Jul 31

Hello Queen’s Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe

A friend of mine recently posted a very good question on Facebook, what is a ‘must try’ place in San Francisco.  Another friend replied that Queen’s Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe was a must try place! She tried it the same day and loved it. So today, we had to try it for ourselves!  When we walked in, we loved the rich colors and the touch of  Louisiana in the casual space. They had a fairly large menu and we were not too sure what to order so we asked the person at the counter, I am pretty sure he was the owner.  He let us know that the catfish was what they sold most and the gumbo was voted San Francisco’s Best Gumbo in the SF Weekly. We ordered the “Big Easy” Seafood Platter with Fried Catfish. This platter came with two sides and we selected the Sweet Potato Fries Dusted with Cinnamon Sugar and the Jambalaya. We also ordered a bowl of Gumbo.

And WOW, everything was sooo tasty! The catfish was perfectly fried and the fish was tender and juicy! I loved the sweet potato fries , they were well done and perfectly crisped! The gumbo was voted best for a reason, it was sooo delicious, offering a strong seafood flavor and peppery aftertaste. The jambalaya was good too, but it was a little too much tomato sauce taste for me.  While eating everything, I couldn’t help but keep looking at the menu, I noticed the Biegnets, so I just had to order it to go so that I could bring something home.  The owner let me know that they taste best when hot, so we ate one while we were at the restaurant. At first I thought they would be little pieces but when I opened the bag, they were huge! We shared one and they were crispy outside and perfectly moist inside. And I am still enjoying them as I am blogging this! I can’t wait to go back for Round 2!