One of the oldest and most revered poor boy shops in the city, Domilise's looks and acts its age. It's still overseen, after decades, by Dot Domilise, who maintains a standard of making each sandwich to order. New Orleans visitors love it, because it has all the trappings of the authentic New Orleans poor boy experience. Except one. And that is...
Miss Dot's father-in-law opened the shop right where it is today in the 1930s. It hasn't changed much over the years. The most memorable change here (aside from the closing for four months after Katrina) was the disappearance of the pepper wiener, a unique specialty here from the earliest days, when the supplier stopped making them.
In an old, pink, nearly windowless frame building on the corner of two Uptown back streets, it looks more like a bar than a restaurant--but that's common among great poor boy vendors. During open hours, the many faithful regulars form a line that will not be negotiated quickly.
Do everything you can to keep the ketchup off your sandwiches.Move the fillings from half the sandwich to the other half, to bring the bread-meat ratio down.