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Short Stop Po-Boys

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119 Transcontinental Dr, Metairie, LA 70001-4471
+1 504-885-4572
08:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great fried shrimp Po-boy.. plenty of shrimp ... did I mention plenty Shrimp...Daughter had the Roast beef which they are known for... it was a hard choice for me to get shrimp or beef.. either are Excellent

Thank donmc1950
Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had the shrimp po-boys. Staff was friendly. I would go back if I happened to be in the area but would not make a special trip. The shrimp were bland and needed more seasoning. The bread crust was chewy and lacked the crispy outside that a good french bread has. I hear the roast beef po-boy is great so... More 

Thank km5179
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Short stop is a must do staple for the average Joe working man on his lunch hour. I remember going here with my dad 20 years ago, and it hasn't changed. Great food, quick service and good prices.

Thank Daniel H
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Shrimp poboy. The bread was EXTREMELY hard to the point where I couldn't even eat half of my 9 inch....so we left hungry and disappointed

Thank Alexis D
Lexington, Kentucky
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Okay - I'm not a native but I do eat a LOT of po-boys. My favorite by far is Short Stop. The staff is always super friendly, the line moves fast (there is always a line), the tables are comfortable and the food is awesome. My favorite is the debris po-boy with rich, delicious shreds of beef, lettuce and tomato.... More 

Thank TravelGalBT
Gulfport, Mississippi
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Definitely THE place for a poboy. Watch them "dress" your sandwich and wrap it up in white butcher paper the old fashioned way. This is where the blue collar and white collar and grandma and the kiddies come for comfort food. My favorite is the roast beef and that's what I always order, but everyone has their favorite. What's yours... More 

Thank Nolafan2164
Aldie, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Can't go wrong here. Shrimp Po-boy GREAT. Oyster GREAT. Hot Sausage GREAT. Roast Beef GREAT GREAT GREAT. Get a bag of Zapp's and a drink and you are set for a good meal.

Thank Chad J
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

It's just a quick trip from the airport and sooooo worth the stop. Your first oyster po' boy be sure to get extra mayo and pickles and fully dressed, and if they have soft shell crab, go for it! Yum yum yum yum on french bread. Eat in or take out. Delicious and I am a native of this city... More 

Thank vinayafalcon
Holland, AR
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Try the shrimp. Wide selection, great bread, would like to try more when in the area. Will definitely go again.

Thank Tom M
Renton, Washington
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This place was packed at lunch. My sandwich was pretty good, but lacked a bit of seasoning. I had it to-go and wished later on that I some hot sauce or something.

Thank halekido

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Transcontinental Dr, Metairie, LA 70001-4471
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: +1 504-885-4572

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?