Top 10 Po Boys in New Orleans
With Mardi Gras around the corner everyone’s wanting to know where to get the BEST po boys, so I have compiled a list of my favorite (and least favorite) po boys in New Orleans. Find out where to go, what to get, and how to order it below!
1. Parasol’s – Roast Beef Po Boy
This is by far the best roast beef po boy in the city. The meat is amazingly tender, the gravy is thick and savory, and they use garlic bread instead of plain french bread, which adds a nice flavor and crunch to a po boy that would otherwise be quite soggy.
2. Domilise’s -Fried Oyster Po Boy
This is the only place you should get a fried oyster po boy. Once you try it, nothing else will compare. Get it with dressed with mayo, ketchup, and crystal. It sounds weird but that’s how they do it there and it’s damn good.
3. Dong Phuong – Banh Mi (Vietnamese Po Boy)
Everything on the menu is amazing, but I reccomend the No. 1 “French Cold Cut” Banh Mi. This is absolutely worth the drive to the East.
4. Parkway- Surf and Turf Po Boy
The Surf and Turf po boy is one of my absolute favorites in the city. It combines three of my favorite things, fried shrimp, roast beef, and a TON of gravy!
5. Guy’s – Fried Shrimp Po Boy
There are tons of spots around the city that serve up a great fried shrimp po boy, but Guy’s is consistently delicious, and very affordably priced for the quality ingredients used.
6. Crabby Jack’s – Fried Green Tomato & Shrimp Remoulade Po Boy
This po boy is an amazing combo of boiled shrimp and fried green tomatoes smothered in delicious remoulade sauce.
7. Crabby Jack’s -Cochon de Lait Po Boy
Crabby Jack’s cochon de lait po boy is also amazing, but I’ve found that cochon de lait is delicious anywhere you get it.
8. Ninja – Soft Shell Crab Po Boy
Ninja only makes this po boy a few times a year for festivals but it is fantastic! I have never had a better soft shell crab po boy. The tempura batter and spicy mayo add a nice Japanese twist to this Louisiana classic.
9. Louisiana Discount Market – Hot Sausage Po Boy
If you’ve never had a Hot Sausage Po Boy you are missing out. Louisiana Discount Market serves up a giant version of this spicy, greasy delicacy for only $4. Definitely get it dressed, with cheese, and grab a big shot while you’re there. Beware: this will cause some serious heart burn.
10. Mahony’s Chicken Liver Po Boy
This has got to be one of the stranger po boys on the market, combining fried chicken liver and coleslaw, but it’s delicious if you love chicken livers as much as I do.
Biggest Loser: Mother’s “Ferdi Special”
This thing is just plain nasty. It starts off with honey baked ham and roast beef, and then is piled high with debris, and a very watery gravy. The sandwich would have been okay if it hadn’t been so incredibly soggy, but it still would not have been good. By far the worst po boy I’ve ever had.
Let me know what y’all think about my rundown. I’m excited to hear everyone’s feedback, as this is probably the most contentious subject in New Orleans.
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