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Jack Dempsey's Restaurant
738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914; www.jackdempseys.net
The Jack Dempsey seafood platter features gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls and two sides. The half and half platter includes two choices of shrimp, catfish or redfish and a side item. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Jacmel Inn
903 E. Morris Ave., Hammond, (985) 542-0043; www.jacmelinn.com
Louisiana shrimp and country grits are topped with smoked Gouda and barbecue shrimp sauce. Jumbo lump crab cakes are topped with pickled squash and remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St., (504) 861-0886; www.jacques-imos.com
Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and chili hollandaise and served with salad and two sides. The Carpetbagger steak is stuffed with poached oysters and topped with caramelized red onions, blue cheese and oysters. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

click to enlarge Jaeger’s Seafood and Beer Garden serves oysters on the half shell and boiled shrimp and crawfish. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Jaeger’s Seafood and Beer Garden serves oysters on the half shell and boiled shrimp and crawfish.

Jaeger's Seafood and Oyster House
901 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, (504) 818-2200; www.jaegersseafood.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with breadcrumbs, cheese and garlic butter. The King's platter includes Dungeness crab, a Maine lobster, boiled shrimp, boiled potatoes, corn, salad and butter sauce. 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
Sauerbraten is marinated beef sirloin served in sweet and sour gravy with spaetzle. The Munich plate includes weiner schnitzel, a Bavarian-style pork chop, German-style meatloaf, bratwurst, knackwurst, sauerkraut, spaetzle, potato salad, red cabbage and mustard. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jam's Po-Boys & Catering
612 Sena Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-5882; www.jamspoboys.com
The all-you-can-eat catfish platter comes with salad and french fries or potato salad. Roast beef po-boys are made with thin-sliced roast beef in gravy. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

Jamila's Mediterranean Tunisian Cuisine
7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366
Grilled lamb chops are served in merlot and port reduction with steamed asparagus and Lyonnaise potatoes. Sauteed shrimp and mussels are served with tarragon seafood reduction over linguine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Jan's Cajun Restaurant
4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, (504) 689-2748
Jan's seafood plate includes fish, oysters, stuffed crab and stuffed shrimp. Seafood gumbo is made with dark roux. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Janie Brown's Restaurant
27207 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-7201; www.janiebrowns.com
Shrimp Creole features spicy bell pepper, celery and onion sauce served over rice. Eggplant medallions are dipped in Italian breadcrumbs, fried and served with red gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Jazmine Cafe
614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301; www.jazminecafe.com
Spicy mango salad is made with julienne mango, raw tuna, jicama, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, fried shallots and sesame vinaigrette. The salmon mango spring roll features fresh salmon, mango, vermicelli and lettuce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Jeff's Creole Grille
5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-7992; www.jeffscreolegrille.com
Grilled redfish is served with white wine lemon butter and grilled vegetables. The fried shrimp platter comes with french fries or potato salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$

Jerk's Island Grill
70437 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 893-1380; www.jerksislandgrill.com
Shrimp lettuce wraps combine marinated shrimp, sauteed onion and bell peppers in teriyaki glaze and tortilla strips in romaine lettuce leaves. Verde salad features jerk chicken breast over spinach, dried cranberries, goat cheese, pecans and curry vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jigger's Bar and Grill
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555
Crispy fried boudin chimichangas are served with chipotle-honey-mustard sauce. Wings come in orders of 10 or 20 with a choice of sauces such as chipotle lime and garlic herb. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Jimmy J's Cafe
115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360; www.jimmyjscafe.com
The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Chicken sandwich features a lightly battered chicken breast, Neuske's ham and bacon, Swiss cheese and tasso bechamel on a brioche bun. Cochon eggs Benedict features slow-braised pork, poached eggs, jalapeno hollandaise and a biscuit. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Jims
3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224; www.jimsnola.com
The grilled Reuben includes corned beef, pastrami, Swiss and provolone cheeses, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on seeded rye. The grouper sandwich is a fillet served dressed on a kaiser or rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Joey K's Restaurant & Bar
3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com
Trout Tchoupitoulas is a sauteed fillet topped with shrimp and crabmeat and served with new potatoes and vegetables. Red beans and rice come with smoked sausage. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Johnny's Po-Boys
511 St. Louis St., (504) 524-8129; www.johnnyspoboys.com
The Judge Bosetta po-boy combines ground beef, Italian and hot sausage and Swiss cheese. The Johnny's special features beef, grilled ham and American and Swiss cheeses on French bread or Texas toast. Breakfast and lunch daily. No reservations. Cash only. $

Johnny Trauth's Seafood Bistro
2121 25th St., Kenner, (504) 471-0808; www.johnnytrauthsseafoodbistro.com
Full or half slabs of baby back ribs are served with garlic mashed potatoes or red beans and rice, coleslaw and bread. Sauteed or fried oysters are served with garlic sauce and Parmesan cheese over pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Joint
701 Mazant St., (504) 949-3232; www.alwayssmokin.com
A Tuesday and Wednesday special is house-cured and smoked pastrami. A new side item is stone-ground grits made from smoked corn. 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
Seared tuna tacos feature rare tuna seasoned with coriander-chili rub in flour tortillas with miso-wasabi slaw and avocado. The signature Flying Burrito combines skirt steak, Gulf shrimp, Creole chicken, sour cream, guacamole, yellow rice, black beans, salsa la fonda and Juan's hot sauce in a Hola Nola flour, whole wheat, spinach or cayenne tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit  cards.

Jubilee Restaurant and Courtyard
301 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 778-2552; www.jubileerestaurantcourtyard.com
Pan-fried Gulf fish is served with blue crab, slivered almonds and caper-crab veloute. Veal and blue crab Napoleon layers breaded veal medallions with crabmeat, port-currant reduction, beurre blanc and dill. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Juicy Lucy's
133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 598-5044; www.msjuicylucy.com
The Juicy Mid-City burger is made with an 8-ounce Angus beef patty stuffed with sharp cheddar and smoked bacon served with shoestring fries or Zapp's potato chips. The Juicy Jerky Turkey features turkey in jerk sauce with sauteed onions, mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella and provolone topped with mango chutney and served with fries or chips. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Juju Bag Cafe
5363 Franklin Ave., (504) 872-0969
The catfish plate includes grilled or fried catfish, sweet potato souffle, macaroni and cheese, peas and potato salad. The Mixed Bag combines shrimp, chicken, fish and sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner and late-night Thu.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

Jung's Golden Dragon
3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; www.jungschinese.com
Eggplant Sichuan features eggplant sauteed in garlic and Sichuan seasonings served over white rice. The Happy Family combines sauteed beef, chicken, pork, shrimp and vegetables in garlic sauce with crispy egg noodles. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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