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Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: Diner

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Belle's Diner
1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003; www.bellesdinerneworleans.com
The Bayou Bomber sandwich features hot sausage, egg and American cheese on brioche. Elvis waffles and pancakes are topped with chocolate, bacon and banana. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily, late-night Fri-Sat. Credit cards. $

Brothers Cafe
1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1073; www.brotherscafe.net
A breakfast platter includes two eggs, grits, a choice of meat and a biscuit. The Kelly shrimp burger features fried shrimp, Swiss cheese, remoulade, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise and is served with sweet potato fries and raspberry-chipotle sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

City Diner
3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; www.citydiner.biz
The Bottom of the Bowl is a bread bowl filled with crawfish, shrimp and crabmeat in Cajun cream sauce and topped with cheddar and pepper Jack cheeses and green onions. Oysters St. John features a bed of hash browns topped with fried oysters, eggs, bacon, andouille, sauteed spinach and hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com
The burger features a 7-ounce patty dressed to order; bacon or a fried egg are optional additions. The special club sandwich includes turkey, smoked ham, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on three slices of toasted bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Daisy Dukes
121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; 123 Carondelet St., (504) 522-2218; 308 St. Charles Ave., (504) 522-2233; 5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-5513; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
The Cajun omelet is filled with cheese, onions, parsley, hot sausage, tomato, paprika and cracked pepper. A blackened center-cut pork chop is served with gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. Delivery available in the French Quarter and CBD. No reservations. Hours vary by location; Chartres and Carondelet streets locations are open 24 hours. Credit cards. $

Deja Vu Bar & Grill
400 Dauphine St., (504) 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com
The Deja Vu omelet is filled with diced ham, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheddar cheese. The hamburger steak platter includes sauteed onions, mushrooms and brown gravy. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

IHOP
Citywide; www.ihop.com
The breakfast sampler features two eggs, two strips of bacon, two pork sausage links, ham, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes. A blue cheese bacon burger is served with fries, onion rings, hash browns or fruit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

The Ruby Slipper
139 S. Cortez St., (504) 525-9355; 200 Magazine St., (504) 525-9355; 1005 Canal St., (504) 525-9355; 2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355; 2802 Magazine St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
Cochon Benedict features slow-cooked pork, eggs and hollandaise on a biscuit. Gulf fish St. Peter is served with skewered shrimp, sauteed grape tomatoes, spinach, dill hollandaise and a fried cheese grit cake. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

St. Charles Tavern
1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823
The seafood plate features fried catfish, fried shrimp, a crab cake, french fries and coleslaw. The 14-ounce rib-eye comes with a choice of loaded baked potato or french fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

Sweet Things & Grill
301 N. Broad St., (504) 218-7544; 806 Conti St., (504) 510-4069; 1011 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-1845; 6617 W. Judge Perez Drive, Arabi, (504) 309-6009; www.sweetthingsdonuts.com
Mini burgers dressed with mustard, onions and pickles can be ordered individually or in a combo with fries and a drink. The Big Breakfast includes two eggs, bacon or sausage, grits or hash browns and toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Ted's Frostop
3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615; www.tedsfrostop.com
All-you-can-eat pancakes are available with chocolate chips, blueberries or pecans and are served with butter and maple syrup. The Lot-O-Burger is dressed and served with fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Wakin' Bakin'
4408 Banks St., (504) 252-0343; www.wakinbakin.com
Biscuits and gravy features house-made biscuits, sausage gravy, eggs and bacon. The breakfast club includes chicken, ham, bacon, a fried egg, tomato, Swiss and cheddar cheeses on house-baked country white bread with a side of grits, hash browns, fruit or black beans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $



African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban
Chinese | Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole
Deli | Diner | Fondue | French | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican
Music & Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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