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Guy's Po-Boys

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5259 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
504 891 5025
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A true Po-Boy?

We heard about this place through some nice folks at a recent visit to Tipitina's, who said it was the place they went when craving a "real po-boy", so we went. As we arrived we overheard someone say "I'm so sorry about this, but if you want a REAL NOLA po-boy..."so we learned a valuable lesson... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We heard about this place through some nice folks at a recent visit to Tipitina's, who said it was the place they went when craving a "real po-boy", so we went. As we arrived we overheard someone say "I'm so sorry about this, but if you want a REAL NOLA po-boy..."so we learned a valuable lesson. Everyone has their own... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stumbled upon this gem through reading reviews of another Po-Boy shop. This one was recommended. The Po-boy was so delicious and tasty just like I remember. It's also good when eaten cold. I ordered the Shrimp Po-Boy and a praline. The Po-Boy was a little pricey, but it is definitely worth it. You won't regret it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We got "the bomb" and it was THE BOMB! Best comfort food we've had in New Orleans! Bread was soft and thin, which I prefer to the thicker toasted French bread you find. Loved the grilled shrimp and catfish. Wonderful hole-in-the-wall place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Incredible portions... Incredible tastes... Incredible Po Boy concepts! A must stop if you're in the area! Marvin is the man and it was an honor filming at this location...

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Returned here after being away 4 years to find Marvin still offering great PoBoys with a smile. His fiancé who took our orders is a sweetie with a smile to match Marvin's. Don't expect a lot of ambiance. Huge lunches and friendly patrons keep this place rockin. As you can see from other reviews, the Bomb is da bomb. Got... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Don't let the outside, or smallish plain inside of this place fool you. The Po-Boys are incredible. Has to be one of the best I've ever eaten. We had grilled shrimp and fried catfish, and they were perfect. The shrimp was seasoned great, and the catfish was battered/fried perfectly. Bread was extremely fresh. The sandwiches were very large as well.... More 

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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

this is a hole in the wall! off the beaten path, but find it! the food was delicious and a lot for the money.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Family lunch for four during a walk along Magazine Street. Loved the Po'Boys. Place was crowded and took a little while to get our sandwiches, but it was worth it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Everything recent reviews have said is true. It is just that a po-boy is nothing but a sandwich on a half baguette with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and stuffed with whatever meat or fish you order and hot sauce if you want it. OK, Guy's are very, very fresh---made to order right in front of you. But it still just a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Ok, we only had po'boys 3 times, and they were all good, but Guy's was the best. The decor is lacking, and there aren't very many seats, but the food comes fast and it's very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5259 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown
  • Neighborhood: Uptown
  • Phone Number: 504 891 5025

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?