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Tell me about Mahoney's Po Boys

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I'm heading to New Orleans this weekend for the Saints game on Thursday and to eat/drink the rest of the trip and one of the members of my crew really wants to check this place out. I've never been and since I chose our two "big" meals (August and Commanders jazz brunch) I'm going along with this choice.

Is it good, bad, okay? Is there anything that stands out?

Thanks.

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  1. The onion "rings" (really they're thin strings) are outstanding.

    1. Loaded with gems: fried oyster, fried oyster with remoulade sauce, fried oyster with bacon and cheddar cheese (known as "The Peacemaker"), roast beef, ham (with Abita rootbeer glaze) and cheese, fried shrimp, grilled shrimp with fried green tomatoes and remoulade...see what I mean? Only thing I was less than thrilled with was the muffaletta, not the contents but the bread. Have fun!

      1. im not crazy on them, haven tried them several times to get a read. i do really like the meatball -- fresh motz, well seasoned meat w/ good anis. love it. but the rest, not so much... roastbeef (my litmus) wasnt too special. ive tried oyster + bacon + cheese, but the cheese is unmelted and just seemed weird. tried the cochon, no flavor. and tried the fried green tomatoes shrimp and felt there was barely any shrimp (prefer the same at Crabby Jack's).

        onion rings are good, true enough. but unless im craving a meatball, its not on the list.

        just hit Parkway Bakery & Tavern yesterday -- this place is an old classic poboy shop. high capacity, which is another Mahoney's issue. but the poboys -- wonderful roastbeef, and my all-time favorite shrimp; plump, fresh, not too much batter. i noticed a Caprese poboy on the menu! havent had this one yet, next time.

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        1. re: kibbles

          That's what makes the world go 'round, our subjective tastes. The roast beef at Mahony's, while not in the same sloppy style as Parkway or Parasol's, has a better flavor with better meat. Bottom line, Mahony's has been a nice addition to our po-boy landscape.

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          Mahony's
          3454 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA

          1. re: sanglier

            I like the fried chicken liver + coleslaw poboy @ Mahony's, but skip the fried shrimp: on multiple visits, the shrimp count was on the stingy side. Better & cheaper fried shrimp poboys elsewhere...

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            Mahony's
            3454 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA

            1. re: sanglier

              wellll...i didnt experience better flavor or better meat. perhaps that style's a preference, but i wouldnt state it as fact. as you say, subjectivity.

              the other problem w/ them, for me, is their scalability. i can walk into Parasol's, Parkway or Johny's and know it won't be long before i get some paper-wrapped love. but Mahony's can take a *long* time, sometimes 45 minutes... so for me it isnt too viable.

          2. I've tried the fried chicken liver poboy- they put a lot on a little sandwich. Also, the gravy and cheese fries are a meal by themselves. They put chunks of beef on top of french fries- it is very heavy. They have good draft specials- only abita though- it would be nice to see some other local beers represented.

            1. I'll echo a lot of what's been said, especially Kibbles. (We've had nearly identical experiences it seems.) I've been a few times, and of the things I've tried I really only liked the meatball poboy and the onion rings. As such, Mahony's is pretty much at the bottom of my poboy joint list. Parkway, Crabby Jack's, Parasol's, Guy's, and Domilise's are overall much better poboy spots - although there are things that I avoid at most of these places, e.g., Domilise's roast beef.

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              Crabby Jacks
              428 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121

              Mahony's
              3454 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA