Po Boys! Where are the best on What to Eat Tuesday?

And what's your favorite kind of po boy?

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 18, 2018 - 7:02 am
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I was having trouble deciding this morning what type of food would be the focus on this What to Eat Tuesday.  Then, as I was walking into the building housing our studios on Poydras Street, it came to me.

I saw Mother's across the street and could taste the fried oyster po boy I had from there years ago.  The tastes vividly raced back to my taste buds as if I had just taken a bite.  I don't know what it was about that po boy, but it was one of those unforgettably wonderful tastes that just makes me happy to remember.

Anyway, that convinced me to ask our listeners during the Early Edition of WWL First News where to get the best po boy around town... and which po boy there is the best.

We got bombarded with suggestions texted to 870870 between 5:00am and 6:00am.

Bears in Covington got the most votes, but others getting a bunch of mentions also included Bears in Metairie, Parkway in Bayou St. John, Short Stop in Metairie, R & O in Bucktown and Juno's in Marrero.

Roast beef was far and away the favorite type of po boy, but Juno's got repeatedly suggested for its hot dog po boy.  Other types covered the gamut from shrimp to  hot sausage and oyster to French fry.

Here is a look at the list people texted in:

  • Bears in Covington. Didn't know what I was missing until I had the roast beef.
  • Without a doubt, Shortstop Po Boys
  • Parkway tavern surf and turf roast beef gravy and fried shrimp
  • Shortstop
  • Roast beef, Bears in Metairie
  • Softshell Crab @ Catch of the Day Chalmette
  • Jack Dempsey seafood muffelata
  • Hot dog po boy at Juno's in marrero
  • Bear's Po-Boys Covington Louisiana has the best shrimp or roast beef Po-Boys hands down
  • Bears at Gennaros has a surf and turf poboy which consists of fried shrimp, roast beef, and swiss cheese....yummmm
  • The Bomb at Guys on Magazine is best poboy in the world. It's a saut?ed shrimp and catfish delight in a poboy
  • My house
  • I'm going to Bears today
  • Not many better than the oyster and shrimp @ Rockies and Carlo
  • Crispy Hot sausage w/ home made BBQ beef at Laplace Frostop.Featured on national food channel
  • Southside Cafe roast beef poboy
  • Darrells special with jalapeño mayo in lake Charles
  • I cannot eat anybody else po-Boy but my own roast beef, shrimp Po boy, Catfish Po boy Hot sauces, and etc. The best is always made at home sorry
  • Porkchop poboy at the wabbit in gretna
  • Glenn's Drive In Bogalusa and Folsom. Wonderful!!!
  • Parkway. Always Parkway!!!
  • Best poboy ever shrimp and roasted beef at da green store down da road in da parish
  • Short stop the best roast beef and hot sausage in Jefferson parish
  • Boutte roast beef
  • Oyster poboy ACME oyster house METAIRIE
  • R&O's in Bucktown. Great Roast Beef also Come Back Inn in Metairie.
  • R and O special at R and O
  • BBQ Ferdie at Bears Covington
  • Guys poboys on magazine. Best roast beef in the city
  • Bootsy's Pontchatoula
  • Pontchartrain Po Boy in Mandeville
  • Bayou Blue Poboys
  • Off the hook in thibadeau no! Terrible!
  • Verti Mart. French quarter. Brad Pitts favorite place
  • My mom makes the best roast beef poboy
  • Kenner seafood roast beef
  • McRib poboy at mcdonalds
  • Shrimp poor boy at Bear's
  • Shrimp OMG @ Seither's Seafood Harahan..Awesome
  • Bridgeside in Grand isle
  • All dat jazz - Verti Mart in da Quarter
  • Harry's in Larose. R.B. sloppy po boy!
  • Oyster-Johnneys Shrimp-Domilses Roast beef-Crabby Jacks
  • Brett's jambalaya company gretna roast beast
  • BBQ beef poor boy Bears in Covington
  • Roast beef....Bear's in Metry Shrimp....Williams Seafood
  • Sloppy Roast Beef from Sullivan's Drive In, in Amite. ASK DEKE!!! He'll confirm!!
  • Surf and turf at Parkway bakery
  • Fried oyster poboy at Adams Street grocery and deli
  • Shabang poboy at Maws Venice La has to be one of the best
  • Whole loaf fried shrimp from Time Saver in Slidell
  • The poboy factiry in Slidell the roastbeef can't be beaten
  • Red Wagon in Harahan. Awesome Poboys
  • Joey Jeanfreau's
  • All That Jazz @ Verdi Mart
  • House of seafood express bogalusa la
  • Duck Duck oh boy at crabby jacks
  • Pecks in Slidell.
  • My house have the best oyster po- Boy in New Orleans Metairie and the surrounding area you can't beat it !!!!!!!!
  • Connies in reserve la homemade hot sausage patties poboys
  • I can't believe that everybody has forgotten about Danny and Clyde's. They only have a few locations left, but their oyster, and roast beef po- boy's are still #1! Noel
  • Best poor boy 'Jae Flem 'Boutte La. yea
  • Liver cheese poboy w a bag of fries. We never close on chef in the east. THE BEST
  • Best poboy ever da green store down da road in da parish.
  • Mr. Poboy Houma Shrimp Poboy
  • Shrimp poboy and three pitchers of beer at BIG ALS in Houma. Lol
  • Goal Post Raceland. Roast Beef.
  • The rusty pelican has the best oh boy it is a fried shrimp with Swiss cheese bacon and remoulade sauce
  • Hamburger on french w grilled onions. Tags. Chalmette.
  • Favorite po-boy? Nowhere, I'm a vegetarian! LOL
  • The oyster and roast beef po-boys at Chris' in Loranger, LA
  • Brisket po-boy from Tujague's
  • ACME best fried oyster. One of the only places that truly flash fries the oysters.
  • Rocky and Carlos roast beef po boy fully dressed
  • Garlic oyster, liuzza's by the track
  • Hot roast beef from St Rise Tavern...large is a full loaf of leidenheimer bread
  • Catfish poboy Off the hook in Thibodaux
  • Arabi food store. Roast beef fully dressed.
  • Tag's meat market Chalmette Hot sausage
  • Singleton off of Garfield by the river uptown makes a great roast beef po-boy and they use the bread from that Asian Bakery dong Phong
  • Bear's for sure!!!!  Northshore
  • Shrimp poboy Castnet Seafood on Haynes Blvd. (Long lines all the time!)
  • Grilled (sloppy) roast beef from Schnell's on 4th St. In Marrero ! With a side of giant homemade onion rings !
  • The Teddy @ PARENTON'S- PERIOD
  • Bears in Covington is hands down the best roast beef period
  • We never close Liver cheese poboy
  • Roast beef po-boy at giorlando's on Bonnabel and veterans
  • Junea's roast beef
  • Mabile's,Laplace
  • Frost top in picayune has a great roast beef p.o. boy
  • Bears in Covington. Didn't know what I was missing until I had the roast beef.
  • There is a Bears right off Metairie Road. Best Roast neef and hot sausage is at Parkway!!
  • Mahoney's on Magazine Street chicken liver Po Boy
  • Shrimp poboy at Blake's deli in Thibodaux
  • Peck's on Slidell, shrimp
  • Hot dog po boy at Juno's in marrero
  • French fry poboy Bear's Covinhton La
  • Dora's restaurant in Covington is there shyt
  • Deli R Beef with gravy is better then a cooked Roast with gravy...
  • Roast beef and shrimp! They were even featured on Good Morning America
  • I know you said Louisiana BUT incase anyone is ever passing through or visiting south Mississippi, Pirates Cove in Pass Christian has the BEST poboys.
  • Hey Dave that Juneau hotdog. po boy try it you'll go back again
  • Really come on castnet seafood has the best poboys in the new Orleans east
  • Off the hook in Thibodaux
  • Roast Beef at Mabiles in Laplace
  • Roast beef poor boy from Bears in old Metairie accompanied by their buffalo ranch fries!!! Yum!
  • K Y's in Slidell by far Has the best roast beef
  • Hot roast beef from Scooters in Madisonville
  • Charlie’s
  • Joey's roast beef Po boy in the parish
  • The peacemaker from Mahony's
  • Best road beef poyboy ever Master Chef in amite
  • Roasted poboy at Killers Poboy on 811 Conti.,French Quater
  • Really come castnet seafood has the best poboys on Haynes Blvd in new Orleans East
  • Crab cake poboy from central avenue and hot sausage poboy from big easy on the west bank
  • Dimartino's roast beef on toasted french
  • Pork chop poboy at Da Wabbit in gretna
  • Bears off Metairie Road right next to Gennaro's fantastic pool boy's roast beef but any pool boy great food
  • Oyster poboy at Russell’s Short Stop! Yum!!
  • Subway is the best!!!
  • Guys poyboys on magazine st
  • River Shack
  • The sandwich shop in Albany
  • Hot dog po boy at Juno's in marrero
  • PARENTON'S in Old Jefferson
  • Sammy's Deli, trout poboy fried or grilled.
  • I adore Mother's roast beef poor-boys with hot sauce and hot mustard. The lady there told me I'll never get cancer eating that! Hahahaha!
  • Best po-boy hands down: Roast beef dressed at Short Stop on Transcontinental Drive in Metairie. They boil the roast for 8 to 12 hours and it seasoned perfectly. Yum!!!
  • Johnny's the best in the city if you haven't tried them you are missing out
  • Voleo's in Lafitte fried fish and shrimp can't be beat
  • Bear's Restaurant in Covington has the best roast beef Po-Boys it melts in your mouth with every bite
  • The Cochon de Lait Poboy from Walkers bbq. To die for.
  • # 5 grilled pork with extra butter at Dong Phuong in the East Yuuuuummy
  • Hot dog po boy at Juno's in marrero
  • Nobody beats a roast beef poboy from Bear's in Covington!
  • Time clock Quickstop I'm marrero, they have the time clock special hamburger patty hot sausage patty on French cheese lettuce and tomatoes makes a perfect meal
  • Sloppy roast beef. Lee's Hammond
  • Bayou Blue Poboy in Houma has the best and sloppiest roast beef poboy in the world
  • Parentons - Roast beef best poboy ever
  • Hands down Parkway Bakery! Best roast beef, shrimp, and oyster Po Boys I've ever had. Oyster po boys only served on Wednesdays
  • Bears Covington. Roast beef
  • I love the shrimp poboy at Bear's in Metry.
  • Bears poboy in Metairie!! Their surf n turf is the BOMB
  • Bears in Covington. Roast beef dressed extra mayo
  • Parkway. Barbecue Beef
  • Short stop poboy
  • Fried shrimp and oyster at parans
  • I was brought up in New Orleans move to the Covington the best po-boy you will ever eat and I mean this you will get a lot of calls is bear in Covington this place is phenomenal you throw rocks at other places I don't own anything with this company I just eat there it is awesome have an awesome day
  • R and o special
  • Kenny's Seafood Slidell best oysters poboy
  • R and o's!
  • Liuzza's mid City has a good one
     
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