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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 523
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  • 442
    Very good
  • 185
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  • 79
    Poor
  • 43
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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
Johnnys Special rocks

I had a shrimp po boy and I wasn't too thrilled. My fault for not asking if was deep fried. Lots of shrimp but didn't like them deep fried. Luckily my wife got the Johnnys special so we shared it. Next time I know what we are both going to order. Just a delicious sandwich!!!! Service was quick and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Wayne T
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I was sent here from a friend who lived in NOLA. It is the real deal, husband and I shared a Shrimp PoBOy definitley enough for both of us. A dive but any kind of sandwich.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I had a shrimp po boy and I wasn't too thrilled. My fault for not asking if was deep fried. Lots of shrimp but didn't like them deep fried. Luckily my wife got the Johnnys special so we shared it. Next time I know what we are both going to order. Just a delicious sandwich!!!! Service was quick and place... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

It took a very long time to get our Poy- boys. We went on a weekday around 1030, and found the place fairly full of people. Like another reviewer said, the orders were not coming out in order of purchase and people were getting agitated. They also ran out of eggs. My fried shrimp Poy -boy was vey dry (even... More 

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Chicago, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Stopping here for lunch is an absolute must! This was our first time in New Orleans and after taking a tour, we asked the tour guide where is the best place to have lunch. He told us about Johnny’s Po-Boys so we checked it out. We had the fried shrimp po-boy and it was beyond good!!! Very fresh and just... More 

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Seattle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped here to pick up PO boys for a mid week picnic. The PO Boys are fantastic - and HUGE! Even though we were pretty hungry, we easily could have split these between 2 or 3 people. The only problem would have been all agreeing on the best kind to order - there's a wide variety - and all seemed... More 

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phoenix
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87 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We visited toward the end of the day 3:50pm (closes at 4;30pm) on a Sunday afternoon. The place was busy, but not packed. It took a long time to be served 30 minutes and people who came in after us were getting their food. When I brought this to the manager's attention 15 minutes into waiting, I received a ton... More 

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Bloomington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had their muffuletta for lunch. Fist of all it is absolutely HUGE! Two people could share it easily. I thought that it was way too salty. I scraped off the olive salad, and it was still way too salty for me.

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Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Loved the po-boys at this restaurant. It is constantly crowded - so go early or late lunch. The bread is so light and crispy on the outside - but soft on the inside. The fried oysters were cooked t perfection.

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Auburn, NH
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137 reviews 137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had a tasty lunch here. It was crazy busy but since it was peak lunch hour, that was expected. The catfish tasted great and my better half loved his sausage. I don't know that we have to go again, but the food was very good and we are glad we had the experience.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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74 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The line was quite long so we were expecting great food. I thought it was pretty pricey for what we got- it cost almost $60 for our family of 4 to grab sandwiches to go. The great news is that the po-boys were very large so we got a lot of food. However, we were disappointed in the bread. No... More 

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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: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?