Mississippians Just Can’t Get Enough Of The Hulking Sandwiches From This Po’Boy Shop
The po’boy may have gotten its start in New Orleans, but this special restaurant in Picayune might be giving the Crescent City a run for its po’boy money. Serving up some of the biggest sandwiches in Mississippi, Kellie’s Poor Boys is a local favorite for a reason. Swing by and give them a try!
Kellie's Poor Boy has been a Picayune favorite for over two decades.
It's a no-frills, all-flavor joint where you order at the counter and then find yourself a table.
When it comes to good old-fashioned Southern cuisine, few can compare to Kellie's.
Hope you're hungry because Kellie's serves up some of the biggest sandwiches in Mississippi.
When your sandwich comes with a knife, toothpick, or any other structural support to hold it up, you know it's going to be good.
The po'boys (or poor boys) here are humongous.
All of the po'boys are available in two sizes: 11 inches or 6 inches.
Fun fact: while this classic sandwich is known as a "po’boy" today, it was initially called a "poor boy," and this term dates back to how the sandwich came to be! Bennie and Clovis Martin were two brothers who owned a restaurant in New Orleans in the late 1920s. When the New Orleans streetcar workers went on strike in 1929, the brothers pledged to give the streetcar workers free meals so no one would go hungry. As the legend goes, the Martin Brothers invented this loaf-style sandwich which originally included fried oysters. As the streetcar workers approached, the counter would yell back to the kitchen, "another poor boy!" And that’s how the name came to be!
Just like a po'boy you'd get in New Orleans, these things are jam-packed with flavor.
There's nothing better than biting into an overstuffed po'boy with a stack of napkins at the ready.
Po'boys tend to be judged by how many napkins you go through. In this case, expect a 10/10 napkin review!
Kellie's serves more than po'boys and sandwiches, including several daily specials you'll want to try.
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Address: Kellie's Poor Boy, 2322 MS-43 Ste D, Picayune, MS 39466, USA