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JACK DEMPSEY'S RESTAURANT
738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914; www.jackdempseysllc.com
The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training table feast of gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls and two side items. Dungeness crab is steamed and served with one side. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JACQUES-IMO'S CAFE
8324 Oak St., (504) 861-0886; www.jacques-imos.com
Chef Jacques Leonardi's colorful cafe and bar offers his creative take on Creole favorites. Shrimp and alligator cheesecake is served with Creole tomato sauce. The carpetbagger steak is an 8-ounce filet stuffed with poached oysters and topped with red onions, blue cheese and hollandaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

JAEGER'S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER HOUSE
901 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, (504) 818-2200; www.jaegersseafood.com
Boiled crawfish is available in season. Pound-and-a-quarter Maine lobsters are boiled and served with butter sauce, potatoes, corn and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAGER HAUS GERMAN RESTAURANT & BAR
833 Conti St., (504) 525-9200; www.jager-haus.com
Sauteed veal cutlets in porcini mushroom and veal demi-glace come with spaetzle dumplings and lingonberry sauce. German meatloaf is made from ground beef, pork, applewood-smoked bacon and pork belly, topped with mushroom demi-glace and served with a choice of potato salad, spaetzle, red cabbage or sauerkraut. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JAM'S PO-BOYS & CATERING
612 Sena Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-5882; www.jamspoboys.com
For a salad, either grilled of fried shrimp top mixed greens with onions, egg, cheese, tomato and croutons. The chicken Parmesan sandwich is available on either a bun or French bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri. Credit cards. $

JAMBA JUICE
930 Poydras St., (504) 304-4210; 3341 Magazine St., (504) 644-4220; www.jambajuice.com
The Tropical Harvest smoothie is a fruit and vegetable blend made with mango, peaches, passion fruit, mango juice and a vegetable juice made from butternut squash, carrot and sweet potato. The strawberry Surf Rider is a blend of strawberries and peaches, lime sherbet and Jamba lemonade. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JAMILA'S MEDITERRANEAN TUNISIAN CUISINE
7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366
Grilled lamb chops are served with merlot and port wine reduction, steamed asparagus and pommes lyonnaise. Tunisian-style tagine of lamb is baked in a terracotta pot and served with saffron basmati rice. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAN'S CAJUN RESTAURANT
4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, (504) 689-2748
Jan's prepares both chicken and seafood gumbo with a dark roux. The seafood plate includes fish, oysters, stuffed crab and stuffed shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JANIE BROWN'S RESTAURANT
27207 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-7201
Trout meuniere is served with lump crabmeat or grilled oysters. Chicken Marsala tops grilled chicken breasts with tomato and mushroom Marsala sauce over capellini or fettuccine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

JAZMINE CAFE
614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301
Spicy mango salad is made with julienne mango, jicama, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, fried shallots and sesame vinaigrette. Tamarind soup comes with a choice of shrimp, fish or tofu in tangy lemon grass broth with celery, pineapple, okra and tomato. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

JIGGER'S BAR AND GRILL
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555
Hog Heaven sandwich is made with Patton's hot sausage, pulled pork and bacon served with honey mustard and grilled onions with a choice of fries. The muffuletta pizza combines Genoa salami, Italian ham and olive salad topped with provolone and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

JIMMY J'S
Cafe 115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360; www.jimmyjscafe.com
Breakfast is available all day, and popular items include Tuscan eggs ratatouille which stacks polenta, ratatouille, broccoli rabe and poached eggs with grated Parmesan on top. The grilled eggplant sandwich is topped with sun-dried tomato pesto, squash, goat cheese and roasted garlic aioli on ciabatta served with fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Open 24 hours Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

JIMS
3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224; www.facebook.com/eatatjims
Classic deli sandwiches, like corned beef, come on bread baked in house. Try the Bywater spin on a Philly cheesesteak, with onions, peppers and Havarti on a roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

JOE SEPIE'S CAFE
4402 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 324-5613
Joe Sepie's serves New Orleans-style tamales made with beef. Meatball po-boys come with or without cheese. A traditional roast-beef po-boy remains a popular choice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

JOEY K'S RESTAURANT & BAR
3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com
Grilled salmon is served with new potatoes, mixed vegetables and salad. Shrimp remoulade salad is topped with boiled or fried shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY & JOYCE'S SEAFOOD
1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-7727
The seafood platter includes fried oysters, shrimp, catfish and a stuffed crab. The shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayo and a pickle. Boiled crawfish are available in season. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY'S PO-BOYS
511 St. Louis St., (504) 525-8037; www.johnnyspoboys.com
On a lengthy menu of po-boy options, the Judge Bosetta features ground beef, hot sausage and Swiss cheese on French bread. Seafood platters include a fried crawfish plate. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

JOHNNY TRAUTH'S SEAFOOD BISTRO
2121 25th St., Kenner, (504) 471-0808; www. johnnytrauthsseafoodbistro.com
The fried or broiled seafood platter comes with catfish, shrimp, oysters and stuffed crab is served with french fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Broiled catfish is topped with crabmeat stuffing and served with parsley potatoes, salad and warm bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE JOINT
701 Mazant St., (504) 949-3232; www.alwayssmokin.com
The W Special combines pork, brisket, ribs and a side. The pulled pork sandwich with optional coleslaw comes on a bun with a side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JUAN'S FLYING BURRITO
2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; www.juansflyingburrito.com
The Sweet N Green quesadilla is green chiles, onions, cheese and sweet potatoes in a spinach tortilla. The Tijuana Caesar salad features grilled chicken over iceberg and romaine lettuces, with a creamy Parmesan caesar dressing, tortilla chips and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Philly cheese steaks are the specialty at Jughead’s Depot Bar & Grill. - PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber
  • Philly cheese steaks are the specialty at Jughead’s Depot Bar & Grill.

JUGHEAD'S DEPOT BAR & GRILL
801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www.jugheadsneworleans.com
The surf and turf po-boy is part rib-eye steak, part grilled or sauteed shrimp, topped with horseradish sauce. Breakfast cheese steak features scrambled eggs with cheese steak dressings. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. Credit cards. $

JUICY LUCY'S
133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 598-5044; 3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-8767; www.msjuicylucy.com
The Juicy Lucy original burger features American cheese stuffed inside a half-pound beef patty. The grilled alligator sausage appetizer is served with sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE JUJU BAG CAFE
5363 Franklin Ave., (504) 872-0969
Choose from assorted vegetables and a side of turkey sausage or bacon to fill the build-your-own omelet, which is served with a croissant. The Mixed Bag combines shrimp, chicken, fish and sweet potato fries. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner and late-night Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

JUNG'S GOLDEN DRAGON
3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com
Mu-shu pork includes chopped pork, cabbage, mixed vegetables and soft pancakes with plum sauce. A whole Peking duck is accompanied by steamed buns and tofu soup. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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