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Best Creole/Cajun or Po Boys in STL

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ScarlettNola Apr 3, 2009 03:42 PM

Could someone direct me to the best restaurant in these categories in the STL area? It seems most places I have tried are not quite as good as home.Po Boys are generally made on Hoagie Bread, and Muffaletta sandwiches are subpar. I am not trying to be picky but when you grow up with the "real" stuff you crave it always. Thanks for any suggestion you can make!

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    esseelig Apr 3, 2009 05:50 PM

    I haven't been in quite a while, and I'm not sure if they have po boys, but I always hear that the Gumbo Shop in Rock Hill by Manchester and McKnight is about as good as we've got.

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      geochic Apr 3, 2009 06:22 PM

      Louisiana Cafe in O'Fallon (MO) has great creole/cajun food. The owner/cook is a transplant from Reserve, LA. They have Po Boys as well, but I have not yet had them. Their etoufee, jambalaya and gumbo rival those made by my old roommate's Louisiana born and bred mother. Just don't let its gas station location scare you away.

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        wekick Apr 3, 2009 07:30 PM

        We love the Louisiana Cafe too. Haven't had the poor boy either but the other stuff was great!

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        grillergorilla Apr 5, 2009 05:46 PM

        The Gumbo shop does gumbo proud. They're jamabalaya was fine too. Po Boys sucked. The muffaletta at Blues City Deli rocks. I haven't tried Louisiana Cafe.

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