Parasol’s Bar and Restaurant
Parasol’s is located on the Corner of 3rd and Constance Streets
What the Stars Mean: The ratings are from 1 to 5 stars. Po’Boy quality is the only factor in rating.
Open: 11-2 AM, Closed Tuesdays.
Prices: Meal Cost, $8 to $20.
Credit Cards: None, ATM.
Wheelchair Access: Bar, none for main dining room
• Best Bets: Shrimp Po’ Boy ($9); Gravy Fries ($4); Cheese Fries ($4); Roast Beef Po’ Boy ($10); Sausage Po’ Boy ($13); Cheddar Cheeseburger on French bread ($8); Catfish Po’ Boy ($9).
Parasol’s has been perched on the corners of Constance and 3rd St. for over 50 years and in this time has established itself as the premier Po’Boy shop in the Garden District. When you walk into Parasol’s you cant help but think “Wow, the food must be really good if a place this crappy can stay in business.” Fortunately for Parasol’s the food is absolutely unbelievable. The shrimp and oysters are bought fresh from a fisherman on the West Bank and the roast beef is bought raw and cooked in-house. All of these premium ingredients are laid upon airy locally-made Leidenheimer French bread. The roast beef Po’ boy is slathered in gravy and topped with tomatoes, mayonnaise, and lettuce. As you bite into it gravy will inevitably drizzle down your chin, but the Po’ boy is so good you don’t care. This magical gravy is the key to a Parasol’s Po’Boy. It’s so good they even put it on the fries. Gravy and fresh bread puts Parasol’s ahead of the curve as they earn 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars.