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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“late night” (3 reviews)
“corn grits” (13 reviews)
“po boy” (25 reviews)
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African, American, Cajun & Creole
1525 Elysian Fields Ave, 5 min from French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70117-8207
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For a place that appears to do a lot of business, this is the most dysfunctional and highly unorganized place I’ve ever been to. Ordered at the online kiosk (thinking it would be quicker) and waited almost 45 minutes for a fried fish platter and...More

Thank Suzanna J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good is really good. They have a great variety of items to choose from. Wait times vary depending on volume of customers. They also serve good daiquiris.

Thank ladylapoet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local friend recommended this place as we travel from out of town to New Orleans she told us the prices of food were pretty good and she was not kidding! My husband have a catfish And-shrimp poboy which he loved on a scale of...More

Thank pioneertravler
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

The food is ok. Some people pleasant. Some not so much. Don’t ask the wrong person a question. Plenty of attitude to go around. If you go around shift change be prepared to wait.

Thank Claire S
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Lunch here is a pleasant experience albeit a bit cramped so don't be too disappointed if you wind up sitting outside on the back patio. Melba's is one of those places that everyone has to experience for food any time of day as they are...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Just need to first start off by saying the Po-Boy is just absolutely excellent. I truly enjoyed my Po-Boy sandwich [Hot Sauage] But I have a not so great comments; 2.75 for a cup of ice are you kidding me🤔🤔. If the owner thinks this...More

Thank A B
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Came into NOLA a day early for a cruise an the hotel front desk person suggested this place. The Gumbo was great, it was so great after our cruise we came back here for more before coming home. I also got the Shrimp and Grits...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

The place we wanted to go was closed so our Uber driver recommended this as a local favorite! It was amazing! We got a sausage and hamburger po-boy, corn grits, gumbo, roast beef with rice, and cabbage. I’m not exaggerating when I said that ALL...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We went to Melba’s today for lunch, because we wanted to try a local eating experience where we could count on getting great food. We ordered the fried shrimp and catfish 6 inch po-boy sandwiches. My husband and I shared half of our sandwiches, and...More

Thank Pinot R
Reviewed November 11, 2017

The food at this place is so good it almost feels wrong! It's certainly some of the best "soul food" I've ever had by a restaurant. Open 24/7. Friendly Service. Good Prices. Not to mention the daiquiris. Definitely one of the best restaurants that is...More

Thank ButterflyHoney
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$8 - $20
Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
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, Reservations, Delivery, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
6:00 AM - 5:59 AM
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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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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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