Best Po' Boys - The Quarter
I've got a friend going to visit NOLA next month and REFUSES to leave the quarter, as he will only be there 2 days. Where are the best po- boys there?
Roast Beef w/ Gravy -
Shrimp - ??
Crawfish - ??
Oyster - ??
Strangely, the Quarter might not be the best place for po-boys, Johnny's on St. Louis is likely the most popular spot, its not bad, I have eatenthere countless times. For me though I think I would vote for Stanley for soft shell crab or oyster, and the Hermes Bar for an oyster foch po-boy.
I just had a surprisingly good roast beef po boy at Acme on Saturday. A local sent me there for the first time, as I was always turned off by the tourist crowd waiting to get in. I'm glad I went. The po boy was great and the charbroiled oysters were excellent too. I was too hungover to drink a beer, so I very uncharacteristically had a coke. Great meal and the shucker was a character.
re: Hungry Celeste
I just had one of these, and the kimchee was great, but for serious, the beef is RAW. It was still pretty tender and tasty, but I wish they'd mentioned that it would be rare/raw/barely seared, because I was not in the mood for super rare meat.
The eggs benedict po'boy was awesome though.
+1 Johnny's, its your one-stop-shop. 50+ varieties, good hot sausage, and the Johnny's Special is a gut buster -- roast beef, ham, swiss, american...ultimate hangover killer.
but Mena's also has good & cheap poboys and plates.
Red Fish has a 1/2 poboy + soup lunch special thats pretty good, their BBQ Oyster poboy is one of a kind tasty.
Shrimp - Felix's. Strike up a conversation with the waitress and it will be grand.
Don't have an oyster rec., but Acme might do the trick.
RB used to be a slam-dunk (late '70s to late '80s), but Frank's is not what it once was, when Frank was holding court, and his M-I-L did the RB. Then, the only place that could touch them was Acey's Pool Hall on Magazine, outside the FQ. Now?