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“Best Neighborhood Bar”

Parkway Bakery & Tavern
Ranked #23 of 1,947 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: 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.
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Neighborhood Bar”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Ranks with Parasol's for an authentic New Orleans bar. Great place to get "posted" and have not a care.

Visited February 2013
Thank Suzie C
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Food was pretty good, but not worth the wait.”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

After waiting in a line for over 30 minutes, my wife got the shrimp "poor boy" and I got the surf and turf (shrimp and roast beef poor boy). They were both good, but nothing to write home about. We also found it to be quite expensive for what it was. For two sandwiches, an order of sweet potato fries and two sodas we paid $32 without tip. My personal opinion is that there are much better po boys in New Orleans, but people do seem to like this place.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank flyerguy8
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful NOLA experience”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Delicious hot roast beef on french bread. Ham and cheese and shrimp poboys are both excellent. Best place to sit is in the bar.

Visited February 2013
Thank Dagjudy
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Struck out on the po boy quest”
Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

On a quick weekend trip to NOLA our hosts suggested Parkway for the premier po boy.  At 1 pm on a Saturday the line was out the door. Starved and disappointed, we left to try Theo's Pizza (another review). We vowed to return that night for another shot at the Parkway legend. This time, early in the evening the historic dive offered plenty of elbow room in the bar area. Alas, my buddy and I were too stuffed from the very late lunch and a later snowball to even consider the po boy. So we settled for an order of the gator sausage and roasted turkey gumbo. The heat and the seasoning provided the precise power needed to battle a rare NOLA winter chill. Equal amounts of sausage, turkey and okra had me turning up my bowl to drain every drop. The toasted and buttered homemade po boy bread made sopping up the remaining juice extra satisfying. Yet, we were still without a po boy.

Sunday. Lunch time. Very few cars in the lot. We anticipate the drizzle of roast beef gravy or the crunch of perfectly fried shrimp. We have a small window of time before we have to leave for the airport, but we jump into the medium-sized line. It barely moves, but the clock sure does. Calculating the drive time to the airport and the order to service time, we conclude that we must bail on the po boy again in hopes that the airport might have a Parkway satellite shop. But, no. We left town po boy-less. The moral? Don't seek out NOLA's endeared establishments without a plan and plenty of time. Or, bring some extra cash and offer to buy the meal of the person next in line if they'll order yours too.

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Flooded Streets, Best Po Boy yet!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

On a crazy Sunday night in February, with torrential rain and hail, my wife and I headed out late to Parkway for a Birthday Po-Boy. Fried Catfish & Fried Shrimp were two great tastes that tasted so great together. We go so involved in our po-boys at the bar (on this stormy night the usual masses were safe somewhere else) that we did not realize that the streets had flooded on both sides. No cabs were coming here to pick us up.

Luckily Canal Street was only four blocks away, where instead of taking the street car back to our hotel we caught a cab to the Maple Leaf!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank JonathanSecor
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