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Summer Restaurant Guide 2015: J 

Jack Dempsey's Restaurant
738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914;
The namesake Jack Dempsey includes 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;
Louisiana shrimp and country grits are topped with smoked Gouda and barbecue shrimp sauce. Jumbo lump crab cakes are topped with pickled vegetables 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;
Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and chili hollandaise and served with salad and two sides. Fried chicken plates feature white or dark meat or mixed combinations with parsley, garlic and pickles on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Jaeger's Seafood and Oyster House
901 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson, (504) 818-2200;
Char-broiled oysters are topped with garlic, butter, Parmesan and breadcrumbs. Boiled crawfish are available for $1.99 per pound on Wednesdays and Thursdays through June. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$

Jamila's Mediterranean Tunisian Cuisine
7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366; www.jamilasnola
Couscous royale is served with stewed chicken and lamb, grilled house-made merguez sausage and vegetables. 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
The seafood plate includes fried shrimp, crab, fish, stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, french fries and salad. Chicken gumbo is made with boneless chicken thighs and two types of andouille sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Jazmine Cafe
614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301;
Spicy mango and jicama salad comes with cucumbers, cilantro, red chili peppers and fish sauce on the side, and tuna or salmon sashimi are optional. Com thit nuong is pork marinated with lemon grass, char-grilled and served with lettuce, cucumber, Roma tomatoes and pickled vegetables over rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Jeff's Creole Grille
5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-7992;
Grilled redfish is served with white wine lemon butter and grilled vegetables. Grilled shrimp and avocado salad includes roasted corn, red onions, mixed greens and choice of dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Jigger's Bar and Grill
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555
The half-pound Hangover burger is topped with hash browns, bacon, cheddar, hot sausage and a fried egg and served with a choice of french fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings or loaded potato. The 10-inch barbecue chicken flatbread pizza is topped with marinara, mozzarella, green onions, chicken and barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Jimmy J's Cafe
115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360;
The French toast Monte Cristo has melted cheese, ham and bacon inside and is served with home fries. The Three Little Pigs sandwich features a lightly battered chicken breast, Neuske's ham and bacon, Swiss cheese and tasso bechamel on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Joey Jeanfreau's Grill
2324 Paris Road, Chalmette, (504) 271-8216;
Roast beef po-boys feature slow-cooked top round beef cooked daily. House-made Italian sausage also is available in a po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Joey K's Restaurant & Bar
3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997;
Fried green tomatoes are topped with grilled shrimp and served with remoulade. The fried eggplant Napoleon is layered with fried shrimp and crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Johnny's Po-Boys
511 St. Louis St., (504) 524-8129;
The roast beef po-boy features beef cooked in house dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickles on Leidenheimer bread. The muffuletta includes ham, imported salami, mozzarella and house-made olive salad on a seeded bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

Johnny Sanchez
930 Poydras St., (504) 304-6615;
Gulf tuna tostadas are dressed with guacamole, yuzu and ghost pepper caviar. Gulf snapper ceviche is mixed with avocado, papaya, jalapeno, aji amarillo and lime juice. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Johnny Trauth's Seafood Bistro
2121 25th St., Kenner, (504) 471-0808;
Seafood fettuccine features shrimp, crawfish and jumbo lump crabmeat in creamy Alfredo sauce. Char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Joint
701 Mazant St., (504) 949-3232;
The slow-smoked beef brisket sandwich is served with one choice of house-made sides such as baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and stone-ground grits made from smoked corn. The pulled pork plate comes with a choice of two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Juan's Flying Burrito
515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825; 2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950;
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. Blackened redfish tacos are dressed with creamy cilantro slaw and salsa fresca in flour tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Juju Bag Cafe
5363 Franklin Ave., (504) 872-0969;
Salmon steak salad features avocado, sauteed onions, mushrooms, spinach and raspberry vinaigrette. Fried chicken is served with shrimp and okra simmered in Creole tomato sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Fri. and late-night Fri. Credit cards. $$

3021 St. Claude Ave., (504) 272-0205;
The Central Vermont burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, white cheddar, grilled apple and creamy maple sauce. The Crescent City burger is topped with a fried green tomato, greens and remoulade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Jung's Golden Dragon
3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280;
Peking duck is a whole crispy-skin duck served with house-made sauce and duck soup. Broiled fish with Sichuan hot pepper oil is served with vegetables. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$

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