Where to Find the Best Po’boys in Chicago

One of the best po'boys in Chicago. Fried shrimp in beer-battered tempura sauce on sub sandwich roll with coleslaw and spicy chipotle mayonnaise.

Po’boys are traditional sandwiches from Louisiana that always feature meat or fried seafood. They’re popular because they are equal parts filling and delicious. Just because we’re not in Louisiana, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an authentic po’boy. If this sounds good to you, head to one of these restaurants where you’ll find the best po’boys in Chicago:

Luella’s Southern Kitchen

Named after the chef’s great-grandmother, Luella’s Southern Kitchen is known for its home-style cooking and warm hospitality. The restaurant boasts a four-star rating on Yelp and also gained recognition on Chicago’s Best. Chef Reed has traveled the world for both food and research.

He only uses fresh, high-quality ingredients, and every bite is as flavorful as the last. The shrimp and oyster po’boy features New Orleans French bread and cayenne remoulade. It’s served with seasoned fries, and can also be enjoyed with the skillet cornbread with honey butter. 

Big & Little’s 

Called one of Chicago’s essential lunch restaurants, Big & Little’s offers a varied menu featuring everything from po’boys to fish & chips. It was featured on the Food Network’s Mystery Diners and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The Wicker Park location offers friendly service, and the casual setting features brightly colored walls and televisions so guests can watch the city’s sports teams in action. Options for po’boys include shrimp, whitefish, and barbecue pork belly. They pair well with the Cajun fries and a glass of iced tea. 

Heaven on Seven 

Heaven on Seven is a neighborhood Cajun restaurant. It’s found in the Loop and is owned by brothers and third-generation restaurateurs Jimmy and George Bannos. They grew up working in their parents’ restaurant, and today, Chef Jimmy loves to experiment with Louisiana recipes. His po’boy creations include voodoo fried chicken, New Orleans barbecue shrimp, and andouille sausage. They come with coleslaw as well as your choice of soup, salad, or gumbo.

Find the Best Po’boys in Chicago

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