The Best Places For PoBoy In New Orleans

Photo of Colin Hyde
7 December 2016

The po’boy was born in New Orleans in the 1920s and has been a fundamental element of Louisiana cuisine ever since. It’s been perfected by establishments all over the Crescent City over the years; we list the best places for authentic po’boys in this Louisiana city.

Alligator Po’boy – Like_the_Grand_Canyon/Flickr


Established in 1950, Johnny’s has everything from an outstanding breakfast menu to all of the favorite dishes of South Louisiana; however, they are famous for their po’boys, some of the best in the French Quarter. Try the roast beef po’boy with a side of jambalaya, and wash it all down with an ice-cold Abita Amber. If you are looking for a historic experience, do not miss out on a chance to dine in this time-tested restaurant.

Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar

Founded in 1918, Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar has been family-owned and -operated for nearly a century. Most restaurants try to offer some variety in their dining options, not here; there is no need for other options. The po’boys are the only items on the menu at Domilise’s and they are more than enough to keep the phone ringing and the line wrapped down the street.

Killer Poboys

Located inside of the Erin Rose Bar, Killer Poboys keeps it simple with a menu consisting of five options: the roasted sweet potato, the seared gulf shrimp, the “Dark & Stormy” pork belly, the grass-fed meatloaf, and the Jameson grilled cheese. These are not the traditional po’boys and flavors usually seen in local eateries; however, the culinary twists have become hits with the local foodies.

Fried Shrimp Po’boy – Infrogmation of New Orleans/Flickr

NOLA Poboys

Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter on the historic Bourbon Street and boasting an expansive menu of over 45 different po’boy options, NOLA Poboy is overwhelming for most newcomers. This spot may not display the visual aesthetics for which New Orleans is known, but they certainly surpass culinary expectations. Keep it simple, you can’t go wrong ordering a fried shrimp po’boy and a bowl of crawfish bisque.

Freret Street Poboys and Donuts

Freret Street Poboys and Donuts is a fabulous little joint in Uptown. They serve a variety of dishes ranging from their many breakfast choices to spaghetti and meatballs. However, they are best known for their traditional New Orleans dishes, especially the po’boys.

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