Johnny's Po-Boys

Row 1

511 Saint Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-8129
Cajun / Creole, American, Sandwiches
$ $
Mon–Sun: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM

Johnny and Betty De Grusha may not have invented the po’boy, but having opened in 1950, theirs is a legacy to be proud of. The De Grusha’s opened their grocery/sandwich store at 506 Chartres, and relocated to the current location in 1959 to keep up with demand. Today, the family’s third generation continues Johnny’s tradition, one embodied by his famous quote, “Even my failures are edible!” — Arthur Bovino

Foursquare Tips

  • Omg. You have to get the gumbo and half poboy special. I got the oyster poboy and it's amazing. All the locals recommended and I can't agree more.
  • Get half po' boy and gumbo special, perfect for lunch.
  • Get the $3 chicken n biscuits for breakfast!
  • Grab a po' boy where it was born in 1950 at this French Quarter institution, which has 40 varieties of the famous sandwich. Creole fare is also on the menu. Lines may be long, but service is speedy!
  • Great food! - Preston, Real World: New Orleans
  • It's 2012. Accept credit cards. Seriously.
  • A promised hit-the-spot kinda place. Do it!
  • Crawfish po-boy. Do it!
  • Gator po-boy here is the best I've ever had.
  • Muffaletta is the best sandwich I ever ate.
  • It's all about the bread! Don't be scared of the line. There's extra seating upstairs. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Po-boy when you're hung over. Otherwise Shrimp Po-boy.
  • French fry poboy? Hell yeah!
  • Breakfast: chicken n biscuits is where it's at for only 3 bucks!
  • Order your po boys to go and eat them outside along the water with your boys as you watch some ships go by and hang in the sun youve been missing.
  • Don't forget that there's dining in the back! Front room gets crowded fast at lunchtime.
  • Cash Only, don't get surprised.
  • Ron Swanson would be proud of this breakfast.
  • PoBoys are as good as advertised. Gumbo was nothing bur okra and rice. Stick to the PoBoys and you'll leave happy
  • Perfect size, to share!
  • You can't find a cheaper breakfast! Well worth every cent! Chicken Biscuits and White Gravy!