Papa Roux

Service: Hectic, with a lot of busy staff and a lot of hungry guests in a very cramped space. Names are called out constantly and repetitively during peak hours and fighting for a seat or a hot sauce bottle can be cut throat. And… it’s worth it. Once you have a table, unlimited free side dishes are delivered almost instantly. Good thing as they DO take their time perfecting your po-boy.

Booze: N/A, but they serve some mean cane sugar craft sodas.


AYCE sides | red beans, tomato creole, mushroom étouffée, corn bread, bread pudding, coleslaw, applesauce, french bread and MORE all free for dine-in

Muffuletta | Sicilian-style sandwich with cold-cut sausages, provolone, and olive salad $ 8

Hand-breaded Catfish po-boy | with slaw and vouxdoux mayo on crunchy French bread $ 9.50

Smoked Sausage po-boy | with slaw and vouxdoux mayo on crunchy French bread $ 9.50

The sides—more like appetizers—were all pretty good. Sweet corn bread, spicy red beans and even spicier tomato creole.

I skipped on sampling the muffuletta due to my hatred of olives, but my man says, he says, “It was really good. It was done right. But it was small.” He is big. However, I have to agree that it was quite skimpy in comparison. My po-boy, dressed with house-made coleslaw, “vouxdoux” mayonnaise and a pan-fried catfish filet was… Fucking Righteous. Intentions of sharing half went straight out the window at first bite; I devoured the entire drippy, glorious mess like a boss. Don’t even care. It’s okay, that just meant Jay had to go for round-two: SAUSAGE. Sinful, hot, fatty, deliciously smoked sausage.

Kudos: Wicked hot sauce, gluten-free options and vegan friendly.

Overall: Yeah… Uh… I’m addicted.
8950 E 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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  1. Reply
    Andrew Everhart February 24, 2013

    This place has been on my “list” for a while now… LOVE the pics, nice work! Looking forward to the next review.

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      admin February 24, 2013

      Thanks! It had been on mine for a while, too. It was worth the wait.

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    tom h February 25, 2013

    I am extremely enthusiastic about Papa Roux! for me the roast beef is where it’s at.

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    DONALDCASSIDY February 27, 2013


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      admin February 27, 2013

      me too!

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    Jeffrey May 3, 2013

    Just discovered you blog via urbanspoon. Your photos and posts are superior to most that I have seen on that site. Keep doing what you are doing!

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      admin May 4, 2013

      Thank you! New posts coming very soon!

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