New Orleans Dining: Crabby Jack’s

Note: While reading Brett Anderson’s quest for the perfect Roast Beef Po’ Boy series in the New Orleans Times Picayune, I realized that I had some un-published photos from a March 2010 trip to New Orleans which might be of interest. As I am going to be in New Orleans during Christmas week this year, I figured this would be a good a time as any to bring this to the top.

Crabby Jack’s
428 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121
(504) 833-2722

Crabby Jack’s is Jacques-Imo’s little sister in Jefferson, specializing in Po Boys and fried seafood platters. It’s a little lunch-only place situated right next to the Louisiana Seafood Exchange, so you can be assured that the oysters and shrimp and crawfish you are getting are as fresh as can be.


Owner Jack Leonardi manning the fort. Since Katrina, he’s been a bit short on help, and he’s quite obviously a few crawfish short of a boil.


This big pile of crawfish is left out for customers to pick on. Samples!

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Photo of main dining room, circa May 2005.

Menu, 2010


This handsome guy is pushing his luck eatin’ that po boy right over his nice new white business shirt.


Shrimp ‘n Okra.

Shrimp with Fried Green Tomato and Remoulade


Fried Oyster Platter with Jambalaya. We ordered so much food we had to give more than half of these away to the security guard protecting the Seafood Exchange on the way out.

Fried Shrimp Po’Boy.


Fried Paneed Rabbit Po Boy (May 2005)


Duck Po Boy (May 2005)


“Un-Ferdi” Po Boy (May 2005)

Fried Oysters (2010)

With Dirty Rice (2010)

Sweet Potato Chips

Dining Room (2010)

“Un-Ferdi” 2010

“Un-Ferdi” cross section

Now that’s a man-sized po’boy.

Ugh. So full.

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