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NOLA Po 'Boy and Gumbo Kitchen [Concord]

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Nola is in the middle of nowhere on willow pass road. (actually it's in a less desirable part of town between downtown concord and hwy 4).

specialty: cajun/creole cooking.
eats: fried oyster po 'boy (12.25)on 12 inch bun
-fresh, tasting, small sized oyster. can't taste the light breading
-may be pricey for those with light wallets.

drink: sweet tea(1.5?)
-mellow, sweet, not oversugared

service:
-laid back, mellow, southern hosptialtiy

liked it. best po 'boy ever ate, just a headsup for others,,,,.

3606 willow pass rd
concord, ca.
(925)849-5682

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    1. Any recent visits to report?

      They have pecan pie, sweet potato pie, and apple pie, as well as beignets, lemon pound cake, and rum cake for dessert.

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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Finally tried this place last night. The original poster nailed the service feel. We essentially let the waitress pick out what we should eat. She recommended the catfish po'boy and a combo plate of red beans and rice, etouffe, gumbo and jambalaya.

        The po'boy was fantastic. The catfish was well fried and the somewhat heavy coating was highly seasoned and a bit spicy. The sandwich had a good amount of the requisite toppings. I'll eat this again!

        The combo plate was not as successful. The beans/rice were just meh. The etoufee had good flavor, but was thickened too much and was kind of a gloppy mess. The jambalaya tasted ok, but was really dry. The gumbo was pretty good. I'd skip all the above and focus on the po'boys... or the fried chicken that looked awesome.

        No room for dessert!

        With two LA beers the tab was $50. Cash only!