Apr 22, 2024 - Food and Drink

What to order at Domilise's

A gif of a person stuffing a fully-dressed shrimp poboy and then folding it closed.
Fully dressed and lookin' gooooooood. Image: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios

Ask a New Orleanian for their top poboy recommendations, and chances are that list will include Domilise's Po-Boy & Bar. But, spoiler, until last week, I'd never been before.

Dig in: Domilise's is a veritable institution in the New Orleans poboy world.

  • It's been around for about a century, operated by members of the Domilise family the whole time.
  • When the restaurant reopened after Hurricane Katrina, the line was several blocks long.
An oyster poboy sits on a white paper plate next to a paper basket of fries on a bartop. A root beer is seen in the background.
Isn't she pretty? Photo: Chelsea Brasted/Axios

What I ordered: A bottle of Barq's ($2.25), a side of curly wedge fries ($3.18) and a small oyster poboy ($19), fully dressed.

Pro tip: You can do a half-and-half, but only if you order a large.

  • That's why, with Carlie joining me, she ordered a shrimp poboy so we could swap halves of each.

The bottom line: The sandwiches were a perfect way to toast our Friday.

  • We happily chowed down, gossiping about work (sorry, boss!) as the fryer steadily burbled in the background.

Where to next? Let us know about your favorite poboys in town by emailing [email protected].

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