Johnny’s Does Po-Boys Every Which Way But Loose
Johnny’s Po-Boys is the oldest restaurant in the French Quarter. It’s a staple in New Orleans and is as memorable as its food is delicious! It is family owned and operated and has been in the same location at 511 St. Louis Street in New Orleans since 1950. Even after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Johnny’s Po-Boys was one of the first restaurants to re-open in New Orleans, encouraging the city by giving them a taste of what they remembered so well. Today, Johnny’s Po-Boys is celebrating more than 60 years in the restaurant business, and it is as well known for its warm bun po’boy’s as it was in the beginning.
The menu has a large variety with breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Good Housekeeping Magazine listed them as a Top 100 Value Restaurants in the United States and Rand McNally listed the eatery as one of the Best of the Road. It’s an absolute must-do in the Quarter. They offer inexpensive and great food, large portions, and the best po’boys anywhere. Try the seafood muffalatto; it’s simply incredible!
While Johnny’s Po-Boys is one of the most popular spots in the Quarter is has not lost is originality and charm. The lines can be long, but they move fast. Don’t let it stop you from coming in and sampling something off the menu. From fried alligator to thinly shaved roast beef, it’s sure to be a treat!
511 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Sara Michelle Tristan
Eat Drink Network Columnist