Crabby Jack’s, located in the four hundred block of Jefferson highway, defines the shrimp po-boy. The decor is neighborhood classic, concrete floors and community tables. The King Shrimp serves two or more unless you are a big, big eater. The shrimp are stuffed into the toasted French bread. When you you open the package at least a dozen plus shrimp fall out. These are not farmed shrimp from China but wild shrimp from the waters of the Gulf, a taste unmatched anywhere! You have to love the batter and the fresh taste which makes you think they were caught yesterday. Getting a New Orleans po-boy dressed means you want lettuce, tomato, pickle and mayo. Refills are included in the drink price and you can take one to go. Crabby Jack has made his own plastic Mardi Gras cups with his likeness on the 28 oz. cup. You ain’t gonna get thirsty here.
There are other things on the menu, but my choice is always the same, King Shrimp. Seating at community tables, not uncommon in New Orleans sandwich shops, affords the opportunity to meet new people on each visit. Trust me some will be characters! Its an easy drive from Oschner Hospital or anywhere in the Carrollton or University area. The size of the portions make it a favorite with students. You will have to check out the decor, lets call it bottle cap art with color.