If you’re after value for money, Po’ Boy Quarter is your go-to. Serving up cheap, hefty po’ boys, a popular New Orleans sandwich, the eatery’s version comes with an egg-crusted (but soft inside) bread roll filled with fried shrimp or oysters, catfish, brisket, fried chicken or pulled pork, then slathered in hot sauce (starting at $10.90).
Their menu covers a whole range of wholesome, spicy and greasy cajun-style comfort food — red beans and rice, andouille sausage and, of course, gumbo — plus, a few other soul food hits like Carolina pulled pork and fried chicken and waffles. The small plates menu is also good to pick from if you want a taste of ‘The South’ but can’t afford the entire experience. The skillet-baked jalapeno cornbread ($6), shrimp remoulade served on fried green tomatoes ($8), and creole beans ($6) are all cheap, filling and authentic slices of the American south.
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