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May 26, 2009 08:31 AM

Crabby Jack's

I saw a lot of recs for this place for their Po'Boy's, I googled it but it looks like it's in Jefferson, would this be walking distance to the French Quarter? Or is there a location that's closer to the French Quarter?

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  1. there's only one location and it's not within walking distance of the quarter. you'd have to take a cab. for poboys in the quarter, you'd probably want to try johnny's or verti mart.

    9 Replies
    1. re: Shiloh

      CJ's is way too far, even for a cab really. +1 Johnny's... address (linked place not working):

      Johnny’s Po-Boys
      511 St. Louis St.
      New Orleans, LA 70130
      (504) 524-8129

      Johnny’s Po-Boys
      new orelans, la, new orelans, la

        1. re: kibbles

          Crabby Jack's too far??? It's like a ten minute cab ride, so worth it.

          1. re: roro1831

            so, if we are big walkers, could we walk there?

            1. re: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC

              Not from the Quarter, but you could catch the St Charles streetcar to Carrollton and Claiborne and walk from there, but I would not recommend that as the neighborhood gets a little dicey, but if you are talking about going for lunch you should be ok. It's about 1.2 miles

              1. re: roro1831

                No need to walk--catch the Kenner Local bus at Carrolton & Claiborne and get off about a half a block from Crabby Jack's

                Has the added advantage of a streetcar ride before and after.
                To Tampa: the Kenner local etc. bus lines will the to the left as your streetcar approaches the end of the lnie. Or better yet, ask the omniescent (at last they were when I was a kid) streetcar motormen.

            2. re: roro1831

              maybe if you have a NASCAR cabbie -- its listed as 16 minutes in google maps.

              in my experiences w/ traffic it takes 20+ minutes. add to that its kinda a dumpy area of little scenic value, and add to that theres similar fare much closer to the quarter... all of which leave me never recommending it to tourists w/o wheels.

              1. re: kibbles

                10 or 20 minutes, in the grand scheme of things not long, especially when you are on vacation. if the guy wants to go there, let him go.

                1. re: roro1831

                  who's stopping him? all i said was "No, it certainly isn't walking distance and considering how much you'd pay for cabfare there and back again, it's probably not cabbing distance, either."

                  ...thus the recommendations for Johnny's, where tourists can get a pretty good poboy right in their hotel's backyard.

                  if you dont mind paying $40-50 for an $8 sandwich, by all means...recommend it. just dont be surprised if guests find it absurdly overrated afterward. me, ill keep expectations more reasonable and suggest Johnny's :)

        2. Definitely worth a cab ride...their po boys are my favorite. I would not recommend walking though. It's on Jefferson Highway, which is not very scenic, and, well, a highway. Check the hours before you make the trek. I believe they're only open for lunch for a few hours.

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