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Fried Oyster / Shrimp Po-boys

jnc Oct 30, 2006 02:47 PM

When it comes to a fried oyster or shrimp po-boy place, is there a standout choice within walking distance of the quarter? Acme's oysters were a bit too breaded and overcooked for me last time (6 mo ago) and Johnnie's shrimp po-boy (also 6 mo ago) was voluminous yet quite ho-hum. Some of the best fried stuff (to me) used to be at the sadly now defunct Deanie's. Thanks for your recommendations!!!

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    saeyedoc RE: jnc Oct 30, 2006 02:56 PM

    I'll probably get flamed as a tourist for saying this, but I like the shrimp/oyster po-boys at Mothers. Definitely overpriced, but good.

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      jnc RE: saeyedoc Oct 30, 2006 04:02 PM

      thanks for the tip, I only tend to think about the debris / ferdi when I'm there...

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      charve1 RE: jnc Oct 30, 2006 10:05 PM

      get the oyster loaf at casamento's. you would have to take the magazine st. bus to get there, however, but its the best oyster place in town. i also like the shrimp po-boys at mothers, and i am local.

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        N.O.FoodFan RE: charve1 Oct 30, 2006 11:46 PM

        will do, thank you!!

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        Friend of Bill RE: jnc Oct 30, 2006 11:50 PM

        Crabby Jack's, 428 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 833-2722.

        It's owned by Jacques, the owner of Jacques-Imo's, and the po boys are terrific!

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          N.O.FoodFan RE: Friend of Bill Oct 31, 2006 12:11 AM

          thanks, I didn't know that!

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            JGrey RE: Friend of Bill Oct 31, 2006 07:25 PM

            Absolutely not walkable, but I second this rec.

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            malltmont RE: jnc Oct 31, 2006 08:04 PM

            absolutely gotta ditto Crabby Jacks...but yeah, gotta get a rental car, cab ride is too much...had their duck po-boy yesterday....really sloppy and really good

            I'll also second Mother's, yeah it caters to tourists but it's still amazing!

            One other recommendation...Domilise's...bit of a treck but if you're taking the bus uptown by way of Magazine it's not that bad a hike if it's a nice day.

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              Friend of Bill RE: jnc Nov 1, 2006 12:18 AM

              I will confess - my kid worked there when he was a Tulane student! (Also at Jacques-Imo's). But it is still good!

              1. sirvelvet RE: jnc Nov 2, 2006 04:50 PM

                Do not forget to try Liuzza's By The Track, near N. Lopez & Esplanade. It is a good walk from the Quarter, but their po-boys are super, especially the Garlic Oyster and the BBQ Shrimp ones.

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                  underworld gourmet RE: jnc Nov 2, 2006 05:25 PM

                  I've had some very good oyster po-boys at the Broad St. Discount Market, corner S. Broad & Banks. I'm always interested in the low cuisine, you might say, and liek to take the opportunity to get po-bys from the mom and pop groceries. Good crispy french bread and nice, crispy, but small oysters. Good and sweet, tho, with a nice salty aftertaste on them. Their oyster po boy is about 7.99, I think, and they also do a 36-inch monster for families. No problem with number of ersters---you'll have enuff falling off to put on some white bread. As a historical note, my old favorite was the College Inn, but they have a revamped and much abbreviated menu.

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                    lexpatti RE: jnc Nov 5, 2006 02:35 PM

                    Mother's Mother's Mother's

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                      Sara T. RE: jnc Nov 16, 2006 12:36 AM

                      What is this "debris" all about?

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                        Hungry Celeste RE: Sara T. Nov 16, 2006 02:23 PM

                        Debris refers to broken-up pieces of roast beef soaked in gravy...can be shreds or small chunks or the small irregular outside pieces that can't be cut into uniform slices.

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                        trememan RE: jnc Nov 16, 2006 12:50 PM

                        There are (or were) TWO Deanies's--the one on Annunication Street at Poeyfare has fabulous shrimp po-boys. Also try Elizabeth's at Chartres and Gallier. They are excellent.

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