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2015 Fall Restaurant Guide: Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge 

Blue Tomato
4401 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 734-3000
The shrimp, spinach and artichoke quesadilla is topped with sour cream and pico de gallo. Baby back ribs are smoked in house, smothered in Thai sauce and served with Caribbean coleslaw and pineapple baked beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Caffe Latte Da
5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 818-0051; www.caffelatteda.com
Avocado salad features sliced avocado, spring greens, red onions, sprouts, blue cheese, walnuts and orange slices. Additions include grilled chicken, chicken salad, grilled shrimp or shrimp salad. The herbed focaccia club sandwich is filled with grilled chicken, ham, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, lettuce and tomato and is served hot. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Carreta's Grill
1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-4833; www.carretasgrillrestaurant.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Charles Seafood
8311 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 405-5263; www.charlesseafood14.com
Crabmeat-stuffed trout is served with salad and a side. The Pontchartrain platter includes fried trout, fried shrimp, soft-shell crab, jambalaya grits and salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cold Stone Creamery
1130 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite F, Harahan, (504) 736-5037; www.coldstonecreamery.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

Colonial Bowling Lanes
6601 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 737-2400; www.colonialbowling.net
The Reuben features smoked pastrami, Creole pickled cabbage, melted Swiss cheese and house-made Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. The Angry Bird sandwich is a toasted croissant filled with turkey, applewood-smoked bacon and smoked habanero mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite C, Harahan, (504) 733-5100; www.fiveguys.com
The burger joint offers burgers, cheeseburgers and bacon cheeseburgers with toppings, including jalapenos, grilled onions, mushrooms, pickles and barbecue sauce. The menu also includes hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches and fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Happy Italian Pizzeria
7105 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 305-4666; www.happyitalian.com
The menu includes pizza, calzones, pasta dishes, sand- wiches, salads and more. The muffuletta calzone has a sesame seed crust. Veal and spinach cannelloni comes with fresh wheat fettuccine or gluten-free pasta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Hickory Cafe & Grill
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033; www.hickorycafe.com
The focaccia burger is an 8-ounce patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, roasted red peppers, spinach and basil mayonnaise on focaccia bread. The redfish po-boy features blackened redfish dressed with tartar sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

Hillbilly Bar-B-Q
2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1508; www.hillbillybbq.com
Hickory wood from Kentucky is used to smoke dry-rubbed pork spare ribs, various sausages and pulled pork. Loaded baked potatoes can be topped with pork, beef, chicken or Hillbilly chili and cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Jaeger's Seafood and Oyster House
901 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson, (504) 818-2200; www.jaegersseafood.com
Char-broiled oysters are topped with garlic, butter, Parmesan and breadcrumbs. The menu includes boiled seafood, grilled fish, po-boys, seafood platters and more. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.- Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Kelley's Village Inn
9201 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-4610
Crawfish Veronica features veal or eggplant with crawfish cream sauce over angel hair pasta. The menu also includes fried seafood platters, po-boys, muffulettas and some Italian entrees. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Koz's
6215 Wilson St., Harahan, (504) 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com
Red beans and rice with fried chicken is a Monday and Wednesday special. The roast beef po-boy features house-cooked roast beef dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

La Madeleine
5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, (504) 818-2450; www.lamadeleine.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

Lotus Vietnamese Cuisine
5359 Mounes St., Suite H, Elmwood, (504) 301-0775
The menu features spring rolls, fried Vietnamese egg rolls, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes, pho and seafood and chicken stock soups with yellow egg noodles. Lotus combination pho includes steak, brisket and meatballs. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant
10202 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
Grilled or fried catfish comes with house-made eggplant sauce, sauteed spinach and two sides. The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked roast beef on Leidenheimer French bread and is dressed to order. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Nacho Mama's Mexican Grill
Elmwood Shopping Center, 1000 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1016, Harahan, (504) 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com
California club nachos feature melted cheddar Jack cheese, bacon, grilled chicken, lettuce, pico de gallo and chipotle ranch dressing. The Green Monster burrito bundles zucchini, squash, spinach, corn, pico de gallo, black beans and salsa verde in a spinach tortilla and is served with Chihuahua roasted red and ancho peppers aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Phil's Grill
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; www.phils-grill.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Recovery Room Bar and Grill
1715 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 309-4975; www.facebook.com/therecoveryroombargrill
The Recovery burger features a ground beef and hot sau- sage patty served on a Lei- denheimer bun. Fried crab balls come with house dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Ridge Bistro and Deli
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-4195; www.ridgebistro.com
A grilled pork chop comes with smothered cabbage and crispy fried onions. Creamy Creole white beans and Gulf shrimp are served with smoked sausage. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com
Soft-shell crab is served with green curry, jasmine rice, baby corn and bell peppers. House-smoked pork porterhouse comes with pepper Jack cheese stone-ground grits, grilled asparagus and North Carolina-style barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Seither's Seafood
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116; www.seithersseafood.com
Blackened fish is served atop fried tortillas with pico de gallo, sour cream and avocados. Char-grilled oyster pasta features oysters, garlic butter, lemon, Parmesan and mozzarella over linguine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442; www.shimmyshack.net
Slow-smoked baby back ribs are served with arugula and watercress salad and parsnip-potato gratin. Pan-seared, miso-infused salmon is topped with roasted red peppers and ginger-sesame butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Smilie's Restaurant
5725 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 733-3000; www.smiliesrestaurant.com
Baked chicken Romano features an 8-ounce boneless breast breaded with Italian breadcrumbs and Romano cheese and served with chardonnay sauce. Grilled catfish Orleans is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Taqueria Corona
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722; www.taqueriacorona.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Taste Of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-0688; www.tasteoftokyoriverridge.com
Deep-fried portobello mushrooms are stuffed with snow crab and topped with eel sauce. Pork belly sliders feature oven-roasted chashu pork belly, cucumbers, red onions and sweet seafood sauce on a steamed Asian bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Theo's Neighborhood Pizza
1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite D., Harahan, (504) 733-3803; www.theospizza.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.




Abita Springs | Algiers | Bywater | Carrollton/University | CBD | Chalmette/New Orleans East
Citywide | Covington | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter | Gentilly/Lakefront | Gretna
Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Harvey | Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview
Madisonville | Mandeville | Marrero | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme
Other | Outskirts | Slidell | Uptown | Warehouse District




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