ABSOLUTELY AWFUL, HORRIBLE FOOD! and OVERPRICED!.
Anyone who wrote a good review for this place obviously works there.This place is absolutely godawful. I took my wife and our three kids there for lunch. I ordered half of a muffaletta, She had a campagnola panini, my oldest son had a roast beef sandwich, and my daughter and youngest son split a shrimp dinner plate. We ordered to go.
I'll start with the muffaletta. After we left the "deli" and unwrapped it to eat it, I noticed that they had not put any olive salad on it - I wish I had kept it that way. After going all the way back to get my olive salad, upon eating my first bite of the WORST muffaletta I have EVER put in my mouth, I discovered the olive salad to be HORRIBLY SOUR. They also do not use provolone cheese, they use cotto salami, not genoa, and put regular ham. Even the bread was overcooked and too hard. DISGUSTING. not to mention it was $8.00 for the HALF MUFF.
I'll let my wife tell you about her campagnola panini: The chicken was flavorless and bland. The bread was so soggy it was falling apart, the toppings were falling through the bread. I still tried to eat it but the toppings were very bitter, and as I said the chicken had no flavor.
Onto the $12.95 'Shrimp dinner plate' - This thing was THE WORST. We open the box, and inside is a piece of french bread, smothered in butter and overcooked, a 'greek' salad which consisted of ONE artichoke heart, ONE kalamata olive (NOT DESEEDED!) and a shit-ton of lettuce all drenched in italian dressing -YUCK. There were exactly SEVEN, yes 7! breaded and fried MEDIUM size shrimp, and a bottom full of GREAT VALUE WAL- MART FRENCH FRIES. The shrimp were actually fried properly which was the ONLY positive thing you could say about this meal.
As for the roast beef, I couldn't say anything bad about it, It looked decent. So if you do happen to suffer the unfortune of going to this place, definitely stick to the roast beef, because EVERYTHING ELSE SUCKED ASS.
The Best Roast Beef.
I don't think I have ever eaten anything but the Roast Beef (w/ mayo and creole mustard) and Crunch salad. It's too good. I sometimes get two: 1 for lunch and 1 for dinner. Maybe it is good I don't live so close.
Metairie's Best Deli.
The best in the world. We moved 9 yrs ago to TX & NM. Whenever we come back for a visit, we will make a point to stop and eat. The best roast beef po-boy and Muffalettas anywhere.
Just good anything to eat.
Food is great, especially the muffelettas. I usually take one or two home to Houma after I have eaten. I usually get po-boys, any king and they are good. There is a good assortment of pasta and olives, etc to take out.
The people there are very nice too. I go every chance I happen to be going to or returning from New Orleans. Attending the FBI National Alumni Association conference in next month and plan to stop to get a muffa before going to the motel. Suggestion? Go for it.
Eaten here hundreds of time over many years. Always good "PO BOYS" and especialy the Muffalleta. Muffalleta is best in town. Good take home, ready to eat meals too. Short hours now since Katrina.