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MA MOMMA'S HOUSE
5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; www.mamommashouse.com
Chicken and waffles includes a Belgian waffle and three or six fried chicken wings. Red beans and rice is served with a pork chop or two pieces of grilled or fried chicken. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MAGASIN VIETNAMESE CAFE
4201 Magazine St., (504) 896-7611; www.magasincafe.com
Futo is a steamed bun appetizer made with either beef or pork and comes with dipping sauce. Lemon grass beef spring rolls are topped with onions and peanuts. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAGAZINE PO-BOY AND SANDWICH SHOP
2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107
Fried oysters are served over romaine lettuce with house-made remoulade. The eggplant Parmesan po-boy features breaded eggplant dressed with house-made red sauce and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAGNOLIA GRILL
1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003; www.magnoliagrillofnola.com
Seafood pasta features sauteed shrimp, crawfish and crab cream sauce over penne pasta with Parmesan cheese on top served with grilled French bread. The blackened catfish po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise and served with fries. Reservations for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MAHONY'S PO-BOY SHOP
3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com
The Peacemaker is made with fried local oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese on Leidenheimer French bread. Fried chicken livers are served with Creole coleslaw on Leidenheimer's. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MAIS AREPAS
1200 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6247; www. facebook.com/maisarepas
The bandeja paisa plate includes skirt steak, Spanish chorizo, chicarrons, a fried egg, cranberry beans, tostadas, ripe plantains, salad, rice and arepita. The carnicera arepas is filled with skirt steak, cranberry bean spread, avocado and plantains. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MAISON
508 Frenchmen St., (504) 371-5543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com
Sauteed crawfish are tossed with Cajun cream sauce and served over penne pasta. Jamaican pulled pork is slow cooked in ginger beer, drizzled with barbecue sauce and served with coleslaw and mixed vegetables. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

MANDINA'S RESTAURANT
3800 Canal St., (504) 482-9179; www.mandinasrestaurant.com
The seafood platter has fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, a crab ball and french fries. Grilled shrimp are served over pasta with bordelaise sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MANNING'S EAT-DRINK-CHEER
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com
Organic chicken Caesar salad is a mix of grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, olives, smoked croutons and Caesar dressing. The Archie burger is served on a toasted brioche bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MANO'S PO-BOYS
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922; www.manospoboys.com
Mano's special po-boy is filled with grilled ham, house-cooked Cajun turkey breast, roast beef and Swiss and American cheeses. The Super Saints special is a breakfast sandwich featuring two eggs, a choice of two meats, cheese and hash browns on a bun, toast or French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAPLE STREET CAFE
7623 Maple St., (504) 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com
Oysters amandine are fried oysters topped with almonds and white wine butter sauce. Fried soft-shell crab is served with linguine in crawfish cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MAPLE STREET PATISSERIE
7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526
Flaky almond butter croissants are filled and topped with almond paste, crowned with almond slivers and dusted with powdered sugar. Ciabatta is a traditional crusted Italian loaf. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MARDI GRAS ZONE
2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com
Wood-fired pizzas include the Eden Vegan pie topped with avocado, zucchini, spinach, green bell pepper, shiitake mushrooms, fresh basil, Daiya vegan cheese and basil pesto. The deli counter offers a ham and cheese po-boy with Chisesi ham. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

MARIGNY BRASSERIE
640 Frenchmen St., (504) 945-4472; www.marignybrasserie.com
Grilled tuna tops a salad of spring mix greens, candied oranges, tomatoes, mushrooms and toasted sunflower seeds drizzled with garlic teriyaki. Pan-seared scallops are served with Parmesan risotto and a fennel, shallot and white wine sauce. Credit cards. $$

MARIZA
2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700; www.marizaneworleans.com
Gnocchi are tossed with kale, spring onions and house-made ricotta cheese. Lamb meatballs are served with marinara sauce and topped with a poached duck egg. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MARK TWAIN'S PIZZA LANDING
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com
The Innocents Abroad is a pizza topped with Genoa salami, Italian sausage, ripe tomatoes, artichokes and fresh basil. The Mysterious Stranger is a spinach and feta pie topped with a choice of vegetable with either charisse or Canadian bacon. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE MARKET CAFE
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
The muffuletta combines ham, salami, mortadella, provolone cheese and olive salad and is served warm. The Taste of New Orleans platter includes gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MARTIN WINE CELLAR
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com
The Nicoise salad features fennel- and black pepper-crusted seared tuna, hericots verts, fingerling potatoes, tomatoes, black olives and arugula with lemon-caper vinaigrette. The pork rib chop is served with Tabasco pepper jelly demi-glace, house-made boudin stuffing and smothered greens. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

MARTINIQUE BISTRO
5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com
Coconut milk-poached Gulf shrimp are served atop avocado salad with crispy rice noodles and curried kumquat vinaigrette. New Zealand lamb loin is served with Israeli couscous, Meyer lemon watercress aioli and tomato and sherry vinegar demi-glace. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MAT & NADDIE'S
937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com
Savory Cheesecake is made with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted garlic. Duck is glazed with Steen's cane syrup and served with gizzard dirty rice, greens and Rouennaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

MAUREPAS FOODS
3200 Burgundy St., (504) 267-0072; www.maurepasfoods.com
A confit chicken leg is served with stewed market greens, a poached egg and grits. Goat tacos are topped with pickled green tomatoes and cilantro harissa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

MAXIMO'S ITALIAN GRILL
1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill.com
Caprese salad features mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil leaves and a balsamic drizzle; lump crabmeat is an optional addition. Chili-glazed scallops are grilled diver scallops with sauteed green pear and baby spinach. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MAYAS
2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401; www.mojitoland.com
Watermelon feta salad is tossed with Champagne-balsamic dressing. Sweet-and-sour crab cake comes with roasted red peppers. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MCALISTER'S DELI
Citywide; www.mcalistersdeli.com
The club sandwich has layers of ham, turkey, cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on toasted wheat bread. The Spud Max potato is loaded with ham, turkey, bacon, melted Swiss and cheddar cheeses, olives, green onions and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MEALS FROM THE HEART CAFE
1100 N. Peters St., Suite 13, (504) 525-1953; www.mealsfromtheheartcafe.com
A raw vegan salad consists of cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, pistachios, beets, carrots and honey-balsamic dressing. Crab cake Passion features a grilled crab cake served over lettuce and tomato salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

MEAUXBAR BISTRO
942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com
Flash-fried oysters are served with frisee, tomato confit, shaved Parmesan, orange zest and creamy Pernod dressing. The steak salad features sliced steak, mixed greens, sauteed mushrooms, red onion, roasted beets, cherry tomatoes and Roquefort dressing. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MELANGE
2106 Chartres St., (504) 309-7335; www.melangenola.com
The Gulf shrimp remoulade and tomato stack includes roasted bell peppers, grilled red onion, balsamic syrup and herb oil. Tuna Tchoupitoulas is a grilled yellowfin tuna loin served with braised leeks, roasted Roma tomato and jus from roasted game and veal. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MELIUS BAR & CAFE
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
Melius fries are covered in melted Swiss cheese and gravy. The jalapeno burger is a ground sirloin patty topped with jalapenos and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MELLOW MUSHROOM
1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8827 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom.com
The Thai Dye pizza has grilled curry chicken, mozzarella cheese, Roma tomatos, basil, cucumber and Thai chili sauce over an olive oil and garlic crust. The Sriracha Veggie Crunch appetizer is a hoagie roll stuffed with avocado, portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, red onion slaw and broccoli rabe. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE MELTING POT
1820 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com
The Alp and Dell fondue pot contains a blend of Gruyere and Emmentaler cheeses, white wine and nutmeg-infused Dijon mustard and is served with summer sausage and cornichons that can be dipped. The French Quarter entree includes filet mignon, Cajun-seasoned shrimp and andouille sausage. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MEME'S BAR & GRILLE
712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 644-4992; www.memesbarandgrille.com
The grilled veal T-bone steak is topped with lemon-butter sauce and served with spinach, mushrooms and mashed potatoes. The 8-ounce filet is served with bearnaise and MeMe's steak sauce and a side. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MENA'S PALACE RESTAURANT
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
Creole tomato salad features Creole tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, feta cheese, olives, capers and olive oil. Muffulettas are served warm on French bread with house-made olive salad. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MERCHANT
800 Common St., (504) 571-9580; www.merchantneworleans.com
The Trawler salad is an avocado stuffed with Gulf shrimp, pico de gallo, citrus zest and tomatoes served over a bed of arugula and finished with citrus-ginger vinaigrette. The strawberry salad features strawberries, lemon-pepper mascarpone, basil and balsamic reduction. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

THE MIDWAY
4725 Freret St., (504) 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com
The roasted beet, orange and mixed green salad is tossed in orange vinaigrette with goat cheese and pine nuts. The vegetarian sandwich features roasted vegetables and cheese on house-made bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MIKE SERIO'S PO-BOYS & DELI
133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-2668
The fried oyster po-boy and muffuletta are customer favorites. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MIKIMOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
Tuna tataki salad is cucumber, seaweed and seared tuna topped with chili and ponzu sauces. The Dante roll is a spicy tuna roll topped with seared tuna, green onion, sesame seeds and chili sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily, lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

MILA
817 Common St., (504) 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com
Blackened wild striped bass comes with cucumber and tomatoes and avocado-lime yogurt. Coconut sorbet is served with blood orange segments. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$

MILANO'S PIZZERIA
3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500
The namesake salad is a mixture of greens, tomatoes, olives, pepperoncini, pepperoni and mozzarella tossed in house-made Italian dressing. The barbecued chicken sub features marinated, grilled chicken breast, barbecue sauce and mozzarella cheese on house-made bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MILK BAR
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310; 1514 Delachaise St., (504) 891-9361
Satay chicken salad features romaine lettuce, satay chicken, red peppers, red onion, carrot, cucumber, cilantro and bean sprouts in honey mustard dressing. The Shrimply the Best sandwich combines shrimp, pesto, Roma tomato, red onion, mozzarella and lemon mayonnaise on ciabatta and is served hot. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

MIMI'S IN THE MARIGNY
2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868; www.mimisinthemarigny.net
Goat cheese croquetas are fried goat cheese puffs served with caramelized onions and honey. Almond-stuffed dates are made with figs, honey and blue cheese and served with seasonal fruit. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

MR. B'S BISTRO
201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com
Mr. B's barbecued shrimp comes with French bread to dip in the peppery butter sauce. Gumbo Ya Ya is a dark-roux gumbo made with chicken and andouille sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MR. ED'S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT
910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.austinsno.com
Stuffed bell peppers are filled with shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish. The half-plate of fried chicken includes a breast, thigh, wing and leg plus salad and french fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MR. GYROS GREEK RESTAURANT
3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; www.mrgyros.org
Crispy Mediterranean chicken salad is a blend of paneed chicken breast, tomatoes, cucumber, green peppers, feta cheese and Greek olives tossed in Greek vinaigrette. Dolmades are stuffed grape leaves served with tzatziki. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MR. JOHN'S STEAKHOUSE
2111 St. Charles Ave., (504) 679-7697
The Who Dat Shrimp appetizer features bacon-wrapped, crabmeat-stuffed Gulf shrimp served over mixed greens with Thai chili sauce. The Tuscan veal chop is a veal rib chop marinated in olive oil, garlic and herbs, cooked and served with roasted potatoes and sauteed greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MR. POOR BOY RESTAURANT
10202 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
The grilled catfish plate comes with house-made eggplant sauce, sauteed spinach and two sides. The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked roast beef dressed to order on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MR. ROO'S DELI & CATERING
3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4010; www.mrroosdeli.com
Chicken quesadillas are made with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, lettuce and tomato and is topped with sour cream and salsa. The Mr. Club sandwich features turkey, ham, American cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat toast. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com
The Rock and Roll is stuffed with shrimp tempura, snow crab and cucumber and topped with spicy mayonnaise and eel sauce. The Black and Gold roll is a blend of spicy tuna, spicy crawfish and cucumber topped with whitefish, eel sauce, spicy mayonnaise and black tobiko. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MO'S PIZZA
1112 Avenue H, Westwego, (504) 341-9650; www.mospizzanola.com
The Alfredo pizza is topped with chicken, spinach and Alfredo sauce. The sausage po-boy features house-made Italian sausage and peppers in red gravy on French bread. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MOJITO'S RUM BAR & GRILL
437 Esplanade Ave., (504) 252-4800; www.mojitosnola.com
Skewers of jerk chicken are served with house-made blackberry brandy sauce. Lechon asado is citrus-marinated, roasted pork belly served with rice, beans and mojo criollo. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MOJO COFFEE HOUSE
1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244
Cucumber-watermelon lemonade is squeezed when it's ordered and served over crushed ice. The Magazine sandwich features sliced ham, apples, brie and Creole mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

MONA LISA RESTAURANT
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746
Seafood pasta features clams, tilapia and shrimp over linguine with marinara, Alfredo sauce or herb, butter, garlic and lemon sauce. Spinach pizza is made with a garlic sauce base and topped with feta cheese, tomato, spinach, mushrooms and onion. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MONA'S CAFE
504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800
The lamb and hummus plate features seasoned with Middle Eastern spices, lamb cut in small chunks and served in the middle of a hummus pool. The vegetarian plate includes hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh and falafel. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

MONDO
900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com
Seared tuna nachos feature crisp wontons topped with pineapple-chili salsa and cucumbers. Steamed pork buns are served with sesame snow pea slaw and seasonal fruit hoisin sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MONSTER PO-BOYS
1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville, (985) 626-9183
The soft-shell crab po-boy is served dressed. The oyster plate comes with pickles, Cajun fries, potato salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

MORNING CALL
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; City Park, Timken Center, (504) 300-1157; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Beignets are made with same recipe as when Morning Call opened in the French Market in 1870. Mango Freezes are available at the City Park location. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

MORTON'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
702 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-4970; www.mortonsseafood.com
Dungeness crab legs are served with drawn butter, potatoes and house salad. Twisted Sister oysters feature grilled oysters topped with lump crabmeat and crawfish. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

MORTON'S THE STEAKHOUSE
1 Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans
Pan-roasted Alaskan halibut is served with brown butter and caper sauce with greens. The ahi tuna tower is assembled with tuna, avocado, pico de gallo and wonton crisps. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MOSCA'S RESTAURANT
4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant.com
Oysters Mosca features Louisiana oysters covered with Italian seasoning and breadcrumbs and baked. For shrimp Mosca, headless shell-on shrimp are sauteed with Italian seasonings and white wine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

MOTHER'S RESTAURANT
401 Poydras St., (504) 523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net
The Ferdi po-boy is loaded with roast beef debris, baked ham, shredded cabbage, pickles, mayonnaise and yellow and Creole mustards. Jerry's jambalaya is studded with chicken and sausage. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MULATE'S CAJUN RESTAURANT
201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492; www.mulates.com
Catfish Mulate's is grilled, topped with crawfish etouffee and served with jambalaya, sauteed vegetables and a twice-baked potato. The blackened fish of the day is served with a skewer of grilled Gulf shrimp, sauteed vegetables and a twice-baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE MUNCH FACTORY
6325 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 324-5372; www.themunchfactory.net
Pan-seared red snapper is served over black beans and Caribbean rice with citrus-red onion salsa and fried plantains. Aunt Irma's Hawaiian tuna salad features seared rare tuna, mixed greens, toasted sesame seeds, wonton strips, avocado, cucumber and sweet-and-spicy Asian dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MURIEL'S JACKSON SQUARE
801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com
Pecan-crusted puppy drum is served with roasted pecan and jumbo lump crabmeat relish and lemon-butter sauce. Shrimp and goat cheese crepes are topped with a buttery sauce made with chardonnay, tomato, bell pepper and onion. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$




Prices
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$ = $1-$10
$$ = $11-$20
$$$ = $21-up


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