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Best roast beef Po Boy

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Who has the best roast beef Po-boy (at lunch) in N.O.?
Would pefer one with horseradish, but not a deal breaker. Thanks.

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    Hungry Celeste

    I can't say that I've ever eaten a roast beef poboy in NOLA with horseradish on it. I like Elizabeth's, Parkway Bakery, and Parasol's for roast beef. If your heart is set on a sandwich with horseradish, try the deli at Martin's Wine Cellar; I think the Steamboat Sandwich is roast beef & horseradish.

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    1. re: Hungry Celeste

      They do have a cold roast beef and a warm roast beef with gravy, right? It's been a while since I've been, and that's usually for Sunday brunch. I've had the one with gravy and I remember it being delicious. I will also put out my vote for Crabby Jack's. Big fan of the bread, the gravy, all of it.

    2. Johnny's in the Quarter, Streetcar Sandwiches if you are up by the zoo, both do a good job..

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      1. re: PETEPOPE

        I'm not sure Streetcar Sandwiches exists any longer. Are they going by a different name?

        1. re: uptownlibrarian

          Liuzza's By the Track has a horseradish sauce.

          1. re: Tonto

            Hopefully Liuzza B T Track's roast beef poboy has improved. Several months ago it was dry and uninspired, which really surprised me.

            1. re: Hungry4Good

              I feel the same way about the BBQ shrimp poboy at Liuzza's BTT--uninspiring But I really dig the garlic oyster poboy.

              1. re: Hungry Celeste

                With you on that, though there's little in life better than garlic butter!

        2. re: PETEPOPE

          Sadly, Streetcar is long gone. They had the best poboys,though. The blackened redfish was my favorite and the prices were right.

          1. re: calliope

            yeah, sadly departed. Their soft-shell crab po-boys were AWESOME! Shrimp was always good, too.

          2. re: PETEPOPE

            dah, foiled by a zombie thread.

            why can't a delete my post!?

          3. It's. Not. Mother's. Don't believe the hype!

            I used to love Magazine Po-Boy on Magazine close to Washington Uptown for roast beef, but when I was back in town over the winter, I headed up there on my bike very eagerly one day (as I only eat roast beef in the cooler months in New Orleans), and was sadly disappointed. Different owners since Katrina (or before), and a totally different sandwich. Just eh, nothing to make a special trip for.

            I've heard Parkway Bakery is rollin' for roast beef, and Domilse's is always good.

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            1. re: funkjester

              I just went to Magazine St. Poboy and it was yummy. I think they may have gotten the kinks out. I shared a shrimp poboy and a roast beef poboy and they were both really good.

              You should give them another chance.

                1. pauly's on transcontinential dr.

                  1. Parasol, Parkway or Domilese.

                    1. Buddy's on Orion off Veterans, Parrans on Vets, Parkway & Liuzza's BTT.

                        1. re: Dan985

                          Casting my vote for Parkway. YUM. And I agree with the "don't believe the hype about mother's" post - Mother's is totally overrated IMO.

                          1. re: pizzajunkie

                            Parkway all the way. And if you think you might want a different flavor, they have almost any flavor poboy you can imagine. Yum.

                        2. I dunno but Danny and Clydes has ALWAYS been on the top of my list... perhaps bc they are open ALL night long

                          1. Johnny's' in the Quarter (no horseradish)

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                            1. re: JazzyB

                              We sure do like Liuzza's by the track. My husband likes the roast beef with extra horseradish. He says it is his favorite in the city. The people are friendly and it's easy to park.

                            2. Have been back to NO several times since Katrina. Longer lines, higher prices, smaller poboys. However, I was out in Metairie one day and went into Giorlando's at Veterans and Bonnabel. Excellent Roast Beef and huge!

                              1. Went to Parkway a couple of weeks ago, great service & great prices. Lots of beef on it, also ordered an oyster po' boy. It was far better than average as well. Dont miss the sweet potato fires!

                                1. Radosta's in Old Metairie on Aris has the best roast beef po-boys in the whole New Orleans metroplolitan area hands down. Lots of beef and gravy with a great wait staff!!! And it is by far the best tasting. tried all the ones from all the other restaurants posted on here and they don't even come close!!!

                                  1. Liuzza's Restaurant and Bar on Bienville (by the old hospital...not the track) has an AWESOME Roast Beef. If you like your Roast Beef Po Boy soaked and dripping in it's own juice you'll love this delicious, napkin hogging treat. Order this Po Boy and wash it down with an Abita Amber which is served nearly frozen then you will see what I mean. This is experience is not to be missed!

                                    Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar
                                    3636 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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                                    1. re: BlueMargaritaMan

                                      I would give Ignatius on Magazine a shot. Not sure if they offer horseradish but their RB po boy is awesome. Ruseel's Short stop in Metairie is excellent as is the WOrld Deli on Clearview/Esplanade in Metairie.