Po Boy Jim Establishes Itself as a Fun Bar with Tasty Eats

17 Mar
Gumbo on H at Po Boy Jim's

Gumbo on H at Po Boy Jim

Since opening in mid-2014, Po Boy Jim (709 H Street, NE) has worked to attract people to the middle section of H Street.  Unlike many of its peer restaurants on the eastern and western ends of H Street, until recently, Po Boy Jim did not have other bars and restaurants nearby to help bring in customers.  To bring people in, Po Boy Jim has become known for its fun events, drinks, and quality food.  For H Streetfest in the fall, Po Boy Jim held a po boy eating contest complete with a trophy.  Recently for Mardi Gras, Po Boy Jim had a variety of drink specials and gave out king cake to everyone in the restaurant.  In the coming weeks, the restaurant will have March Madness specials during the week.

Crab Cake Dinner at Po Boy Jim

Crab Cake Dinner at Po Boy Jim

Po Boy Jim has a nice selection of cajun food (view opening menu here).  For starters, we enjoy the (admittedly non-cajun) wing flight and the crawfish spring rolls (the best selling appetizer at Po Boy Jim).  Then depending on our mood, we will either grab one of their po boys–we prefer the fried catfish one–or enjoy the Gumbo on H, a traditional New Orleans gumbo which is filled with shrimp and andouille sausage.  The Atlas Po Boy–bacon, chicken, and shrimp–is the best selling po boy on the menu.  In addition to their extensive list of po boys, the restaurant also serves a variety of non-po boy entrees such as the gumbo mentioned above and the crab cake dinner which features panko crusted crab cakes with scallion rice and the vegetable of the day.  Wash your meal down with either a hurricane served in a mason jar or Abita on tap, and it makes for a great evening.

Fried Shrimp Po Boy at Po Boy Jim's

Fried Shrimp Po Boy at Po Boy Jim’s

Po Boy Jim is also open for lunch everyday, and they are considering delivery in the coming weeks.  They will announce their frequent specials via their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Pear and Walnut Salad at Po Boy Jim's

Pear and Walnut Salad at Po Boy Jim’s

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