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ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE
3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 309-4056; www.acmeoysterhouse.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

ACROPOLIS CUISINE
3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-9046Chicken Acropolis features sauteed chicken breasts topped with spinach, feta, eggplant and mozzarella, served over angel hair pasta with marinara sauce. Moussaka is a Greek version of lasagna with layers of potatoes, ground veal, bechamel-based cheese sauce and fried eggplant and zucchini. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ANDREA'S RESTAURANT
3100 19th St., Metairie, 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com
A native of Capri, chef Andrea Apuzzo offers an array of Italian seafood, pasta and steak dishes. House-made ravioli filled with porcini mushrooms are flamed in brandy and served with fresh sage. Trout royale features sauteed trout topped with crabmeat in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE BEACH HOUSE
2401 N. Woodlawn St., Metairie, 456-7470; www.beachhousenola.com
Jumbo lump crab cakes are served with creamy crawfish sauce. The chicken club sandwich is served on grilled flatbread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BEAR' S GRILL & SPIRITS
3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-9226; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com
The Ferdie is a roast beef, ham and Swiss cheese po-boy dressed with mayo, lettuce, tomatoes and pickle. The New Orleans burger is covered in roast beef debris and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BEIJING
2222 Clearview Pkwy., Suite B2, Metairie, 885-8881The Beijing crispy chicken features sauteed white meat chicken in sweet brown sauce. The Beijing duck is served with pancakes, hoisin sauce, scallion and cucumber. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BISTRO
38New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway, 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 832-3838The Marriott burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon and your choice of cheese. The seafood pasta features sauteed shrimp and crawfish in cream sauce over penne pasta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 

BLACK ORCHID BISTRO
3749 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 832-1444Eve's Garden is a sandwich made with garlic-herb cream cheese, alfalfa sprouts, cucumbers, avocado and tomato on toasted whole wheat bread. Trout amandine comes with potatoes and salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

BOZO'S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR
3117 21st St., Metairie, 831-8666; www.bozosrestaurant.com
The seafood platter combines cornmeal-fried oysters, Gulf shrimp and Des Allemends catfish and a stuffed crab. Gulf shrimp are stuffed with Louisiana lump crabmeat and broiled. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BRAVO CUCINA ITALIANA
3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com
Romano-crusted chicken breasts are served on a salad of chopped greens, eggs, bacon, cucumber and tomato with creamy Parmesan dressing. Filet mignon Toscano is served with mashed potatoes and green beans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE BREAKROOM CAFE
3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 941-7607; www.breakroomofmetairie.com
The shrimp and grits comes with toast and a small coffee. The East Jefferson club has layers of turkey, ham, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheese and is served hot. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BROOKLYN PIZZERIA
1809 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-1030; 4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-1288; www.eatbrooklyn.net
The Boss pizza has pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushroom, garlic and extra cheese on top. The muffuletta pizza is made with garlic or red sauce and topped with mozzarella, salami, ham and olive salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

BYBLOS
1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9773; www.byblosrestaurants.com
The gyro nachos are fried pita chips topped with gyro meat, tzatziki sauce, black olives, feta cheese, tomatoes and onions. Lamb kebab platter comes with two side items. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BYBLOS MARKET
2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-9777; www.byblorestaurants.com
A chicken kebab comes with hummus, salad, pita bread, grilled onions, tomatoes and red pepper. The chicken shawarma plate has chicken breast marinated overnight, grilled and served with hummus, salad and pita. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CADDYSHACK
3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 833-1799Red beans and rice come with a choice of sausage, ham, a pork chop or chicken. The chicken club sandwich is served with salad and avocado. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, 934-4700; www.cafeb.com
Ralph Brennan's Cafe B serves creative contemporary cooking. "Green, Egg and Ham" combines jumbo asparagus, a poached egg, crisped prosciutto and hollandaise. The chicken pot pie fills puff pastry with roasted chicken, Louisiana yams, house-cured bacon, sweet peas and creamy sage sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE EAST
4628 Rye St., Metairie, 888-0078; www.cafeeastnola.com
Crispy whole fish is batter-fried and served with a choice of hot and spicy Szechuan sauce or Hong Kong-style garlic and black bean sauce. Peking duck is a crispy whole duck served with Chinese pancakes and hoisin port sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE EQUATOR
2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com
The ginger tori is a chicken breast sauteed with onions, carrots, yellow squash and shiitake mushrooms in ginger sauce. Lava beef is sauteed in spicy sauce and served with green beans. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE ROYALE
3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com
The Hawaiian chicken Royale panino features grilled chicken, pineapple, bell peppers, onions, provolone cheese and spinach dressing. The "tummy tuck" tomato is stuffed with chicken, seafood or tuna salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFFE ANGELINA
5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 889-7770The Angelina deluxe burger is loaded with bacon, cheddar and grilled onions. The avocado salad is topped with grilled shrimp and Mandarin orange-ginger dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFFE! CAFFE!
3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
The avocado salad combines romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, Gorgonzola, walnuts, red onion and mango vinaigrette, and grilled chicken, chicken salad or shrimp salad are optional additions. The Greek chicken wrap bundles chicken, feta, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, olives and Greek dressing in a wheat tortilla. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. North Hullen Street: Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFFE FRESCA
4445 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 887-2010; www.caffefresca.com
Maine lobster can be ordered stuffed with crawfish dressing. The Fresca salad combines char-grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, sun-dried tomatoes, onions and croutons. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAJUN GRILL & BAR
2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, 831-0095; www.cajungrillandbar.com
The Cajun burger is a beef patty topped with a hot sausage patty. The appetizer sampler includes chicken wings, cheese sticks and fried mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CANSECO'S MARKET
1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-5979; www.cansecosmarkets.com
The deli section of the grocery has sandwiches, salads and hot items to go and there are baked goods, cheeses and olives. The Cuban sandwich is loaded with roasted pork and ham and pressed crisp. Pick up a whole roasted chicken to go. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CHAD'S BISTRO
3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com
The fried catfish platter is served with potato salad and toast. The lump crabmeat salad features smoked Gouda, dried cranberries and roasted pecans on Boston lettuce with citrus vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHATEAU DU LAC WINE BISTRO
2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com
Chateau du Lac adds fois gras to its roux and tops its andouille and pork loin gumbo with a seared slice of foie gras. The Belgian endive salad features diced endive, spinach, candied pecans, diced red grapes, shallots and green onion tossed in French honey-Dijon vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHERRYBERRY FROZEN YOGURT & SHAVED ICE
3348 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 322-2118; www.cherryberryyogurt.com
Get finely shaved ice topped with fruit, vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of condensed milk. Tropical passion is one of the exotic frozen yogurt flavors. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHINA ROSE
3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 887-3295The lomi lomi features fried bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp and pineapple served on a bed of sauteed vegetables. The China Rose special is a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHURROS CAFE
3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, 885-6516The namesake churro is a sweet, fried dough stick, Cuba's version of a beignet. The ropa viejo features shredded beef simmered in red gravy and served with white rice and black beans. The Cuban sandwich includes roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard pressed on French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CITY DINER
3116 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 831-1030; www.citydiner.biz
Pancakes whipped up with a sweet cream mix are so big they are served on a 14-inch pizza tin. The hickory burger comes with ham, barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese on a jalapeno-cheddar, sourdough or wheat bun and is served with fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

COPELAND'S CHEESECAKE BISTRO
4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-7620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com
Crawfish egg rolls are filled with tasso, crawfish, black beans, Chinese vegetables and ginger-honey sauce and served with spicy pepper jelly dipping sauce. The white chocolate bread pudding is a French bread custard pudding topped with shaved white chocolate and Frangelico cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CORKY' S RIBS & BAR-B-Q
4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-5000; www.corkysbarbq.com
Hickory-smoked Memphis-style ribs are served with beans, coleslaw or fries. Get a barbecued pork sandwich with fries or sweet potato fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CORNER CAFE3
316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, 454-1008The seafood platter includes gumbo, salad, an appetizer sampler, stuffed shrimp and fried shrimp, oysters and catfish. The house-cooked roast beef goes in a po-boy dripping with gravy. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner Tue.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Sat., breakfast Sun. Credit cards. $

CRAZY JOHNNIE'S STEAKHOUSE
3520 18th St., Metairie, 887-6641; www.crazyjohnnies.net
One of Johnnie's popular specials is the 8 1/2-oz. prime-cut filet mignon topped with bordelaise sauce and served with Crazy potatoes. Giant Dippin' Shrimp is Johnnie's version of New Orleans barbecue shrimp and is served with French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE CREOLE GRILLE & BAR
5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www.thecreolegrille.com
Crabmeat au gratin is jumbo lump crabmeat in cheese sauce served with a vegetable. Bourbon glazed pork chops feature two 7-oz. char-broiled pork chops brushed with bourbon sauce and served with Creole blue potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CUCOS
5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-5005; www.cucosmex.com
Beef, chili, beans, rice, lettuce, pico de gallo, ranchero sauce and shredded cheeses fill the Insane burrito. The El Presidente combines beef and cheese enchiladas, a beef taco, two chimipoquitos, rice, beans and ranchero sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CYRUS RESTAURANT
612 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 309-2477Sheeshleek is a marinated and char-broiled rack of lamb served with sauteed vegetables and both white and saffron rice. Chicken kebabs feature marinated chicken char-broiled with vegetables and served with white and saffron rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DEANIE'S SEAFOOD
1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, 831-4141; www.deanies.com
The Creole spinach salad is topped with fried oysters, bacon, egg, red onion and Creole honey-mustard dressing. The stuffed flounder has crabmeat dressing sandwiched between two broiled fillets and is served with salad and a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

DON'S SEAFOOD HUT
4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com/metairie
The seafood salad combines fresh boiled shrimp, crawfish and lump crabmeat over garden greens. The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed shrimp and crab, shrimp etouffee and Cajun fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DORIGNAC'S
710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com
Seafood gumbo is packed with okra, shrimp and crabmeat. The stuffed mirliton is filled with a mixture of shrimp, crabmeat and breadcrumbs. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

DRAGO'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR
3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant.com
Drago's char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. Shrimp and grits gets extra flavor from tasso and rosemary. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FAUSTO'S BISTRO
530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com
Fried soft-shell crab is served with seafood ravioli in white wine-garlic sauce. The Parmesan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with crabmeat, tomato and white wine butter sauce and served with wilted spinach. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 The blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley's popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GAMBINO' S BAKERY
4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-7500; www.gambinos.com
Gambino's serves baked goods and a limited lunch menu. The popular doberge cake features layers of custard in flavors like chocolate, lemon and caramel. The muffuletta is served on house-made bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

GIORLANDO'S RESTAURANT
741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8593 This Metairie eatery specializes in casual Italian fare. Mama G's eggplant features lightly fried eggplant slices over angel hair pasta with shrimp au gratin sauce. Grilled chicken is served with a side of tomato-basil pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

GUILLORY'S GROCERY
3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, 833-1390 The hot tamale sandwich is served on French bread and topped with chili and cheese. The hamburgers are made with two patties and a choice of cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

HARBOR BAR & GRILL
3024 17th St., Metairie, 835-6111 The Harbor burger is a 12-oz. patty topped with shredded cheddar. The blackened tuna steak is served with French-style green beans and red new potatoes. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HERITAGE GRILL
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com
Ralph Brennan's lunch spot serves contemporary Creole cuisine in a sleek, modern setting. Start with roasted duck, wild mushroom and tasso egg rolls served with ginger and green onion dipping sauce. Chicken and dumplings feature roasted chicken, onions, carrots, wild mushrooms, herb sauce and house-made pastry dumplings. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

HOBNOBBER CAFE
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com
The crawfish and corn bisque is a popular starter. The catfish fillet is topped with creamy crawfish sauce and served over pasta with salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

HOUSTON'S RESTAURANT
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-2301; www.hillstone.com
The grilled chicken salad features mixed greens, honey-lime vinaigrette and Thai peanut sauce. The prime rib is slow-roasted on the bone and served au jus with a choice of vegetable. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

IMPASTATO'S RESTAURANT
3400 16th St., Metairie, 455-1545; www.impastatos.com
The soft shell Marcello features two large crabs topped with crabmeat and crawfish in lemon butter sauce. The fettuccine Alfredo tops house-made noodles with Parmesan, cream, butter and cracked black pepper. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

IZZO'S ILLEGAL BURRITO
4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite A, Metairie, 889-5505; www.izzos.com
The Illegal burrito is made with two 13-inch flour tortillas packed with rice, beans and toppings. The grilled tacos feature two corn tortillas melted together with cheese and covered with more cheese and a choice of toppings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JAM'S PO-BOYS & CATERING
612 Sena Drive, Metairie, 833-5882 Jam's popular roast beef po-boy is made with slow-cooked beef. The all-you-can-eat catfish special is offered from 2 p.m. to closing. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat., lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $

JIGGERS BAR & GRILL
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-3555Jiggers offers a casual menu to please its sports-watching patrons. Choose the 8-oz. grilled hamburger or the hot and spicy buffalo fried chicken sandwich topped with blue cheese. Both come with choice of fries, onion rings or sweet potato fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

KANNO CALIFORNIA SUSHI BAR
3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 455-5730Sauteed calamari is served with portobello mushrooms. Get a special roll filled with salmon, mango and cucumber. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KOREA HOUSE
3547 18th St., Metairie, 888-0654Korea House serves a variety of Korean dishes including barbecue options and casseroles. The seafood pancake is garnished with green onions. Marinated beef is served with vegetables and rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY
3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com
The J&N sandwich combines hot corned beef and pastrami on New York rye with mustard, horseradish, coleslaw and a pickle on the side. Matzo ball soup is a clear seasoned broth with light and fluffy matzo balls. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

KUPCAKE FACTORY
800 Metairie Road, Suite Q, Metairie, 267-4990; www.thekupcakefactory.com
The Fat Elvis cupcake is a banana cake topped with peanut butter frosting. The Strawberry Fields ices strawberry cake with strawberry butter cream frosting. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LA DOLCE NOLA SNACKERY AND GELATERIA
200 Metairie Road, Metairie, Suite 100, 832-1122; www.ladolcenola.com
The gelateria offers a long list of original flavors as well as chocolates and candies. The pear sorbetto is made with fresh local pears. The chocolate sorbetto is made with milk chocolate. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LA MADELEINE
3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, 456-1624; www.lamadeleine.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

LAGER'S INTERNATIONAL ALE HOUSE
3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-9923; www.draftfreak.com
The Southwestern wrap fills a tortilla with either chicken or chopped steak and cheddar, black beans, roasted red peppers, onions, rice, salsa and sour cream. The delirium mushroom Jack burger is topped with mushrooms and Jack cheese and comes with a side item. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

LANGENSTEIN'S
800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-6682; www.langensteins.com
The gourmet grocery has a deli counter offering entrees to go. Gulf shrimp take a dip in creamy Brie soup. The Better Cheddar combines garlic, herbs and spices into double-stuffed potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

LITTLE TOKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT
1521 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 831-6788; www.littletokyonola.com
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

LIVE BAIT BAR AND GRILL
200 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 840-0902; www.livebaitnola.com
Live Bait offers a large selection of local seafood. The seafood platter oyster includes shrimp, catfish, soft-shell crab, fries and Texas toast. The most popular appetizer is the barbecue shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MANO'S PO-BOYS
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, 734-0922Mano's offers breakfast specials and a wide selection of po-boys at lunch. The Saints special comes with ham, eggs and cheese. The Monday special is red beans and rice with sausage and a breaded pork chop and it comes with salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite D, Metairie, 887-2167; www.marbleslab.com
The French Vanilla flavor is made with French custard and Madagascan vanilla. Chocolate Amaretto includes Dutch chocolate and natural almond flavoring. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MARK TWAIN'S PIZZA LANDING
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com
The Innocents Abroad pie is topped with Genoa salami, Italian sausage, tomatoes, artichokes and fresh basil. The Creole pizza has sauteed shrimp, Gulf crab claw meat, andouille and zucchini. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MARTIN WINE CELLAR
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; www.martinwine.com
This wine emporium and gourmet deli serves sandwiches, salads and daily specials. The Steamboat is a hot sandwich of corned beef, ham, hickory-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, onions and Creole mustard on an onion roll. Shrimp puttanesca combines Gulf shrimp, capers, kalamata olives and penne pasta in spicy sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

MAURICE FRENCH PASTRIES
3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 455-0830; www.mauricefrenchpastries.com
The house specialty is Kugelhopf cake, a European-style Bundt cake that comes in seasonal flavors. Cakes are always made with seasonal fresh fruit. No reservations. Hessmer Avenue: breakfast Mon.-Sat. West Napoleon Avenue: breakfast Tue.-Sat.. Credit cards. $$

MELIUS BAR & CAFE
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The chicken cordon bleu sandwich comes with fries. The Melius beef or chicken burger is served on Texas toast with onions and Swiss and American cheeses. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MILANO'S PIZZERIA
3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, 780-7500Mardi Gras pasta combines Gulf shrimp, diced tomatoes and green onions in spicy bisque cream sauce over linguine. The muffuletta pizza tops a pie with ham, salami, olive salad, mozzarella and tomato sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MR. GYROS GREEK RESTAURANT
3620 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 833-9228 Souvlaki fills one of Mr. Gyros' pita sandwiches. Moussaka is a lasagna-like dish of layered eggplant and ground beef. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MR. ROO'S DELI & CATERING
3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-4010; www.mrroosdeli.com
Mr. Roo's muffuletta is filled with Genoa salami, ham, Swiss and provolone cheeses and olive salad. On Thursdays, the home-style special is breaded pork chops with mashed potatoes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MORNING CALL
 3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-4068 The beignets are made from a 140-year-old sourdough recipe and sprinkled with powdered sugar. The limited menu also includes traditional jambalaya. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

NAKED PIZZA
701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-0066; www.nakedpizza.biz
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

NOR-JOE IMPORT COMPANY
505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, 833-9240; www.norjoe.com
Nor-Joe's muffuletta offers a host of imported meats, cheeses, olives and oil. Nor-Joe also offers a vegetarian version. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

O'HENRY'S FOOD & SPIRITS
8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

OSCAR'S RESTAURANT & BAR
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-9540The half-pound burger comes with an overstuffed baked potato. Home-cooked roast beef is served on a po-boy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PARADISE CAFE
3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-4141The Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and honey-mustard dressing on rye bread. Another favorite is the chicken salad with green onions. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

click to enlarge Allan Hornbrook delivers a roast beef po-boy and a fried seafood sandwich to customers at Parran's Po-Boys. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Allan Hornbrook delivers a roast beef po-boy and a fried seafood sandwich to customers at Parran's Po-Boys.

PARRAN'S PO-BOYS
3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; www.parranspoboy.com
Parran's offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHIL'S GRILL
3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com
The Zapp-alaya Basin burger features a Zapp's potato chips encrusted chicken breast topped with Swiss cheese, house-made jalapeno aioli, tomato, a pickle and red onion on a jalapeno bun. Other burgers can be customized with choices from 19 sauces, 18 toppings and eight cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO NOLA
3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com
Get a banh mi sandwich filled with minced barbecue pork, roasted pork, ham, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro and aioli. NOLA rolls are crispy fried egg rolls stuffed inside rice paper spring rolls with vermicelli, pickled carrots and cilantro. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO ORCHID
3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 457-4188; www.phoorchid.com
The namesake Orchid Pho tops beef noodle soup with eye-round steak, brisket, tenderloin, tripe and a meatball. Seafood fried rice combines shrimp, crab and squid. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHOENICIA RESTAURANT
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-9950Kafta shish kebab platters include hummus, rice and salad. Chicken shawarma also is available on a platter. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PIE PIZZA & PASTAS
4300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-5566Lobster ravioli are topped with both cheese sauce and marinara. The Greek pie is loaded with roasted garlic, artichokes, black olives, spinach, tomato and provolone, feta and mozzarella cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PIZZA FLORENCE
4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-7888; www.pizzaflorence.net
The smoked turkey salad includes turkey, bacon bits, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, corn and mozzarella cheese over lettuce with honey-mustard dressing. The gyro pita roll includes lamb and beef gyro, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and tzatziki sauce wrapped in pita bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PUCCINO'S COFFEEHOUSE
Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 17th Street at Severn Avenue, Metairie, 835-3151; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-9970; www.lovepuccinos.com
For breakfast, the eggs Puccino sandwich features egg, ham and cheese on an English muffin. The create-your-own grits special includes your choice of five cheeses, bacon, turkey, ham or Italian sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge The staff at R&O's Restaurant will treat you — and feed you — like family. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

R & O'S RESTAURANT
216 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 831-1248The meatball pizza is made with house-made dough, red sauce and meatballs. The muffuletta is filled with ham, salami, Swiss cheese, mozzarella and olive salad and is served warm on toasted bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RAJUN CAJUN CAFE
5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 883-5513; www.rajuncajuncafe.com
Redfish is grilled, topped with lemon-butter sauce and served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The fried Cajun catfish is topped with crawfish cream sauce, fries and hushpuppies. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RESTAURANT CYPRESS
4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com
Crawfish and crabmeat Parma features Louisiana crawfish tails and lump crabmeat baked in a casserole with a Parmesan crust and served with white wine butter sauce. Pan-sauteed baby white veal is layered with a portobello-crabmeat dressing and topped with sherry beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RICCOBONO'S PEPPERMILL
3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, 455-2266; www.riccobonos.com
The eggs Benedict features an English muffin topped with Canadian bacon, two poached eggs and house-made hollandaise. Veal parmigiana features paneed veal and fried eggplant medallions topped with mozzarella, Parmesan and house-made red sauce and is served with spaghetti. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RISTORANTE DE FILIPPO
1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 835-4008Speckled trout is topped with lump crabmeat and served with linguine and a vegetable medley. Order paneed veal either Marsala- or piccata-style. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ROLY POLY
3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 872-0957; www.rolypoly.com
See CBD section for restaurant description.

ROYAL BLEND COFFEE & TEA HOUSE
204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-7779; www.royalblendcoffee.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600; www.ruthschris.com
See Warehouse District section for restaurant description. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SAKE CAFE
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 779-7253See Kenner section for restaurant description.

SALVATORE RISTORANTE
3226 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 455-2433Soft-shell crab Salvatore features two fried jumbo soft-shell crabs topped with creamy crabmeat and shrimp sauce and served with mixed vegetables and potatoes. Sicilian-style char-broiled oysters are topped with sweet butter, Romano and Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic and Pinot Grigio. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SAMMY'S PO-BOYS AND CATERING
901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com
Roast beef debris fills a po-boy dripping with gravy. Onion rings are thinly sliced, hand-battered and lightly fried. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SANDRO'S TRATTORIA
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com
Sandro's serves a large menu of Italian dishes including seafood, steaks, pasta and salads. Sauteed shrimp, peppers and onions are tossed in cream sauce and served over fried eggplant with sauteed spinach and fettuccine. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SAUCY'S BBQ GRILL
3244 Severn Ave., Metairie, 322-2544; www.saucysbbqgrill.com
Saucy's serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled or jerk chicken. Side items include smoked beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw and Caribbean rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SEMOLINA
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-7930; www.semolina.com
Chicken Florentine features two lightly seasoned grilled chicken breasts served with fresh spinach, mushrooms and cream sauce. Pasta Chicago combines sweet Italian sausage, yellow onions, bell peppers and garlic in red sauce on a bed of angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SERRANOS SALSA COMPANY
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-2354; www.serranossalsacompany.com
Serranos serves Mexican and Latin favorites and has a specialty margarita menu. Shrimp Jalisco is bacon-wrapped Gulf shrimp stuffed with asedaro cheese and jalapenos. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$

SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND STEAKHOUSE
2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com
The fish cocktail features fish, onions and tobiko tossed in wasabi sour cream sauce and topped with plum sauce and salmon roe. A lunchtime bento box features shrimp tempura, sashimi, a snow crab roll, buckwheat noodle soup and a choice of chicken or beef teriyaki. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SHORT STOP PO-BOYS
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboys.com
The roast beef po-boy is made with debris cooked in-house with garlic, onions and Worcestershire sauce. The shrimp po-boy features Louisiana shrimp lightly breaded with corn flower and breadcrumbs. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SID-MAR'S RESTAURANT & BAR
3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, 831-9541; www.sidmarsrestaurant.com
Sid-Mar's serves a wide array of fried and grilled seafood in po-boys and on platters. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served in a spicy sauce. Seafood gumbo brims with crabmeat. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SIDELINES BAR & GRILL
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 831-4002The BLT is made with a half-pound of bacon plus pepper Jack cheese and chipotle ranch sauce. The Cuban sandwich combines pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and spicy mustard on pressed French bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SPITALE'S DELI
2408 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 837-9912; www.spitalesdeli.com
Chicken Parmesan comes with garlic bread and salad. Grilled onions, brown gravy and provolone cheese top the "dirty" turkey sandwich. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SPUDLY'S SUPER SPUDS
2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, 455-3250; www.spudlys.com
Crabmeat, crawfish, shrimp, cheddar cheese, cheese sauce and chives top the Super Duper spud. The chicken Delight features fried chicken breasts topped with mozzarella, chives and cheese or barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEP BROTHERS BAR & GRILL
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 889-9856; www.stepsbarandgrill.com
Step Brothers' club sandwich is heaped with ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato on Texas toast and is served with chips. The Timmy burger features a beef patty, hot sausage patties, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato and is topped with secret sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SUCRE
Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-2277; www.shopsucre.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

SUNSHINE CAFE
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 100, Metairie, 834-6040; www.sunshinecafenola.com
The Mediterranean orzo pasta salad is made with spinach, red onions, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, roasted pine nuts and house lemon-balsamic vinaigrette. House-made hummus comes with sun-dried tomatoes, feta and pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

TAJ MAHAL
923 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859Taj Mahal is one of New Orleans' longtime favorites for Indian cuisine. There are many vegetarian dishes and curried options like the mutton curry. "Italian dosa" are thin rice crepes filled with pasta, fresh vegetables and cheese and topped with marinara. A buffet is offered for lunch. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

TANDOORI CHICKEN RESTAURANT
2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, 889-7880; www.tandoorichickennola.com
Fish masala is a fish cooked in tomato and cream gravy. Lamb curry is cooked in a sauce of onion and spices. Both dishes are available a la carte and are on the dinner buffet on Friday and Saturday. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THAT'S A WRAP
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-0009; www.thatsawrapnola.com
The Southwest chipotle chicken wrap is filled with broiled chicken, bacon, sharp cheddar, romaine, organic spring greens, tomatoes and spicy chipotle mayo. The Tuscan turkey wrap features roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, romaine, organic spring mix, tomatoes and creamy pesto vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THAT'S AMORE
4421 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 454-5885; www.thatsamorepizzaonline.com
That's Amore prepares a true Chicago-style deep-dish pie with pizza toppings amassed like a pie filling between thin layers of crust. The house-made roast beef po-boy is a popular choice. No reservations. Lunch Thu.-Sun, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

TUTTI FRUTTI FROZEN YOGURT
4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite B, Metairie, 371-5195; www.tfyogurt.com
Tutti Frutti offers a rotating daily selection of 14 flavors, such as the popular TF Tart. Topping options include candies, chocolate, fruits, sprinkles and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

VEGA TAPAS CAFE
2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com
Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VINCENT'S ITALIAN CUISINE
4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

WHOLE FOODS MARKET
3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; www.wholefoods.com
This gourmet grocery has bars for salad, sandwiches, hot items and pizza as well as cheeses and fresh baked goods. Try herb-roasted turkey with side items like Brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash or orange juice and brown sugar mashed potatoes with dried cranberries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

WINSTON'S PUB & PATIO
531 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-8705The pub serves burgers and fries and noshing items like Southwestern egg rolls. For a sandwich, try the grilled chicken Caesar pita. British-style fish and chips feature batter-fried cod with waffle fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ZEKE'S RESTAURANT
1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-1133; www.eatatzekes.com
Zeke's entree options include pecan-crusted catfish, blackened alligator in Creole sauce and buckets of boiled seafood. For a sweet treat, try Oreo beignets with powdered sugar and cherry buttercream. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$




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