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Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Bar & Grill

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Backspace Bar & Kitchen
139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245; www.backspacenola.com
Cajun poutine features freshly fried potato chips topped with beef debris, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, green onions and gravy. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

Barcadia
601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1740; www.barcadianeworleans.com
The buttermilk fried chicken sandwich features a Cajun-battered chicken breast topped with pickles, jalapeno slaw and remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Sat. $$

The Barley Oak
2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-7420; www.thebarleyoak.com
The Reuben features corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Checks accepted. $

Bayou Bar
Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., (504) 323-1456; www.bayoubarneworleans.com
Fried fish tacos are served with cabbage, salsa verde and hot sauce crema. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Bayou Beer Garden
326 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 302-9357; www.bayoubeergarden.com
The house burger is a 10-ounce beef patty served on a sesame seed bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

The Beach House Bar & Grill
124 Girod St., Mande-ville, (985) 624-9331; www.facebook.com/beachhousemandeville
Strawberry salad is tossed with spring greens, purple onions, bacon, feta cheese and Louisiana strawberries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Beachcorner Bar & Grill
4905 Canal St., (504) 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com
The 10-ounce Beachburger is topped with a choice of cheese, bacon, mushroom or house-made hickory sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

Bruno's Tavern
7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com
The One-Eyed Jack burger is an 8-ounce patty topped with bacon, onion rings, pepper Jack cheese and a fried egg. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Checks accepted. $

The Bulldog
3236 Magazine St., (504) 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191; bulldog.draftfreak.com
Hop wings are fried chicken wings tossed in Buffalo, spicy barbecue or extra spicy hot sauce and served with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Wed.-Sat. $

Buster's Place Restaurant & Oyster Bar
519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.com
A grilled or fried Mississippi catfish fillet is served with fries, salad and corn fritters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Columbia Street Tap Room
434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899; www.columbiastreettaproom.com
The Buffalo shrimp wrap includes fried shrimp tossed in hot sauce, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing in an herb wheat wrap and is served with french fries. Reservations accepted for Seiler Bar. Lunch Mon. and Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Checks accepted. $$

Coop's Place
1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net
Jambalaya features rabbit and smoked pork sausage, and the "supreme" version adds shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Cooter Brown's Tavern
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The Radiator Special po-boy includes fried shrimp and oysters, a mix of cheeses and Crystal remoulade on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Dino's Bar & Grill
1128 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 558-0900; www.dinosnola.com
The bacon blue cheese burger has a half pound Angus beef patty and is served with waffle fries, chips or salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Down the Hatch Bar & Grill
1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com
The Asian Cajun burger is topped with blackened tomato, bacon, pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions, jalapenos and sweet ginger-soy sauce. Delivery available for dinner. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Fat Harry's
4330 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9582
Buffalo wings are served with house-made Buffalo sauce and come with blue cheese or ranch dipping sauces and celery. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Finn McCool's Irish Pub
3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; www.finnmccools.com
Pimiento cheese is served with bacon marmalade on toasted bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

G.B.'s Patio Bar and Grill
8117 Maple St., (504) 861-0067; www.madigansandgbs.com
The G.B. burger is an 8-ounce patty topped with bacon, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, barbecue sauce and jalapenos and comes with a side. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Handsome Willy's Bar & Cafe
218 S. Robertson St., (504) 525-0377; www.handsomewillyscafe.com
The Dragon chicken sandwich features grilled chicken, Thai apricot sauce, pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sun. $

The Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117; www.theharborbarandgrill.com
The Galley burger includes a 12-ounce beef patty, spicy fried chicken, grilled ham, bacon, American, pepper Jack and cheddar cheeses, hot sauce, lettuce and onion on a toasted bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

The Howlin' Wolf Den
907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com
Smoked bacon and cheddar beignets are made with Abita beer batter, grilled peppers, onions and jalapenos and served with chipotle crema. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

Knuckleheads Sports Bar & Eatery
3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858
Darren's Knuckle Sandwich is a burger topped with blue cheese and bacon and served with french fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

Lager's International Ale House
3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com
Crawfish Banditos are fried flour tortillas stuffed with crawfish, mixed cheeses and roasted green chilies served with guacamole and sour cream. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Liuzza's by the Track
1518 N. Lopez St., (504) 218-7888; www.liuzzasnola.com
A New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp po-boy comes with Creole butter sauce on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar & Restaurant
701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com/neworleans
Pao Pao shrimp tacos are filled with fried shrimp, Pao Pao sauce, cilantro, cabbage slaw and Fresno chilies. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Melius Bar & Grill
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
Melius potato tots are topped with melted Swiss, gravy and chopped green onions and are served with a side of sour cream. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. $

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

Mid City Yacht Club
440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.midcityyachtclub.com
Fried Buffalo wings are served with sauce on the side or tossed in house-made sweet, "Angry" or "Pissed-off" sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $

Oscar's Lounge & Restaurant
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540; www.oscarsoldmetairie.com
A half-pound beef burger comes with an overstuffed potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. $

Pirogues
2565 Bayou Road, (504) 883-1858; www.piroguesnola.com
Grilled Peppermill steak is sliced and served over blue cheese-onion potatoes in a hot skillet. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., late-night Fri.-Sat. $

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.rivershacktavern.us
A spicy pork and alligator sausage fills a po-boy served with fries or sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Sala
124 Lake Marina Ave., (504) 513-2670; www.salanola.com
Pasta fra diavolo features shrimp and calamari in spicy red pepper and tomato sauce over linguine. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

The Second Line Co.
4345 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 466-4069; www.facebook.com/secondlineco
A 10-ounce beef patty burger is served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442; www.shimmyshack.net
Blueberry-barbecue pork sliders are topped with melted provolone. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

South Market Pub & Grill
735 St. Joseph St., (504) 522-4934; www.southmarketpub.com
Cheeseburgers are dressed with tomato, lettuce and onions and served with fries. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. $

Step Brothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856; www.stepbrothersbar.com
The Cowboy burger is topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, a fried onion ring and barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

The Tequila House
419 Bourbon St., (504) 298-8227; www.facebook.com/thetequilahouse
El Jefe tacos are flour tortillas filled with slow-cooked brisket, grilled poblano peppers, onions, cilantro and garlic crema. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

Vic's Kangaroo Cafe
636 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 524-4329
Spicy jambalaya is made with chicken, spicy sausage, vegetables and rice. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. $



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

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