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2013 Winter Restaurant Guide: Diner



517 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-1345;
Breakfast burritos are available all day and feature whole wheat tortillas filled with roasted red pepper sauce, cheddar cheese, salsa and either scrambled eggs or tofu. Tater tachos are made with baked tots covered with black beans, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

833 Howard Ave., (504) 299-8792 The hearty vegetarian chili is made with red beans and served with salad and tortilla chips. Lean ground turkey burger is dressed with tomato, lettuce and pickles on a cracked wheat bun. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-1799 Fried catfish Acadiana is topped with etouffee and comes with a side of potato salad. The hamburger steak comes with mashed potatoes and gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800; 626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679 Get regular or chocolate pecan pie hot off the griddle served a la mode or with whipped cream. Doc Brinker's special is a two-patty cheeseburger topped with American and Swiss cheeses and grilled onions on rye bread and served with coleslaw and chili. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; 5708 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 309-7614;
City Diner offers creations like the Bottom of the Bowl: crawfish, crabmeat and shrimp in cream sauce topped with mixed cheeses in a seasoned bread bowl. Or try the Cajun burger made with hot sausage and ground beef, or filet tips with mushrooms and onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

900 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1010;
This retro-styled diner serves a lively crowd late into the night. The open-faced biscuit comes smothered in country gravy. Battered chicken-fried steak comes with two eggs, toast and hash browns or grits. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; 
The New Orleans sampler includes etouffee, a cup of gumbo, red beans and rice, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. The Cajun omelet combines cheese, hot sausage, tomatoes, onion, parsley, paprika and cracked pepper with hash browns or grits and toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

The Dotwich is a breakfast sandwich of scrambled eggs, a sausage patty and cheese on a grilled buttermilk biscuit. The grilled hamburger steak is topped with mushrooms, onions and brown gravy and comes with salad, a vegetable, garlic bread and hash browns or mashed potatoes. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

1136 Decatur St., (504) 553-2155 This casual eatery off the French Market is known for chicken fried to order. The liver and onions are cooked in Abita beer gravy and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The breakfast sampler includes two eggs, two strips of bacon, two pork sausage links, two pieces of ham, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes. Grilled tilapia is served with hollandaise, red potatoes, steamed broccoli and garlic bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360;
Breakfast is available all day, and popular items include the seafood and spinach omelet filled with seasonal seafood, spinach, bell peppers and cheddar cheese and served with home fries. The grilled eggplant sandwich is topped with sun-dried tomato pesto, squash, goat cheese and roasted garlic aioli on ciabatta and is served with fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Open 24 hours Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

219 Dauphine St., (504) 581-6674;
The corned beef hash features house-cooked corned beef, hash browns and two eggs any style. The boudin breakfast sandwich is made with fried out-of-the-casing boudin, topped with bacon, fried eggs and cheese on French bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

345 Baronne St., (504) 525-9678
Fried shrimp can be ordered in a po-boy or on a platter with sides of potato salad, french fries or macaroni and cheese. For breakfast, house-made biscuits, omelets and hash browns are popular. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9999
Eggplant Lafitte features paneed eggplant rounds over angel hair pasta with crawfish etouffee sauce. Eggs 9th includes two lump crab cakes, poached eggs and shrimp hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

3322 Magazine St., (504) 891-3447;
The Guatemalan breakfast combo includes eggs, black beans, plantains and warm tortillas. The Italian Stallion burger is topped with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and melted provolone cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $

547 St. Ann St., (504) 587-0093;
Eggs Stanley features cornmeal-crusted oysters, poached eggs, Canadian bacon and Creole hollandaise on a toasted English muffin. The soft-shell crab po-boy comes dressed with coleslaw, remoulade and cocktail sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 210, (504) 522-8198;
Daily hot-plate lunch specials include favorites such as the fried catfish with crawfish etouffee sauce. The diner's signature dish is the baked chicken quarter with herbs. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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