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Liuzza's by the Track?

I've haven't been to this restuarant....yet!

When we're in town next month, I'm thinking we'll take the streetcar to NOMA and then walk to Liuzza's by the Track for some lunch.

OK, what should I get?

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  1. Strawberry & portabello salad
    Garlic oyster poboy (fried oysters swathed in garlic butter)

    1. Breath taking roast beef poboy with a bowl of gumbo.

      1. Weird, I've been there 100 times and never even seen the above dishes.
        I always get a cup of gumbo and a BBQ shrimp po-boy.
        My wife gets the Ruben.
        They're all perfect and I look fwd to trying the other positions.

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        1. Please don't be in a hurry, or expect fine dining service. It's neighborhood, for sure, but with that caveat, it's pretty perfect as neighborhood joints go.

          1. Best shrimp Po Boy in the world. A wonderful neighborhood joint with local musicians playing for tips, great beer and amazing food. Fancy? No. Great? Absolutely.

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            1. re: debd

              I know they dont serve food during Jazzfest days. I am curious to know if they serve during the days between (M-W)? I am dying to have lunch there while im in town during jazzfest.

              1. re: indiwaiter

                Regular hours on non-Jazzfest days (M-W), take out only (limited menu) on Jazzfest days.

            2. I have to 2nd the Gumbo and the Oyster Po Boy. The bartenders are wicked friendly too

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              1. re: gumbo1963

                Love the shrimp Poor Boy, but be careful - contents are slightly hotter than lava.

                1. re: JerseyNOLA

                  overrated IMHO. BBQ shrimp poboy is mediocre at best, not even real bbq'd shrimp, more like shrimp sauteed in a pan. The breathtaking roast beef is nothing special, but again, just my opinion, take it for what it's worth.

                  1. re: roro1831

                    BBQ shrimp in New Orleans is NOT actually bbq'd. Misnomer. Look it up.

                    I would take your opinion with a grain of salt.

                    1. re: mikemill

                      Sorry, Mike, I agree with roro. The BBQ shrimp poboy from Liuzza's isn't all it's cracked up to be, mainly due to the small, obviously frozen, sorry shrimp used in it. They're sauteed in butter and seasonings, but the result is a wan imitation of BBQ shrimp. Sadly, I've been hearing lots of sub-par reports on LBTT....somebody tell me it ain't so.

                      1. re: mikemill

                        I am fully aware of how bbq'd shrimp are prepared. My point was that, as Celeste says below me, they use inferior shrimp which are small and probably frozen and cook them in butter in a pan, instead of cooking them head on, the way bbq shrimp should be prepared.

                        1. re: roro1831

                          Sorry. The first time I read your comment, I misread it as "they're so stupid! the shrimp aren't even really barbecued!"

                          I take back my comments. Except for take your opinion with a grain of salt, because I personally love the bbq shrimp po-boy. Whether it's properly made or not, I think it's good.

                          1. re: mikemill

                            And such is the beauty of food, we all have things that we like or dislike and everyone can have their opinion.

                2. BBQ shrimp poboy and gumbo! Great gumbo--they add the shrimp at last minute so they are fresh and juicy.

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                    1. I was advised by a local to try the Frenchalatta. It's doggy-bag-delicious. Way more food than one can eat in a sitting (or two or three even) but Yuummy! Since it's cut into 4 portions, we suggested that they label each with a day of the week for how soon they might be eaten.

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                      1. re: mollymac

                        That is not available at LBTT. Y'all are talking about two completely different restaurants. There is a Liuzza's and a Liuzza's By The Track.

                        http://www.liuzzas.com/menu.htm

                        http://www.nola.com/sites/liuzzas/#menu