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Johnny's Po-Boys

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French, Cajun & Creole, Sandwiches
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511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2117
504-524-8129
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 197
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  • 86
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The good kind of messy

My husband and I ate here with some friends while visiting NOLA and we were not disappointed. Between us all we had the roast beef, 2 clubs, and the fried fish po boys; all were excellent. But I have to say the roast beef was finger liking good. I asked the cashier what he recommended and the roast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Hot Springs, Virginia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The 1st thing we wanted to do once we got to New Orleans was get a Po'boy! So many people on the street told us Johnny's was right around the corner. We got there an hour before they close (early at 4:30pm) The place looked like a bomb hit. I reluctantly grabbed a table (1st come 1st serve/self-seating) and my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I've read how some people were disappointed but I had a perfect visit. Being from the north I've had very little contact with po boys. I got the roast beef; smothered in gravy, lettuce tomato, pickle, mayo, hot sauce! Oh man, it was good! Sweat potato fries and a cold beer made it complete. I dream about having this sandwich... More 

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Hot Springs, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here with some friends while visiting NOLA and we were not disappointed. Between us all we had the roast beef, 2 clubs, and the fried fish po boys; all were excellent. But I have to say the roast beef was finger liking good. I asked the cashier what he recommended and the roast beef was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Decided to go there for lunch after a tour guide told us it was a great place to eat. Man, was I dissappointed. My husband and I shared the crab cake po-boy and the gumbo. The gumbo was gross and the po-boy was sub average. The crab cake tasted liked it was frozen and re-heated. Nasty! My husband ordered it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very busy place. A NO LA institution. Good po-boys. HUGE! Hubby had catfish and I had steak since I can't eat seafood. Enjoyed it but in the end, it's just a sandwich.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good for what it is. This is a long standing, classic NOLA po-boy shop. Nothing fancy about it. Just good food at good prices.

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Saco, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by our shuttle driver from Mardi Gras World. The roast beef po boy my wife had was outstanding. Messy but really really good, wish i had ordered one. i got a kielbasa po boy which was also really good. A bit cramped but really good sandwiches, good variety too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We asked the locals who had the best Po-Boys and they recommended Johnny's. Very, very good. A huge variety of Po-Boys to choose from. Perfect for lunch.

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Oneida, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Breakfast or lunch, either, love the home cooked food, feels like being in a time capsule....brought our Moms there the morning after our destination wedding in NOLA....they loved it too. yUM! We make two trips a year from NY to NOLA and Johnnys is a must every trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've been going to NOLA every year for the last 12 years and have eaten more po boys than we can count. After much deliberation and the demise of literally hundreds of oysters for the sake of our scientific study we can confidently claim Johnny's to be the best oyster po boy in the Quarter. The oysters are plentiful and... More 

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Additional Information about Johnny's Po-Boys

Address: 511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2117
Phone Number: 504-524-8129
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Sandwiches

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2117
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-524-8129

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?