Calling All Po’Boy Fanatics: Top 4 Eateries For Po’boys in Lafayette
Po’boys are a regional favorite for both Louisiana natives and visitors. Whether you prefer your sandwich stuffed with seafood or meat, you’re bound to find one that speaks to your taste buds. With that in mind, here are four top eateries in Lafayette serving some of the best po’boys you can find in the area.
Located on Johnston Street, Dwight’s Restaurant serves a mix of regional and classic dishes. However, it’s their dinner menu that offers the real treat: po’boys. Their signature po’boy comes with one-half crawfish etouffee and one-half fried crawfish tails on toasted French bread. For a different type of seafood filling, try their oyster, shrimp, or catfish po’boys, which are each served with lettuce, tomatoes, and house seafood dressing.
There is also a children’s menu available for kids 12 and under. If you’re in the area, Dwight’s Restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. They’re also open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This establishment is a local favorite in Louisiana, with three locations across Lafayette: one on Moss Street, one on West Pinhook Road, and one on Ambassador Caffery Parkway. All are open for business Monday through Saturday, and as you can tell from its name, Chris’ Poboys specializes in these beloved sandwiches.
Try Chris’ Special for a roast beef, ham, swiss, and gravy po’boy. Other sandwich options include a filling of turkey breast, Cajun pork roast, smoked sausage, catfish, oyster, shrimp, and veggies. All can be ordered on French or wheat bread. Even if you’re not into po’boys, you can still order other local favorites, such as chicken and sausage gumbo. All ages are welcome, and there’s a special menu for children 6 and younger and those 80 and older.
It’s always a party at Johnson’s Boucanière. They’re known for their smoked meats, BBQ, boudin, and music, but they also offer a nice selection of po’boys. These include sandwiches filled with pulled pork, chicken, brisket, smoked garlic sausage, pork sausage, and mixed beef. Expect only the tastiest of meat, considering this eatery slow cooks its brisket and pulled pork for an impressive 12 to 14 hours.
Located on St. John Street in Lafayette, Johnson’s Boucanière is open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Olde Tyme Grocery
Old Tyme Grocery was established in 1982 and has been serving tasty po’boys to locals ever since. Your choice of meats and seafood include ham, roast beef, BBQ ham or beef, pastrami, corn beef, turkey, sausage, meatball, shrimp, oyster, and catfish, not to mention they have an extensive selection of cheeses to choose from, including American, cheddar, mozzarella, pepper Jack, provolone, and swiss.
If you’re interested in stopping by, you can do so Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can find it on West Saint Mary Boulevard.
Consider stopping by one of these eateries for some of the best po’boys in Lafayette. You’ll be glad you did!