The Shrimpzilla po-boy has fried shrimp, roast beef debris gravy, Swiss cheese, shredded cabbage with Creole mustard sauce and is served with garlic-herb fries. Some locations serve chocolate beignets by New Orleans Coffee and Beignet Company. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards $
The FEMA roll bundles salmon, snow crab, asparagus and avocado in soybean paper topped with spicy tuna, smelt roe and spicy mayonnaise. The Black and Gold roll features coconut shrimp and cream cheese with mango and avocado on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
What started as a warehouse space converted to a music hall more than 35 years ago has become a local music institution. Tipitina's presents a mix of local and touring bands, and the bars are open when the club is open for shows, including Sunday afternoon's Cajun dance party. Open for concerts. No food.
A tin ceiling and black-and-white checkered floors are holdovers in a newly renovated space with a new contemporary bar, high-boy tables and a char-grill station for oysters. The hurricane is the most popular drink, and here it's made with fresh passion fruit juice. The food menu also received a facelift and standards like Desire's shrimp and grits and gumbo are joined by new dishes such as crawfish cheesecake with red pepper aioli. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Char-grilled oysters are topped with herb butter and a blend of cheeses and served with French bread. The Peacemaker po-boy includes fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayonnaise. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
There's no cover at this cash-only jazz and blues club, which features live music nightly. There is a one-drink minimum per set. Open daily. No food.
With a bandstand right at its door on Frenchmen Street, this spacious music club with three stages draws in crowds with a mix of jazz, brass and funk bands, Cajun and zydeco music and more. The bar offers classic cocktails, including the Proud Mary, its spicy bloody mary. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.