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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Diner


Belle's Diner
1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003;
Fried chicken tops a bacon-stuffed waffle served with sugar cane syrup and fruit. Preston's patty melt features a blackened hamburger patty, bacon, provolone and cheddar on thick slices of sourdough bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Betsy's Pancake House
2542 Canal St., (504) 822-0213
The breakfast special features two eggs, bacon, grits and pancakes or toast. Monday's red beans and rice special comes with smoked sausage, a pork chop or a ham shank. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

City Diner
3116 S. I-10 Service Road E., Metairie, (504) 831-1030;
The Bottom of the Bowl is a bread bowl filled with crawfish, shrimp and crabmeat in Cajun cream sauce and is topped with cheddar and pepper Jack cheeses and green onions. Osyters 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;
The special club sandwich features turkey, smoked ham, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on three slices of toasted bread. The bacon cheeseburger comes on a sesame seed bun and can be topped with a fried egg, grilled onions, chili, mushrooms and jalapenos. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Daisy Dukes
121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; 123 Carondelet St., (504) 522-2233; 5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-5513; www.daisydukes-
Po-boy fillings include catfish, alligator, hot sausage, hot roast beef and oysters. The seafood omelet contains crawfish, shrimp, tomatoes and mushrooms and is topped with cheese. No reservations. Delivery available from Carondelet Street location. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

GG'S Dine-O-Rama
3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579;
The "fine diner" offers Gumb-O-Rama made with chicken, andouille, shrimp, ham and okra and served with toasted Roma bread. The Mac'n on It Southern Style is a panko-fried chicken breast with bacon, jalapeno and seven-cheese macaroni topped with toasted truffle-buttered breadcrumbs and shaved Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217;
The menu includes staples such as red beans and rice with fried chicken and bell peppers stuffed with shrimp and ground beef. The muffuletta features house-made olive salad and is served warm on French bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pelican Cafe
3901 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 510-4367;
The menu includes burgers, po-boys, sandwiches, wraps, fried seafood platters and salads. The Pelican's Roost salad features boiled shrimp in crab boil mayonnaise on romaine lettuce with warm smoked sausage "croutons." The Cajun shrimp omelet is made with sauteed shrimp, smoked sausage, cheddar cheese and green onions. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Red Dog Diner
3122 Magazine St., (504) 934-3333;
Parmesan-crusted chicken is served over macaroni and cheese with glazed carrots. Crab and corn fritters are served with garlic-chive butter. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Slim Goodies Diner
3322 Magazine St., (504) 891-3447;
The Guatemalan breakfast combo includes eggs, black beans, plantains, warm tortillas, avocado, sour cream and salsa. The one-eyed bacon cheeseburger is topped with a fried egg, cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $

Stella's Coffee
1923 Leonidas St., (504) 866-6785
Sweet potato pancakes are topped with strawberries, whipped cream and syrup and served with eggs or bacon. The vegetable sandwich features grilled mushrooms, tomato, onion, spinach, bell peppers and Swiss and feta cheeses on oat-nut bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Ted's Frostop
3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615;
The Loto burger is dressed with lettuce, tomato and Loto burger sauce. The all-you-can-eat pancake platter offers a choice of pecan, blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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