Standing since 1984 in the peaceful locales of Belle Chasse, Salvo's has been delighting locals and visitors alike with some of the best seafood in the region. Choose from a varied menu featuring everything from shrimps and oysters to crabs, lobsters and clams. You can tuck into the delectable preparations or have them make a po' boy for you. There's a diverse choice of sides ranging from salads and fries to even fried frog legs to go with your meal. Apart from seafood, Salvo's also offers a choice of steaks. The restaurant can accommodate large groups with ease and is excellent for hosting private events. They also offer catering. Check website for more.
Located in the French Quarter, the Deja Vu Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to treat yourself. Their menu offers a variety in American cuisine, with an extensive menu for breakfast. Start your day with their egg specials which come in different combinations and styles. Right from steak and eggs, Mexican omelette to Eggwich, there are too many options to choose from, to kick-start your day. The menu also features appetizers, salads and clubs to satiate you. Reasonably priced, the overstuffed sandwiches promise a hearty meal. Apart from the food, there is video poker to keep you occupied.
Located in the French Quarter, Corner Oyster Bar & Grill is usually crowded all day, with most regulars frequenting it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant specializes in seafood, serving Popcorn Shrimp with special sauce, Bacon salad and the Oyster dishes which cannot be missed. Accompany your meals with a drink from the full bar for a complete dining experience. Featuring 16 large screens that broadcast the season's best games, you will not miss any of the exciting action. On most game nights, the ambiance is noisy and the place a tad too crowded with locals cheering on their favorite team. Watch the season's most awaited games in company of friends, while you snack on tapas and chilled beers.
Hobnobber’s may not cater to the health-food fanatic, but this downtown diner is sure to please anyone looking for a hearty home-style meal. Since 1987, Hobnobber’s has been serving traditional New Orleans and soul food meals. Each day features a different menu of budget-friendly meals like red beans and rice served with a breaded pork chop, a fried catfish platter, and mirliton and shrimp casserole alongside an ample portion of baked macaroni.
Since its establishment in 2011, Jimmy J's Cafe has quickly come to be a popular choice amongst locals and tourists alike, who are drawn in by its laid-back ambiance and signature breakfast plates. With some unique breakfast options like the Tuscan style fried eggs with creamy polenta, vegetable ratatoille, spicy greens and olive oil, alongside staples like pancakes, waffles, eggs benedict and french toast, the popularity of this cafe should come as no surprise. Add on their selection of soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts, cocktails, coffees and teas, and the cafe becomes a great choice for all day dining or a drink with friends.
Tucked away in a residential area of the French Quarter is this jumping trattoria. The walls are covered with every type of Mona Lisa picture imaginable. The Mardi Gras Pasta is a tangy blend of shrimp and sausage in a red sauce atop linguini. The Spinach Lasagna is also a great choice at the same low price. Start off with a salad and melt-in- your-mouth garlic bread (its free, but you have to ask for it).
Those who enjoy taking advantage of New Orleans' lack of last call generally agree on the importance of late night eats. Lucky for them, Daisy Dukes provides late night options steps from the buzz and bustle of Bourbon Street. This 24-hour diner serves up breakfast, sandwiches, po boys, and New Orleans Style entrees from its Chartres Street location. In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Daisy Dukes features a full-service bar with an occasional drink special. -Bethany Culp
This unassuming cantina, with its authentic, weather-beaten look, has joined dishes from Mexico and Cuba in ways that make up for whatever it lacks in atmosphere. The food is the priority at Country Flame, and promises a hearty meal on all occassions. The wait staff is friendly and serve your order in half the time. The selection of food is not only good but also inexpensive. The house specialties include fajitas with your choice of chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp. To wash it all down opt for a cold Corona.
Light fare are few and far between on the Red Gravy menu. This Central Business District cafe serves up hearty portions of home-cooked Italian food. Stop in during breakfast hours for their signature breakfast sandwiches like the Egg and Meatball or the Jim, with egg whites, turkey and spinach. For lunch, choose from daily pasta specials, hot sandwiches, deli sandwiches and daily roast specials. All dishes are available for dine-in, carry-out or delivery. -Bethany Culp
The Copper Monkey is a laid-back and lively bar and grill located just a short distance away from Bourbon Street. The bar offers an amazing selection of draft beers and absinthe cocktails, alongside a modest, yet delectable menu of bar snacks and hearty dishes. Apart from local favorites like jambalaya, red beans and rice, gumbo and po-boys, the kitchen also serves up some succulent steaks, juicy burgers and bar snacks like jalapeno poppers and mozzarella sticks. Friendly, cheerful and lively without being obnoxiously noisy, the Copper Monkey is a great choice for a reprieve from the rambunctious nightlife of Bourbon street, or even a meal on its own.