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Best Po' Boy Sandwich in LA?

HerbyN Nov 16, 2009 09:04 AM

any suggestions for a good po' boy sandwich? i think i've become disenchanted with the mediocre offering from the Gumbo Pot at the Farmers Market/Grove, and i'm looking to try a different place. especially interested in any suggestions located on the Northeast side of town.

Thanks in advance fellow Chowhounders.

Gumbo Pot
6333 W 3rd St Ste 312, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    Burger Boy RE: HerbyN Nov 16, 2009 09:52 AM

    I have heard there are some places in Pasadena. Try a search. I usually go to Uncle Darrows when I am on that side of town. Good Luck!

    Uncle Darrow's
    2560 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

    1. LA Buckeye Fan RE: HerbyN Nov 16, 2009 11:31 AM

      If you're ever in the SFV--my friend enjoys the oyster po boy at Les Sisters on Devonshire.

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        Ogawak RE: HerbyN Nov 16, 2009 12:54 PM

        Not the Northwest side, but Bay Cities deli's Poor Boy is every bit as good as the Godmother.

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          countdeville RE: HerbyN Nov 16, 2009 01:09 PM

          Little Dom's oyster po' boy is really tasty.

          Little Dom's
          2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

          1. wienermobile RE: HerbyN Nov 16, 2009 01:34 PM

            They are not bad at Ragin Cajun in Hermosa Beach.


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

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              vantuck RE: wienermobile Nov 17, 2009 10:02 AM

              Hands down - Creole Chef. Only place I've found that comes close to anything from Nawlins.


              Creole Chef
              3715 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90008

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                Mattapoisett in LA RE: vantuck Nov 17, 2009 03:06 PM

                It has been closed since about March and were looking for a new place to open. Have they found one?

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                  Mr Taster RE: Mattapoisett in LA Jan 2, 2014 10:23 AM

                  I'm so sad that I'm right now just hearing about this for the first time.

                  Mr Taster

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                    ns1 RE: Mr Taster Jan 2, 2014 10:24 AM

                    it was (and is still) a huge loss.

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              Hunnylocs RE: HerbyN Nov 17, 2009 10:22 AM

              I disagree with most of the mentions- Uncle Darrow's is just OK to me, it's my last choice for Creole/Cajun in LA. Last I head, Creole Chef in Baldwin Hills has closed its doors due to a robbery. And I think everything else on the Ragin Cajun menu is better than their po boys. I would go to La Louisanne on Slauson & Overhill, or Harold and Belle's on Jefferson for great po boys. But both of those are sit down restaurants, I believe take-out is available. For take-away, I go to Bayou Grill on La Brea for po boys, but I don't care for their gumbo. The fried seafood po boys are very good.

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

              Creole Chef
              3715 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90008

              La Louisanne
              5812 Overhill Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90043

              Uncle Darrow's
              2560 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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                Burger Boy RE: Hunnylocs Nov 18, 2009 08:06 AM

                I was just mentioning Uncle Darrows for the po boys. Places that are not currently open do not count! What ever happened to 5c's, I know they moved to the IE has anyone been since they moved?

                Uncle Darrow's
                2560 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

              2. JEN10 RE: HerbyN Nov 17, 2009 03:20 PM

                New Orleans in Hermoda Beach, there gumbo is also DELICIOUS!

                New Orleans Cajun Cafe
                140 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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                  JeetJet RE: HerbyN Nov 18, 2009 12:51 PM

                  This review has been on my mind and my list of things to eat.

                  A review of Big Mama's by sku
                  "Bayou Worthy Oyster Po Boys: Big Mama's in Pasadena" http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/662384

                  Big Mama's

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                    Burger Boy RE: JeetJet Nov 18, 2009 11:38 PM

                    Thank You Jeet, that was the place I was thinking of in my post above.

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                    LoveFood23 RE: HerbyN Jan 2, 2014 12:44 AM

                    Try Orleans and York Deli on Slauson and Overhill! You won't be disappointed!

                    4454 Slauson Ave
                    Los Angeles, 90043

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                      LoveFood23 RE: HerbyN Jan 2, 2014 12:47 AM

                      Fresh Baked Baguettes!

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                        Mr Taster RE: LoveFood23 Jan 2, 2014 10:24 AM

                        Point of clarification:

                        LoveFood23 is attempting to reply to his/her own post, which he/she didn't actually reply to :)


                        The olive salad in that second picture looks like a muffalette po' boy of some kind... wow.

                        Mr Taster

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                        jessejames RE: HerbyN Jan 2, 2014 07:37 AM

                        Free great r and b souls blues jazz at la louisianne near slauson and la brea. Saw some nicely fried things and po boys. I go Mondays with dollar red beans and rice and wing plates. Anybody have the po boys? A mediocre po boy would be improved by the excellent music.

                        1. TonyC RE: HerbyN Jan 2, 2014 09:33 AM

                          $6 poboy during lunch.

                          R&J Southern
                          Downey somewhere.

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                            kevin RE: TonyC Jan 2, 2014 10:08 AM

                            Tony, I can't believe that I hadn't hit it up yet.

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