5 Best Po Boys in New Orleans

Po Boys typically sport fillings like slow-cooked roast beef, oysters, crawfish, and fresh from the Gulf shrimp. Some modern Po Boys add alligator meat or no meat at all.

As for the bread, traditional Po Boys are almost always served on lightly crispy yet fluffy Leidenheimer baguettes.

Our quest to find the best version of the iconic American sandwich was both a challenge and delight.

Parkway Bar and Tavern


Choosing which Po Boy to order at Parkway is a challenge. Many opt for Parkway’s shrimp Po Boy packed with perfect morsels of the fried crustaceans.

Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar

Owned by the Domalise family for more than a century, the down and dirty Po Boy shop excels at making sandwiches filled with roast beef, seafood and even meatballs.


Liuzza’s by the Track

Make no mistake – the Liuzza’s BBQ Shrimp Po Boy is a show stopper with its mass of sautéed fresh shrimp stuffed into a French bread pistolette.


Killer Poboys

Both the original ‘little’ Killer in the Erin Rose bar and the bigger stand-alone eatery on Dauphine Street top their Po Boys with eclectic ingredients.


Commander’s Palace

Our Po Boy came filled with at least 20 crispy Gulf shrimp mixed with house made tasso, sweet onions and pickled okra mayonnaise.


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