Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, Harry Connick Jr., knows his NOLA food. A bubbling pot of Creole, Cajun, and French cuisines, the food of New Orleans is simply one of a kind. During an interview with Southern Living on their Biscuits & Jam Podcast, the singer, actor, and composer shared that if you are looking for the best po' boy sandwiches, head to Mandina's on 3800 Canal St.
Mandina's Restaurant Has the Best Po' Boy Sandwiches in NOLA According to Harry Connick Jr.
"There's a restaurant called Mandina's, it has been there forever. It's on Canal Street. Not really in the downtown area, but if you travel away from downtown about eight to ten minutes, you'll see it. And I love their po' boys. They make them on French bread. They usually butter the French bread. I like the fried oyster po' boys. And, you want to request them dressed, which is basically everything on it: lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, pickles, and all that stuff. So I love those...."
A Visit to Mandina's Restaurant is a Meal to Remember
Known as New Orleans' best Italian and seafood restaurant, Mandina's has been serving up daily specials for over 80 years. If you are in the mood for seafood, Mandina's has it all, whether you are looking for fried catfish, seafood gumbo, or shrimp po' boys.
The restaurant even serves up classics such as turtle soup, catfish Meuniere or almandine, and shrimp salad. If you can't make up your mind order the seafood platter which comes with Fried Fish, Fried Shrimp, Fried Oysters, and Crab Ball with Fries.
Not in the mood for seafood? The restaurant serves center cut grilled pork chops, Italian sausage, and spaghetti, veal cutlet sandwiches, as well as filet mignon and fried boneless chicken.
Don't forget to order eggplant sticks or crab fingers in wine sauce for your appetizer. And save room for bread pudding for dessert.
Make Po Boys with Harry Connick Jr.
Can't make it to New Orleans? Make Po Boys in your own kitchen with the help of Harry and the Gumbo Bros.