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N.O. Menu write up!

NOLAcom Article Review December 2011

“Even Our Failures are Edible” – Johnny

Johnny’s Po-Boys is the oldest family owned po-boy restaurant
in da’ WORLD, Baby!

Humble Beginnings

Johnny - Awaiting Orders

Johnny - Awaiting Orders

$13,500. Doesn’t sound like a lot of money today. But on June 30th, 1950 it was enough to buy the building at 511 St. Louis St. in New Orleans by Johnny and Betty De Grusha. Today, Johnny’s Po-boys is the oldest family owned po-boy restaurant in New Orleans, in fact, the world. Serving everything from breakfast to their famous warm bun po-boys. They have received Accolades from some of the finest institutions in the country, ranging from Good Housekeeping’s top 100 value restaurants in the United States, to Rand McNally’s Best of the Road. Johnny’s was also one of the first restaurants to re-open in the city of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Even after the catastrophe, the excellence continues on.

For the Longer version of the History o’ Johnny’s (click here) and the History o’ da Po-Boys (click here). You’ll enjoy them both!

Betty - April 2002

Betty - April 2002

Johnny - Standing

Johnny at the Counter

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Barq's Rooti in a Glass Bottle!

Barq's Rooti in a Glass Bottle!

Johnny’s Features 12oz Barq’s Bottled Root Beer! A great fit for your New Orleans experience.

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Casual Travelist Write-up

No sandwich in New Orleans is more iconic than the classic po’boy and there is no better place to get your fix than Johnny’s. Serving their signature sandwiches since 1950 you can choose from a wide variety of fillings ranging from chicken and roast beef to softshell crab and alligator sausage. Johnny’s is a no […]

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Savory Girl Write Up!

From Lunch: Central Grocery – do not, I repeat, do not leave New Orleans without getting a proper muffuletta sandwich (unless you hate olives)! This is one of the best ones in town, but be forewarned they’re huge. Grab one to go, walk a block to Jackson Square, crack open a beer and soak […]

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NoMenu Write Up – Johnny’s #1!!!! That roast beef sandwiches should be such an icon in New Orleans eating seems strange, given where we live. It’s another proof that we are general masters of cooking and eating, not limited to a small range of ingredients and flavors as other places are. Don’t compare my list with yours or anyone else’s, […]

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Article By Brett Anderson, The Times-Picayune | Photos By David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune Of the many camps that form the diverse Nation of Roast Beef Po-boy Connoisseurs, no two would appear to be more at odds than the toasted bread adherents and those who demand their bread as God/Leidenheimer intended/delivered it. The battle lines were […]

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“A less refined and more traditional atmosphere for po-boys is found at Johnny’s Po-Boys (511 St. Louis St., 504-524-8129), a busy, crammed lunch counter that has been slinging po-boys since 1950. The po-boys here are quite large, and so is the menu. Even when Johnny’s first reopened after Katrina, it had the largest selection of […]

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Frommer’s Review

For location (right near a busy part of the Quarter) and menu simplicity (po’ boys and more po’ boys), you can’t ask for much more than Johnny’s. They put anything you could possibly imagine (and some things you couldn’t) on huge hunks of French bread, including the archetypal fried seafood (add some Tabasco, we strongly […]

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