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Best Shrimp Po Boy in Los Angeles

I am jonesing for the best shrimp Po' Boy outside of Nawlins.
Where can I get my fix here in LA?

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  1. There was some talk about the version at Baby Blues.

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    1. re: jaykayen

      Not authentic, it is on a hamburger bun.

      1. re: Burger Boy

        Baby Blues has a delish shrimp sand. but I would not call it a po boy at all.

    2. Give New Orleans in Hermosa Beach a try.

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

      1. Don't know about best. Decent ones at Bumbo Pot and at Uncle Darrows.

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        1. re: mc michael

          2nd Uncle Darrow's. Nice people, good sandwiches. Their chicken link po' boy is crack.

          1. re: B Minus

            I like their oyster po' boy as well. My mom who craves anything oyster-ish seconds this.

            1. re: bulavinaka

              uncle darrow's is shrimp po boy is pretty awesome.
              i've had it maybe 20 times and every time it's been great.
              i've only had gumbo pot's shrimp po boy once and wasn't too impressed, but it was decent.

              1. re: alkylyou

                I agree completely about Uncle Darrow's. I get it with grilled shrimp and actually like it better than the fried version.

                1. re: alkylyou

                  As you figured out, i meant Gumbo Pot.

          2. Creole Chef .. They're my go-to for anything Cajun/Creole.

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            1. re: TracyS

              Their Old restaurant in Baldwin hills Closed Last March. Have they found a space to reopen?

            2. 5C's Lousiana Seafood Restaurant in West Covina

              A hidden gem

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              1. re: shawneeboy

                Do you have their info? Is this the same 5C's from south LA a few years ago? I think, right?

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  Saw a post on Yelp that 5C's closed in August 2009 after 4 decades in business.

                  I am told these are the same owners as the old South LA location. They moved to West Covina after a death in the family.

                  5C's Louisiana Seafood
                  1034 West Covina Parkway
                  West Covina 91790
                  (626) 337-2530

                  1. re: Norm Man

                    Now that is nice to know, that was my favorite fish place when I was a youngster, It was on 54th. I'm going to west covina today, lol . Thanks again

                    1. re: tacoyoda

                      Read the post above your, it says they closed.

              2. Now that I think about these older places, I know I got a po' boy or two at the old Stevie's on the Strip which I'm pretty sure no longer exists, but there is a Stevie's on Ventura which might be worth checking.

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                1. re: mc michael

                  Yeah, it's a wireless store now... I want to cry everytime I pass it on my way to school...


                  1. re: Dommy

                    So sad, I used to get the smothered chicken there on my way home from work late.

                    1. re: Burger Boy

                      This is a thing I cannot understand. Stevie's on the Strip was basic and in my opinion worth saving or replicating down the block. Nothing for looks or ambience, just food. Food was good. How could you lose? If supplies go up, raise prices a little. See, Pie N Burger, Apple Pan. Speaking of which, Apple Pan seems like a candidate for going under. The real estate it sits on has got to be worth more than a burger stand can generate. Maybe not in this economy, but soon. So, my hat's off to the family for keeping it going even if prices do go up a little. There oughta be some kind of preservation society for venerable restaurants. Just sayin'.

                      1. re: mc michael

                        They didn't close, they moved, to an expensive jazz club in the Valley. It's no longer much to my taste - flaws charming in a $6 bowl of gumbo are no longer tolerable in a $22 bowl of gumbo - but the smoky fried chicken, shrimp po' boys, etc. are all there.