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Where to get the best shrimp po-boy in New Orleans

Tina Howell

New Orleans is known for its delicious, fresh seafood and one of the most popular items to eat here is the shrimp po-boy. A po-boy is a sandwich that is served on fresh French bread that is overstuffed with anything from ham, roast beef, hot sausage and of course, fried shrimp. The po-boy is so popular in New Orleans that there is an entire festival dedicated to them. So, when you are in the mood for a good sandwich, here are some of the best places to get a shrimp po-boy in the New Orleans area, either for dine in or take out.
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Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar, 5240 Annunciation Street (Uptown)

They are one of my personal favorites. Everything on their menu is incredible but their shrimp po-boy is a must try. According to, "Family owned and operated for over a century, and the winner of the Travel Channel’s Food War’s competition for best Shrimp Po-Boy, Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar is an Uptown gem. While every item on their menu is delicious, locals will recommend their fried oyster, fried shrimp, or roast beef po-boy. Can’t decide between them? Mix it up with a surf and turf po-boy or double down on the seafood with a half and half."

Parran's Po-Boys and Restaurant, 3939 Veterans Blvd (Metairie)

"A mash-up between Cajun cuisine and Italian classics, Parran’s has been a Louisiana staple since 1975. Served by the half or whole on French Bread baked by John Gendusa Bakery, originators of the famous poor boy bread, Parran’s offer everything from the classic fried shrimp or hot sausage po-boys to Italian specialties such as veal, eggplant, or pastrami Parran po-boy. Try them dressed with all the fixings for a truly authentic po-boys experience." according to
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Parkway Bakery and Tavern, 538 Hagan Avenue (Lakeview)

Parkway been serving their overstuffed sandwiches to customers since 1929 and anything you order from them will be absolutely delicious. Parkway was previously recognized for serving the Best Po-Boy in Louisiana by USA Today. According to, "Runner up to Domilise’s in the Food War’s competition’s best shrimp po-boy. While they are known for their shrimp po-boy, the restaurant offers 25 variations of the po-boy spanning from roast beef to an amazing alligator sausage."
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Liuzza's by the Track, 1518 N. Lopez Street (Mid-City)

The restaurant, as it exists today, has been family-owned and operated since 1996. The building, located just off Esplanade Avenue near City Park, is a historical landmark, dating back to the 1930s. While everything on their menu is incredible, Liuzza's is famous for their signature BBQ shrimp po-boy, taking two of the most popular dishes in New Orleans to combine them for a flavorful sandwich you will never forget.

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Tina Howell is an editor-in-chief, writer, podcast host and interviewer who covers sports, food, music, festivals, news and more.

New Orleans, LA

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