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Domilise's Po-Boys

5240 Annunciation St., New Orleans, LA - (504) 899-9126
Posted By Lynne Wilkinson on 10/26/2010 10:58:00 AM
I love food almost as much as air. I can tell you this place is one of the best hidden treasures New Orleans has to offer. It took a tolley, cab and a bit of walking to get there, but man it was well worth it. The shrimp po-boy is incredible! The batter, sauce and bread were perfect. AND the beer was cold.

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Hot smoked sausage is my go-to sandwich at Domilise's, but for variety's sake, I got what's listed as a pork sausage po boy. It's not smoky and it's not peppery, but it is oinky-good.
"Hot smoked sausage is my go-to sandwich at Domilise's, but for variety's sake, I got what's listed as a pork sausage po boy. It's not smoky and it's not peppery, but it is oinky-good."
Michael Stern





These two segments comprise a small shrimp po boy: plenty to eat for any normal appetite.
"These two segments comprise a small shrimp po boy: plenty to eat for any normal appetite."
Michael Stern


This photo was taken before noon. All tables were already occupied.
"This photo was taken before noon. All tables were already occupied."
Michael Stern


I find it hard to get any po boy any way other than fully dressed. 'It's juicy!' called out the lady who made it just before I picked up half and lost a lot of the ingredients as they slithered out onto the paper plate below.
"I find it hard to get any po boy any way other than fully dressed. 'It's juicy!' called out the lady who made it just before I picked up half and lost a lot of the ingredients as they slithered out onto the paper plate below."
Michael Stern


While you wait for your sandwich and a seat at one of the tables, you can watch the experts construct po-boys behind the counter.
"While you wait for your sandwich and a seat at one of the tables, you can watch the experts construct po-boys behind the counter."
Michael Stern


I love this menu. The sad note in tiny print about the pepper wiener -- between 'wiener' and 'roast beef' -- says 'R.I.P.' referring to the fact that these spicy little franks, long a fave among New Orleanians, no longer are made.
"I love this menu. The sad note in tiny print about the pepper wiener -- between 'wiener' and 'roast beef' -- says 'R.I.P.' referring to the fact that these spicy little franks, long a fave among New Orleanians, no longer are made."
Michael Stern


The bread used for New Orleans po boys is very different from the dense, chewy loaves of South Jersey or Chicago's beef places. These are fluffy and fragile-crusted, more like the Cuban loaves of Florida. The maker is Leidenheimer, the gold standard for po boy loaves.
"The bread used for New Orleans po boys is very different from the dense, chewy loaves of South Jersey or Chicago's beef places. These are fluffy and fragile-crusted, more like the Cuban loaves of Florida. The maker is Leidenheimer, the gold standard for po boy loaves."
Michael Stern


This sandwich maker took her time, arranging each element of the po boy with care.
"This sandwich maker took her time, arranging each element of the po boy with care."
Michael Stern


A debris-free roast beef po boy is easy to get from plate to mouth. But frankly, I miss the drippage.
"A debris-free roast beef po boy is easy to get from plate to mouth. But frankly, I miss the drippage."
Michael Stern


If you're not having beer with your lunch, New Orleans' Barq's root beer is an excellent alternative.
"If you're not having beer with your lunch, New Orleans' Barq's root beer is an excellent alternative."
Michael Stern


Many tourists never see Domilise's, as it is far from the French Quarter. But food pilgrims seek it out. It's just a short drive away from Hansen's Sno-Blitz.
"Many tourists never see Domilise's, as it is far from the French Quarter. But food pilgrims seek it out. It's just a short drive away from Hansen's Sno-Blitz."
Michael Stern


As the minimal signage suggests, Domilise's does not go out of its way to attract customers. It doesn't need to. Foodies go out of their way to come here for the superior sandwiches.
"As the minimal signage suggests, Domilise's does not go out of its way to attract customers. It doesn't need to. Foodies go out of their way to come here for the superior sandwiches."
Michael Stern


A wide selection of condiments is a key element of the po' boy chef's artistry.
"A wide selection of condiments is a key element of the po' boy chef's artistry."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


For hand-washing, Domilise's offers this sink at the side of the dining room.
"For hand-washing, Domilise's offers this sink at the side of the dining room."
Michael Stern



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