Johnny's Po-Boys, New Orleans

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511 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130 +1 504-524-8129

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  • One half of Johnny's roast beef po-boy
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    Johnnys Po-Boys: Oh Boy - Po-boys

    by ChrisSheena Written Apr 28, 2013

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    Apparently the oldest family owned PoBoys restaurant in the world, expect to stand in line for your sandwich. In April 2013, we did - about 20 minutes. But worth it. $9 is typical for a sandwich - think what you would like on it and they probably have it.

    Downstairs is often crowded - go upstairs where they also serve great ice cream and you might have the place to yourself. There is also an outdoor balcony where you can sit and eat watching the world go by.

    Favorite Dish: Johnny’s Special (Beef with Grilled Ham, American and Swiss) - $9 in April 2013.

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    Johnny's Po-Boys: One of the best sandwiches you'll ever have!

    by Jefie Updated May 29, 2011

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    Johnny's Po-Boys has been around since 1950 and although each person in New Orleans has his or her own favourite po-boy spot, Johnny's has always managed to remain popular with locals and visitors alike by serving delicious sandwiches and local cuisine. A po-boy is basically a subway sandwich, but the biggest difference is that it's made with French bread (almost like a baguette). There are dozens of different varieties on the menu, most featuring either fried seafood, cold cuts or meat. I'd been told that Johnny's roast beef po-boy was the best one so that's what I ordered - I had it "dressed", which means that it came with mayo, pickles, tomatoes and salad. My sandwich was very tasty and juicy (not a good idea to wear a white top when you're eating a po-boy!), and it was big enough to feed two people! As for the restaurant itself, it's tiny and crowded and you can expect a bit of a line-up if you're there around lunch time, but it doesn't take that long to get your order. Most locals order their po-boys to go, but I enjoyed the busy atmosphere of the place so we decided to stick around. It sure was a great way to kick off our week in New Orleans!

    Johnny's Po-Boys is open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Monday-Thursday) and 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Friday-Sunday).

    One half of Johnny's roast beef po-boy At Johnny's Po-Boys in New Orleans A very satisfied customer!
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    Johnny's Po'Boy's: Best po'boys in New Orleans

    by Tom_In_Madison Updated Jun 29, 2008

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    It’s in the French Quarter, across from NOLA. A very small place with the best po’boy’s in my opinion. I ate here twice—a turkey once, and a grilled chicken. The sandwich was very huge—it could easily be split between 2 people. They have about 25 different kinds, mine ran about $8.

    Favorite Dish: Best po'boys in New Orleans

    ginormous sandwich seating area, but more in back. storefront, almost across from NOLA also.

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    Johnny's Po-Boys: Best Po-Boys Anywhere!

    by BigBlueOne Updated Mar 29, 2007

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    The ambience is simple, tightly packed sandwich shop. It is what it is...

    Favorite Dish: Not only do they have the best oyster po-boys in the French Quarter, but they also have the widest selection of things to put on them (or on any sandwich).

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    Johnny's Po-Boys: Johnny's Po-Boys

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 30, 2006

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    One of New Orleans' most highly acclaimed yet inexpensive restaurants is Johnny's Po-Boys. This little lunch counter has a huge variety of po boys of all types. We stopped in for breakfast at about 0915 on a Sunday and just beat the rush. With a great variety of omelets, toast, and other breakfast dishes for cheap, it was a very good spot to start the morning. The restaurant is clean and decorated with photos of famous guests over the years...the staff was also friendly and helpful. I will definitely return next time I'm in the city.

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