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Melba's Old School Po Boys

1525 Elysian Fields Ave, 5 min from French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70117-8207
+1 504-267-7765
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“late night” (3 reviews)
“corn grits” (13 reviews)
“po boy” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, American, Cajun & Creole
PRICE
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LOCATION
1525 Elysian Fields Ave, 5 min from French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70117-8207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a place that appears to do a lot of business, this is the most dysfunctional and highly unorganized place I’ve ever been to. Ordered at the online kiosk (thinking it would be quicker) and waited almost 45 minutes for a fried fish platter and...More

Thank Suzanna J
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey, Suzanna. I want to apologize about the wait during your visit. It sounds like we dropped the ball, and I'm sorry about that. I only hope you give us another chance so that we can provide you with the five-star experience you deserve. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good is really good. They have a great variety of items to choose from. Wait times vary depending on volume of customers. They also serve good daiquiris.

Thank ladylapoet
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad to know the food was really good when you stopped by! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such kind words here, and I hope to welcome you back in again soon. All the best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A local friend recommended this place as we travel from out of town to New Orleans she told us the prices of food were pretty good and she was not kidding! My husband have a catfish And-shrimp poboy which he loved on a scale of...More

Thank pioneertravler
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm happy we could live up to your friend's recommendation! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such kind words, and I hope to welcome you back in again soon. All the best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The food is ok. Some people pleasant. Some not so much. Don’t ask the wrong person a question. Plenty of attitude to go around. If you go around shift change be prepared to wait.More

Thank Claire S
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's a bummer the food wasn't able to leave a better impression, Claire, and I'm surprised the service wasn't better. We train our staff to be courteous and friendly to each guest, so I'll be taking a look into what might have happened. I only...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Lunch here is a pleasant experience albeit a bit cramped so don't be too disappointed if you wind up sitting outside on the back patio. Melba's is one of those places that everyone has to experience for food any time of day as they are...More

Thank Stephen G
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm happy you've always enjoyed your food here, Stephen! Thanks for such kind words, and I hope to welcome you back in soon. All the best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Just need to first start off by saying the Po-Boy is just absolutely excellent. I truly enjoyed my Po-Boy sandwich [Hot Sauage] But I have a not so great comments; 2.75 for a cup of ice are you kidding me🤔🤔. If the owner thinks this...More

Thank A B
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Happy to know the Po-Boy hit the spot -- I'm sorry the price of the ice caught you off guard though. I appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back in again soon. All the best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Came into NOLA a day early for a cruise an the hotel front desk person suggested this place. The Gumbo was great, it was so great after our cruise we came back here for more before coming home. I also got the Shrimp and Grits...More

Thank Ryan S
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey, Ryan! We're happy you had such a great experience while you were in town. Thanks for stopping by, and I can't wait to welcome you back in soon! All the best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The place we wanted to go was closed so our Uber driver recommended this as a local favorite! It was amazing! We got a sausage and hamburger po-boy, corn grits, gumbo, roast beef with rice, and cabbage. I’m not exaggerating when I said that ALL...More

Thank Paul L
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey, Paul! Thanks for stopping by while you were in town -- I'm so happy everything was delicious! I already can't wait to welcome you back in soon. All the best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Melba’s today for lunch, because we wanted to try a local eating experience where we could count on getting great food. We ordered the fried shrimp and catfish 6 inch po-boy sandwiches. My husband and I shared half of our sandwiches, and...More

Thank Pinot R
Chris H, Owner at Melba's Old School Po Boys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad to know the Po Boys hit the spot, Pinot! Thanks for stopping by for a bite, and I can't wait to welcome you back in again soon. All the best, Scott W., Owner

Reviewed 11 November 2017

The food at this place is so good it almost feels wrong! It's certainly some of the best "soul food" I've ever had by a restaurant. Open 24/7. Friendly Service. Good Prices. Not to mention the daiquiris. Definitely one of the best restaurants that is...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 05:59
Monday
06:00 - 05:59
Tuesday
06:00 - 05:59
Wednesday
06:00 - 05:59
Thursday
06:00 - 05:59
Friday
06:00 - 05:59
Saturday
06:00 - 05:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Elysian Fields Ave, 5 min from French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70117-8207
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-267-7765
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Description
Melba's Old School Po Boys serves the best po' boys in New Orleans. See what all the hype is about and enjoy one of our Po Boys today!
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