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Olde Tyme Grocery

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218 W Saint Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506-4636
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08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Stop in for good food but bring cash or check as they still don't take credit cards. Would have rated higher if they took cards, had more space. This time of year the outside seating is recommended. Oyster and meatball my recommendation.

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Thank dwlaughlin
Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Good solid poboy sandwiches. They are very busy. Be ready to wait in line for 30 minutes. A little confusing at first, you stand In line to place your order and then stand in another line to pay and pick up food - in a small establishment it can be confusing. But food was awesome and well worth it!

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Thank LRB088
Houston
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a truly old time grocery store that has been converted to the best Po Boy restaurant outside of New Orleans. They have incredible oyster po boys, super shrimp po boys and awesome combos. If you do not live in Lafayette, getting to Olde Tyme Grocery can be a challenge but it's worth it. We have been here multiple... More 

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Thank Pat A
Chicago, Illinois
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2,830 reviews
1,586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,854 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

It may be a bit far-fetched to rank any restaurant as the best in the world in a particular category. And I'm not an expert on po-boy sandwiches. But Tripadvisor ranks Olde Tyme Grocery in Lafayette, Louisiana, as the No. 1 restaurant in the world for budget dining. And folks in Cajun country insist there isn't anything tastier than a... More 

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Thank Taylor B
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. I was not disappointed. Ordered a half Shrimp Poboy. It was delicious. Very casual atmosphere near the college. Great stop for lunch.

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Thank sassy3fan
Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place has seemingly been around forever. I personally have been going there since the 90s. They have some of the best poboys around. My favorites are the shrimp (they are battered different than most places, it's really good) and the sausage. They also do specials every few days I believe and some of those are really good and some... More 

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Thank thesouthernwanderer
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Loved it!!!! The shrimp poboy is a must! Family loved it too! Must try the shrimp poboy sandwich as is!!

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Thank Melissa P
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I've eaten at Olde Tyme too many times to count. In the last couple of years the quality has gone down. Usually get the half and half - that's half fried oysters, half fried shrimp on one poboy. It used to be so much better - but it used to be EXCELLENT - now it's just good - okay -... More 

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Thank Carmen D
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful fresh bread and a mound of meat on your Poboy. Always a good ear. Shrimp poboy fried to perfection.

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Thank Stacey S
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Look at the menu - Order any of the po'boys and you can't go wrong. Trust me. There isn't a bad one. Heck - there isn't a mediocre one!!!! They are all delicious and all loaded. The place will be very crowded anytime close to lunch or dinner. It's close to the university. Enough said. Best little secret in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 W Saint Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506-4636
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?