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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 - 16:30
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 16:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard great things about Johnny's Poor Boy but my experience was disappointing. Did not have a Po Boy but the Oyster and crayfish po boys were around $15.00 . . . FYI, the restaurant is cash only. May try again to see if I caught them on an off day.

Thank Doug W
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food at a good price!!!! Lots of local folks there!!!!!! We go there everytime we go to New Orleans!!!!!

Thank Charles & Patri... F
Yukon, OK
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117 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One cannot get a better poboy than at Johnny's. My wife flat out loves them. I am a gumbo guy and it excellent. It is a very small place so get there either early or middle of the afternoon. My wife said the bread is the difference (Lindeman's bread). We both highly recommend the place.

Thank Alan W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Be ware of the portion sizes!!!! These sandwiches are HUGE! I recommend sharing (although we each definitely ate a whole one !) I got the oyster one it was sooooo good ! Love this place. Drinks are pricey- but they have red cream soda in their fountain!!!!! Sandwiches are a great deal for the money!!! One of the best places... More 

Thank ak8989
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the muffaletta sandwich and jambalaya. They didn't disclose that the jambalaya was the red vs the brown sauce. In addition we were not impressed with the sandwich except that it was huge. There are better muffalettas at the city grocer around the corner. Prices are as much as a nice sit down place. Probably won't go back.

Thank David K
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant came highly recommended by our carriage driver/guide, so we got sandwiches there before getting back on the road. The location is nothing special (but we don't care). With respect to the sandwich, maybe it was what we got (shrimp po boys), but it seemed just average.

Thank Susan D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a place recommended by a local and now I know why. Not like any fast food joint I have ever been to. The only reason I even call it that is because you walk into a small place with a few tables and go up to the counter to order. That is where the fast food image stops.... More 

Thank DebW175
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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415 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here based on a recommendation from the DoubleTree. It was just a short few blocks away and worth it. It was early afternoon, but still busy. We were able to order right away and find a table while we waited. We enjoyed the Crab Cakes Plate, the Shrimp Po-Boy and a coke all for $35. CASH ONLY by... More 

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is CASH ONLY, so be prepared for that. We each got a half po-boy with a side of seafood gumbo and a fountain drink for $14. The half po-boy is ENORMOUS. You will feel super full after this meal. We are at 4pm and didn't need any dinner or anything else for the rest of the day. It... More 

Thank Skye M
Corolla, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here each day of our stay. Authentic cajun cuisine at very adorable prices. The red beans and rice, poboys, and jambalaya were all amazing. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Laura M

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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