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Franky & Johnny's Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Californian
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321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2005
(504) 899-9146
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Upgraded Neighborhood Tavern Just Not the Same

This was our first visit to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. We discovered that our favorite neighborhood tavern was back in business, so it became our first stop after settling in. As we drove up the narrow streets, we felt fortunate to find a parking spot on the crowded street. From the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
HonestObservation
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Topeka, Kansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Topeka, Kansas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. We discovered that our favorite neighborhood tavern was back in business, so it became our first stop after settling in. As we drove up the narrow streets, we felt fortunate to find a parking spot on the crowded street. From the outside, it looked like the familiar family-friendly blue... More 

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seattle
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great po-boys, ok gumbo (sorry, guess I like mine better!). Always a wonderful place to stop in for fresh seafood. Glad to see it hasn't changed much in many years, and glad to see it's still here. Worth the trip uptown.

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Gumbo to die for! A wide menu of local favorites. A little out of the way but worth the trip! Our family of six have tastes that range from vegetarian to carnivore

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went to multiple fancy, higher end places. This wasn't one of them. However, this place was # 1 on my trip. The mid-neighborhood location was perfect, off the beaten path. The ambiance was relaxed and exactly what I was looking for. If you like down-home dive barish neighborhood hang outs you will like this atmosphere. For a mid day... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A family member lived in New Orleans for many years and tried evey po-boy place in the area and declared this one to be the best and they are so right. It had been ten years since I had had an oyster po-boy from Frankie and Johnny's and I dreamed about the day I would get to return. This past... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Took out of town family there to experience a local neighborhood place. My relatives were impressed with everything and enjoyed a great away-from-the Quarter dining experience. My suggestion to venturesome visitors is to ask for neighborhood suggestions rather than the "tried and true" tourist-oriented placed downtown.

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Houston
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We drove through NO on our family trip and was so happy to find Frankie & Johnny's! We were looking for Po' Boys when we did a search and this place was highly recommended - and we were not disappointed! We ordered the shrimp po' boy, fried shrimp plate, roast beef po' boy (husband loved this!) and the rice and... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped here on our way out to the airport. I am glad we made the detour. Service was fast and friendly. The price was reasonable. I ordered a box for the plan. Ask for plastic utensils.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Horrible service with under seasoned food. A group of 8 of us went to Franky and Johnny's. We were seated within a half hour which was fine given that we wanted to sit together. We ordered a couple half sandwich and gumbo combos, a few bowls of gumbo and their special of the day shrimp étouffée. We waited over an... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

If you want to get away from the French quarter and where all the locals go...this is it!!! Amazing poboys, gumbo and cajun balls! Service was awesome. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: (504) 899-9146

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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