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Best Shrimp Po Boy in Los Angeles

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LATarheel Dec 29, 2009 06:01 PM

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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    jaykayen RE: LATarheel Dec 29, 2009 07:19 PM

    There was some talk about the version at Baby Blues.

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      Burger Boy RE: jaykayen Dec 29, 2009 11:04 PM

      Not authentic, it is on a hamburger bun.

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        rednyellow RE: Burger Boy Dec 30, 2009 07:20 PM

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

    2. JEN10 RE: LATarheel Dec 30, 2009 05:52 AM

      Give New Orleans in Hermosa Beach a try.

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

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        mc michael RE: LATarheel Dec 30, 2009 07:11 AM

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

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          B Minus RE: mc michael Dec 30, 2009 09:48 AM

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

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            bulavinaka RE: B Minus Dec 30, 2009 11:10 AM

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

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              alkylyou RE: bulavinaka Jan 5, 2010 10:39 PM

              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.

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                Juji RE: alkylyou Jan 6, 2010 01:42 PM

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

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                  mc michael RE: alkylyou Jan 6, 2010 02:08 PM

                  As you figured out, i meant Gumbo Pot.

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            TracyS RE: LATarheel Dec 30, 2009 03:18 PM

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

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              Mattapoisett in LA RE: TracyS Dec 30, 2009 04:08 PM

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

            2. shawneeboy RE: LATarheel Jan 6, 2010 09:48 AM

              5C's Lousiana Seafood Restaurant in West Covina

              A hidden gem

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                Burger Boy RE: shawneeboy Jan 6, 2010 10:30 AM

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

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                  Norm Man RE: Burger Boy Jan 6, 2010 01:58 PM

                  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

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                    tacoyoda RE: Norm Man Jan 8, 2010 08:21 AM

                    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

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                      Burger Boy RE: tacoyoda Jan 8, 2010 10:51 AM

                      Read the post above your, it says they closed.

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                mc michael RE: LATarheel Jan 6, 2010 02:07 PM

                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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                  Dommy RE: mc michael Jan 6, 2010 02:35 PM

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

                  --Dommy!

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                    Burger Boy RE: Dommy Jan 6, 2010 09:52 PM

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

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                      mc michael RE: Burger Boy Jan 6, 2010 10:30 PM

                      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'.

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                        condiment RE: mc michael Jan 7, 2010 03:30 PM

                        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.

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