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Ma Momma's House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles
5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; www.mamommashouse.com
The Nickey burger is topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, tomatoes and lettuce and served with fries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Magasin Vietnamese Cafe
4201 Magazine St., (504) 896-7611
A Vietnamese crepe is filled with pork, bean sprouts and onions, topped with grilled shrimp and served with lettuce and fish sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Magazine Po-Boy Shop
2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107
The breaded eggplant Parmesan po-boy is dressed with red gravy and provolone cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mahony's Original Po-Boys & Seafood
3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com
The Peacemaker po-boy is stuffed with fried P&J oysters, bacon and cheddar and dressed with mayonnaise, lettuce, pickles and tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mais Arepas
1200 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6247; www.facebook.com/maisarepas
Chori arepa is a flatbread sandwich filled with grilled chorizo, avocado puree, aji valluno peppers and mozzarella cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St., (504) 482-9179; Azalea Shopping Center, 4240 Highway 22, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.mandinasrestaurant.com
The fried seafood platter includes fish, shrimp, oysters, a crab ball and fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Manhattan Jack
4930 Prytania St., (504) 897-5551
The NYC Reuben features eight ounces of brined corned beef, melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on rye. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Manning's Eat-Drink-Cheer
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8072; www.facebook.com/manningsnola
The Archie burger features a ground chuck and brisket patty, pimiento cheese and bacon onion jam. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mano's Po-Boys
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922; www.manospoboys.com
A fried chicken breast is topped with house-made sausage gravy and comes with two eggs, breakfast potatoes or grits and toast, a biscuit or a croissant. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Maple Street Patisserie
3138 Magazine St., (504) 309-9283; 7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526; www.facebook.com/maplestpatisserie
Prosciutto di Parma is served with fresh basil, sliced tomato, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and an herb mayonnaise. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar
715 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-6333; Marcello's of Metairie, 4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848; www.marcelloscafe.com
The Palermo features veal, chicken or eggplant scaloppine with tomatoes, mushrooms, capers and lemon butter over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. St. Charles Avenue: Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mardi Gras Zone
2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com
Grilled barbecued beef ribs are served with fries or baked potato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mariza 2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700; www.marizaneworleans.com
Duck confit tops a salad of mixed greens, blueberries, blue cheese, pecans and vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Marjie's Grill
320 S. Broad St., (504) 603-2234; www.marjiesgrill.com
Spicy Gulf shrimp are fried in a wok and served with spicy citrus beer butter and green onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mark Twain's Pizza Landing
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainpizza.com
Life on the Mississippi pizza includes pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, mushrooms, green bell peppers, black olives, jalapenos and anchovies. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Market Cafe
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
A muffuletta includes mortadella, salami, ham, provolone and Swiss cheeses and house-made olive salad on a toasted roll. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Martin Wine Cellar
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; 3827 Baronne St., (504) 894-7444; 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; www.martinwinecellar.com
Sena salad combines oven-roasted chicken, field greens, golden raisins, blue cheese, pecans and Tabasco-pepper jelly vinaigrette. No reservations. New Orleans and Metairie locations: lunch daily, brunch Sun. Mandeville location: lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mayas Restaurant
2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401; www.mayasrestaurantnola.com
. Jamaican scallops are sauteed with fresh pineapple juice and served with jalapenos, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and piri piri over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Maypop
611 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 518-6345; www.maypoprestaurant.com
Fried oysters are served with bourbon-soy aioli, cucumber kimchi and smoky manchego cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Meauxbar
942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com
Duck confit salad combines kale, goat cheese, cashews, pomegranate seeds and preserved citrus vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Melba's New Orleans Po-Boys
1525 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 267-7765; www.eatatmelbas.com
The Philly Voodoo po-boy is made with roast beef, peppers, cheese and onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Melius Bar & Grill
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The Buffalo chicken wrap includes chicken breast, Buffalo sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and cheddar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mellow Mushroom
1645 Highway 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8227 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellow- mushroom.com
The Funky Q chicken pizza is topped with barbecued chicken, applewood-smoked bacon, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, caramelized onions and a swirl of barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Melt
2549 Banks St., (504) 812-0102; www.melt-nola.com
The Melt features cheddar, Swiss and provolone cheeses on multigrain bread served with salad and house-made sugar cane vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Melting Pot
1820 St. Charles Ave., Suite 120, (504) 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com/neworleans-la
The Classic Four-Course Experience includes Angus beef sirloin, pork tenderloin, Pacific white shrimp, chicken breast, teriyaki-marinated sirloin, cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MeMe's Bar & Grille712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 644-4992; www.memesbarandgrille.com
Pan-seared scallops are served over Carolina stone-ground grits with tomato, garlic, lemon and Worcestershire Creolaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
A muffuletta features house-made olive salad and is served warm on French bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Meribo
326 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 302-5533; www.meribopizza.com
The Meridionale pizza features pork shoulder, collard greens, caramelized onions, mozzarella and red sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Meril
424 Girod St., (504) 526-3745; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/meril
Esses Foods pasta shells are tossed with Louisiana crawfish tails, sun-dried tomatoes and smoked mushroom cream. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Messina's Runway Cafe
6001 Stars & Stripes Blvd., Suite 126, (504) 241-5300; www.messinas- terminal.com
The crab cakes Benedict are served with roasted brabant potatoes and Gouda grits. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Mid City Pizza
4400 Banks St., (504) 483-8609; www.midcitypizza.com
The Fire Bird pizza features pepperoni, Italian sausage, herb-roasted chicken, asparagus and roasted red peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mid City Yacht Club
440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.midcityyachtclub.com
Yachtchos feature house-fried tortillas topped with house-made cheese sauce, vegetables, black beans, jalapeno, habanero crema, pico de gallo and green onions. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Middendorf's
30160 Highway 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com
Thin-sliced, cornmeal-crusted fried catfish is served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Midway Pizza
4725 Freret St., (504) 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com
Top Shelf Margarita pizza features an olive oil-brushed thin crust, mozzarella, plum tomatoes, garlic, basil and shaved Parmesan. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mike Serio's Po-Boys & Deli
133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-2668; www.seriospoboys.com
The muffuletta features ham, Genoa salami, mortadella, Swiss and provolone cheeses and house-made olive salad. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
The Deluxe roll features tempura shrimp, rice and cream cheese in seaweed paper topped with snow crab, tuna, salmon, avocado, tempura batter and barbecued eel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Milano Pizzeria
3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500
Artichoke pizza is topped with garlic sauce, mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes and mozzarella and feta cheeses. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Milk Bar
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310
The Shrimply The Best sandwich features shrimp, Roma tomatoes, red onion, pesto, lemon mayonnaise and mozzarella on ciabatta loaf. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mimi's in the Marigny
2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868; www.mimismarigny.com
Mushroom and goat cheese empanadas are served with aioli. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Mint
5100 Freret St., (504) 218-5534; www.mintmodernbistro.com
Mint combo pho includes brisket, New York strip steak, meatballs, rice noodles, cilantro, onion, basil, bean sprouts and lime. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Mr. B's Bistro
201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com
Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served in their shells with butter, Worcestershire sauce and French bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
301 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 872-9975; 512 Bienville St., (504) 309-4848; 1327 St. Charles Ave., (504) 267-0169; 3117 21st St., Metairie,  (504) 833-6310; www.mredsrestaurants.com/
oyster-barThe Fish House seafood platter for two includes butterflied jumbo shrimp, Gulf oysters, Des Allemands catfish, crab cakes, onion rings and jambalaya, french fries or potato salad. Reservations accepted. Hours vary by location. 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.mredsrestaurants.com/
mr-eds Fried soft-shell crab is topped with sauteed lump crabmeat and served with vegetables and potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mr. John's Steakhouse
2111 St. Charles Ave., (504) 679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com
Seared New York strip steak is served on a hot plate with sizzling butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant
10202 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
The roast beef po-boy is dressed and served on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Miyako Hibachi & Sushi Bar puts a new spin on rolls.
  • Miyako Hibachi & Sushi Bar puts a new spin on rolls.

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steak House
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.miyakonola.com
The Miyako hibachi special includes lobster, shrimp, filet mignon, clear soup, house salad, noodles and mixed vegetables. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mo's Pizza
1112 Avenue H, Westwego, (504) 341-9650; www.mos- pizzanola.com
Spaghetti combines red gravy, Italian sausage, onions, peppers and angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Moe's Original Bar B Que
3150 Calhoun St., (504) 301-3790; www.moesoriginalbbq.com
The 'Bama-style pork sandwich features pulled pork, marinated slaw, pickles and red and white barbecue sauces accompanied by two sides and a drink. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mojo Coffee House
1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244; www.facebook.com/mojo.on.magazine; 4700 Freret St., (504) 875-2243; www.facebook.com/mojofreret
Ham, apple and brie fill a sandwich dressed with Creole mustard on ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Mona Lisa
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746
Mardi Gras pasta features shrimp and spicy red cream sauce over linguine. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Mona's Cafe
504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800; www.monascafeanddeli.com
The gyro plate comes with tahini, hummus, salad and pita. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Mondo
900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com
Grilled fish tacos come with marinated cabbage, avocado and chipotle crema. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Monkey Board
Troubadour Hotel, 1111 Gravier St., (504) 518-5600; www.monkeyboard.com
The fried chicken sandwich is dressed with pickles and Duke's mayonnaise on a toasted bun. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Monkey Monkey Coffee and Tea
4641 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-4899; www.monkeymonkeynola.com
Roasted beets top a salad of spring greens, goat cheese, walnuts, pickled red onions and red wine vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MoPho
514 City Park Ave., (504) 482-6845; www.mophonola.com
Slow-cooked lamb is combined with smoked tofu and roasted beets in green curry and served with Creole cream cheese roti. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Morning Call
City Park, Timken Center, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 300-1157; 3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Signature beignets are hand-rolled and served with powdered sugar. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

Morton's The Steakhouse
The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans
Filets mignons are available in 6-, 8- and 12-ounce cuts and a la carte sauces include bourbon au poivre, blue cheese butter and foie gras-cognac butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mosca's Restaurant
4137 Highway 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant.com
Chicken a la Grande features a whole chicken cut into 10 pieces and pan-fried in garlic, white wine, rosemary and Italian seasonings. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St., (504) 523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net
The combination platter includes jambalaya, red beans and rice, shrimp Creole or crawfish etouffee and greens or cabbage. 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 catfish topped with crawfish etouffee and served with jambalaya, coleslaw and a twice-baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Munch Factory
1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 324-5372; www.themunchfactory.net
Tuna tacos feature raw tuna, hot pepper aioli, cilantro and sesame seeds in fried wontons. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

Muriel's Jackson Square
801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com
A wood-grilled double-cut pork chop is topped with Louisiana sugar cane-apple glaze and served with candied pecan sweet potatoes and greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun. Credit cards. $$$




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