#24: Oyster Po’ Boy – The Whiskey Jar

Photo by Do Me A Flavor.

The Po’ Boy

I am just a po’ boy, though my story’s seldom told.

His story is that The Whiskey Jar’s fried oysters were the favorite dish in Charlottesville of the restaurant owner’s late father, who was known to be unafraid to say what he thought. Others have called them the best fried oysters anywhere. And, they are the foundation of the area’s most crave-worthy po’ boy.

The kitchen lightly coats Virginia or North Carolina oysters in a house breading, and fries them on high heat to achieve a crisp exterior without overcooking them. The rest of the sandwich’s adornments are traditional: shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion, and house remoulade. All are nestled just right into a mini French loaf to allow for suitable chomping.

#24: Oyster Po’ Boy – The Whiskey Jar
The Charlottesville 29 of Sandwiches

Others of Note: The Peacemaker at Southern Crescent, Poboy Sandwich at Royalty Eats