Lankford’s shrimp po-boy is only served as a lunch special on Fridays and Saturdays (if they have it at all). I would dare to call it the best shrimp po-boy in town except for the hue and cry I know that will cause, and for the fact that I certainly do not purport to be a po-boy connoisseur by any means. Therefore I will content myself with a listing of its merits:
First, the roll. It is fine. It could be a Sysco roll for all I know.
The shrimp. They are amazing. Plump, juicy, crunchy, large, deliciously fried and generously portioned.
The sauce. It is dressed with both a tangy, creamy, slightly spicy mayo on the bun and a vinagrette drizzled over the whole mess.
The toppings. Chopped onions, tomatoes, and lettuce.
Really, it’s the shrimp and the sauce that make the whole thing. They’re fantastic.
I am hunting a photo of the shrimp & oyster po-boy from Beaver’s as well. That sandwich is easily twice the size of this, huge hunks of golden fried crustaceans balanced on half a delicious buttered roll. My only beef with the Beaver’s po-boy is that it is literally impossible to eat. But well worth the attempt!