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Short Stop Po-Boys

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119 Transcontinental Dr, Metairie, LA 70001-4471
504-885-4572
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8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Taste of Nawlins!

My aunt and I flew into MSY and needed to grab lunch before we headed out for Alabama. Both of us were hoping to experience a little bit of New Orleans' famous foods and we saw this place was not too far (about 5 miles) down the road. Thanks, TA map feature! It was a home run. As other reviewers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
AlumniGuy
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New Ulm, MN
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New Ulm, MN
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181 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

My aunt and I flew into MSY and needed to grab lunch before we headed out for Alabama. Both of us were hoping to experience a little bit of New Orleans' famous foods and we saw this place was not too far (about 5 miles) down the road. Thanks, TA map feature! It was a home run. As other reviewers... More 

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Thank AlumniGuy
New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

They make some of the best po-boys in town! The roast beef is as good as anyones. The seafood (shrimp and/or catfish) poboys are fresh and spill on the bread. They have quite the assembly line for putting your order together. Be warned the line can be LONG and the wait extensive but the food is just that good.

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Thank D R
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

What can you say about a place that has been in business for nearly 50 years. Even though I no longer live in Greater New Orleans, I still make it a point to try and get a Short Stop po-boy every time I get back. Sure the service is not lightning fast, but this is The Big Easy and nothing... More 

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Thank Bill J
Short Stop P, Manager at Short Stop Po-Boys, responded to this review

Bill, we agree that this is a REAL New Orleans po-boy. You are welcome to stop by anytime. More 

North Richland Hills, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Small place in Metarie serving great sandwiches at a great price. I love roast beef po-boys. I get them every time I go to NOLA. In my opinion, this is the best sandwich in the entire city. During my recent trip we also went to Parkway Bakery, and several small spots in the French Quarter. Parkway was good, but not... More 

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Thank Catdaddy5150
Short Stop P, Owner at Short Stop Po-Boys, responded to this review

Catdaddy, thank you for the Review. Happy to hear how much you like the Roast Beef Poboy! We look to seeing you again the next time you are in Metairie. More 

bfleb433
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

No need to risk life and limb going into Orleans Parish for a real po boy. This is the place to go. The fried shrimp are great. The Roast Beef Is messy as it should be..4 or 5 napkins per half ... so very good. Best of all it is easy to reach and in a very safe area. This... More 

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Short Stop P, Owner at Short Stop Po-Boys, responded to this review

Thank you for the Review. We appreciate you taking the time to compliment our Roast Beef and Shrimp poboys. We are glad you like to stay in Metairie to get your poboy fix. More 

Houma, Louisiana
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249 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

short stop has good po boys every time we order from here. the roast beef po boy is one of the best in Metairie. I sometimes get the hot sausage patties but I forget that I may get hart burn because they are hot & spicy. OH it is so good when I taste each bite however I need to... More 

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Thank HENRY T
Short Stop P, Owner at Short Stop Po-Boys, responded to this review

Henry, thank you so much for the Review! Have no fear...we will stock plenty of Barq's for you. More 

Metairie, Louisiana
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Probably the best roast beef po-boy there is. I found better shrimp, osyster, and fish po-boys but this is the place for roast beef.it is also the only place around that has Boylan soft drinks and I am a sucker for the creme soda. Nothing fancy just good sandwiches.

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Thank Larry T
Short Stop P, Owner at Short Stop Po-Boys, responded to this review

Larry, we are so glad you like our Roast Beef Poboy. Thank you for the Review. We promise to keep working on the seafood poboys for you. More 

Alexandria, Louisiana
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192 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

First trip here and totally impressed! Roast beef po-boy was excellent. Atmosphere is typical of a po-boy joint.....open atmosphere with close sitting. Beer was cold as added bonus. Will definitely visit again. Note....plan to stand in line to order but wait for food is not bad.

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Thank David_2013834
Short Stop P, Owner at Short Stop Po-Boys, responded to this review

David, thank you for the Review. We are so glad you decided to give us a "try". We are thrilled you enjoyed our Roast Beef poboy. Please come again...soon. More 

Orange, CA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Love their roast beef- extra messy please! My son has a shrimp poboy and said it was "the best ever!" We will be back! One of my long time faves.

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Thank OC_Belle
Short Stop P, Owner at Short Stop Po-Boys, responded to this review

Thank you for the Review. We are so glad you and your son have a favorite Poboy! More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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130 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I am from NOLA and love getting short stop everytime I am in town. It's a MUST and I can't leave without it. Very quick service (we always pick up) and some of the best French bread. So glad my parents live close to it!

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Thank MJBluffton
Short Stop P, Owner at Short Stop Po-Boys, responded to this review

MJ, We love to hear when "locals" love our food! Thank you for stopping in when you are back in town. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 Transcontinental Dr, Metairie, LA 70001-4471
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: 504-885-4572

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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