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Gene's Po-Boys

1040 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8402
+1 504-943-3861
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (8 reviews)
“roast beef” (10 reviews)
“po boy” (44 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
1040 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love me a good po-boy, unfortunately Gene's missed the mark. While off the beaten path they still charge French Quarter prices. Shrimp was uninspiring and not much of it spread on a 12 inch, slightly stale, french bread. Staff is not nice, bordering on...More

Thank Johnp1126
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Unfriendly staff more interested in going for a cigarette than serving. No prices displayed. I went here because #nola.com recommended. How wrong they are. This looks like and is a dangerous place. The food tuned out ok but the wait and the way it was...More

1  Thank Gordon_McC
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I actually visited this place twice during my visit to New Orleans and enjoyed the food both times. The first time I ordered the catfish po'boy and it was packed with fried catfish. The bread used in the sandwich was also excellent. The second time...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I shared a shrimp po-boy...it was ok, but definitely not the best i ever had. They definitely need more seating b/c the 2 tables are not enough!

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 27 March 2018

I was told this is the place to go for a good sandwich, the people that recommended this to me must of had dead taste buds. The place is at the end of a trolley line, so we thought we get some lunch. The place...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 28 February 2018

As a first-timer in New Orleans last weekend, I gathered recommendations from a few locals on their favorite po boy joints and Gene's was one of them. It wasn't my first choice but it was opened late and since we were coming from a concert...More

2  Thank Kiki L
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Gene's is the real deal. Tasty, fresh, huge po'boys and great staff. New Orleans food can be baffling to visitors, with delicious experiences available if you can figure them out. Po'boys are like that. So come to Gene's. It was early on a cold Martin...More

2  Thank CzWhux
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Pretty much as most others said, no frills po boys. Got the shrimp and the Philly roast beef. Really delicious stuff!

Thank TracellerAdelaide
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Recommended by a friend from New Orleans - and worth the trip.. A real po-boy in a real environment.

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 30 January 2018

My goal in life is to have all of the good poboys in New Orleans before I die (hopefully not from choking on a poboy.) Gene's has a great one! It was a hard choice but I chose the fried shrimp poboy and boy I'm...More

1  Thank BigJon55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8402
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-943-3861
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