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Melba's Old School Po Boys

1525 Elysian Fields Ave, 5 min from French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70117-8207
+1 504-267-7765
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“corn grits” (17 reviews)
“po boy” (29 reviews)
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African, American, Cajun & Creole
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LOCATION
1525 Elysian Fields Ave, 5 min from French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70117-8207
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This establishment has solidified itself as a popular local place for excellent food. You can order a variety of plate lunches for dine in or carry out. I suggest all the poboys and my favorite side is the teriyaki chicken! Prices are a little above...More

Thank shanemW883AW
ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow -- thanks so much, Shane! I'm thrilled that you love so much of what we do. From the dressed ham poboy to the wash service -- I'll certainly be sure to share your kind words with the rest of our staff. Again, thanks for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves Incredible Food at an affordable price. I went here at 3am and can’t remember ever having better chicken wings. The stuffed peppers and cabbage taste like something my mom would make. Delicious. You can’t go wrong with anything you order here. Fast...More

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ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're always proud to serve a delicious meal at an affordable price. I'm so glad you enjoyed our chicken wings, stuffed peppers, and more. We'll be here for your next late night snack! Best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

The food is always on point. Tyreiana R.the cashier was helpful, cheerful and funny! Great experience everytime!

Thank Charlene P
ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Charlene! This really means a lot, and I can't wait to have you back again soon for more! -Scott W., Owner

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Can in for a late night dinner and drinks. Great prices and food. I ordered the pork chops and cabbage with jambalaya. Ny hubby got the wings and fries.

Thank 1Nyki
ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

I'm glad you and your husband enjoyed dining with us, Nykole! It's great that you enjoyed our pork chops and jambalaya. I hope you two will visit us again sometime! Best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Daiquiris also available Attached to a washateria (that's a laundromat). Specials. Monday red beans Tuesday hot sausage Po boy Thursday wings or tenders (fish, too, during Lent ( 25 pieces for about $16) Friday fried fish Corn grits are damn good Mac and cheese respectable...More

Thank nola714
ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Happy to know you enjoyed the food and drinks! Thanks, and know you can always count on us for a great meal in the future. All the best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

If you are walking past might be worth a quick stop to take a peek inside. Otherwise, not worth overpaying for the dry and bland food. Clear tourist trap, nothing more.More

Thank Robertas S
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

I have to say, I'm sorry our cookin' wasn't what you prefer when you're looking for a Cajun meal, Robertas. I understand that everyone has their own preference when it comes to food, and it's a shame that we aren't yours. Thanks for stopping by...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Ordering was confusing, long, and irritating but the people make up for it. These accents, honey!!!! I love it. The food....eh. Mac and cheese. No. I’m used to the long noodles because of where my family is from but it was too greasy. Not enough...More

Thank TukiJ
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

I'm sorry to hear that you had some trouble while ordering. We do our best to make the process easy, but if you ever have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to let us know! We're always happy to help however we can. Regarding the mac...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018

The food is great. There's a large menu and I don't recommend you go there very hungry because (like I did) you will order more than one item. The shrimp and cheese grits were great.

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Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

We love offering a range of tasty dishes, Eric, so thanks for sharing how pleased you were with our shrimp and grits. I hope to welcome you back to try more! Cheers, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed July 20, 2018

My husband and I visited here for the first time first impression outside was a bit confused because there's a laundry mat connected to the restaurant, but I guess you need something to do while you wait for your clothes, so grab a meal! We...More

Thank dmp0605
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Glad to hear everything was delicious during your visit! Thanks for stopping by while you were in the area, and I look forward to having you back soon. All the best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Coworker of mine highly rocmmened this place on our visit to New Orleans and I regret his recommendation. We ordered the shrimp Po-boy with fries and Mac n Cheese. Ive eaten in many places throughout the U.S. and wish I could say this was at...More

Thank Joseph K
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

It's disheartening knowing we couldn't live up to your coworker's recommendation, Joseph. It's surprising because we work hard to make sure each guest leaves full and happy. I'm sorry the food wasn't quite to your taste, and I wish the all the best. Kind regards,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Elysian Fields Ave, 5 min from French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70117-8207
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-267-7765
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Description
Melba's Old School Po Boys serves the best po' boys in New Orleans. See what all the hype is about and enjoy one of our Po Boys today!
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