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Parkway Bakery & Tavern

538 Hagen Ave., New Orleans, LA - (504) 482-3047
The Parkway is one of New Orleans' top po boy destinations, especially notable for its great roast beef and/or gravy sandwiches.
100% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Roast Beef Po Boy (large)
Corned Beef Po Boy (Small)
Gravy Po Boy (large)
Sausage Po Boy (large)
Surf 'n' Turf Po Boy (large)
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"New Orleans' roast beef po boys don't draw the tourist attention bestowed on more distinctly regional Gulf Coast fried-seafood heroes, but locals are passionate about them; and the superior beef sandwiches made by eateries in and around New Orleans are as intrinsic as ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

538 Hagen Ave., New Orleans, LA
(504) 482-3047

http://www.parkwaypoorboys.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
OK, the gravy po boy is even worse looking than the surf 'n' turf. But if you love the flavor of beef, especially when combined with fresh, muscular bread, it is a beautiful thing. Note all the meat shreds you get in the gravy.
"OK, the gravy po boy is even worse looking than the surf 'n' turf. But if you love the flavor of beef, especially when combined with fresh, muscular bread, it is a beautiful thing. Note all the meat shreds you get in the gravy."
Michael Stern





The hot, crisp-edged sweet potato fries were a big hit with my group.
"The hot, crisp-edged sweet potato fries were a big hit with my group."
Cliff Strutz


With po-boys this good, it is difficult to save room for dessert.  But then you would miss out on Parkway's excellent bread pudding with rum sauce.
"With po-boys this good, it is difficult to save room for dessert. But then you would miss out on Parkway's excellent bread pudding with rum sauce."
Cliff Strutz


Sausage is tidier than beef and not nearly as overwhelmingly flavorful.
"Sausage is tidier than beef and not nearly as overwhelmingly flavorful."
Michael Stern


No, this sandwich is not photogenic! But what appears to be an awful mess in my less-than-artistic photo is, in fact, one of the best po boys in New Orleans, and one of the strangest: surf 'n' turf! How the shrimp retain their crunch against the stampede of beef and gravy is a mystery; the luxurious duet sings dulcet harmony when packed into jaws of bread and abetted by a salad's worth of dressing garnishes.
"No, this sandwich is not photogenic! But what appears to be an awful mess in my less-than-artistic photo is, in fact, one of the best po boys in New Orleans, and one of the strangest: surf 'n' turf! How the shrimp retain their crunch against the stampede of beef and gravy is a mystery; the luxurious duet sings dulcet harmony when packed into jaws of bread and abetted by a salad's worth of dressing garnishes."
Michael Stern


Even before you unwrap it, the gravy po boy has begun to ooze enough juice to soak through the butcher paper in which it is presented at the kitchen window.
"Even before you unwrap it, the gravy po boy has begun to ooze enough juice to soak through the butcher paper in which it is presented at the kitchen window."
Michael Stern


No table service here. Place your order at this window, then pick it up around the bend.
"No table service here. Place your order at this window, then pick it up around the bend."
Michael Stern


The comfy Parkway features not only good sandwiches but also a lively bar and live music many evenings.
"The comfy Parkway features not only good sandwiches but also a lively bar and live music many evenings."
Michael Stern


The Parkway originally opened in 1922 and earned a reputation for excellent po boys served in a rather dilapidated environment. It was closed for a while, but has now reopened all neat and clean and friendly and still a source of the city's best sandwiches.
"The Parkway originally opened in 1922 and earned a reputation for excellent po boys served in a rather dilapidated environment. It was closed for a while, but has now reopened all neat and clean and friendly and still a source of the city's best sandwiches."
Michael Stern



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