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Gene's Po-Boys

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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1040 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8402
+1 504-943-3861
00:00 - 23:59
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Smithton, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My shrimp po-boy was delicious and one can easily feed two people. Be advised this place is a hole in the wall and has exactly two tables. We had to eat outside on the streetcar bench. Also the bathroom is beyond description....just gross.

Thank ladybugpug
Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They make an amazing po-boy. First impression of the outside and inside of the building was not good...look past that and when you sink your teeth into that po-boy you'll be glad you ordered. AMAZING!!!!

Thank Heather M
The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gene's is the bright pink building on the corner. Always a bustling line of customers from all walks of N.O. life. Great on the go, especially late night. Shrimp po boy really good. Lots of other po boy choices. No dine in. Grab a daiquiri next door!

Thank Lornbert
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town again for Mardi Gras and decided to revisit. Open 24 hours. Busy great service and prices. Any po boy will do! More than enough for one person and can easily be shared. Free soda comes with you sandwich. Takeout is your best choice. Not designed for sitting because of the heavy traffic inside the restaurant. They are definitely... More 

Thank Donald C
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gene's and its adjunct next door have daily specials and pretty good po-boys. When it comes to seating, it's slim pickens. And since they wrap their po-boys, which by definition are more than sloppy, in paper, it's best to have someplace close to go eat them. But sometimes you can get a table.This place is very busy at meal times.... More 

Thank Tim B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Gene's was right on the corner by where we stayed at Blue60 Guest House. It was perfect for a late night snack on the way back from the quarter or breakfast. Open 24 hours! And we met Gene at the local bar and he is really cool. You must eat here!

Thank Kerry S
New York City, New York
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154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The roast beef sandwich was too oily and greasy. Wasn't able to eat half of it. And this is coming from a guy who can demolish a Philly cheesesteak with ease.

1 Thank OssamaGhazal
United States
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to fill your need any time of the day pretty much.. Definitely a spot to visit.. You can get po boys.. Chicken.. Yaka mein.. And more.. Try it..

1 Thank Bayou_Baby_Boy
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I asked the lady behind the counter if I should get the shrimp or catfish. She said shrimp with hot sauce and that is what I did. I took it to go as there is not much to look at in there or outside. It was still warm and delicious when I finally got around to eating it an hour... More 

1 Thank fourmileswest
Thomaston, Georgia
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a nice late night eatery and once again we ordered the Cheeseburger Subs and fries. Both were great, plenty of meat with fresh tomatoes and lettuce and the fries are some of the best around. You also get a drink for the $10....good food at a good value. Nice friendly service as well. You will enjoy....highly recommended.

1 Thank Roger P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8402
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-943-3861

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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