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2013 Winter Restaurant Guide: Sandwiches & Po-boys 

Sandwiches & Po-boys

AVERY'S PO-BOYS
2510 Tulane Ave., (504) 821-4110; www.averysontulane.com
Oyster Rockefeller dip combines oysters, spinach, Romano cheese, cream and Pernod and is served with crostini. Po-boy options include Buffalo shrimp or house-made roast beef debris. There is bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BACKSPACE BAR & KITCHEN
139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245; www.backspacenola.com
The Grown Up Grilled Cheese features melted cheddar, Swiss and Gruyere cheeses, grilled onions and tomato and comes with chips. The Hemingway Cuban combines pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard and comes with chips. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BEAR'S RESTAURANT
128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373
Top po-boy choices include the roast beef made with slow-cooked, house-made roast beef with gravy, and the meatball po-boy, featuring hand-rolled meatballs in red gravy. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BROOKS SEAHORSE SALOON
1648 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 218-4217
Fried chicken sandwiches are dressed with lettuce, onions and pickles. Burgers feature 8-ounce patties grilled to order. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE MASPERO 
601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6250;  www.cafemaspero.com 
This casual eatery serves many Creole favorites. Get a po-boy filled with grilled Gulf shrimp, or muffuletta featuring ham, salami, pastrami and olive salad on po-boy bread or sesame seed bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAJUN MIKE'S PUB
116 Baronne St., (504) 566-0055; www.cajunmikes.com
The Cuban sandwich features pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles pressed on French bread. The fried alligator po-boy is dressed to your liking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CENTRAL GROCERY 
923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1620; www.centralgroceryneworleans.com
This Italian grocery serves its famous muffuletta on a half or whole loaf. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CRABBY JACK'S
428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 833-2722; www.crabbyjacksnola.com
Remoulade tops the fried green tomato po-boy served on Gendusa's French bread. Slow-roasted duck po-boys are served dressed and dripping with gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DIMARTINO'S FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS MUFFULETTAS
700 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 276-6460; 1788 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, (504) 392-7589; 3900 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 367-0227; 6641 Westbank Expwy., Suite A, Marrero, (504) 341-4096; www.dimartinos.com
The muffuletta is served with house-made olive salad. Eggplant Parmesan is served over angel hair pasta with Alfredo or marinara sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

DIVA DAWG
1906 Magazine St., (504) 304-8777; www.divadawgnola.com
This hot dog house dresses up its chili dog with red beans, fried chicken and andouille ketchup on a brioche bun. The Sweet Fire oyster dog is topped with fried oysters that are tossed in house-made sweet fire sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

DOMILISE'S PO-BOYS
5240 Annunciation St., (504) 899-9126
The fried oyster po-boy is dressed with lettuce, pickles, mayonnaise, house-made ketchup and hot sauce. The fried shrimp po-boy is dressed with Swiss cheese and roast beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FRERET STREET PO-BOYS & DONUTS
4701 Freret St., (504) 872-9676; www.freretstreetpoboys.com
The roast beef po-boy features garlicky roast beef that has been slow-cooked in gravy. Baked chicken is served with garlic-roasted potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JAM'S PO-BOYS & CATERING
612 Sena Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-5882; www.jamspoboys.com
This cafe is known for its roast-beef po-boy with homemade gravy and its all-you-can-eat catfish plate. Pasta options include spaghetti and meatballs and eggplant Parmesan. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri. Credit cards. $

JOHNNY'S PO-BOYS
511 St. Louis St., (504) 525-8037; www.johnnyspoboys.com
Johnny's offers a long list of classic and original po-boys. The seafood muffuletta includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

JUGHEAD'S DEPOT BAR & GRILL
801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www.jugheadsneworleans.com
This sandwich joint specializes in cheesesteaks topped with sauteed peppers and onions and melted cheese. There are beef, chicken and portobello versions. There also are bar noshing items like chicken wings and mozzarella sticks. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. Credit cards. $

KILLER POBOYS
811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.com
Located inside the Erin Rose bar, Killer Poboys serves a short and changing list of gourmet po-boys. The Guinness- and garlic-braised beef po-boy is made with grass-fed beef dressed with horseradish aioli and pickled onions. The Jameson grilled cheese features Hook's two-year cheddar on Susan Spicer's Wild Flour whole-grain bread and is spritzed with Jameson. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $

LA BELLA'S
2118 Third St., Kenner, (504) 466-4675; www.labellascatering.com
The muffuletta is piled high with layers of Genoa salami, Chisesi ham, provolone and mozzarella cheeses and house-made olive salad. The roast beef po-boy is made from large inside rounds of beef that are cooked overnight and served with gravy on French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

MAGAZINE PO-BOY AND SANDWICH SHOP
2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 Fried oysters top romaine lettuce with house-made remoulade. The eggplant Parmesan po-boy features breaded eggplant topped with house-made red sauce and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAHONY'S PO-BOY SHOP
3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com
The Peacemaker is made with local fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese on Leidenheimer French bread. Fried chicken livers are served with house-made Creole coleslaw on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MANO'S PO-BOYS
6943 Saints Ave., Metairie, (504) 734-0922
The Saints special includes two eggs, cheese and a choice of ham, bacon, hot sausage or pork sausage on a choice of bread. Grilled catfish is seasoned with spices, parsley, lemon and butter and served with rice, mashed potatoes or fries, a vegetable and salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MIKE SERIO'S PO-BOYS & DELI
133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-2668 Mike Serio's muffuletta combines the traditional ingredients, and its long list of sandwiches also includes a roast beef po-boy made with garlicky house-cooked roast beef. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MILK BAR
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310; 1514 Delachaise St., (504) 891-9361
The Speared Pig piles ham, asparagus and hollandaise on ciabatta bread. Christmas in July mixes sweet cranberry sauce with salty turkey and spinach and also is served on ciabatta. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

MR. POOR BOY RESTAURANT
10202 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
The grilled catfish plate is served with house-made eggplant sauce, sauteed spinach and two sides. The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked roast beef dressed to order on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MONSTER PO-BOYS
1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville, (985) 626-9183
Cheese, ham, turkey and house-made roast beef smothered in gravy fill the Monster po-boy. A popular pasta dish features grilled shrimp over rotini pasta in garlic-butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

NOR-JOE IMPORT COMPANY
505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9240; www.norjoe.com
This distributor of imported Italian specialty foods is known for its classic muffuletta: Italian meats, cheeses and olive salad piled high on Sicilian sesame bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PARADISE CAFE
3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-4141; www.paradisecafeandgifts.com
The popular choices here include the grilled turkey sandwich with onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese on a bun and the double-decker club deluxe sandwich with ham, turkey, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN
538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047; www.parkwaypoorboys.com
Go past the front barroom to the kitchen window to order from a long list of po-boys. The roast beef po-boy features beef cooked for 24 hours in its own gravy. The surf-and-turf po-boy tops fried shrimp with roast beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

PARRAN'S PO-BOYS
3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www.parranspoboys.com
The po-boys are the signature item here — with original options like grilled yellowfin tuna or prime rib. Parran's seafood muffuletta is filled with fried shrimp, catfish and oysters dressed with house-made Cajun mayo. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PITA PIT
5800 Magazine St., (504) 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com
The gyro pita is filled with Mediterranean-seasoned beef, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and tzatziki sauce. The Uptown club features turkey, bacon, avocado, spinach, tomatoes, green peppers, Swiss cheese and honey-Dijon. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

PO-BOY SHACK
1703 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1303; www.poboyshackllc.com
This eatery serves po-boys and weekday lunch specials. The roast beef po-boy is dressed with lettuce, pickles, gravy and mayo. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

RADOSTA'S RESTAURANT & DELI
249 Aris Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-1537 Don's Special features house-made Italian sausage, olive salad and melted provolone. The Cajun delight features crawfish cakes, fried green tomatoes, remoulade sauce, romaine lettuce and green onions. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ROLY POLY
One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 121, (504) 561-9800; 816 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-2462; 3020
Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 872-0957; 5409 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 891-8373; www.rolypoly.com
Roly Poly's Spa salad features plum tomatoes, green peppers, cucumber, carrots, mushrooms, avocado, walnuts, dried cranberries, alfalfa sprouts, mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette. The pressed Key West Cuban sandwich combines smoked pork, turkey, ham, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, pickles, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and honey-mustard. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE COMPANY
5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com
The Sunday special croque monsieur loads ham and cheese on white pullman bread drenched with a bruleed creme fraiche cheese sauce. The Gruyere sandwich melts the cheese with onion confit between two slices of multigrain bread and is served with salad or chips. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SAMMY'S PO-BOYS AND CATERING
901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com
Creole seafood gumbo is loaded with crab, shrimp and okra. The Flickaletta is Sammy's version of the muffuletta and it includes ham, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Pick up a shrimp po-boy 
at Short Stop Po-Boys. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Pick up a shrimp po-boy at Short Stop Po-Boys.

SHORT STOP PO-BOYS
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboys.com
A popular po-boy features roast beef debris cooked in-house with garlic, onions and Worcestershire sauce. Short Stop's gumbo blends hot, smoked and andouille sausage and chicken in seasoned roux. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SOMETHIN' ELSE CAFE
620 Conti St., (504) 373-6439; www.somethinelsecafe.com
The shrimp burger is a patty of ground Gulf shrimp topped with pepper Jack cheese, avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato and house sauce and Zapp's potato chips. The Vice po-boy features four fried boudin balls dressed with lettuce, tomato and house sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SPITALE'S DELI
2408 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 837-9912; www.spitalesdeli.com
The Dirty Turkey piles grilled turkey, onions, mozzarella cheese and brown gravy on French bread. On the lighter side, the heart healthy menu offers grilled tuna, chicken or shrimp sandwiches dressed with fresh vegetables on a whole wheat bun. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

STEIN'S MARKET & DELI
2207 Magazine St., (504) 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net
The Sam sandwich is made with hot pastrami, imported Swiss, coleslaw and house-made Russian dressing on Jewish rye. The Italian roast pork sandwich is a Thursday special featuring pork roasted overnight with Italian seasoning, sauteed rapini and imported aged provolone on toasted house-made ciabatta bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

THAT'S A WRAP
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0009; www.thatsawrapnola.com
The Double Whammy Hammy wrap includes house-cured slow-cooked ham, bacon, sharp cheddar, pineapple chunks, mixed greens and tangy teriyaki sauce. The Black and Bleu combines marinated brisket, blue cheese, mixed greens, lettuce, tomatoes and blue cheese dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TRACEY'S
2604 Magazine St., 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com
The hamburger steak po-boy comes with grilled onions, Swiss cheese and gravy. Top a mixed green salad of cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and balsamic with your choice of chicken or shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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