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Nov 21, 2011 09:51 AM


My wife and I love this place but we have not been in a couple of years. I was wondering if someone could update as to whether it is still good or not?

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  1. I love them. I usually get the shrimp po-boy. If Guy's [in the same neighborhood] is open, I go to Guy's, but otherwise, I like Domilise's.

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    1. we liked the shrimp po-boy but not the roast beef one.

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      1. re: califkatie

        I have heard weird things about the roast beef. Care to elaborate? I've never tried it there because usually when I spring for a po-boy I'll spring for seafood, but in those lean post-holiday months I'd like something cheaper and non-fried.

        1. re: midcity

          Domilese's shrimp poboy is good but they put ketchup on it which is disgusting. Their roast beef is terrible - slices of roast beef and a potent yellow mustard vs. Parkway's/Tracey's debris-style roast beef with mayo and gravy. The combination poboy at Domilese's is very good but at like $13 I simply cannot recommend it anymore.

          1. re: midcity

            Like Harry said- the roast beef is thin slices of tough beef. It was like shoe leather and as appealing.

            1. re: califkatie

              I'll never understand the popularity of Domilese's, other than the colorful characters and the "New Orleans"-ness of it. So many better choices, IMHO.

              1. re: sanglier

                ice cold beer schooner's at the bar. good shrimp... step outta time. good reasons for me

                1. re: sanglier

                  Domilese's was profiled in an episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, which means a whole lot of people who never would have known about it before have discovered it.

                  What are the better choices that you refer to? (Aside from the obvious, Johnny's in the French Quarter)

                  Mr Taster

                  1. re: Mr Taster

                    They have a good shrimp poboy but the roast beef is not good at all, at leastto me. R&O's, PArkway and Shortstop are my favorites

                    1. re: roro1831

                      I'm visiting for the first time this weekend and am without a car. Would love to get further afield, but taxis are expensive, and although I have no problems taking the bus, everyone tells me to just take a taxi.

                      Any tips on getting out further afield by public transport to some of your suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Which would you pick if you only had time and resources to get out to one?


                      Mr Taster

                      1. re: Mr Taster

                        Guy's [my favorite, open for lunch, cash only] and Mahony's [mixed feelings but when they're on, they're on] are both on Magazine, so you could take the St. Charles streetcar and easily walk down to Magazine--a pretty walk on a sunny day. Domilise's is farther south of Magazine but still walkable from the streetcar if you're willing to hike a little further. If you walk to these at night, you might want to stick to the larger avenues [Jefferson for Guy's and Domilise's, Louisiana for Mahony's] where there is a little more foot traffic and light.

                        For that matter, Casamento's [oyster loaves] is on Magazine and is fantastic. Get off the St. Charles streetcar at Napoleon. This is also a great option for an earlyish dinner if you're going to Tipitina's later.

                        Parkway [second-favorite] is accessible by the Canal St. streetcar. Get off at Jeff Davis and walk right, until you come to Bayou St. John. Keep walking, keeping the bayou on your left, until you see Parkway on your right. I wouldn't walk this route alone at night.

          2. Thanks for everyone's updates.