CHALMETTE, La. - We've dabbled in a lot of seafood over the past few weeks, and our latest Devour Power stop also spotlights a seafood hot spot.
This time we stop in Chalmette to visit a shop that does seafood boiled and fried, but where they excel is churning out classic overstuffed po'boys that will fill you up but won't empty your wallet.
Keith Seafood and Poboys actually has two locations. The original is in Slidell. It's newest location is located on Paris Road in Chalmette. It's a small unassuming spot that is all about great grub at really great prices.
Owner Keit Tang says that his po'boys are a big seller for a couple of reasons.
One, they are packed full of really great stuff like oysters, fish, shrimp and even soft-shell crabs. Two, they are priced to fly out the door. And that is exactly what they do seven days a week at this no-nonsense po'boy shop.
One example of just how affordable the grub at Keith Seafood is is the seafood platter they are dishing out daily. This platter includes fries, lettuce, tomatoes, a large fish filet, fried shrimp, fried oysters and a fried soft-shell crab all for $14.99. That's right $15!
The po'boys are really the star of the show here. So let's talk about Keith Seafood and Po'boys number one seller: the fried shrimp po'boy. This foot-long po'boy is so packed with plump fried shrimp that I'm not quite sure how they manage to get the thing wrapped up.
When we opened ours, shrimp were bouncing out like pinballs. It was one of my favorite Devour Power moments. The same scene repeated itself when we opened the oyster po'boy and the soft-shell crab po'boy. Both were loaded with golden-fried seafood goodness. At the end of the day, there's not much better than a good ol' overstuffed po'boy.