Born from the rubble of Hurricane Katrina, Melba's owner, Scott Wolfe, Sr., turned a blighted corner into a New Orleans landmark with the help of his big brother Keith Wolfe! Located at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Elysian Fields Avenue, this Po Boy Shoppe has become the cornerstone of the neighborhood and well-known as a favorite among the locals.
New Orleans tourists crave Melba’s Creole flavor and urban atmosphere. Located just blocks away from the French Quarter and en route to the Lower 9th Ward Katrina tours, Melba’s is the perfect place to stop and experience authentic New Orleans cuisine. Don’t accept the "one and done" food of the French Quarter. Instead, come discover our traditional Po-Boys where what you see is absolutely what you get.
Off-street parking is provided for tour buses and large groups. Enjoy Melba's casual atmosphere and feel the Jazz music dance with your taste buds.
The only flavor which exceeds our Po-Boys is the Melba's experience itself. Don't miss out on Melba's!
About the Owner
Founder Scott Wolfe Sr. was born and raised in New Orleans. He is best known as the proprietor of one of New Orleans’ most famous slogans, "You Can't Beat Wagner's Meat". Scott grew the Wagner’s family meat markets into a chain of stores throughout New Orleans, employing more than 300 New Orleanians. Wolfe has always been a proud supporter of the surrounding communities, and Melba's is no different with its support of The Vine Community Church located across the street.
Wolfe purchased the blighted home and renovated it into a beautiful Chapel and outreach center for Pastor Corey Hicks. Pastor Hicks started out as a young man on the mean streets of New Orleans who took all the wrong turns until reaching bottom. From that point, Pastor Hicks picked himself up and dedicated his life to the Lord and the youth of New Orleans by growing The Vine Community Church into one of the 8th Wards more premier synagogues. Scott and Melba's are proud to partner with Pastor Hick’s vision of rescuing New Orleans troubled youth. And if you would like to support Pastor Hicks and The Vine Outreach Center, we encourage you to "round up" your change to the next dollar the next time you come to Melba’s.