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With more than a hundred years of memories in the walls, Parkway is a New Orleans legend. Thank you for stopping by, friend! We offer dine-in, parking lot, and takeout service.
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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American, Bar, Seafood
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

New Orleans is my hometown and NO Doubt, parkway in mid city takes the award for the tastiest! Do yourself a favor and get them all , one day at the time

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stepping into Parkway Tavern is like getting into a time machine. The restaurant was converted from a house, and as you look at the walls you see all kinds of New Orleans memorabilia that will bring back memories if you grew up in NOLA. I...got the BBQ Shrimp Poor Boy, "dressed", meaning with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise, on Leidenheimer French bread. It was loaded down with shrimp and was absolutely delicious. The seafood is from Louisiana, and the shrimp are flash fried and covered in a buttery Creole BBQ sauce. I used about 30 napkins while eating the sandwich. It is a great place to people watch if you sit outside. You have to go there at least once, but once you eat there, you'll want to go back again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit crowded when we went at lunch, but worth the wait. I had a po-boy craving and Parkway solved that. I had the roast beef and it was very messy! My gf had a fried shrimp po-boy and loved it.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roast beef po-boys are so good. Fried shrimp also great. Fried pickles. Great stop if visiting mid-city area, near City Park.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Parkway while visiting New Orleans and it was amazing! Our party tried the Alligator Sausage, James Brown (beef and shrimp), and BBQ beef Po' Boys and all were excellent! We also enjoyed the fried pickles and mixed fries. We loved the atmosphere...and reasonable prices. Will definitely return whenever we visit NOLA.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022

This place invented the Po' Boy. We took an Uber here from French Quarter and it was well worth it. Food and service were awesome. They do close early at 6PM sharp so be aware of that.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022 via mobile

Right of the bat it is worth saying that the po boys are amazing from here. Super fresh and tasty with a great menu with plenty of variety. We got the smoked Ham for one and the fried catfish for the other. Both tasted amazing...with the soft bread and plentiful fillings making for a great lunchtime meal. Knocked a point off due to the speed of the service and wait time on the sandwich. I feel like we did come at a busy time as the line was well out of the door but that being said 20 minutes waiting to place the order followed by another 15 waiting for the sandwiches felt a bit too long. The food is definitely worth it but not a ‘quick bite’ if they are busy. It did look like they were expanding into another building with some obvious work ongoing but not sure if that includes a larger kitchen. When we got to the front it definitely felt as though though the guy on the till was deliberately slowing the line to reduce kitchen pressure. This makes sense but I am worried that another room for sitting customers could add more pressure to what seems to be an already stretched kitchen.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

We stopped in after visiting the park. Oyster poor boy was really good. Service was oustanding. Also, the cleanest restroom I saw the entire trip.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

Came here for lunch because it's ways a go-to when I come to New Orleans. Got the half & half catfish/shrimp poboy, sweet potato fries, and the bread pudding. Everything was amazing. Make sure to get a drink cause the bread on the poboy is...really thick. Seating is inside and there's a spacious outside covered patio as well. Park on the street or take the trolley car out there from the downtown/French quarter.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022 via mobile

My husband & I ventured over from our hotel in the French Quarter by taking the #48 trolley car from Bourbon & Canal. (It was a short, pleasant walk from our stop at Norman Francis Pkwy through a nice neighborhood.) I had the small (5-1/2”)...James Brown & he had the full (10-1/2”). They were stacked full of scrumptious bbq beef & tender, deliciously light battered fried shrimps!! We shared orders of sweet potato fries & fried pickles. The fries were amazing! They tasted like thanksgiving sweet potato casserole! The pickles were tasty but sliced slightly too thin, so there was a bit more breading than pickle. We also got a piece of rum pound cake that was amazing! It was a beautiful 70 degree day so we enjoyed sitting under the cave red patio, watching the Masters on tv. Fans & heaters are on the patio but our day was perfect & they weren’t needed. There is a convenient full bar window, and a takeout order window for those who don’t have time to wait a bit in line to order. We arrived at 11:20 and walked right up to order! At noon on this Thursday the line was about 20 deep, but it was moving steadily.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

Never disappointed after a meal from here. Love the poboys here. It is very hard to slip in and out of town without stopping here.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022

We went for lunch and shared the large Gulf shrimp po’boy, “dressed,” and French fries. The sandwich was stuffed with tons of shrimp, but could have used more remoulade or whatever sauce they smear on it. The fries were very good. Our order came pretty...quickly considering it was packed when we arrived. Dining was on the patio and “open patio” because of Covid restrictions. This wasn’t the best po’boy I’ve ever had, but it was pretty good.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022 via mobile

Great fun place! Plenty of parking. A bit of a wait bc it was busy, but we had the front porch swing cocktail while we waited. It was frozen and delicious! We had shrimp po boys and oyster po boys and fries. All delicious! Overall,...great experience.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022

My wife and I stopped in right after checking in to our hotel. We had to try a poorboy (as Parkway calls them) at the place that created it. She had shrimp and I had fish. Of course, we sampled each others. They were both...excellent. The shrimp po'boy was a bit better than the fish, however. I am not sure how it tasted so fresh without tasting 'fishy'. But it did. They run Parkway like a well-oiled machine. There is a line to order food, a separate line to order alcoholic beverages, and the pick-up window is up a few steps and behind the ordering line. The wait was not very long. Very happy we stopped in.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 7, 2021

Arrived to a medium line, they have only outside seating and outside ordering at this time, I figure to get around vaccine checking/covid test checking. In hindsight, we should have skipped the line and ordered online. We found a seat outside of the enclosed tent...away from people as that is our comfort level. Provolone debris fries were great-love their roast debris and provolone was a great choice! I got the small shrimp poboy and it was very tasty,.shrimp were a little smaller than usual but tons of them and fried just right. Hubs had the roast beef and it was a yummy mess. Staff were friendly and on top of cleaning and clearing.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Response from rtck562 | Reviewed this property |
this is the strangest question ever..if you from New Orleans go try it on your own, don't take my word for it. The Shrimp/Brisket Po Boy was incredible but i'm from Los Angeles, so my frame of reference isn't the greatest... More
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To me they are the best. So f anyone was to ask me about po-boys in the Big Easy, Parkway is where I would send them
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Parkway Bakery & Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4