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Johnny's Po-Boys

511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2117
504-524-8129
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Ranked #264 of 1,630 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Biloxi, MS
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

This was such an unbelievably disappointment. I have been coming to Johnny's for years prior to Katrina and this was my first time back and talk about night and day. The absolute worst roast beef PO-boy I have ever eaten. How do you screw that up? They are made it with chopped beef and some strange onion/bell pepper sauce that... More 

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Minnesota
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Always popular offering everything from roast beef to crawfish po-Boys. Can be very crowded but take yours to go as seating is limited and walk over to the river 2 blocks away and watch the boat parade on the Mississippi.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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100 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

It's good, not great. I think there are better po-boy spots in New Orleans. Worth checking out, but don't think you've had the best just because you've been to the most famous. Try Freret Po-Boy and Donut.

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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

This cafe is essential for a lunchtime sandwich or gumbo , crowded, cheap and tasty. It seems getting a seat is almost impossible but take the stairs upstairs and there is a different Johnny's - an ice cream and sweet parlour with plenty of seating including the balcony overlooking St Louis St. The girl running it makes many of the... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

several locals had suggested johnnys for po-boys, so when i walked up and found the line literally around the building i knew they were right. the service was fast and the food was delicious. the crawfish po-boy was dreamy. cash only.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

My Wife and I took the kids for their first New Orleans Po Boy experience to Johnny's in the Quarter. It did not disapoint! The Oyster and Shrimp Po Boys were excellent and they even made a cheese Po Boy for my 6 year old. The ambience is Classic close quarters lunch counter and it is perfect. Paired with an... More 

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San Francisco, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Take your food upstairs to the dessert/ice parlor for a quieter, dining ambiance.

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We had: Muffaleta 5* Johnny's Special (Beef, Ham, cheese) 5* Fish Po-boy 4* Jambayla 4* Sandwiches were huge..one probably enough for two if you have a moderate appetite. I must admit that the Shrimp Po-boy did not look like it had a lot of shrimp. Muffaleta had great olive salad on top. Wish this place was opened past 4:30 pm... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I was not disappointed by my visit. I had the seafood muffalette which was loaded with 2 large pieces of deep fried catfish, loads of shrimp and other seafood on a huge piece of bread. The addition of tartar sauce and hot sauce enhanced the already great flavour and freshness of the sea food. Could easily eat here again. Didn't... More 

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Baltimore MD USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

The line can be grueling but worth the wait. Excellent fried oyster po boy and breakfast with eggs and catfish.

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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 0 - 20
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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