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Johnny's Po-Boys

French Quarter
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511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2117
+1 504-524-8129
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 16:30
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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been going to Johnny's for years and it's still the best place in town to get a poboy. Probably since they are the original poboy shop in town. They serve a great and cheap breakfast too.

Thank LWL6
Arlington, TX
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484 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The biscuits are amazing! Great, tender, huge biscuits, split, buttered and griddled with a little crunch in the middle. I had mine loaded with real (not prepackaged) bacon and a side of hashbrowns, aka cubed up and perfectly fried potatoes, perfection of bfast! Hubs had a biscuit, bacon and a couple of scrambled eggs with hashbrowns, also delicious and a... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can not go to NOLA without eating POBOY's at Johnny's! Now with that being said their bread is the best but their seafood is good but not great. Make sure when you order check your ticket. They do tend to mixup orders. I ordered a half of crawfish and half soft shell crab. I got a crawfish and shrimp.... More 

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Phila, PA
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Taxi driver recommended a great local place for a quick breakfast and po-poys. We were not disappointed. Breakfast was quick, fresh and delicious. Plenty of choices for everyone in our group. Nothing fancy- just a great little place.Heading back for po-boys tomorrow.

Thank moppa
Locust Hill, Virginia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No frills, no fuss, no long lines, no excuses. If you like po-boys, or think you might, or are just curious, or . . . Here's a great place to start.

Thank dhoulette
Denver, Colorado
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came across this restaurant since I was staying at the nearby French Market Inn. We came here for breakfast and had a basic breakfast of eggs, sausage, potatoes and biscuits. There was a ton of food and the price was reasonable. While the food was nothing new and unique, it was good greasy diner food to get us through the... More 

Thank Allie S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant po-boy, surf and turf. We'd been after trying a po-boy on our trip and this was a great hunger stop off in the French quarter. Hit the spot with a New Orleans tradition!

Thank Emily H
Baton Rouge
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194 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited Johnnys many times through the years and the poor boys have been always consistently good. This trip we had shrimp, roast beef, and chicken Parmesan. All were very good but the roast beef was exceptional.

Thank WickedWalt
West Fargo, North Dakota
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a place to stop for lunch on our way to a tour and happened upon Johnny's. It was over the lunch hour and packed with locals. (I always think this is a great sign!) ** As a heads up - they only accept cash - no credit cards. There is an ATM onsite.** The menu was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to get a po-boy while in New Orleans, so we found a local, crowded place which was well rated, and went there at a time that it wasn’t very busy (mid-afternoon). My husband ordered an oyster one, and I ordered a special (cup of gumbo and ½ shrimp po-boy). They asked if we wanted the po boys “dressed”,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Seafood, Fast food, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2117
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-8129

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighbourhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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