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Po Boy Jim Holding Specials for Launch of Streetcar

26 Feb
Po Boy Jim

Po Boy Jim

Po Boy Jim (709 H Street) will be having several specials this Saturday (February 27th) for the official launch of the H Street Streetcar.  They include 10% off appetizers for dine in, free beignets with any dine in or takeout order, and $5 hurricanes.


Po Boy Jim Plans Mardi Gras Celebration

5 Feb
New Sign at Po Boy Jim's

Exterior of Po Boy Jim

Po Boy Jim (709 H Street) is planning a Mardi Gras celebration for this Tuesday that will include numerous specials starting at 3 pm and going all night.

  • King Cake
  • $2 off all draft beer
  • $2 off all appetizers
  • Special crawfish etoufee entree
  • $5 Grenade shots
  • $8 Mardi Gras hurricanes
  • $8 Bayou storms
  • $8 Peach margaritas

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

Po Boy Jim to Host Eating Competition During H Streetfest

16 Sep
Po Boy Trophy

Po Boy Trophy

Po Boy Jim (709 H Street, NE) will be hosting a po boy eating competition during H Streetfest next Saturday involving a stuffed 10 inch version of their chicken and pulled pork po boy.  Every contestant will begin eating at the same time and the first person to finish the entire sandwich will be the winner.  The entrance fee is $10, but the winner has the fee refunded as well as receiving a special Po Boy Jim trophy and a po boy named in their honor at the restaurant for a month.  They are still accepting signups at the restaurant now!

They also plan on having a full bar with outdoor seating setup in front of the restaurant during the Festival on Saturday.

Po Boy Jim Now Open on H Street

28 Jun
Catfish Po Boy at Po Boy Jim's

Catfish Po Boy at Po Boy Jim

After years of waiting, Po Boy Jim on H Street (709 H Street, NE) finally opened its doors this week and based upon our initial experience it was worth the wait (you can read our first preview post from September, 2012 here).  The restaurant is a family business that has several family members working throughout the restaurant.  The staff was very friendly and seemed to take pride in the restaurant and its food.  The first day of service was this Thursday, and after they have a couple of days of operations under their belts, the owners plan on having it open from lunch through dinner and late night.

Tables on Second Floor Overlooking Patio at Po Boy Jim

Tables on Second Floor Overlooking Patio at Po Boy Jim

It will open at 11am for lunch and stay open until 3am on weeknights (earlier during the week).  The restaurant offers full dining service as well as takeout and bar service.  The food is cajun inspired but has different influences from around the world throughout its menu (which you can view here).

Bar at Po Boy Jim

Bar at Po Boy Jim

Po Boy Jim’s interior was completely renovated and the space is quite large.  The downstairs area has several tables, a somewhat open kitchen, and a place where you can wait for takeout.  There is a fairly large patio with several picnic tables and a large wall mural featuring the forthcoming (we hope) H Street streetcar.  The upstairs has a large bar as well as tables that overlook H Street down below.

Po Boy Jim Ceiling

Po Boy Jim Ceiling

The ceiling has been decorated with large and multicolored window shutters to create a very interesting vibe.  When you walk past the bar on the upper level, there are two separate additional dining areas towards the back of the restaurant.  The second of the two back dining areas has glass doors with a railing that overlook the patio that will be opened once the patio is complete (it is still under construction) whenever the weather is nice.  On the night that we were in there, jazz was being played throughout the restaurant to give it an authentic New Orleans feel.  Continue reading

Menu for Po Boy Jim on H Street

28 Jun
Menu at Po Boy Jim on H Street

Menu at Po Boy Jim on H Street

Drinks at Po Boy Jim on H Street

Drinks at Po Boy Jim on H Street


Po Boy Jim to Open in June, Now Hiring

13 May

Construction at the long awaited Po Boy Jim (709 H Street NE) is wrapping up, and the restaurant plans to open sometime in June.  They recently launched a website and are hiring staff.  In the coming weeks, they will finalize their menu and do a soft launch.  You can read more about the restaurant in our preview here

A Look Inside the Window at Po Boy Jim

A Look Inside the Window at Po Boy Jim


Middle Part of H Street Begins to Attract Restaurants

11 Nov

Currently H Street’s restaurant scene is divided into two sections: the Western end and the Eastern end without almost any restaurants in the middle.  The Western end runs from Ethiopic in the 400th block to Hikari Sushi in the 600th block.  The Eastern end starts with the Atlas Room in the 1000th block and runs to the 1400th block.  In between there are not really any restaurants (the new Chupacabra being the exception).  There is a lot of development planned for that section (including three apartment buildings and a Whole Foods) but not much has materialized so far. Continue reading

An Early Preview of Po Boy Jim

30 Sep

We had heard several months ago that a new cajun restaurant focusing on po boys (special cajun style sandwiches) was planning on opening at 709 H Street but had not heard anything else until they put up an opening soon sign during H Street Festival earlier this month.  We recently reached out to the owners to learn more.  While the details of the restaurant are still being worked out, we were able to get an early preview of the restaurant that they hope will open by late November or early December.

Po Boy Jim Coming this Winter to H Street

Po Boy Jim will serve po boys as well as other cajun and creole dishes.  However, unlike Tru Orleans down the street which serves a fairly wide variety of cajun foods, Po Boy Jim will primarily focus on its po boys.  The owners have Carribean and Louisiana backgrounds, so their cooking is reflective of both culinary influences.  They hope that their restaurant will create an “experience that we feel is unique to our restaurant and representative of the diversity of this city.”  As such, Po Boy Jim will serve classic po boys from New Orleans like shrimp and roast beef as well as other po boys that have a more “international or ethnic twist.” Continue reading