Bear's Poboys, New Orleans
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Bear's Poboys

New Orleans

A classic lunch spot neighboring an overpass in Old Metairie, this unassuming restaurant specializes in po-boys and burgers, including what's considered one of the best roast beef po-boys in town. Why? The beef is roasted and chilled before it's sliced against the grain, marinated in Bear's special gravy for extra flavor and juiciness, and served on fresh, locally baked Leidenheimer French bread. It all results in a supremely succulent sandwich that, frankly, isn't complete without some crispy hand-battered onion rings on the side.