Johnny’s Po-Boys was founded in 1950 by Johnny and Betty DeGrusha. The DeGrusha’s originally opened their small grocery and sandwich shop at 506 Chartres St. Later that same year, when a larger location became available, Johnny’s relocated around the corner to 511 St. Louis St., and has been a New Orleans landmark ever since. It is the oldest, family owned and operated po-boy restaurant in the French Quarter. Today, the third generation is proud and honored to carry on the family legacy.
Mr. Johnny was always known for his generosity, great personality, trademark smile and of course his over-stuffed po-boys. Johnny’s continues serving the largest selection of delicious, over-stuffed po-boys and has become the go-to breakfast place in the French Quarter. If you think the po-boys are big and tasty you should try the biscuits.
Over the years, Johnny’s Po-Boys has received many personal and professional awards, but we are most honored and grateful for all our wonderful patrons, both old and new. In 2020 Johnny’s will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary and we would love for you to join us. When planning your next visit to New Orleans please stop in and have a taste of history.