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Sandwiches and Po-boys

BEAR'S RESTAURANT 128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373 Popular sandwiches at Bear's include the roast beef po-boy and barbecue beef po-boy. The french fry po-boy is topped with roast beef debris. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BUTCHER 930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-7675; This upscale butcher shop attached to Cochon doubles as a casual cafe and "swine" bar, where sandwiches and bar snacks are prepared using house-cured meats. The Cochon muffuletta is a hot take on the classic with house-made meats, provolone, pickled peppers and olives. Bar plates include the pancetta mac and cheese. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE MASPERO 601 Decatur St., 523-6250 This busy French Quarter eatery serves fried seafood platters, deli sandwiches and a wide array of New Orleans favorites. There are traditional and vegetarian muffulettas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

CAJUN MIKE'S PUB 'N' GRUB 116 Baronne St., 566-0055; This tavern has earned a loyal following with specialty sandwiches like Maria's Cuban with roasted pork, ham, Swiss, mustard and pickles. The cochon de lait po-boy includes roast pork, gravy, hot sauce and french fries. Lunch delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CHATEAU MOANET VOILA 300 Decatur St., 581-2534; Choose from one of several po-boys or a large assortment of seafood, burgers and appetizers. Breakfast includes Cajun or shrimp omelets, biscuits and gravy, and a steak breakfast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

CHEESESTEAK BISTRO 528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; It's easy to guess the Philly-inspired specialty here, but the extensive menu also includes chicken cheese steaks and cheese steak wraps. There's even a cheese steak stuffed potato. The pizza steak is topped with red sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CRABBY JACK'S 428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 833-2722 Jack Leonardi, the chef behind the popular Jacques-Imo's Cafe, puts his spin on casual New Orleans fare at this lunch joint. Fried oysters and shrimp tumble out of po-boys. Creative sandwich options include the slow-roasted duck with gravy and fried green tomato and shrimp remoulade po-boys. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DANNY & CLYDE'S Citywide; This chain of convenience marts offers much more than soda and snacks. Grab a super-sized po-boy or other deli sandwich when filling up. Homemade meat pies and breakfast sandwiches are popular as well. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

DOMILISE'S PO-BOYS 5240 Annunciation St., 899-9126 Neighborhood regulars swear by the roast beef po-boy at this institution. An "off the menu" special — a fried shrimp po-boy topped with Swiss cheese and gravy — is its worst-kept secret. Hot sausage po-boys also are popular choices. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DRESS IT 535 Gravier St., 571-7561 Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order with a wide array of toppings, including choices like black bean corn salsa, sweet relish, peanut butter, sprouts and jalapenos. For dessert, large chocolate chip cookies are warmed in a skillet and topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

HONEYBAKED HAM Citywide; Honey Baked Ham makes sandwiches with the ham, chicken salad, smoked turkey, roast beef or ham salad on croissants, whole grain or French bread. Traditional spiral-sliced ham and glazed turkey breast are popular menu items. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

JAM'S PO-BOYS & CATERING 612 Sena Drive, Metairie, 833-5882 Jam's is known for its home-cooked roast beef po-boy. All-you-can-eat catfish is offered from 2 p.m. to close. Thursday specials include chicken and dumplings and beef and chicken stew. For breakfast try the eggs Benedict. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Wed.-Sun., lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $

JOHNNY'S PO-BOYS 511 St. Louis St., 524-8129; Johnny's serves plate lunches like fried chicken and hamburger steaks in addition to a long list of sandwiches. The Johnny's special combines roast beef, ham and Swiss and American cheeses on French bread. The seafood muffuletta includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters. Order biscuits for breakfast. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

K.Y.'S OLD TOWNE BICYCLE SHOP 2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911; Roll into K.Y.'s for po-boys filled with home-cooked roast beef, fried shrimp or oysters. Pasta and seafood entrees include oysters bordelaise, featuring fried oysters on spaghetti tossed with olive oil, butter, garlic, parsley and Parmesan. A children's menu is available. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. Checks. $

KINGFISH GRILLE 500 Lafayette St., Gretna, 309-0680 Kingfish offers classic sandwiches and originals like the Velvet Elvis, a burger patty between a pair of grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches. The "hot brown" is an open-face turkey sandwich with hot Mornay sauce. The Cubanito features pork, ham, pickles and mustard pressed on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 Start your day with a breakfast po-boy or stop by later for a selection of sandwiches and daily specials. The veal Parmesan po-boy tops a fried veal patty with red sauce, Swiss, lettuce, tomato and pickles and is served with fried okra or fried pickles. Fried Louisiana oysters top a bed of romaine and tomato dressed with remoulade. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $

MAHONY'S PO-BOY SHOP 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; Mahony's prepares classic po-boys and some original sandwich creations. The fried chicken liver po-boy is dressed with Creole coleslaw. Root beer-glazed ham is topped with a choice of cheese on French bread. The Peacemaker combines fried oysters, bacon and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MANO'S PO-BOYS 6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, 734-0922 In the morning, diners order the Saints special, a breakfast sandwich on any type of bread or biscuit with two eggs, cheese and ham, bacon or sausage. Po-boy fillings include shrimp, oysters, roast beef and meatballs. The daily lunch specials include fried chicken, stuffed bell peppers with lima beans and rice, and grilled boneless chicken with shrimp dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MR. POOR BOY RESTAURANT 10202 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-1170 Mr. Poor Boy offers sandwiches filled with shrimp, catfish or slow-cooked roast beef dripping with gravy. Grilled or fried catfish is served with Creole eggplant sauce, salad and potato salad or garlic potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MR. ROO'S DELI & CATERING 3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-4010; The most popular sandwich is the Mr. Roo's Special, a po-boy with ham, turkey and roast beef. The hot plate specials include grilled tilapia with pasta. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MONSTER PO-BOYS 1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-9183 Try a variety of homemade items such as chicken or tuna salads, or the popular roast beef po-boy. Monster also serves shrimp, sausage and meatball po-boys. The Friday lunch special features grilled shrimp over rotini with butter garlic sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $

PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN 538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047; This Mid-City favorite is famous for roast beef and fried shrimp po-boys, and the surf and turf features both in the same sandwich. The Caprese combines tomato slices, mozzarella and basil dressed with balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

PITA PIT 5800 Magazine St., 899-4141; This pita parlor offers a wide array of meats, cheese, sauces and condiments. La Tijuana combines Southwestern-style chicken with grilled peppers, jalapenos and onions, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and sour cream. The ham and egg breakfast wrap bundles Black Forest ham, eggs, hash browns, grilled onions and peppers, cheddar and a choice of sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

QUIZNOS Citywide; Signature Quiznos subs include the chicken carbonara with bacon, mozzarella and mushrooms and the Baja with bacon, cheddar and chipotle mayo. There are many classic toasted subs as well as flatbread sandwiches, soups and salad bowls. Or choose from cobb or chicken Caesar salads. Some locations serve breakfast. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

RADOSTA'S FAMOUS PO-BOYS 249 Aris Ave., Metairie, 831-1537 Roast beef and fried shrimp po-boys are among the most popular options at Radosta's. The Cajun Delight features a crawfish cake, green onions, remoulade and fried green tomatoes. The Jones special is a po-boy assembled with grilled shrimp. Radosta's also offers daily lunch specials including red beans and rice and pasta with meatballs. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ROLY POLY One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., 561-9800; 816 Hwy. 190, Suite C, Covington, (985) 892-2462; 3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 100, Metairie, 872-0957; 5409 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8373; Roly Poly offers endless options for gourmet wraps with fillings like smoked pork, Santa Fe chicken and vegetarian options. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

SAMMY'S PO-BOYS AND CATERING 901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0916; Sammy's serves sandwiches, seafood platters and Italian dishes. The Fickaletta is a twist on the muffuletta featuring ham, salami, Swiss and olive salad served hot on French bread. Veal Parmesan includes two cutlets topped with red sauce and mozzarella cheese over angel hair pasta served with Caesar salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SERIO'S PO-BOYS & DELI 133 St. Charles Ave., 523-2668 Mike Serio's LSU shrine is known for large po-boys and muffulettas. Order them with grilled chicken or corned beef or get a french fry po-boy with gravy. New Orleans classics like gumbo and spicy jambalaya round out the menu. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

SHORT STOP PO-BOYS 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 885-4572; Short Stop Po Boys' classic roast beef sandwich features roast beef cooked on site and served dripping with its own juices. The barbecue roast beef is marinated in barbecue sauce. Short Stop also offers chicken and andouille gumbo, jambalaya and seafood gumbo on Fridays. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SOUTHERN PO-BOYS 720 Claiborne Drive, Jefferson, 835-3035; Southern Po-Boys stuffs its sandwiches with everything from shrimp, oysters or fish to roast beef, smoked sausage or meatballs. The daily lunch specials include red beans and rice, hamburger steak and fried catfish. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., early dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

THE STORE 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; This cozy CBD cafe serves creative sandwiches like the barbecue shrimp and greens po-boy, and burgers such as the Funky Blue, which tops Angus beef with crumbled blue cheese, caramelized onions and horseradish Dijon mustard on a Kaiser onion bun. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

SUBWAY Citywide; Subway serves classic subs filled with turkey, Italian cold cuts, meatballs or tuna salad. Other options include a ham and turkey melt and chicken bacon ranch sandwich. The Veggie Delight with cheese is dressed to order. Complete a meal with chips or a cookie. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

THAT'S A WRAP 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 13, Metairie, 885-0009; This sandwich shop serves burgers, salads and sandwiches on croissant or in white, wheat or spinach tortillas. Cajun-seasoned turkey is oven-roasted in house and goes into a wrap with Swiss, romaine and organic spring mix lettuces, tomatoes and cranberry sauce. Cabernet poached pears top a salad with red onions, roasted pecans, blue cheese and sweet red wine reduction dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TRACEY'S 2604 Magazine St., 897-5413; The current home to the former Parasol's roast beef po-boy dripping with gravy is Tracey's, which is owned by the former manager of the corner pub. Daily specials include chicken and venison sausage gumbo, jalapeno-horseradish coleslaw and a variety of soups. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $ 

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