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Fall Restaurant Guide 2014: Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge 

Blue Tomato
4401 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, (504) 734-3000
Baby back ribs are smoked in house, smothered in Thai or barbecue sauce and served with Caribbean coleslaw and pineapple baked beans. Blackened honey-glazed salmon comes with Mexican yellow rice and smothered green beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Caffe Latte Da
5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 818-0051;
Avocado salad features sliced avocado, spring greens, red onions, sprouts, blue cheese, walnuts and orange slices, and optional additions include chicken, chicken salad or shrimp salad. The herbed focaccia club sandwich is served hot with grilled chicken, ham, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Charles Seafood
8311 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 405-5263; www.charles-
Charles crab pasta features capellini topped with crab claws, a soft-shell crab and crab Acadiana sauce. The Pontchartrain platter includes fried trout, fried shrimp, soft-shell crab, jambalaya grits and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cold Stone Creamery
1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite F, Harahan, (504) 736-5037;
See Carrollton section for restaurant description.

Colonial Bowling Lanes
6601 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 737-2400;
The cafe serves burgers, sandwiches, chicken wings and tenders, pizza, quesadillas and more. Daily specials include red beans and rice on Mondays and seafood platters on Fridays. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Crabby Jack's
428 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 833-2722;
The duck po-boy features slow-roasted duck served on French bread. Jacques-Imo's fried chicken comes on a platter with red beans, dirty rice, fries, coleslaw, potato salad or jambalaya. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Fox and Hound English Pub & Grille
1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, (504) 731-6000;
The sports bar offers noshing items such as chicken wings with a choice of sauces: hot, mild, hot honey, spicy garlic, barbecue, hot barbecue, honey mustard barbecue and sweet chili garlic. The Black Forest sandwich features grilled turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on a Bavarian pretzel roll served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Happy Italian Pizzeria
7105 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 305-4666;
The menu includes pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, pasta and more. Roasted portobello mushroom salad includes arugula, Roma tomatoes and lemon basil-Dijon dressing. The Italian pulled pork sandwich is dressed with provolone, Italian herbs and greens on wheat bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Hickory Cafe & Grill
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033The focaccia burger features an 8-ounce patty, pepper Jack cheese, roasted red peppers, bacon, spinach and basil mayonnaise on focaccia bread. For brunch, Cajun Benedict combines poached eggs, boudin, biscuits and hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

Hillbilly Bar-B-Q
2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1508;
House-made alligator sausage, boudin and dry-rubbed pork spare ribs are smoked over Kentucky hickory wood. Loaded baked potatoes are topped with pork, beef, chicken or Hillbilly chili and cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Jaeger's Seafood and Oyster House
901 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, (504) 818-2200;
Char-grilled oysters are topped with breadcrumbs, cheese and garlic butter. The King's platter includes Dungeness crab, Maine lobster, boiled shrimp, boiled potatoes, corn, salad and butter sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Kelley's Village Inn
9201 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-4610
The seafood muffuletta contains catfish, shrimp and oysters. Char-grilled oysters are topped with Parmesan and Romano cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

6215 Wilson St., Harahan, (504) 737-3933;
See Lakeview/Lakefront section for restaurant description.

La Madeleine
5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, (504) 818-2450;
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant
10202 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
Grilled or fried catfish comes with house-made eggplant sauce and two sides. The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked roast beef dressed to order on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Nacho Mama's Mexican Grill
1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite 1016, Harahan, (504) 736-1188;
Buffalo chicken nachos are loaded with fried Buffalo chicken, blue cheese, celery, red onions and ranch dressing. The Green Monster burrito is a spinach tortilla filled with squash, zucchini, bell peppers, red onions, corn, spinach and black beans and topped with Chihuahua cheese and red pepper aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Phil's Grill
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705;
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Recovery Room Bar and Grill
1715 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 309-4975
The Recovery burger features a ground beef and hot sausage patty served on a Leidenheimer bun. Golden-fried crab balls are served with house dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Ridge Bistro
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-4193;
Creole white beans and shrimp are served with smoked sausage in cream sauce. The Peppery Pig sandwich features layers of smoked ham, provolone cheese, baby spinach, tomato and Tabasco pepper jelly on a toasted croissant. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938;
Paneed veal and fried green tomato are stacked on top of crawfish etouffee and served with asparagus. The Shank-You burger features an 8-ounce beef patty and a hot sausage patty and is served with fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Sake Cafe
1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite A, Harahan (504) 733-8879;
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Seither's Seafood
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116;
The spicy tuna po-boy features seared rare tuna, cucumbers, avocado, spicy mayonnaise, sweet soy reduction sauce, sesame seeds and green onions. The seafood trio platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, catfish, fries and garlic bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442
Lemon-marinated sole is served with potato terrine, leeks and cider tartar dressing. Heritage Farm beets and English goat cheese salad is tossed with truffle-honey dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Smilie's Restaurant
5725 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 733-3000;
Louisiana crab cakes are topped with creamy crawfish sauce. Trout Orleans is baked trout topped with jumbo lump crabmeat sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Taqueria Corona
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722;
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Taste Of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-0688;
The menu includes sushi, tempura, teriyaki, rice and noodle dishes, salads and more. Tokyo tuna crunch features a fried sushi rice patty topped with spicy tuna and tangy sauce. The Tropic Thunder roll combines coconut shrimp, snow crab, avocado, salmon, mango and crab stick and is topped with orange tobiko and strawberry-cranberry sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Theo's Neighborhood Pizza
1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan, (504) 733-3803;
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Arabi/Chalmette/New Orleans East | Bywater | CBD | Carrollton/University

Citywide | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter | Gentilly/Lakefront

Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview

Metairie | Mid-City/Treme | Uptown | Warehouse District

Northshore: Abita Springs | Covington | Madisonville | Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank: Algiers | Gretna | Harvey | Marrero | Outskirts

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