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Feb 5, 2008 06:54 PM

Oyster Po Boys

Where can this ex-NOLA boy find a good oyster Po Boy in SoCal? I have tried Uncle Darrow's and Gumbo Pot but was very disappointed with both...I am looking for good bread and perfectly fried oysters...and lettuce, tomato and mayo if you want it dressed...Seems simple enough! Does it exist here?

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  1. Can't vouch for quality as I haven't tried it myself, but I believe you'll find one at the Ragin Cajun in Hermosa Beach.

    Ragin Cajun Cafe
    422 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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    1. re: wutzizname

      I have been here many, many times (it is close to work)...they do a mean gumbo...almost as good as mine...and some other good dishes, but I never knew they did a oyster Po Boy...and they do!!. I will try it tomorrow and report back

      1. re: TravelPath

        I've read mixed reviews of their gumbo. Personally, I think it's pretty good, without knowing what truly great gumbo tastes like. As for their oyster po boy, it might be a one-day-a-week lunch special. Regardless, I had it once, and I didn't like it. Then again, I don't know if it's because it was bad, or if I just don't like fried oysters, since it was my only experience with them. I do like their shrimp and sausage po-boys though.

        1. re: TravelPath

          I was there a couple of weeks ago --please note that they only serve PoBoys at lunch. Settled for some decent catfish, but skip the hockey puck like hush puppies; and what's up with their potato salad? it was kind of whipped and texture free.

          1. re: debra

            This kind of potato salad is common all over Louisiana,,,I have had a lot of it in my life...and I still don't like it...but it is authentic! The hush puppies can be good if they are fresh, but if they sit around...

      2. This was discussed last year also. Dommy mentioned a place in the Baldwin Hills Mall ( Creole Chef ) which I have had on my "To Do" list but still have not done. Don't know if it is still there but...

        From last year

        1. I don't know what it's called, but be sure to skip the cajun place in the Farmer's Market on 3rd. Their oyster po-boy tastes like something you'd find in the refrigerated case at a 7-11. (Their RB&R are pretty good, though.)

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          1. re: Bjartmarr

            That's the Gumbo Pot, mentioned in the original post.

            1. re: wutzizname

              You might want to call Bourbon St. Fish on Prairie Ave. in Inglewood opposite Hollywood Park. Never had their Po Boy, but everything else, especially the gumbo, was fresh and delicious.

          2. The shrimp Po Boy and Hush Puppies at Gumbo Pot were good, but I found the Oyster version severely lacking as well. I just got myself a Bob's Dinosaur Donut to erase the bad memorie though, and all was better. :-)

            1. Where y'at Oyster Loaf?
              NOTHING 'round here will stop the ache for Casamento's.
              Harold and Belle's is the closest I have found (and I haven't had one in a while), but still, rather like comparing nicotine gum to a cigarette.