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New Orleans Winter Restaurant Guide 2015: American 

3 Potato 4
2727 S. Broad St., Suite 102, (504) 298-7761;
The vegan restaurant focuses on baked potatoes and offers gluten-free baked sweet potatoes, which are waffle-cut and served with chipotle mayonnaise. Other dishes include coconut milk-based ice cream and vegan three-bean chili. No reservations. Lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

517 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-1345;
Tachos are potato tots topped with vegan chili, cheddar, jalapenos, salsa and sour cream. Boudin and tofu banh mi are dressed with pickled carrots, red onions, jalapenos, cucumbers, cilantro, soy sauce and Sriracha mayonnaise on French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Alibi
811 Iberville St., (504) 522-9187;
Barbecue shrimp po-boys feature Gulf shrimp served dressed on French bread. The Alibi's classic burger features a 10-ounce ground beef patty and is served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1740;
Battered and fried Wisconsin cheese curds come with either marinara or roasted red pepper ranch. The Curbside burger features a house-made beef patty, pickles, American cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., Suite 104, (504) 865-9464;
Hot wings come with a choice of sauces such as honey mustard, Korean barbecue and various levels of spicy heat. The menu also includes chicken tenders, fried shrimp, burgers, sandwiches and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Biscuits & Buns on Banks
4337 Banks St., (504) 273-4600;
Brunch is served all day on weekends, and the menu includes French toast with grilled bananas and pancetta. Chicken and waffles comes with powdered sugar on top. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 309-7548;
The 10-ounce Brewster burger is topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles and is served with a choice of side. The 8-ounce rib-eye steak is served with garlic bread and a choice of side: fries, baked potato, salad, onion rings, jambalaya, potato salad, chili, sweet potato fries, cheese fries or a vegetable. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bucktown Burger and Fish Co.
200 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 840-0902;
The Bucktown burger features house-ground beef on an onion bun with lettuce, tomato and cheese. Grilled fish tacos are topped with house-made coleslaw and pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Buffet at Harrah's
8 Canal St., (504) 533-6000;
The Buffet offers a large selection of local seafood, Southern favorites like fried chicken, Asian dishes and a 40-item dessert bar. Friday nights feature seafood specials and Wednesday is prime rib night. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161;
Shrimp and chorizo tacos are served with cebollita slaw and poblano coulis with yuca chips. The beer burger is prepared with NOLA Brown beer cheese, LA 31 Boucanee barbecue sauce, bacon and red onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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. $

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, spicy garlic, barbecue, hot 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. $$

Fulton Alley
600 Fulton St., (504) 208-5569;
The upscale bowling alley's kitchen offers gourmet comfort food such as cheddar and andouille potato tots served with ranch dressing. The bacon cheddar burger features a Creekstone Farms beef patty topped with aged cheddar and applewood-smoked bacon. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Mon., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GG'S Dine-O-Rama
3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579;
Breakfast tacos and tots feature two flour tortillas loaded with house-made chorizo, scrambled eggs, cheddar, pico de gallo, arugula and cilantro crema served with a side of potato tots. The Mac'n On Magazine is a seven-cheese macaroni concoction topped with toasted truffle-buttered breadcrumbs and shaved Parmesan. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Gattuso's Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant
435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114;
House-made meatballs smothered in red gravy are served over spaghetti with salad and French bread. Blackened salmon salad features baby spinach, red onions, tomatoes, pecans, raisins and a choice of dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Hard Rock Cafe
125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617;
The menu includes burgers, ribs, barbecued chicken, salads, steaks and gourmet comfort food such as macaroni and cheese with grilled chicken. The Fiesta burger is dressed with Jack cheese, roasted jalapeno salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo and lettuce on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Houston's Restaurant
1755 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-1578; 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301;
Cedar plank salmon comes with Creole mustard sauce, coleslaw and vine-ripened tomatoes. Shrimp Louie salad combines poached jumbo shrimp, avocado, teardrop tomatoes and herbs over a lettuce wedge. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Knuckleheads Eatery
3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858
The Knuckle sandwich is a burger topped with blue cheese and bacon and served with fries. Nudillocabeza chicken salad features grilled chicken, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar, tortilla strips and pepper jelly dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Lakeview Harbor
911 Harrison Ave., (504) 486-4887;
The cheeseburger features an 8-ounce ground beef patty and is served with a loaded baked potato. The fried shrimp plate comes with potato salad and french fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Legacy Kitchen
759 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-5231;
Tuna tango salad is made with seared ahi tuna, avocado, mango, macadamia nuts, wontons, ginger-lime dressing and greens. Lemon ice-box pie is made from scratch with a Nilla wafer and nut crust, topped with fresh whipped cream. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, Credit cards. $$$

Mr. Roo's Deli & Catering
3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4010;
Shrimp Creole is served over rice with salad and bread. Eggplant Parmesan tops angel hair pasta with red gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co.
The catfish plate includes fried thin-cut catfish, coleslaw, hushpuppies and garlic-herb fries. The Shrimpzilla is a shrimp po-boy topped with Swiss cheese, roast beef debris gravy, shredded cabbage and Creole mustard sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

O'Henry's Food & Spirits
632 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 461-9840;
Chicken Tchoupitoulas features breadcrumb-crusted fried chicken breast, andouille, sauteed crawfish tails and creamy Monica sauce. The Cajun burger is a house-made sausage and ground beef patty topped with American cheese and zydeco sauce on a jalapeno-cheddar bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Oscar's Lounge & Restaurant
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540;
The house burger features a hand-formed, half-pound beef patty and comes with a stuffed baked potato. The Oscarlotta is the house version of a muffuletta made with cold cuts, cheeses and olive salad on French bread, served hot. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Poppy's Time Out Sports Bar & Grill
Spanish Plaza, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, Suite 80, (504) 247-9265;
The onion, mushroom and Swiss burger is served with Cajun fries. The Slugger is a triple-decker sandwich with layers of turkey, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese and pickles on rye bread, served with Cajun fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

R&O's Restaurant
216 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248
The roast beef po-boy is served on a toasted sesame loaf with brown gravy or red gravy and cheese. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crawfish, crabs and oysters. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
The Box includes four fried chicken tenders, tangy Cane's sauce, french fries, Texas toast and coleslaw. Fresh-squeezed lemonade is served over crushed ice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Russell's Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980;
Eggs Pontchartrain includes poached eggs, hollandaise, an English muffin, fried green tomatoes and pecan wood-smoked bacon. The Mr. America special tops two multigrain pancakes with bananas, blueberries, oatmeal and pecans and serves them with five egg whites and a grilled chicken breast. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Scotts' Coffee & Tapas Bar
201 Carroll St., Mandeville, (985) 231-7632;
The oven-roasted turkey and brie panino is dressed with Melba sauce. The tapas menu includes duck and brie egg rolls. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner and late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

The Store
814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446;
Patrons can order shrimp and grits for breakfast and Reuben sandwiches for lunch. Weekly specials include roast pork with rice and gravy on Tuesdays and fried Des Allemands catfish with tasso crawfish sauce every Wednesday. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Sugar Park
3054 St. Claude Ave., (504) 942-2047;
Bayou St. John fettuccine features grilled shrimp, andouille and Alfredo sauce. The Desire pizza is topped with shrimp, andouille and jalapenos. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

Treasure Island Buffet
Treasure Island Casino, 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000;
The buffet includes soups, salads, local favorites and an array of dishes from internatinal cuisines. Evening dinner specials include prime rib on Thursdays and seafood buffets on Friday and Saturday. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Vintage Garden Kitchen
925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, (504) 620-2495; Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., second floor;
Weekly specials include dishes such as yellow split pea soup, shrimp Creole and Moroccan chickpea stew. Vegan roasted butternut squash soup has roasted beets, coconut milk and orange zest. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

WOW Cafe
The Shanghai shrimp po-boy features fried shrimp topped with Asian slaw, cilantro and house ranch and Shanghai sauce. Santa Fe chicken tacos are filled with grilled or fried chicken, mixed cheeses, lettuce, tomato and Santa Fe sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar
1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530;
The sports bar offers plenty of noshing items and some tables are equipped with beer taps. Cajundillas are quesadillas filled with chicken, boudin, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille and rice. Seasoned waffle fries are topped with melted Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, banana peppers, scallions and chipotle ranch. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Zea Rotisserie & Grill
Thai ribs are St. Louis-style ribs coated in sweet and spicy sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds and Asian herbs. Half a rotisserie chicken is served with garlic-herb sauce, smoky barbecue or sweet-and-spicy chili glaze and sides such as Thai snap beans or roasted potatoes. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese
Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner
Filipino | Fondue | French | German | Greek | Indian & Pakistani
Irish | Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
Mexican/Southwestern | Music and Food | Neighborhood
Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys | Seafood | Steakhouse
Tapas & Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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