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Ricky P's Po Boy Shop Is Rich With Cajun-Style Cooking

A New Orleans native, Ricky Parsons opened his store in St. Petersburg -- with an emphasis on Po' Boys, the Crescent City''s version of a sub.

Lots of places claim to serve Cajun food. But Ricky P's is the real thing.  Ricky P's is full of the smells and tastes direct from the Big Easy.

A New Orleans native, Ricky Parsons opened his store in St. Petersburg -- with an emphasis on Po' Boys, the Crescent City's version of a sub.

You can get them stuffed with "sloppy" roast beef and gravy, slow-roasted pork, homemade meatballs or piles of fried shrimp and oysters ($6.49-$8.99).

But Po' Boys are only part of the story at Ricky P's. There are simmering pots of New Orleans-style red beans and rice on the stove, as well as seafood gumbo and Cajun jambalaya ($3.99-$6.99).

Salad lovers can also enjoy themselves, with a classic chef's salad or a straight-from-the-French-Quarter shrimp remoulade salad ($6.99-$7.99).

And save room for the homemade, carb-loading bread pudding for dessert ($4-$6). The sweet comfort food is a meal unto itself.

Ricky P is a regular participant at the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market, ever happy and pleased to serve a growing base of customers. But the open air market's limited menu only hints at the dishes at his 4th Street restaurant.

The 4th Street location is basically a lunch spot. It's open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with extended hours until 7 on Fridays. Ricky P's closes at 3 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays.

Ricky P's Po Boy Shop
6521 4th Street North
727-525-2023

PatsFan February 22, 2011 at 12:37 AM
We love Ricky P's! We just wish they were open later.
Laurin Y February 23, 2011 at 10:14 PM
If you're from New Orleans like I am, you'll think you just walked down to the corner - didn't you? - and walked into your favorite poboy shop. Ax ya mom 'n 'em if they want one too cause you won't want to share. Love Ricky P's and the whole crew that always make me feel like I'm family.
Bud Strawn March 14, 2011 at 04:24 AM
IT'S THE BEST!!!

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