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Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 05/27/03 6:37 PM
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I will be going there in the near future and need the recommendation for the best po-boy in the Crescent City. Help

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 05/27/03 6:49 PM
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Not oyster, but the deep-fried soft-shell crab at Mothers get's my vote.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 05/27/03 9:29 PM
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Casamento's. Read the review on the web site.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Wed, 05/28/03 5:34 AM
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Acme Oyster House has a good oyster Po Boy. My favorite though is the Peace Maker http://www.acmeoyster.com/poboys21.html

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Wed, 05/28/03 5:59 AM
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Definately Uglesich's on Barrone. Not such an attractive place, but best Oysters period no matter how you get them, fried,raw and poor boys.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Wed, 05/28/03 10:26 AM
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Got to go with the oyster loaf at Casamento's...

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Wed, 05/28/03 9:08 PM
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I agree with Cassamento's. You will never forget it. Great shirt, too. But their hours are weird. When in the French Quarter, go for Acme. For a party town, why do all of Nawlins' good restaurants open only until 10? But Acme oysters are fried in fluffy corn bread batter, nice and light. Some places it's like rocks. I don't know about oysters, but Dunbar's on Freret has very tasty catfish po'boys. It's amazing how many places in that city stink, so you have to be careful. Definitely stay away from all eating establishments on Bourbon Street. The food is worse than Reno.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Thu, 05/29/03 2:11 AM
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Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Casamento's. Read the review on the web site.

Stephen -

I can't find the Casamento's review. Is it in New Orleans?

-Yumbo

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Fri, 05/30/03 2:11 AM
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Uglesich's gets 1st place, and their catfish po' boy also rocks! But across from Acme is my favorite sandwich IN THE WORLD! Felix's stuffed crab po' boy! It goes on and off the menu, but you can pull a "Five Easy Pieces" and order a stuffed crab dinner with a roll on the side and make your own. Have an Abita Amber with it and you have my "stranded on a desert island" meal.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Fri, 05/30/03 4:22 AM
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Originally posted by yumbo

quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Casamento's. Read the review on the web site.

Stephen -

I can't find the Casamento's review. Is it in New Orleans?

-Yumbo


YIKES! No Casamento's review here. There should be one, but I don't have any pictures to post with it. If anyone has a picture or two of Casamento's, I'd be happy to put up a review. But I hate posting reviews with no pictures at all. Maybe I need to go back to N.O. ... but as noted, the weird hours of Casamento's refer to a long, long summer vacation. Like now.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Wed, 09/3/03 4:23 PM
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Originally posted by goldsborscht

I agree with Cassamento's. You will never forget it. Great shirt, too. But their hours are weird. When in the French Quarter, go for Acme. For a party town, why do all of Nawlins' good restaurants open only until 10? But Acme oysters are fried in fluffy corn bread batter, nice and light. Some places it's like rocks. I don't know about oysters, but Dunbar's on Freret has very tasty catfish po'boys. It's amazing how many places in that city stink, so you have to be careful. Definitely stay away from all eating establishments on Bourbon Street. The food is worse than Reno.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Wed, 09/3/03 4:25 PM
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Originally posted by goldsborscht

I agree with Cassamento's. You will never forget it. Great shirt, too. But their hours are weird. When in the French Quarter, go for Acme. For a party town, why do all of Nawlins' good restaurants open only until 10? But Acme oysters are fried in fluffy corn bread batter, nice and light. Some places it's like rocks. I don't know about oysters, but Dunbar's on Freret has very tasty catfish po'boys. It's amazing how many places in that city stink, so you have to be careful. Definitely stay away from all eating establishments on Bourbon Street. The food is worse than Reno.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Thu, 09/4/03 8:29 PM
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Goldborscht,
Were this the old days, I would call you out to defend my adopted hometown's honor. We would meet under the oaks in City Park at dawn and it would be oyster po boys at 10 paces. First one to stop eating leaves the field head hung and dishonored in the eyes of gentlemen and women until the end of time.
1) Casamento's is great and it is now open for the season (R's only)
2) Acme is fine too. The Northshore location is good as well
3) Some places are like rocks, but here are a few where the oysters are like soft pillows of down in a five star hotel
a) Bozo's in Metairie (fried or grilled on the half shell
b) Mr. B's (fried BBQ'd oysters, trust me, shut up and eat)
c) Felix's (on Bourbon, one of several reasons to ignore advice)
d) Franky and Johnny's (fried, hell anything they've got fried)
e) Moscas (Oysters Mosca-best oyster dish on the planet)
f) Gumbo Shop (highly underrated po boy)
g) list goes ad infinitum
4) Dunbars, excellent reccomendation
5)Now for the part causing dueling fever:

While Bourbon St. has certainly become (and to some degree, has always been) an Adult Disneyland, there are certainly a number of dining establishments worth mentioning, a couple that are really good and one that is a standard among old line New Orleans Restaurants.
a) Galitoires (Oysters bienville, rockefeller, halfshell, etc)
is perhaps the best old New Orleans dining in New Orleans.
It is sure enough the most fun out of the usual choices.
b) Mike Anderson's Seafood is not just good, it can be great.
Excellent grilled and fried fish and the most consistent soups
in New Orleans
c) Felix's-Nothing wrong with a tasty bi-valve and a cold one
here

I could go on here, but I think I generally go on too much. Nothing I like better than belaboring a point.

I will agree that it is easily possible to get a bad meal in this town, but that crack about Reno? We have a chain of gas stations here called Danny and Clydes that I would feel fairly safe in saying that one of their overstuffed po boys is better than any sandwich you can get in Reno. How many "Reno Style Restaurants" are there in New York? Not many I would be willing to venture. New Orleans style places, plenty. Reno Schmeeno! We've got gas stations and grocery store delis with better food (actually, we have some of the best gas station food on the planet. That might make an interesting thread).

Gentlemen,

Ten paces turn and eat.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Thu, 09/4/03 9:38 PM
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I would have to agree that the Acme is the best but don't expect fancy surroundings, just good food.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Thu, 09/4/03 10:04 PM
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Mayhaw Man: Oh yeah? My gas station carries Cheese Nabs!

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Thu, 09/4/03 10:46 PM
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Seafarer John:
Yes, but does it carry Elmer's Chee-Wees? This is the original corn-twist snack, and it is still only common in New Orleans. A bar here has them in stock by ordering them. Yum, yum. Think I'll have some when I walk back to the car.
Uglesigh'sless, But Casamento'sedly, Ort. "Done Been T' N'Awlins Once; Sho' Had A Won'erful Time" Carlton, that Gas-tronome Of Athens, G-A.
P. S. In The Irish Channel they still call them ERSTERS.
P. P. S. Go for the barbecued shrimp at Pascal's Manale.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 09/30/03 4:33 PM
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My vote is for #1. Mike Anderson's (like the man said: "anything fried") It will rise up off your plate, it's so light... and
#2. Felix. Ahh, Felix. It's "so New Orleans", especially late at night.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 10/19/03 9:21 AM
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I'm a little late here but one of my all time favorite places for oyster po-boys is Mandina's on Canal Street. In fact, it's one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants with fantastic food at a great values.

It is a fairly shoot cab/or bus ride from the Quarter and the street car extension should be up and running pat its door in a few months.


http://www.mandinas.com/

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 10/19/03 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by flowercat

I'm a little late here but one of my all time favorite places for oyster po-boys is Mandina's on Canal Street. In fact, it's one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants with fantastic food at a great values.

It is a fairly shoot cab/or bus ride from the Quarter and the street car extension should be up and running pat its door in a few months.


http://www.mandinas.com/



In fact, the streetcar began test runs for safety and driver training last week. The RTA is running radio spots saying that it will be open for business in a couple of weeks. This means that you can ride in a big open ended loop from Carrollton and CLaiborne all the way to the Cemetaries at the end of Canal. Too bad they aren't going to make it go the rest of the way out Carrollton to City Park. Incidentally, for those of you that attend the Jazz Fest, the RTA adds are being read by the same guy who is on that recorded loop you hear going into and coming out of the jazz festival "Thank you for attending the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival....For your fun and safety ...etc.". They are pretty funny ads.

There is alot of good eating along that route. You could start with Five Happiness Chinese and end up with Mandina's or Katies and have about 1000 meals in between.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 10/19/03 1:16 PM
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whats an oyster po boy and could i make one at home?

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 10/19/03 3:24 PM
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I don't know if I'd believe the RTA, I went down Carrollton yesterday to Canal and there is still lots of work to be done, I could be wrong but I think that they are being optimistic.

I would've loved it if they could've extended the Carrollton line all the way to Canal, but could imagine the problems under the I-10 at Airline Hwy. This way I could've taken the street car to my favorite hole-in-the-wall .. Chinese Kitchen.

*An oyster po boy is the same as a shrimp po boy but with oysters .. you start with a fresh French bread/loaf add fried oysters, dress it with lettuce, tomatoes, mayo and hot sauce .. I'm not good at writing recipes .. only cooking.*

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 10/19/03 5:25 PM
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I second Mayhaw's recommendation of Danny and Clyde's. When I went to junior high in Harvey, I used to eat there all the time. Their po-boys were always delicious.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 10/19/03 6:55 PM
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Casamento's definitely is great for its oyster loaf (not exactly a po boy), but for po boys of all kinds (including shrimp or oyster), I'd check out[url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=141']Domilise's[/url].

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Mon, 10/20/03 10:20 AM
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Never made it past the Acme Oyster House for po'boys. Had the Peace Maker and it was very good. The raw oysters were outstanding, fresh as can be.

Ate at Deanie's on Iberville and had a good meal and appetizers. The service was good also.

On the down side, I can say that Felix's on Bourbon and Iberville was horrible, both in food and service.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 10/21/03 9:20 AM
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It prolly ain't the best, but it was darn good.
Cajun Cabin on Bourban street. Great music and as drunk as I was, the food was great too.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 10/21/03 10:23 AM
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No one has mentioned Parasol's in the Irish Chanel just off of Magazine .. their roast beef po boys are the best but not as good as Mother's debris po boys which are in a class by themselves.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Wed, 03/3/04 6:16 PM
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Casemento’s – Family-operated Casemento’s in the mid reaches of uptown Magazine Street is possibly the most authentic oyster house in America. Ignoring the advent of modern refrigeration, Casemento’s still closes in the summer months. Notice on your way in if there is a green wooden barrel in front, which is still used for oyster deliveries. The décor is basically bleached wall-to-wall tile, like a 1950s bathroom. The oysters are sweet and served with a special, time-honed respect. The menu items are classics and have remained unchanged for a generation and the patron is advised to request a full description of classics like “oyster loaf.” The street intersection (Magazine and Napoleon) is well known, but transportation arrangements or directions may be needed. 4330 Magazine Street. 504-895-9761. Reservations not accepted. No credit cards accepted. Closed Mondays and June through August.


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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Wed, 03/3/04 6:45 PM
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Got to go with the oyster loaf at Casamento's...

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Wed, 03/3/04 6:49 PM
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I'm going to happily agree with Michael on this one.Domilise's (Uptown at 5240 Annunciation) serves up a killer half and half-oysters and shrimp.Add a Barq's root beer to that order and you are truely wining and dining Uptown style..Further upriver in Jefferson is Crabby Jack's(528 Jefferson Hwy.)Good overstuffed seafood po' boys.In the Quarter you could do worse than Johnny's Po' Boys (511 St.Louis).Johnny's is a classic lunchtime joint with a huge menu.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Wed, 03/3/04 9:35 PM
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The oyster po'boys (and soft shelled crab) at Mother's are scrumptious!

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 01/31/10 11:32 AM
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Hmm.

As mentioned, Casemento's closes during the summer (no "R").

I love Acme. Another one not mentioned is Parkway Bakery and Tavern. Two thumbs up!

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 01/31/10 11:53 AM
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I am getting the itch.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 01/31/10 1:54 PM
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Another vote for Danny & Clyde's.  Some of the best oyster po' boys in NOLA.  Don't overlook these gems.  Not only good eating but a good story to tell.  

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 01/31/10 3:19 PM
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What sauce do you favor on you oyster po' boys?

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 01/31/10 3:31 PM
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I don't get the Danny & Clyde's thing, but maybe that's just me.

St. Charles Tavern has a pretty good oyster po'boy, and an excellent shrimp po'boy. Great fried catfish, too.

Coop's on Decatur is excellent, as well.

I don't do a sauce on my oyster po'boy. It's just lemon, salt & pepper, and hot sauce. Sometimes not even lemon.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 01/31/10 3:43 PM
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We have a Katrina survivor in Cincinnati who runs New Orleans to Go and my favorite oyster po' boy sauce she offers consists of cayenne pepper, mayo and lime juice - it just makes the fried oysters so much tastier and enjoyable.
<message edited by NYPIzzaNut on Tue, 02/2/10 9:54 PM>

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 02/2/10 9:53 PM
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Cassamento's is great! 

Bozo's is good too.

Mandina's is probably a good choice (love that neighborhood)!

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 02/23/10 4:53 PM
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For an oyster poorboy - I just like the bread buttered on each side, a sprinkling of lemon juice, hot sauce, and a little catsup

So many places, but these are the ones I've actually had oyster poorboys:  

FQ - Acme and Johnny's always had a nice one

MidCity - Mandina's, Parkway Bakery

Cassamento's - they do a great job coating and frying their shrimp and oysters, but their "loaf" isn't a true poor boy, more like Texas toast 

I don't guess most visitors get over to the Westbank  - but the DiMartino's family which has three locations, do great oyster poor boys and their roast beef is even better 

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 02/23/10 4:53 PM
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For an oyster poorboy - I just like the bread buttered on each side, a sprinkling of lemon juice, hot sauce, and a little catsup

So many places, but these are the ones I've actually had oyster poorboys:  

FQ - Acme and Johnny's always had a nice one

MidCity - Mandina's, Parkway Bakery

Cassamento's - they do a great job coating and frying their shrimp and oysters, but their "loaf" isn't a true poor boy, more like Texas toast 

I don't guess most visitors get over to the Westbank  - but the DiMartino's family which has three locations, do great oyster poor boys and their roast beef is even better 

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Re:Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 02/23/10 5:55 PM
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Oyster po boy topping buttered bread, pickles, hot sauce, maybe ketchup.
If we're at home a twist is butter bread, bacon and bleu cheese.

I vote for Johnny's, Bozo's, Seafood Galley.



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Re:Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Tue, 02/23/10 6:33 PM
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From www.bestofneworleans.com

Try them all then decide. My Favorite is  DOMILISE'S SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS
BEAR'S RESTAURANT 128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373 Just outside downtown Covington, Bear's serves po-boys and homemade sides. The hot roast beef, barbecue beef and shrimp po-boys are perennial favorites. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $
CAFE MASPERO 601 Decatur St., 523-6250 Cafe Maspero's meatless version of the muffuletta has been the salvation for many a hungry vegetarian roaming the French Quarter streets. The conventional meat-layered rendition is a menu mainstay, along with overstuffed pastrami or corned beef deli sandwiches on big buns. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $
CENTRAL GROCERY 923 Decatur St., 523-1620 Central Grocery claims the distinction of having created the famous muffuletta, and it remains the one and only sandwich prepared at this foodie landmark. Grab a Barq's and a stack of napkins and bite in to history. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $
CRABBY JACK'S 428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 833-2722 Jack Leonardi, the chef behind the perpetually popular Jacque-Imo's Cafe, puts his spin on casual New Orleans fare at this popular lunch joint. Fried oysters and shrimp tumble out of po-boys, while the paneed rabbit and roasted duck po-boys are offbeat offerings. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
DANNY & CLYDE'S Citywide; www.dannyandclydes.com This chain of convenience marts offers much more than candy, chips and soda. Grab a super-sized po-boy or other deli sandwich when filling up. Homemade meat pies and breakfast sandwiches are popular as well. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
DIMARTINO'S FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS MUFFULETTAS 1788 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, 392-7589; 3900 Gen. DeGaulle Drive., 392-7589; 6641 West Bank Expwy., Marrero, 341-4096; www.dimartinos.com Besides sandwiches like the muffuletta and roast beef po-boy, DiMartino's offers salads, burgers and seafood platters. Entrees include shrimp etouffee, chicken parmigiana, and spaghetti with meatballs or Italian sausage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
DOMILISE'S PO-BOYS 5240 Annunciation St., 899-9126 Domilise's has been a neighborhood institution for years. The messy roast beef po-boy is covered in gravy and Creole mustard. Other options include fried shrimp, fried oysters and hot sausage with gravy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $
GENNARO'S 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-9226 Gennaro's dishes up po-boys, fried seafood platters and gumbo, as well as Italian dishes like chicken Parmesan and spaghetti. The grilled chicken Caesar salad is a crowd-pleaser. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
THE GROCERY 2854 St. Charles Ave., 895-9524; www.thegroceryneworleans.com In a city full of sandwich stops, this Uptown deli provides a unique take with pressed sandwiches as well as a variety of po-boys, chicken and sausage gumbo and desserts. The Creole corned beef is piled with corned beef, provolone cheese, Creole mustard and Russian dressing and is pressed on French or rye bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
HEAVENLY HAM 5300 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-5100; www.heavenlyham.com Heavenly Ham makes sandwiches with the namesake ham, chicken salad, smoked turkey, roast beef or ham salad on croissants, whole grain or French bread. Traditional spiral sliced hams and glazed turkey breast are popular menu items. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $
HICKORY CAFE AND GRILL 1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 737-0033; www.hickorycafe.com Hickory's presents a half-pound of fresh ground chuck, cooked to order and served on focaccia bread with pepper Jack, bacon, spinach, roasted peppers and basil mayo. The Cuban sandwich features slow-roasted pork loin, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, Creole mustard and pickles pressed between French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $
JAM'S PO-BOYS & CATERING 612 Sena Drive, Metairie, 833-5882 Jam's offers home-cooked roast beef in gravy, plus many other sandwiches, salad and pasta options. The seafood-stuffed eggplant boat features half an eggplant fried with Italian breadcrumbs, filled with seafood dressing and served with garlic bread and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $
JOHNNY'S PO-BOYS 511 St. Louis St., 524-8129; www.johnnyspoboy.com Johnny's serves plate lunches like fried chicken and hamburger steaks in addition to its wide-ranging sandwich menu. The Johnny's special combines roast beef, ham and Swiss and American cheeses on French. The seafood muffuletta includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $
LENNY'S SUB SHOP 4038 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-9424; www.lennys.com Lenny's creates a variety of hot and cold subs with a regular 7 1/2-inch sandwich holding a half-pound of meat and cheese and the larger size doubling the length and load. Other options range from the Philly cheese steak to a chef's salad. A kids' menu is available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 Start your day with a breakfast po-boy or stop by later for a wide selection of sandwiches. Fried shrimp, cold cuts and hot sausage are popular standbys. The soft-shell crab po-boy is topped with homemade remoulade sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $
MAHONY'S PO-BOY SHOP 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com Mahony's prepares classic po-boys and some original sandwich creations. The fried chicken liver po-boy is dressed with coleslaw. Other popular po-boys include grilled shrimp and fried green tomatoes with remoulade sauce, and the Peacemaker, combining fried oysters, bacon and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
MANO'S PO-BOYS 6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, 734-0922 Mano's produces a handful of breakfast items like the Saints Special, which is two large eggs, ham and cheese on a French bun or toast. There are daily hot lunches including the hamburger deluxe: an 8-oz. patty served with french fries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
MCALISTER'S DELI 4 Canal Street, Harrah's Casino, 598-1930; 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite A13, Kenner 466-1500; 2701 Airline Hwy., Suite T, Metairie, 830-4030; www.mcalistersdeli.com McAlister's offers a wide selection of soups, salads and sandwiches. Signature sandwiches include the Big Nasty, roast beef served open face on a toasted hoagie with McAlister's Come Back gravy and cheddar-jack cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
MR. POOR BOY RESTAURANT 10202 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-1170 Mr. Poor Boy serves daily hot-plate specials like red beans and rice with a breaded pork chop on Mondays, chicken-fried steak on Tuesdays and a catfish plate with gumbo on Friday. Po-boy choices include slow-cooked roast beef, shrimp or catfish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
MONSTER PO-BOYS 1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-9183 Po-boy options include shrimp, oyster, roast beef, ham and cheese. One changing daily seafood special features fried shrimp, oysters and fish with fried pickle chips, Cajun fries, potato salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $
P & G RESTAURANT 345 Baronne St., 525-9678 This busy CBD lunch spot has a large menu of po-boys stuffed with fried seafood and lunch plates of fried shrimp or catfish. The seafood platter is loaded with shrimp, oysters, catfish, crab cakes and a choice of potato salad, French fries or baked macaroni. Breakfasts come with sides like hashbrowns, homemade biscuits, chisesi ham, bacon or sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
PARASOL'S RESTAURANT & BAR 2533 Constance St., 899-2054; www.parasols.com Gravy overflows the roast beef po-boy at this corner pub. There also are fried shrimp and oyster plates and bar snacks like tangy fried pickles and boudin balls. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN 538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047; www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com Parkway Bakery & Tavern is home to some of the most popular po-boys in town, including a lineup of weekly specials like the one-handed soft-shell crab. Regular menu choices include catfish, roast beef, corned beef, shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $
RADOSTA'S FAMOUS PO-BOYS 249 Aris Ave., Metairie, 831-1537 The family po-boy stop's fame lies in its popular roast beef and fried shrimp po-boys. Other sandwiches include muffulettas and po-boys with homemade Italian sausage. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
RAG'S OLD FASHIONED PO-BOYS 4960 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 792-1744; www.ragsmandeville.com Rag's serves po-boys and daily specials such as blackened catfish and shrimp Parmesan. The Super Serious Seafood Platter is a bountiful combination of fried seafood. The value menu features 6-inch po-boys and combo plates. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$
ROLY POLY SANDWICHES One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., 561-9800; 3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 872-0957; 3960 Florida St., Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 626-4892; 5409 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8373; www.rolypoly.com With Roly Poly's long list of wraps and changing daily soup options, no two lunches ever need to be the same. Fillings include sliced chicken, smoked turkey or pork, tuna salad, vegetables hummus, many cheeses and more. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
SERIO'S PO-BOYS & DELI 133 St. Charles Ave., 523-2668; www.seriosdeli.com Mike Serio's LSU shrine is known for two-fisted po-boys and muffulettas. New Orleans classics like gumbo and spicy jambalaya make an enticing alternative to sandwich standards such as grilled chicken or corned beef. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $
SHORT STOP PO-BOYS 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 885-4572 At Short Stop, the roast beef po-boy drips with its own juices. Dark-roux gumbo features chicken and andouille every day and there is a shrimp and crab version on Fridays. For dessert, grab a Hubig's pie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $
SOUTHERN PO-BOYS 720 Claiborne Drive, Jefferson, 835-3035 The loaves at Southern are filled with everything from roast beef and gravy to fried shrimp, oysters, chicken-fried steak and veal. Crispy soft-shell crab is perched atop fettuccine with white wine cream sauce in one popular dish. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri. Cash only. $
THE STORE 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com This cozy CBD cafe serves creative dishes such as crawfish risotto topped with asparagus and Parmesan. Sandwiches include a barbecue shrimp po-boy with collard greens and a Reuben-like concoction of pulled beef, caramelized onions and Gruyere on rye bread. One frequent special is the fried oyster, bacon and Brie po-boy with caramelized onions and tomato. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$
WELTY'S DELI 336 Camp St., 592-0223; www.weltysdeli.com Welty's assembles classic deli sandwiches and some of its own creations. The New Orleans AK is a one-and-a-half-pound sandwich with a choice of four meats, cheddar, Swiss, provolone and pepper Jack cheese on a warm muffuletta bun. There also are croissant sandwiches, soups and salads. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and company checks. $
 

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Thu, 03/11/10 2:32 PM
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For an oyster poorboy - I just like the bread buttered on each side, a sprinkling of lemon juice, hot sauce, and a little catsup

So many places, but these are the ones I've actually had oyster poorboys:  

FQ - Acme and Johnny's always had a nice one

MidCity - Mandina's, Parkway Bakery

Cassamento's - they do a great job coating and frying their shrimp and oysters, but their "loaf" isn't a true poor boy, more like Texas toast 

I don't guess most visitors get over to the Westbank  - but the DiMartino's family which has three locations, do great oyster poor boys and their roast beef is even better 


I'll go along with this. I do like Bozo's, as well.

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RE: Best oyster po-boy in New Orleans - Sun, 03/21/10 10:56 AM
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An ACME oyster loaf