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2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Harahan/ Jefferson/ River Ridge


Augie's Restaurant
6005 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 733-3000,
Beef brisket is served with potatoes, vegetables and horseradish sauce. Eggplant Parmesan is served over pasta and marinara. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Blue Tomato Restaurant and Cantina
4401 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 734-3000
Teriyaki ginger-glazed salmon is served with Caribbean slaw and smothered green beans. The Blue Ribbon burger is a 12-ounce ground steak patty topped with smoked bacon, grilled jalapenos and melted Jack and cheddar cheeses on a toasted muffuletta bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Carreta's Grill
1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-4833;
El Primeron is grilled marinated pork served with potatoes and refried beans. The Julio Caesar wrap features grilled chicken, steak, shrimp or portobello mushrooms with romaine lettuce, Parmesan, croutons and Caesar dressing in a chipotle or spinach tortilla. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Charles Seafood
8311 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 405-5263;
Crabmeat-stuffed trout is served with salad and vegetables. Soft-shell crab is served on a bun with a cup of gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
6005 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 224-6810;
The three-meat plate includes choices of smoked brisket, pulled pork, hickory-smoked ham, St. Louis ribs and other items and includes two sides and a roll. The Big Barbecue sandwich offers a choice of meat topped with pickles, onions and barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Happy Italian Pizzeria
7105 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 305-4666;
The muffuletta calzone has a sesame seed crust and is filled with mozzarella, provolone, capicola and olive salad. Pork tenderloin medallions are served over linguine with a cream sauce made with prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

Hickory Cafe & Grill
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033;
Cajun Benedict features two poached eggs, boudin and hollandaise on a house-baked buttermilk biscuit. An 8-ounce burger patty is topped with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, spinach, roasted red peppers and basil mayonnaise on focaccia bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

Hillbilly Bar-B-Q
2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1508;
The Super Stuffed Tater is a large potato with smoked beef, pork or chicken, butter, cheese, bacon, chives and sour cream. Baby back ribs are dry rubbed with house seasoning and served with house sauces and sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Jaeger's Seafood & Oyster House
901 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson, (504) 818-2200;
Char-broiled oysters are topped with garlic, butter, Parmesan and breadcrumbs. The fried catfish platter includes french fries, hushpuppies, jambalaya and house salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Kelley's Village Inn
9201 Jefferson Highway, (504) 737-4610;
The menu includes fried and boiled seafood, grilled oysters, sandwiches, pizza, some Italian dishes and more. The seafood muffuletta includes catfish, oysters and shrimp. Chicken or veal Parmesan come with spaghetti. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

6215 Wilson St., Harahan, (504) 737-3933;
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 John Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

La Madeleine
5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, (504) 818-2450;
The French-styled cafe offers baked goods including croissants, turnovers, muffins, cookies, macaroons and more. The French country breakfast includes two eggs, a potato galette, bacon or sausage and a croissant. Roasted salmon is topped with garlic dill sauce and served over rice Provencal with roasted asparagus. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant
10202 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
Gumbo is served with garlic or regular potato salad. 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. $

Nacho Mama's Mexican Grill
Elmwood Shopping Center, 1000 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1016, Harahan, (504) 736-1188;
The Mexicali shrimp wrap combines adobo lime jumbo shrimp, mixed greens, cheddar Jack cheese, red onion, avocado and ranch dressing in a spinach tortilla. The Big Jerk is a burrito filled with shredded chicken, jerk sauce, black beans, spinach, tomatoes and red onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Phil's Grill
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705;
The build-a-burger menu offers choices of patty, bun, cheeses and a wide array of toppings. House-made cheeseburger soup includes ground Angus beef topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Poppa's Poor Boys
720 Claiborne Drive, Jefferson, (504) 832-8114
House-made, garlic-stuffed roast beef fills a po-boy on Gendusa French bread. Homestyle spaghetti and meatballs is a house Italian special. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938;
The menu include burgers, sandwiches, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and more. Specials include dishes such as pork grillades over stone-ground grits with sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Roly Poly
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-5065;
The California turkey roll includes bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado, lettuce, plum tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, scallions, mango chutney and ranch dressing. Walnut and spinach salad features blue cheese, bacon, avocado, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and spicy honey mustard dressing. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Sake Cafe
1130 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite A, Harahan, (504) 733-8879;
The Maple roll features tempura-fried crab stick, fresh salmon, spicy mayonnaise and eel sauce with snow crab on the side. The A&M roll includes tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab stick, lettuce and cucumbers in rice paper with spicy chili-ponzu sauce on the side. Lunch and dinner daily. Reservations accepted. Credit cards. $$

Seither's Seafood
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116;
The blackened shrimp po-boy includes avocado, lettuce and remoulade. Local fish is seasoned with lime, cilantro and jalapeno and served with avocado, pico de gallo and fried tortillas. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442;
Blackened catfish is served over four-cheese grits. The 8-ounce pressed Cuban burger includes smoked ham, pepper Jack cheese, chipotle mayonnaise, mustard and pickles and is served on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Taqueria Corona
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722;
The menu includes beef or shrimp flautas filled with cheese and served with guacamole and sour cream. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and served with guacamole and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Taste Of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-0688;
The Upside-down roll features salmon and snow crab inside and seared pepper tuna and garlic-jalapeno sauce on top. The Teddi roll features snow crab and spicy tuna wrapped in soy paper and topped with fresh salmon, tuna and ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Theo's Neighborhood Pizza
1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite D., Harahan, (504) 733-3803;
The Local Pro is an olive oil-brushed crust topped with tomatoes, zucchini, black pepper, mozzarella, feta and fresh basil. Spicy Mexican pizza is topped with chicken, white onions, tomatoes, Anaheim peppers and mozzarella, cheddar and feta cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tres Bon Cajun Meats
10316 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 405-5355;
House-cured meats include spicy beef jerky, teriyaki beef jerky, candied bacon and honey-Sriracha bacon. For a Saturday special, cochon de lait is available on a platter with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Arabi/Chalmette/ New Orleans East
Bywater | CBD | Carrollton/University
Citywide | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter
Gentilly/Lakefront | Harahan/Jefferson/ River Ridge
Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme
Uptown | Warehouse District

Abita Springs | Covington | Madisonville
Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank
Algiers | Gretna | Harvey
Marrero | Other

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