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Restaurants & Coffee Houses => Metro Atlanta => Topic started by: Jmolinari on October 22, 2010, 12:52:24 PM

Title: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Jmolinari on October 22, 2010, 12:52:24 PM
2100 Roswell Rd
Ste 200-O
Marietta, GA 30062
(678) 999-0767

How is this place not talked about when poboys are mentioned? I ate there for lunch today on recommendation from a coworker. Drove into the shopping center and saw Ege Sushi...wow..i didn't know Ege was lunchable to me!

Anyhow..small place. Ate outside. Good service. Usual assortment of poboys and platters, as well as a few cajun staples. I got the 1/2 and 1/2 poboy. 1/2 with shrimp and 1/2 with oysters, fully dressed, with AJ's sauce on the side. Side of red beans and rice instead of fries.

Poboy was awesome! Very nice bread. Crisp thin shell, soft interior. Just right and just bite-able without making stuff explode everywhere. Sammich looked small in diameter, but the stuff is packed in there. It's dense. Very very good flavor. Oysters were from Apalchicola according to the server. I just know they were moist, and VERY tasty. Shrimp half was also very good, but not as good as the oyster. Packed with many, small, shrimp. They were a little dry, but had good flavor.

AJ's sauce was tasty enough..basically a spicy mayo kind of thing. I use a little bit, but the flavor of the sammich was so good it didn't need it. This place has nothing to envy from Crawfish Shack...it's easily as good.

Red beans and rice were pretty forgettable. Tasty beans, mushy rice.

Must go back to try crawfish poboy and softshell crab poboy.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Qe4KleSN3Go/TMHQ4bUeX8I/AAAAAAAAB1U/PO7l86PcitU/s800/photo%201.JPG)

stuffed with shrimpies:
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Qe4KleSN3Go/TMHQ4Yo3TJI/AAAAAAAAB1Y/PlbXRO4R3yU/s800/photo%202.JPG)
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Larkemon on October 22, 2010, 01:14:02 PM
You need a manicure! j/k  That's a good looking sandwich :)
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Jmolinari on October 22, 2010, 01:21:25 PM
hah..yah...i'd rather spend my money on lunch:)
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: terry on October 22, 2010, 03:11:30 PM
I grab AJ's when I can. They have the two different sausage po-boys.

I've tried both and have to say, they are both pretty spicy. It is a toss up between the two. Linked sausage is always good. Patties are good too. Hard to decide. Their fries are freshly cut (if you like that sort of thing). Reminds me of In-and-Out fries.

Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Milt on October 22, 2010, 05:34:42 PM
AJ's is reasonably convenient for us - but is not where we normally find ourselves.  When we go there - it is because we decided we want to eat there.  The food has always been good.  Some items less impressive than others, but we keep going back.  The poboys are what I have enjoyed most.  Maybe we'll go there tonight.  It's been some time since our last visit.
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Lorenzo on October 23, 2010, 07:31:44 AM
How do the po'boys compare with Crawfish Shack's?
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Milt on October 23, 2010, 09:05:11 AM
How do the po'boys compare with Crawfish Shack's?

My first thought is that AJ's are not as spicy, but just as tasty.
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Jmolinari on October 23, 2010, 12:28:18 PM
How do the po'boys compare with Crawfish Shack's?

I've only had 1 at each place, but neither stood out as much better than the other. I tihnk they're both delicious, and given that AJ's is lunchable for me...i'm excited:)
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Jmolinari on January 20, 2011, 06:23:34 AM
Had a softshell crab poboy @ AJ's yesterday.. Delicious.
I might prefer the oyster one though.
Fries tasty as well. Fresh cut variety.
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Girly on April 09, 2011, 11:00:27 AM
I am going to be in this hood for awhile (I heard May-retta was border line "good") and dropped by AJ's for lunch. I'm impressed. I wasn't in the mood for bread so I got the fried 1/2 and 1/2 platter with oysters and shrimp. The shrimp were good, not great, but the oysters rocked my world. I'm a hushpuppy kind of gal and loved their version. It's spiced which usually I'm not a fan of but the flavor really complemented the seafood. Red beans and rice had a chunk of what looked like pulled pork in it and several pieces of sausage. $14 all total. Not cheap but I had enough to bring to the SO and he was a happy camper :)

I suspect I'll be spending a decent amount of time in there.
Title: AJ's Famous Seafood and Po'boys
Post by: FlyinBrian on September 28, 2011, 06:38:52 AM
AJ's Famous Seafood and Po'boys
2100 Roswell Rd # 2000, Marietta, GA 30062-0810

I've been a big fan of this place since they opened.  It's a small spot, with lots of character and a friendly waitstaff.  Initially I was put off by the addition of mayo on their Muffelata.  Apparently Andy was listening and the sandwich no longer contains mayo.  Man!  It was good.  The olive salad is made in-house, the meats are sourced from Patak and the bread is actually very good, not just for ATL.  I do believe this is my new "usual".  AJ's gets my vote for best muffaletta in Atlanta.

-B
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and Po'boys
Post by: Hrothgar on September 29, 2011, 12:39:24 AM
I'm not a muffaletta fan, but how are their po boys? Compared to, say, Crawfish Shack?
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and Po'boys
Post by: Chocoholic on September 29, 2011, 09:41:39 AM

GG>- Thanks.

There is another thread on this place:

Molinari shared a pic of the po'boy on that thread and deemed them "awesome," so there you go!  I can also attest to the po'boys there.  Really good stuff.
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Jmolinari on September 29, 2011, 02:51:05 PM
I'm not a muffaletta fan, but how are their po boys? Compared to, say, Crawfish Shack?

Delish!!! Oyster or shrimp delicious
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Milt on October 01, 2011, 01:25:52 PM
My son was looking for a restaurant in the area, so I suggested AJ's and he and his friend went.  He was very pleased with his Shrimp PoBoy.
Title: Re: AJ's Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Post by: Girly on October 01, 2011, 01:57:03 PM
I eat here a couple of times a month. I'm trying to limit my bread intake so I haven't gotten the po boy but I've had the crawfish, fish (trout I think?), shrimp and ursters. Love it. Now that the weather isn't unbearably hot, I just made plans (in my head...) to go there this week. Thanks for the reminder :)