905 Third Ave.
The deli's Caprese melt of tomato slices, mozzarella cheese and pesto basil is a customer favorite at Third & Ninth Deli-Market, where salads and traditional New York style deli sandwiches dominate the menu. Served in an open, slightly industrial-feeling space, both lunch and breakfast menus offer healthy alternatives to overstuffed sandwiches, bagels French toast casserole and corned beef, hash and eggs.
Most salads and sandwiches are priced at $5 or $6.
Third & Ninth is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Paula Vega sells her imaginative cupcake confections from a bakery case tucked into the corner of the deli. Filled cupcakes come in combinations like lemon blueberry, Italian cream, red velvet, white chocolate raspberry, strawberry shortcake and chocolate caramel turtle. The rotating flavor selection usually includes five to six varieties daily, and always a vanilla and a chocolate selection. Cupcakes cost $2.25.
The cupcake counter is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Call 304-781-3354 or visit thirdandninith.com.
Call 304-972-2253 or visit paulavegacakes.com.
Jewel City Seafood
1317 4th Ave.
A Huntington icon, Jewel City Seafood's motto is "If it swims or crawls, we've got it all." The restaurant dishes up all things from the sea in the casual, blue vinyl tablecloth-clad dining room. The specialty of the house is Joe's Famous Fried White Fish, served as either an entrée or sandwich. Most of the extensive selection of fish is available fried, grilled, baked or blackened. Shrimp, fish, oyster and crab cake po' boys and sandwiches are served on French rolls.
Alaskan King, Dungeness, snow and soft shell crabs join lobster tails on higher end menu, priced between $10 and $25. Most seafood entrees cost between $9 and $14. Down home side dishes like parsley potatoes, collard greens, red beans and rice, fried okra join the traditional fries, potato salad and coleslaw. Seafood soups and salads range from $4 to $9. Naturally, hushpuppies come with every meal.
Fresh, uncooked seafood is sold by the pound for take out.
Jewel City Seafood is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Call 304-529-7961 or visit jewelcityseafood.com.
Jim's Steak & Spaghetti House
929 Fifth Ave.
At Jim's, another long-time Huntington favorite, the servers all wear old-fashioned white waitress uniforms and serve meat and marinara sauce made from the same recipe original owner Jim Tweel used in the 1950s. The walls are lined with photos of dignitaries and famous people who have dined at Jim's, probably on the crispy fried haddock, cheeseburgers, spaghetti or pan-fried steak. People rave about the cream pies, especially coconut.
Prices range from about $6 for sandwiches to $12 for entrees. Important note: Jim's does not accept credit or debit cards.
Jim's is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
1314 Fourth Ave.
The casual Tex Mex restaurant's oversized menu includes chilis (red, verde and Southwest turkey), fajitas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, sandwiches, wraps, salads and wood-grilled pizzas. Chile rellenos with cheese, huevos rancheros stack (tortillas covered with chicken, beans, fried egg, salsa and cheese) and fried chicken flautas are specialties of the house.
Patrons wash it all down with a wide range of flavored margaritas, sangria, beer wine or soft drinks.
Prices range from about $7 to $15.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Call 304-529-4857 or visit chiliwilli.com
Taste of Asia
821 Third Ave.
The hibachi steakhouse and grill features an extensive menu of Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine and sushi. Dishes are prepared at tableside grills by Hibachi chefs and showmen. Menu features Asian soups, salads, noodles, fried rice, curries, maki rolls, sushi, sashimi and Hibachi platters.
Prices range from about $10 to $25 for entrees.
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Call 304-781-2222 or visit tasteofasiahibachi.com.
Reach Julie Robinson at jul...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230.