I still remember the first time I bit into an Antone’s Famous Po’Boys sandwich. It was just ham between bread, but it still left an impression on 5-year-old me. It was a good sandwich.
Two decades later, Antone’s is still serving quality sandwiches.
The area restaurant, located at 2724 W. T.C. Jester Blvd., has two ways of ordering. Patrons can grab premade sandwiches of “Antone’s Classics,” like The Original, Turkey & Swiss or The Piggy, from a cooled case. Or they can order off the menu from the cashier.
There’s also ready-to-go fruit bowls, salads, deviled eggs and more. These premade options are convenient for the on-the-go eater.
The seemingly insignificant detail that I thought was pretty thoughtful was the three different brands of chips from which to choose. The chip brands included Frito Lay, Zapp’s and Deep River.
The menu features hot sandwich options, regular sandwich options, soups and salads. I wanted something from the classics category and decided on the Turkey & Swiss. The premade ones come with over-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, mayo and bread and butter pickles.
My personal preference is mustard over mayo, so I didn’t grab a premade one and instead ordered a sandwich from the cashier without mayo.
I also grabbed a bag of Deep River Salt & Pepper chips and a bowl of fruit.
After picking a table to sit at, I didn’t have to wait long for my sandwich to come out. I added mustard before digging in. The po’ boy bread, which according to the menu is made by Royal Bakery in Houston, had a soft shell-like top that was like a crust without being crunchy.
A thick stack of sliced turkey was folded inside the bread. The pickles were a bright yellow-green color and stood out amongst the flavors in the sandwich. They were a perfect mix of sweet and salty. All together, the turkey balanced the sharpness of the mustard and pickles.
The fruit bowl consisted of sliced strawberries, melons, pineapple and grapes. Usually in premade fruit bowls, there’s always one type of fruit that isn’t as ripe as it should be. In this one, all the fruit was just right, even the melon.
While the chips aren’t made at the restaurant, I definitely recommend the brand and flavor I enjoyed.
Antone’s Famous Po’Boys
Address: 2724 W. T.C. Jester Blvd.
Hours: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday
Healthy options: Yes
Star of the show: Turkey & Swiss