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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide:
New Orleans Sandwiches & Po-boy Shops 

Ignatius serves chicken salad with lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun.

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Ignatius serves chicken salad with lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun.

Avery's Po-Boys
2510 Tulane Ave., (504) 821-4110; www.averysontulane.com
The oysters Rockefeller po-boy tops fried oysters with spinach Rockefeller dressing on French bread. Deep-fried potato salad is topped with bacon, cheddar, sour cream, onions, pickles and horseradish cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Bear's Grill & Spirits
550 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 201-8905; 4700 Hwy. 22., Suite 1, Mandeville, (985) 674-9090; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com
The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked roast beef doused au jus, dressed with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatos and pickles. The bear seafood platter features oysters, catfish, shrimp, french fries and hushpuppies. Reservations accepted for large parties. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Bear's Poboys At Gennaro's Bar
3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com
The roast beef po-boy features roast beef simmered in gravy and served on Leidenheimer French bread dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. The Bear burger is a 10-ounce beef patty topped with debris, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Bear's Restaurant
128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373 The roast beef po-boy features house-roasted beef soaked in gravy served on French bread with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. The meatball po-boy consists of house-made meatballs and sweet Italian gravy. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Cafe Navarre
800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828; www.cafenavarre.com
The Cuban sandwich is made with pulled pork, sliced ham, mustard, mayonnaise, pickles and Swiss cheese on pressed Leidenheimer French bread. The spinach and artichoke panino features feta, tomatos and mozzarella on sourdough bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Central Grocery
923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1620 This Italian grocery is known for its muffuletta, available on whole or half loaves. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cooter Brown's Tavern
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
There's a raw bar for oysters on the half shell. The kitchen menu includes the Bayou Philly, made with alligator sausage, shrimp, bell peppers, onions and pepper Jack and American cheeses served open-faced on French bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Counter Market & Deli
337 Chartres St., (504) 598-5005; cocktailneworleans.com/counter-deli
Adjoining chef Greg Sonnier's Kingfish is his casual lunch counter. The Red Eye Gator Boy features alligator meatballs braised in red gravy and topped with melted provolone. The D.A.T. combines coffee-cured duck bacon, tomato, arugula and aioli on rye bread. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Crabby Jack's
428 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 833-2722; www.crabbyjacksnola.com
Chef Jacques Leonardi's lunch counter serves original po-boys, salads and entrees. The fried green tomato and shrimp remoulade po-boy is served on French bread. Shrimp and tasso pasta combines Cajun-seasoned Gulf shrimp, house-cured tasso and pasta in Parmesan cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Domilise's Po-Boys
5240 Annunciation St., (504) 899-9126 The roast beef po-boy comes smothered in gravy and dressed with Creole mustard. The fried shrimp po-boy can be ordered dressed with Swiss cheese and roast beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Freret Street Po-Boy & Donut Shop
4701 Freret St., (504) 872-9676; www.freretstreetpoboys.com
Roast beef po-boys are served dressed on toasted French bread. Red beans and rice is served with sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Gattuso's Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant
435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114; www.gattusos.net
The oyster club features fried oysters, baby spinach, bacon, red onions, tomatos and remoulade on toasted nine-grain bread. Strawberry and feta salad includes grilled chicken, baby spinach, almonds and a choice of dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Grocery
2854 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9524; www.the- groceryneworleans.com
The Mom and Pop roast beef po-boy features hot beef in gravy dressed with provolone cheese, jalapenos, sauteed onions and horseradish mayonnaise. The chicken pesto pressed sandwich uses sauteed onions, sun-dried tomato pesto, grilled chicken and provolone cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Jam's Po-Boys & Catering
612 Sena Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-5882; www.jamspoboys.com
The chicken Parmesan sandwich is served on a bun or French bread. Roast beef po-boys are made with thin-sliced roast beef in gravy. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Johnny's Po-Boys
511 St. Louis St., (504) 524-8129; www.johnnyspoboys.com
Named after a former regular customer, the Judge Bosetta po-boy comes with ground beef, Italian and hot sausage and Swiss cheese. The Johnny's special combines beef, grilled ham and American and Swiss cheese on French bread or Texas toast. Breakfast and lunch daily. No reservations. Cash only. $

Killer Po-Boys
Erin Rose Bar, 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.blogspot.com
Tucked in the back of the Erin Rose Bar, Killer Po-boys serves a variety of sandwiches including the Coriander lime seared Gulf shrimp po-boy with marinated cucumber, carrots, radishes and local herbs. Vegetarians can try the seared eggplant po-boy with chickpeas, roasted peppers, sesame eggplant spread, parsley pistou and pickled hot peppers. Lunch Wed.-Mon. and dinner Wed.-Mon. No reservations. Cash only. $

La Bella's
2118 Third St., Kenner, (504) 466-4675; www.la- bellascatering.com
The muffuletta is piled with layers of Genoa salami, Chisesi ham, provolone and mozzarella cheeses and house-made olive salad. Chicken praline is served with bourbon-pecan sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

Liberty Cheesesteaks
5031 Freret St., (504) 875-4447; www.libertycheesesteaks.com
The Wiz features steak, caramelized onions and cheddar-colby cheese sauce on an Italian hoagie roll. The Veal features a veal cutlet topped with tomatos, mozzarella, prosciutto and arugula drizzled with oil and vinegar and served on an Italian hoagie roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Magazine Po-Boy and Sandwich Shop
2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107; www.facebook.com/pages/magazine-po-boy-shop
Fried oysters are served over romaine lettuce with house-made remoulade on Leidenheimer bread. The veal Parmesan po-boy features breaded veal, 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 layers fried local oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese on Leidenheimer French bread. Angus' pot roast beef po-boy is served dressed on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mano's Po-boys
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922; www.manos- poboys.com
Mano's meatballs are house-made with beef and pork and simmered in red gravy. The seafood platter includes fried local shrimp, fried catfish, a crab patty, french fries and salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mike Serio's Po-Boys & Deli
133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-2668 The fried oyster po-boy and muffuletta are favorites. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mister Gregory's
806 N. Rampart St., (504) 407-3780; www.mistergregorys.com
The Vieux Carre cold French sandwich tops Gulf shrimp with dill, garlic aioli and fried shallots. The Boeuf features local roast beef, caramelized onion, Swiss cheese and horseradish cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant
10202 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
This casual eatery serves sandwiches, salads, fried seafood platters and daily specials. The grilled catfish plate comes 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; www.facebook.com/pages/monster-poboys
The fried oyster plate comes with pickle chips, Cajun fries, potato salad and bread. The house-made roast beef po-boy comes with house-made gravy. 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
The muffuletta features Italian meats, cheeses and olive salad piled high on Sicilian sesame bread. Buffalo mozzarella is imported from Italy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Nutrition Company
4350 Hwy. 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.thenutritioncompany.com
The free-range buffalo burger is served on a toasted organic-sprouted grain bun. The Blast sandwich is made with free-range turkey, bacon, lettuce, avocado and soy Swiss cheese served on grilled bread. The restaurant serves vegan dishes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047; www.parkwaypoorboys.com
The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked roast beef in gravy. The surf-and-turf po-boy tops fried shrimp with roast beef gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Parran's Po-Boys
3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www.parranspoboys.com
Parran's seafood muffuletta includes fried shrimp, catfish and oysters dressed with Cajun mayonnaise. Blackened shrimp fill a po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pita Pit
5800 Magazine St., (504) 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com
The jerk chicken pita is dressed with grilled onions, green peppers, pineapples, spinach, tomatos, mushrooms, cheddar and mango-pineapple vinaigrette. The barbecue chicken pita includes onions, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and barbecue sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Roly Poly
citywide; www.rolypoly.com
The Spa salad includes plum tomatos, 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, tomatos, lettuce and honey mustard. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

The Sammich
7708 Maple St., (504) 813-5259; www.thesammich.com
The Thai tempura-battered lobster sandwich features lobster claw and knuckle meat, spicy mango butter, lettuce and tomato on Leidenheimer bread. Slow-cooked veal shank meat fills the osso buco sandwich, dressed with bone marrow mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sammy's Po-Boys and Catering
901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com
Popular staple items include chicken and andouille gumbo and a dressed roast beef po-boy. The Flickaletta is a muffuletta made with ham, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat, dinner Sun. Credit cards. $$

Short Stop Po-Boys
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboys.com
The debris po-boy features roast beef cooked with garlic, onions and Worcestershire sauce. Short Stop's gumbo combines hot, smoked and andouille sausage and chicken. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Wayfare
4510 Freret St., (504) 309-0069; www.facebook.com/wayfarenola
The tandoori Gobi includes tandoori-spiced roast cauliflower, yogurt sauce, red pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, toasted almonds, tomato, curried cabbage slaw, smoked Gouda and tamarind butter on ciabatta. The torta Ahogadas features pork, chicken or vegetables with fried plantains, zucchini, squash, roasted poblano peppers, pickled red onion, napa slaw, Monterey Jack cheese, black bean puree and guava butter on bolillo bread, served with spicy tomato broth. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$



African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue | Brewpub

Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese

Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner | Fondue

French | German | Greek | Indian/Pakistani | Irish | Italian

Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American | Louisiana Contemporary

Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican/Southwest | Music & Food

Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-Boys | Seafood

Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese



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