2 Fleur
Average check per person $5-$15
BreakfastNo Breakfast SundayNo Breakfast MondayNo Breakfast TuesdayNo Breakfast WednesdayNo Breakfast ThursdayNo Breakfast FridayNo Breakfast Saturday
LunchNo Lunch SundayLunch MondayLunch TuesdayLunch WednesdayLunch ThursdayLunch FridayLunch Saturday
DinnerNo Dinner SundayNo Dinner MondayNo Dinner TuesdayNo Breakfast WednesdayNo Dinner ThursdayNo Dinner FridayNo Dinner Saturday

Bobby’s Seafood

Harahan: 9013 Jefferson Hwy . 504-738-2104. Map.
Very Casual.
MC V

WHY IT’S NOTEWORTHY
A combination seafood restaurant and retail market, Bobby’s has live and boiled crawfish, shrimp and sometimes even crabs in season. And a fairly complete list of poor boy sandwiches and fried seafood platters. Because you are clearly not paying anything for atmosphere or fine points of service (you order and pick up at the counter, which has all the charm of a Time Saver), the prices are low and the sandwiches well made and generously stuffed.

WHAT’S GOOD
They cook almost everything on site, and the retail aspect of the place keeps the kitchen well stocked. The roast beef and seafood poor boys are the stars.

BACKSTORY
Bobby Esteves opened his namesake shop in 1978, mainly to sell boiled seafood, but the menu grew over the years to become a small neighborhood sandwich operation. It was very welcome in those day, since neither River Ridge nor neighboring Harahan had much in the way of restaurants. The location had good gris-gris, though. In the 1960s, this was the address of Joe’s Tavern, which in addition to being a good old-style neighborhood bar made some of the best roast beef poor boys in the whole city. And Frank Brigtsen grew up around the corner.

DINING ROOM
Not much to it but a few tables, the counter, and a look into the kitchen.

ESSENTIAL DISHES
Starters
Stuffed crabs
Crabmeat salad
Shrimp salad
Boiled shrimp
Shrimp, crab and corn bisque
Seafood gumbo
Stuffed artichokes
Stuffed mushrooms
Onion rings
Poor Boy Sandwiches
Roast beef
Barbcue beef
Hot, smoked, or Italian sausage
Hamburgers
Ham
Ham & cheese combination
Turkey
Chicken-fried steak
Grilled chicken
Fried shrimp, oyster, or catfish
Fried soft-shell crab
Muffuletta
Entrees
Fried shrimp, oyster, catfish or combination platter
Soft-shell crab platter
Grilled chicken

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FACTORS OTHER THAN FOOD
Up to three points, positive or negative, for these characteristics. Absence of points denotes average performance in the matter.

  • Dining Environment -1
  • Consistency +2
  • Service-1
  • Value +2
  • Attitude -1
  • Wine & Bar
  • Hipness
  • Local Color +2

 

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  1. Mike on April 30, 2014

    They have the best shrimp and oyster poboys in the city!!!

  2. Peggy Russ on September 17, 2015

    We love there shrimp and the roast beef ponoys ! My grandson likes the soups . He says good ooop . Thinking about it I may have to drive over there this weekend!

  3. Betsy Duggan on January 15, 2016

    Stellar Food !!! Greatest poboys in the city !!! Very nice staff !!

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