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Johnny's Po-Boys

French Quarter
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511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2117
+1 504-524-8129
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and had great sandwiches! As others have said, it is crowded, hot, and nothing at all fancy (we ate in the back room, next to the cooler, with 4 others families at our table) but the food is good! Fried shrimp Pp boy was wonderful!

Thank Katie C
Syracuse, New York
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small restaurant that you can either eat in or carry out. Po-Boys were fantastic as was the Muffaletta. I highly recommend this place.

Thank mjtermolen
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here for lunch after wanting to find the best Po-boy to try in NOLA. Wasn't disappointed one bit. The shrimp po-boy I had with lettuce and just a bit of mayo at my request was loaded with so many shrimp and was a highlight of my trip. And it was big enough to feed an army. My wife and... More 

Thank Jeff K
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All they do is po-boys and they do them right! Although the restaurant is small and there may be a line, it is worth the quick wait. The sandwiches are HUGE so a couple could split one or order half sizes. So yummy! Can't wait to go back.

Thank RTTejas
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have not been to Johnnys you have not had a true Nola Poboy experience. One of the oldest poboy shops in NOLA and in my opinion the best Roast Beef Poboy on the planet. They also have breakfast and literally 100 Poboy to choose from. The hot sausage here is excellent and the bread is true NOLA French... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant doesn't pretend. You can get Po'boys or sandwiches. There are a few other choices, but why bother. The surf and turf especially was excellent. The cheese chili fries were great too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Johnny's Po-Boy is an old school diner in the French Quarter. We enjoyed the 1/2 po-boy and gumbo special enough to come back for breakfast the next day. Breakfast was even better! It was recommended to me by a friend, and I recommend it to you.

Thank Carnivalcat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must go to if you visit New Orleans I bought it to go to take on my flight. I ended up waiting until later that evening to eat it. Still hours after purchasing it was so very DELICIOUS. I ordered the roast beef fully dressed. The meat so flavorful and fresh The bread fabulous. I can taste it still as... More 

Thank Taleen B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

prize and portions are very good. We had to wait in line for maybe 10 minutes, but I would wait another 10 minutes for the Po Boy

Thank gleiwitz
Wake Village
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just gotten finished with a tour of the Garden District and it was still storming and we needed a place close by to eat lunch. My friend was craving a po-boy and we saw Johnny's. When we arrived, it wasn't very crowded but by the time we got our food it was packed. The food was good and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Fast Food, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2117
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-8129

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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