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APPLEBEE'S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-6500; www.applebees.com
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ASIAN SUPER BUFFET
3900 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 712-0899
You'd be hard pressed to name any popular pan-Asian food item not included in the long and strong buffet line here, which boasts a seemingly infinite supply of everything from sushi to tempura to sweet and sour chicken. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BRICK OVEN CAFÉ
2805 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 466-2097
Catering to those who want an Italian night out at an affordable price, Brick Oven Café has an ample menu of gourmet pasta and pizza, fish, beef, chicken and veal. Apart from the wide selection, the café is now adding new items to the menu, such as the Brick Oven Chicken and Brick Oven Filet. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BUD'S BROILER
2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 466-0026
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CAFÉ D'CAPPUCCINO
4041 Williams Blvd., Kenner 443-2299
Stop in to Café D'Cappuccino for a hearty way to start the day. The Eddie Breakfast delivers in straight-forward style: eggs, hash browns, choice of meat (bacon or sausage) and your pick of toast or biscuit. Or grab a Big Wills wrap, filled with egg and cheese plus bacon or sausage. The menu for lunch and dinner offers an array of wraps, burgers and sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFÉ DU MONDE
The Esplanade, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-3588; www.cafedumonde.com
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CAFÉ PONTCHARTRAIN AT TREASURE CHEST CASINO
5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 800-298-0711; www.treasurechest.com
The Treasure Chest's deli offers sandwiches plus daily specials like stuffed peppers with dirty rice, meat lasagna, chicken-fried steak and spaghetti and meatballs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFÉ ROMA
910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 467-8555
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CALAS BISTRO AND WINE CELLAR
910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 471-2200; www.calasbistro.com
The knowledgeable staff here can help you find the perfect wine to bring out the tastes in such dishes as fish meuniere, pan-fried and topped with shrimp and roasted pecans, or duck breasts with pepperjelly sauce and cornbread dressing. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

CHATEAU COFFEE HOUSE AND CAFÉ
3501 Chateau Blvd., Kenner, 465-9444
This isn't a coffee house masquerading as a café . There are freshly baked pastries, hot and iced coffee, but also a wide range of menu selections including specialty wraps, burgers, quesadillas, salads and signature sandwiches. There's plenty of room inside to enjoy your meal, or the staff will gladly make it to go. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. No reservations. Credit cards and checks. $

CHATEAU DU LAC WINE BISTRO
3901 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 467-0054; www.chateaudulacbistro.com
Proudly French-French (not Creole) and luxuriously so. Escargot swimming in butter or a sancerre cream sauce, seared foie gras with port, coq au vin, and saut — ed calf liver with Roquefort sauce are just a few of the delectable options on the menu. Lighter fare includes a green salad with shallots and green onions and the poisson du jour. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHEVY'S FRESH MEX
1325 W. Esplanade, Kenner, 469-5657; www.chevys.com
Specialty margaritas and California-Mexican dishes make dining fun at Chevy's. Good for sharing, the Sampler includes four wings, nachos, a flauta and a quesadilla. All the usual suspects are served here — enchiladas, fajitas and burritos — and the choice of tacos includes grilled fish tacos with chipotle aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

COME BACK INN II
3826 Williams Blvd, Kenner, 443-1623
Daily lunch specials and a wide variety of sandwiches keep customers coming back. The Joe-Don Po-boy — slow-cooked roast beef in gravy on top of sliced ham and melted Swiss — can satisfy the heartiest appetite. The soup changes daily in a wide-ranging rotation; recent favorites include the Crawfish Boil Soup and oyster artichoke soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DIA ROMA CAFÉ
3712 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-6663
With a menu filled with pizza and pasta choices, Dia Roma offers its own take on Italian classics. The chicken fajita pizza comes with the housemade Alfredo sauce with mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, green peppers and chunks of chicken breast, all on top of a hand-tossed dough that's baked in-house each day. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

DOT'S DINER
2239 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 441-5600
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FIESTA LATINA RESTAURANT
2440 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 468-2384
For spicy Latin dishes, head to Fiesta Latina for chicken or beef fajitas. Or try the pupusas, which are thick corn tortillas filled with different items and fried. Breakfast brings huevos rancheros, and any dish can be paired with fresh pineapple and melon juices. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Checks and cash. $

FONG'S CHINESE RESTAURANT
2101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 467-9928
Fong's specializes in Cantonese cuisine but will prepare any dish the way you like it. The Triple Treat is a combination of shrimp, roast pork, chicken and stir-fried vegetables. Lemon chicken is white meat glazed with a lemon sauce. For hot and spicy options, there are several Hunan and Szechuan dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards $

GROUND PAT'I GRILLE AND BAR
1305 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 466-8060
Ground Pat'i is famous for its namesake burger — the Ground Pat'i — made with ground chuck, grilled to order over an open flame and served open faced on a toasted bun with fries and all the fixings. Barbecue fans all chow down on the rib and chicken combo with slow-cooked ribs and mesquite-grilled chicken breast covered in sauce and served with salad, Texas toast, coleslaw, beans and a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HARBOR SEAFOOD
3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-6454
Fried seafood is the order of the day at this busy Kenner restaurant. Combo baskets come filled with shrimp, oysters and other fish, shellfish and soft-shell crabs when available. Po-boys are also popular options at Harbor. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN PIE
3600 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-4999; www.italianpierestaurants.com
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JAZZ SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE
2722 Williams Blvd. Kenner, 468-3237
From po-boys and crawfish etouffee to the recently added 12-oz. rib-eye, Jazz serves traditional New Orleans favorites with a smattering of Italian dishes. The Italian salad with romaine lettuce, olive salad and balsamic vinaigrette has been popular for more than 30 years. Lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs round out the Italian dishes. If one has a voracious appetite, go for the seafood platter loaded with catfish, shrimp, fried oysters and crawfish beignets. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JUKEBOX CAJUN DINER
2560 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-1112
Back open 24 hours a day, the Jukebox is the place for round-the-clock breakfasts like huge portions of made-to-order omelets and pancakes or waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. On bread, you'll find patty melts, BLTs and club sandwiches. Wednesday brings white beans with pork chops and shakes and malts are available for dessert all the time. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

KENNER SEAFOOD INC.
3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 466-4701
With the seafood market in the front, you'll find fresh fish, crawfish, crabs, shrimp and oysters. If you don't feel like cooking, walk over to the restaurant side and enjoy some boiled seafood, or one of their specialty entrees like Soft Shell Crab Marie, crabmeat sauce ladled over fried soft shell crab and served on top of angel hair pasta. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

LE PARVENU
509 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 471-0534
For Kenner residents there's no reason to go far for innovative French-influenced cuisine. Chef Dennis Hutley designs a new menu each day with fresh selections like lump crabmeat and shrimp with a ravigote mayonnaise, salmon wrapped sea scallops on bronzed snapper, and sweet potato cheese cake. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon. -Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LEE'S HAMBURGERS
2100 Airline Drive, Kenner, 472-0966
Chopped onions are what sets Lee's burgers apart. It's fast food, but still homemade. The drive-through is convenient for days when you can't stand in line, but must have your fix of The Works, a big cheeseburger dressed, with onion rings or fries on the side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MADRID RESTAURANTE
2723 Roosevelt St., Kenner, 469-5599
Madrid is one of the few Spanish restaurants in the area and has genuine roots. Paella is a house specialty and Madrid also features an array of warm and cold tapas dishes. You could start with the ceviche, a combination of shrimp and fish marinated in lime juice with tomato, onion and cilantro. Or try the garlic shrimp in sherry and dried cayenne peppers. Entrees include dishes such as a traditional osso buco. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

MCALISTER'S DELI
1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite A13, Kenner, 466-1500; www.mcalistersdeli.com
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QUIZNOS
2315 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 468-3680; www.quiznos.com
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REGINELLI'S PIZZERIA
817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; www.reginellis.com
Reginelli's serves up a wide range of pizzas with different international flavors, as well as salads and appetizers. The hefty Mediterranean pizza is loaded with roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, spinach and roasted red peppers with a garlic herb sauce. Among the most popular salads is one featuring marinated chicken breast on a bed of mixed greens with green apples, gorgonzola, roma tomatoes and roasted pecans tossed in a balsamic citrus vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE RESTAURANT AT TREASURE CHEST CASINO
5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 800-298-0711; www.treasurechest.com
The Restaurant offers entrees such as the 16-oz. prime rib, roasted chicken and redfish with a Creole seafood sauce with your choice of a baked potato or French fries. Desserts include bananas Foster bread pudding and chocolate cake. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RISTORANTE DA PIERO
401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8585
Live music mid-week accompanies the regional Italian cuisine at Ristorante da Piero. Antipasti include carpaccio, crostini and bruschetta. Among the homemade pastas, try the pillows of gnocchi tossed with gorgonzola sauce or with tomato, onion, pancetta and basil. Main dishes include beef medallions in a green peppercorn cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SMOOTHIE KING
327 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-5952; 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-9002; 2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 469-1274; 4014 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-3021
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SUBWAY
303 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-6320; 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 467-1076; 1205 Airline Drive, Kenner, 441-6153; 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-8060; 2629 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 464-4498; 3600 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-5568; www.subway.com
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TECORO'S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT
3525 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 466-5550; www.tecoro.com
TeCoRo's — named for the trio of owners, Terrie, Corliss and Rose — combines seafood, Italian classics and local favorites on its large and varied menu. House favorites include lasagna with three layers of beef and four cheeses all smothered in red sauce, and the eggplant Napoleon made with fried planks of eggplant layered with mozzarella, a rich, creamy sauce, baby spinach, crawfish tails, andouille and tasso all served over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ZEA ROTISSERIE AND GRILL
1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-7733; www.zearestaurants.com
Zea puts a zing on standard American favorites by adding Asian flavors to create several signature dishes, such as Thai ribs, St. Louis-style pork ribs covered in a sweet-and-spicy glaze, and Asian almond shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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