Domilise’s Sandwich Shop & Bar

Domilise’s Sandwich Shop & Bar
5240 Annunciation St, 504.899.9126

Four out of Five Stars

What the Stars Mean: The ratings are from 1 to 5 stars.  Po’Boy quality is the only factor in rating.

Open: Lunch, Closed Thursdays.

Prices: Meal Cost, $12 to $25.

Credit Cards: None, ATM.

Parking: Street.

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Best Bets: Shrimp Po’ Boy($15), Oyster Po’ Boy($15)


For decades Domilises has been a New Orleans institution on the corners of Annunciation and Bellecastle. It is run by Dot Domilise and her merry band of Po’ Boy matrons.  These old ladies may not look like much but they sure can crank out the Po’ Boys.  You can often stop by Domilises and see Dot, the Po’ Boy matriarch herself, fixing your Po’ Boy.  The ladies of Domilises will fry your seafood in front of you after you order.  They will then top it off with some of Domilises famous hot sauce.  The sauce is more like a spicy cocktail sauce, but it provides some welcome zest to shrimp and oysters nonetheless.  Domilises also uses excellent Leidenheimer bread, which they let air out for a few days so it is extra crispy.  For many decades out of town publications have touted “Doms” as the be all and end all of New Orleans Po’ Boys.  These publications are unfortunately mistaken.  While Domilises is very good, I do not feel it can measure up to some other Po’Boy shop’s offerings (especially in the roast beef category).  Therefore, I give Domilises a very good but not perfect 4 out of 5 stars.

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