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Oyster Po'Boys

Which po'boy shop has the best oyster po'boy? We usually go to parkway, but unfortunately they are not on the menu anymore.
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  1. i don't know about the best, but i am partial to casamento's fried oyster loaf.

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    1. Bozo's in Metairie or Mahony's on Magazine Street. Can't go wrong with either.

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      Mahony's
      3454 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA

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      1. re: sanglier

        Bozos. Casamentos fries them well, but the pan loaf is just too much bread.

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        Casamento's Restaurant
        4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

      2. Johnny's has good oyster po boys. At Market Price.

        1. I'm partial to the garlic oyster po'boy at Liuzza's by the Track. They don't skimp on the garlic. Or the oysters.

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          Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar
          3636 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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          1. re: MoonpieLover

            oh my. i never got the oysters there. the seafood gumbo and bbq shrimp po'boy are excellent. i really like that restaurant. i have heard people give it a not so good review, but all my visits have been great. that's the problem, some days are good at places and some days not so good. so you'll get alot of conflicting reports on restaurants. well, just keep eating, that's my motto.

            1. re: califkatie

              I've heard other people comment on it being inconsistent too, but that's never been my experience (and heaven knows I've found that to be true of certain other places). I agree about their gumbo, it's one of my favorites. I know the bbq shrimp po'boy is a house specialty and also very popular, but I much prefer the garlic oyster (as long as I'm not going straight to a meeting, or a dentist appt, kissing booth, etc.). Try it next time and report back.

            2. re: MoonpieLover

              while I love the BBQ poboy, the garlic oyster has never hit me with garlic, nor the horseradish roast beef of horseradish. not a fan of the gumbo either, very watery.

              hope it's a matter of consistency! :)

              1. re: kibbles

                yeah. last time i was at mr. b's, the gumbo was so bitter/burnt tasting to me, but i have had it good before.

                1. re: califkatie

                  im referring to Liuzza's by the Tracks. not Mr. B's.

                2. re: kibbles

                  Wow, maybe those "inconsistency" rumors are accurate -- I have had pretty much the opposite experience. Too bad.

              2. Wow - I am sad to hear Parkway has taken the Oyster po'boy off the menu - that was my favorite
                I'm also from the Bay Area - my next choice is the oyster loaf at Casamento's. Their hours vary -
                I think they close at 2pm then reopen for dinner (they also close during the summer)

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                Casamento's Restaurant
                4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

                1. How disappointing that they discontinued their oyster po-boy. That is the po-boy I get 95% of the time. There is nothing hard about making it-- it's nothing fancy -- just fresh fried oysters and good bread. I guess they had trouble getting oysters or something. Oysters may be hard to get, but not that hard, and if you have to charge more, it is still doable, isn't it?
                  I went into Danny and Clyde's in Harahan and they said that oysters were too expensive and if I found them then the sandwich would be like $20 or so. I went around the corner to the Shimmy Shack which is similar to the River Shack and had one for less than $10. Very well done. I guess it's harder for some restaurants than others to get oysters.

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                  1. re: lenwood

                    The "Save Our Sandwich"people need to look into this...its getting to the point where a "shrimp remoulade po-boy" isn't laughed off the block ...I stick to the basics but some of these creations are so pricey that they stray far from the origins. And you're right...it's not rocket science but, then, so many things that get screwed up are, in true form, fairly simple.

                    1. re: lenwood

                      Parkway took the oyster poboy off the menu rather than raise the price. They did this last year during the BP 'spoil" when oysters were scarce and expensive when available.

                      1. re: JazzyB

                        yeah, the oyster "peacemaker" at Mahony's was "market price" in February when we were there, and the price was $23, as I recall. A little stiff for regular consumption. Delicious, but stiff.

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                        Mahony's
                        3454 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA