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Melba's Po Boys

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2016 Inc 500 magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in US 2017 GQ magazine as one of the best restaurants in America 2018 Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the best run businesses 2019 Forbes publishes biography of founders Jane and Scott Wolfe (GED to Harvard and then INC 500) available Amazon & Barnes/Nobles 2020 Fast Company magazine award: World changing businesses
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Breakfast
CUISINES
African, American, Cajun & Creole
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

While in New Orleans we decided to try out Melba's which seemed to have great reviews and was recommended. I really wanted to experience a great po boy but was not impressed by lack of hospitality and help that was offered. Not one employee greeted...us or told us where to go or what to do and trying to get some assistance was a bit of a task. Being from out of town and not knowing the ordering set up of Melba's or being able to get assistance as to what to order or what comes on a po boy, etc, we were left to ordering on our own. The po boy, burger, and fries we ordered were bland and luke warm/cold. It seemed more like a hassle. And when our order was ready, our name was yelled out and the food was just given to us without a thanks. We had to remind him that we ordered drinks since they were not given to us with our food. Then to top it off....our food was not as we order or expected. I'm a little disappointed with this experience at Melba's. Maybe just maybe we'll think about giving them another try if we're in New Orleans again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020

Absolutely delicious! We always have to stop by if we're in town. The best place in town hands down for poboys!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 24, 2020 via mobile

We made it back to Melba's!!!!. We were here six months ago and I forgot my bread pudding. They didn't have the pudding this time but I had the fudge cake (sooo good but my husband had to come back for it. It was left...on top of the counter) I can't get enough of their rice and beans with wings and cornbread. And also had the 9th ward Gumbo, also delicious! We will be back again next time we are in townMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2020

Welcome back! I'm so glad you returned for some of our delicious desserts. We love being a classic NOLA stop for everyone craving some good comfort food. Looking forward to your next trip! Cheers, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Complete waste of my time. I ordered one shrimp po boy and waited an HOUR before I decided to say something. 2 different ladies told me it’s coming and one guy was actually nice and looked into it for me. He was about to give...me my food when I asked for a refund because my friends had long since finished eating. Then he gives me attitude saying I should have said that before hand so I wouldn’t waste food? I couldn’t believe it. Gave me my money back, no sandwich, after an hour. Absolute clown show in there.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

I'm sorry about your wait. We are a popular spot with a high volume of orders places, but we do our best to get your food out quickly. Your wait should not have been this long, and I apologize for the frustration and inconvenience this...More

Reviewed March 3, 2020

Great southern comfort food with a Cajun flair in a non-traditional setting not far from the French Quarter and Theatre district

Date of visit: February 2020
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ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Comfort food with a NOLA flair is what we do best, Charles! Thanks so much for checking us out and leaving such a nice review. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed February 27, 2020

This 24 hour restaurant has exceptional food that is priced right and makes choosing difficult because everything is great! Its always crowded but its worth the wait! Full Creole meals, po boys, seafood.....just about everything to satisfy you appetite.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

The poboys are good, actually really good. Unfortunately, this review is about their lack of any customer service. We ordered two poboys last night via their website for pickup, which we have done many times. When we got home they gave us the wrong sandwiches....We called and explained and we were told: "just come in tomorrow and we can refund your card or give you the correct food." Just to be certain I asked again. "No Problem". We went in today to correct the situation and guess what. PROBLEM! I was told "well I wasn't here last night so I have no idea what you are talking about" and "you should have brought back the sandwiches" after I explained again what I was told last night, she just shrugged. So apparently either the person last night was just trying to get us off the phone or the person today couldn't be bothered. Either way, we are out $35 dollars.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

I'm really sorry to hear about this, Mark. It sounds like a miscommunication on our part, and I apologize for any confusion or frustration this caused you. I'll be sure our staff is better at communicating with each other, and I hope we'll get the...More

Reviewed January 7, 2020

If you like interacting with a tablet that does not accept things like"crisp" - rubber sausage-powdered eggs and plastic containers-utensils etc. this is your place! Once and never again.

Date of visit: January 2020
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ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

I'm really sorry to hear you had anything less than an incredible experience while dining with us. I understand that our restaurant might not be for everyone, but I appreciate you trying us out anyway. All the best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed December 29, 2019

We went to Melba’s because we heard the crawfish was amazing and boy did it live up to it....I’m not a big fan of the traditional New Orleans dishes such as gumbo, etoufee etc... But I love seafood so I decided to check it out...I am so glad I did it !! at five dollars a pound the crawfish was flavored throughout, it was hot, came out as a quick order. Just enough seasoning..They also sell what they call daiquiris but we will consider a slushy with liquor in Jersey and each day the daiquiris have a different special we happen to go on the day were the daiquiris were only one dollar for 12 oz.... they have all different cool flavor combos..... Well all I’m going to say is I left out of there very happy .....I was very unhappy in NOLA til I went there, can’t wait to go back!!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2019

So glad you got to try our crawfish! I know that gumbo isn't for everyone, but we have so many different options on our menu to suit the taste of just about anyone. Next time you visit, I hope you'll try some more of our...More

Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

Took group of 17 to Melba’s. It’s a little chaotic ordering but tofos is great. I had grilled fish and jambalaya. Also tried the buttermilk drops. They were great. Met one of the owners and learned a little about their history. Nice guy. I highly...recommend Melba’s.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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ChrisH11284, Owner at Melba's Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2019

Thanks so much for checking us out! It sounds like you had some of our Melba's favorites like jambalaya and buttermilk drops. There's a lot more to try, so I hope to see you around again soon. Cheers, Scott W., Owner

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Very easy We have a large parking lot in front of Melba’s and a very large parking lot in the rear of Melba’s Melba’s has two entrances Front and rear Open 24/7 We service more than 1500 people per day
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