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Parkway Bakery & Tavern is a New Orleans restaurant and family dining tradition located at the corner of Hagan and Toulouse overlooking Bayou St. John in Louisiana.
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading all the positive reviews, my girlfriend and I decided to give it a try as we love good shrimp poboys. After finally figuring out the location and confusing flow of the order line, we ordered a fully dressed shrimp poboy. The shrimp were...good size and had a good texture and taste. However, the bread was very dry and ruined the poboy. Hopefully this doesn’t occur a lot but it was our experience. I wouldn’t go back as there are many much better poboys in New Orleans.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

First off We wanted to order a BBQ beef poboy in which the paper menus & their big wall menu states $12.19. When I called in the lady stated it was $19.99! She then suggested the James Brown for $15, it was bbq beef with...fried shrimp & spicy mayo with cheese. We ordered that & a hot sausage poboy. We have eaten here plenty of different occasions. Shrimp has always been our choice before. Very disappointed in both sandwiches this time, Especially for the price we paid. The roast beef was tender but dry and the little bit of bbq was not good. No tang. No sweetness and lacked flavor. Very little mayo and no spice. The shrimp were nice size but tasted like frozen shrimp!! I hate that! We are in Louisiana! No reason for frozen shrimp! You can tell by the rubbery texture and the shrimp look clear, not white. The hot sausage patties were very thin and did not taste good. We liked this place due to great tasting food, and consistency. We will think twice about coming next time we are in town. I didn’t like the sales pitch for the James Brown for $15 and telling me the roast beef was $19.99!! That was an upsell by not being truthful.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

We Ubered every night for dinner, because heavy drinking would be involved. The night before we visited the Parkway Bakery for lunch, our driver recommended a few of the locals favorite spots for a bite. Parkway Bakery was one on the list. All of their...bread is baked on site daily. The French loaf is their specialty, which both of our sandwiches (po boys) were on. After being Creoled out after 2 lunches and dinners, i opted for the meatball po boy, my wife, turkey and cheese. Of course, the French baguette was fresh and doughy on the inside, crisp and crunchy on the outside. The meatballs were that of, almost, not like mine, homemade, the sauce, spicer than out of a jar. It was a good po boy. My wife also enjoyed her turkey and cheese. They do have all of the conventional New Orleans po boys from shrimp to roast beef with gravy. If you do need a break from Creole, i recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 5, 2020

First time visit and went for the highly rated shrimp poboy. The shrimp was good but the bread was super dry and not good. Added tartar sauce and remoulade which helped a little but still too dry. Very overrated in my opinion. I won’t be...going back as there are much better shrimp poboys in New Orleans.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed June 22, 2020

I had the surf and turf and my boyfriend had the roast beef. I thought my sandwich was ok (nothing special, especally here in NOLA) but my boyfriend HATED his sandwich, he said it was very bland and didnt even finish it. I know Po...Boys are supossed to be simple, but this was maybe too simple? Maybe they simply arent for us :)More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed May 20, 2020

Had to use parking lot pickup for my lunch order due to COVID-19 restrictions in effect. Ordered over the phone once I arrived, gave the order taker my parking space number, and my order arrived by golf cart 11 minutes later. The order taker was...friendly as was the golf cart delivery person. Food was excellent, as always and my order was accurately filled. Well-organized operation and glad to see them operating again under the reopening plan that New Orleans has put in place.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed April 3, 2020 via mobile

Located in a residential neighborhood sits Parkway. You can get service in the bar- otherwise it is do it yourself- order at window and pick up your food when called. The shrimp poboy was big- 2 could share if not famished. At lunch was a...mix of locals and touristas. Prices fair for the quality and size of portions- would definitely revisitMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 20, 2020

Lots of tasty shrimps on the shrimp po boy. In fact more shrimps than the sandwich could hold. Very good, but didn't exactly knock me over. But then I'm from NYC and we have some world class delis.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 19, 2020

Went here to get po boys, the restaurant area was very busy but we found seats in the bar which was tucked away and quite. The po boy was good, oysters just tasted like the batter they were fried in, not really much oyster taste,...but then again it was my first oyster maybe they all taste like that fried? Ordered the "I Got a Man" from the bar and it was excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

There were 7 of us, 25-80, and we all wanted to try a Po' Boy. There is a line, and indoor seating is tight and in short supply. We sat outdoors under canopy at plastic table with plastic chairs. Sandwiches were huge, tasty and filling!

Date of visit: March 2020
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July 14, 2020|
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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
May 2, 2019|
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Response from A8326JRjima | Reviewed this property |
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
June 23, 2018|
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