms. Servers in green tuxedo jackets deliver signature hurricanes in hourglass-shaped glasses. The piano lounge is a popular destination for patrons to make requests and sing along with dueling pianists. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
This laid-back neighborhood hangout features a dog- and smoker-friendly patio with TVs facing outside. There's often free food during New Orleans Saints games, as well as darts, pool and video poker. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce and tomato and can be served with seafood gumbo. Red beans and rice is made with either smoked or hot sausage and comes with a side of French bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$