$15 for $30 Worth of Cajun Fare at Calliope's Po-Boy

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In a Nutshell

  • Authentic Cajun cuisine, down to the french bread
  • Ample dressings and portions
  • Something for everyone

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Sink your teeth into an authentic New Orleans-style po' boy at Calliope's Po-Boy. Today's Groupon gets you $30 worth of Big Easy bites for just $15. Grab your fiery, Cajun-cuisine-lovin' cousins and a Cajun-load of wet naps.

Owned and operated by an experienced purveyor of po' boys across the Gulf Coast, Calliope's brings you a menu that's full of Creole flavor and secret family recipes. Each po' boy is well dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle, mayo, and a velour robe on fresh-baked french bread to keep the overstuffed goodness at bay. Stuff your 'wich with fried crawfish or catfish, oyster, or roast beef smothered in gravy; or you can try Calliope's own surf and turf po' boy, a mixture of tender roast beef and double fried shrimp. Complement your breaded beast with french fries covered in gravy and cheese or with the honey-glazed sweet-potato fries.

If you frown at the idea of eating anything between bread, send your taste buds on a bayou adventure with other New Orleans-style, culture-mixing dishes. Calliope's red beans and rice or spicy gumbo are mouthwateringly Cajun; or you can devour a raft-load of menu options including fried rice, salads, and kid-friendly fare.

Reviews

Houston Press, The Daily Cougar, and other media have featured Calliope's Po-Boy for its fantastic Creole fare:

  • Besides the roll, the beef, gravy and other condiments were all tasty and there was an appropriately generous amount of both the gravy and mayo (I believe the correct measurement of the latter is 'gobs'). This was the best New Orleans-style Roast Beef Po'Boy I've ever had in Houston. – Bruce, Chili Bob's Houston Eats
  • Every meal has that essential je ne sais quoi factor that makes it authentic New Orleans eating. It’s that feeling that there is something extra good in there, but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is. – Josh Fernandez, ENVY Magazine
  • And not only are their ingredients fresh and high-quality, but the portions at Calliope’s are significantly larger than what you’d typically get at your typical Cajun sandwich place. – Julius Eric Junker, DNC Worldwide

Yelpers love the New Orleans flavor and friendly service, giving Calliope's 4.5 stars:

  • Gravy as an option with my fries had me smitten instantly, but the Calliope's Surf & Turf PoBoy--that was true food love. – Sergio S.
  • AMAZING, AMAZING food. This po-boy should be illegal it's so good. – Gina M.
  • ... wonderfully doting and strikingly lovely service, and you have one of the best restaurant experiences I've had in quite awhile! – Kim A.

The Cajun Stop

When Louisiana native Lisa Carnley found herself in Houston after Hurricane Katrina, she decided to unpack her culture inside a storefront on Jefferson and Hutchinson. The Cajun Stop is a little taste of Lisa’s home, and most visitors will agree that it’s not lacking in spice. Plates of crawfish étoufée make sure of that, though for every fiery main course there’s a cool complement for dessert.

Despite all these options, the real draw on the menu has always been the 16 po’boy sandwiches that Lisa grew up rolling in her grandmother’s restaurant. Nowadays, she considers everyone who walks in the door a member of her family. Like any good host, she surrounds her guests with painted windows, colorful pictures, and sports-inspired décor such as a furry rug made from the jersey of a former LSU Tiger.

Customer Reviews

20 Ratings

Good food, nice place.
Christian · November 7, 2014
The best Cajun food I've had in a while.
Clifton S. · November 1, 2014
Its all good.
Carlos L. · September 22, 2014
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    2130 Jefferson St

    Houston, Texas 77003

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