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Gene's Po Boys in Austin is Great!

BTAustin | Aug 4, 200601:32 AM     9

Went there today. Got the smothered pork chop special. $7.95 A Huge pork chop in great brown gravy over rice. Lots of meat-gooey and tender and gooood. Candied yams and collard greens and a square piece of corn bread. So good. Ordered two chicken breasts, the young man taking our order had to ask the passing through the room "Uncle Gene" how much that was and he looked up and said 3.85+1.00, 4.85. I guess they cooked them to order because it was 15 or 20 minutes (saw lots of other plate lunches come right away) and oooh oooh was it worth the wait. We're from Arkansas and everybody can cook a drop dead fried chicken but this was as good as anything I've ever tasted. Deep fried I guess real crispy and real brown and just singing with spices. Came with hot fries and Texas toast. Friend had a shrimp po boy. $7.95 Now those of us that love New Orleans are real hesitant to certify anything as first class in a po boy but this was as good as anything I've ever had. Small shrimp cooked just right. Not many of them though--told the lady at the register that they must sell it with extra shrimp. She said yes and when we asked said 1.50 extra. Told her I'd get a double extra shrimp one next time I was there and she laughed. Can't wait for Tuesday's jambalaya and fried chicken wings w potato salad and green beans. Plenty or parking behind and all over at 1209 East 11th Street http://genesrestaurant.com/ Run don't walk you'll thank me!

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