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Dec 3, 2008 06:55 AM

Po Boys-Memphis TN

I'm dying to go to New Orleans for a roast beef po boy. I watched Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives last night and was literally salivating while he ate at Parasols. Unfortunately, driving down to New Orleans is just not an option right now. Anyone know where I can get a killer po boy here in Memphis? I've been to Bayou, and it's just okay for me.

Thank you!


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  1. There are LOTS of places around town to get passable (though not exellent) seafood po boys (Pearl's, Orleans on Front, etc.) but in my experience a proper roast beef po-boy doesn't exist in Memphis, and is a market ripe for someone to come in and make a killing.

    That said, the Beefeater at Jason's Deli gets almost everything wrong (they get the bread right), and still triggers the endorphins in the roast beef po boy center of my brain. I don't know why.

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    1. re: Randal Cooper

      I've had the one at Pearl's and it was decent. I haven't been to Orleans on Front yet. What do you think of it?

      1. re: megany09

        The oyster po-boy at Cresecent City is decent. I wish Bayou had a better one, but their other items are pretty good...sweet potato fries and hot wings.

    2. In my humble opinion you can't get a good po-boy outside of NO or South MS. I make my own Roast Beef Po-Boys and we determine the grade of them by how many napkins it takes to finish them off! I love a good gravy dripping po-boy and I bought a pressure cooker to make them perfect! I wish you could find goof ones but the key is the bread as much as the meat. I buy a car load when I go home to South MS and freeze it and make po-boys several times a month. I imagine you can order it on line. That may be the only way to get good bread to start the po-boy off!