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Gumbo Shop

Gumbo Shop

Cajun and Creole Restaurant and Southern Food Restaurant$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
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    Su Lin O.
    "The jambalaya and the seafood and okra gumbo is delicious!"(107 Tips)
    Daniel R.
    "Also, the freaking best gumbo and crawfish étouffée eveeeer!!"(12 Tips)
    Ange M.
    "Best shrimp creole and jambalaya I have ever had."(8 Tips)
    Eddie Y.
    "highlights being the shrimp gumbo and the whiskey bread pudding."(18 Tips)
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  • Venkatesh H.heart icon on user image
    Venkatesh HodavdekarApril 23, 2015
    This is one of my favorite places in the French Quarter. I love the crawfish ettuoffee. The trick is to get here for an early to have the best experience. They have good drinks too.
    Upvoted Feb 26
  • Vivian E.
    Vivian EOctober 22, 2016
    Last meal in Nola :) Bloody Mary yes!Enjoyed the jambalaya, heavier on tomato. Crawfish etouffee > chicken andouille gumbo > shrimp creole, but all were solid. Great table bread and warm service 👍
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhJune 5, 2022
    Get a cup of gumbo and split the Creole Combination Platter (shrimp creole, jambalaya and red beans & rice). You could substitute the red beans & rice with Crawfish Etouffee for an additional $2.
  • Andrea Y.
    Andrea YsebertOctober 1, 2018
    The bread pudding is phenomenal! Been back for a third time in less than a week for it (and it's not a usual favorite so hopefully that speaks for itself 😄)
  • Christina S.heart icon on user image
    Christina SquitieriMarch 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is amazing, and my first stop when visiting New Orleans. The chicken gumbo is perfection, and the blackened chicken po boy is delicious (and a very big portion!). A must do!
  • Brandi B.heart icon on user image
    Brandi BruceSeptember 25, 2015
    Honestly, the gumbo was tasty but seemed to be missing that certain traditional flavor. Sometimes they have a different daily gumbo - I actually found that selection tastier than their "traditional"
  • James B.heart icon on user image
    James BrownJune 20, 2019
    The Seafood and Okra Gumbo was great!! I also loved the Red Beans and Rice. A local recommended the place, I was very pleased.
  • Patrick S.heart icon on user image
    Patrick SzmidtMarch 10, 2013
    The chicken gumbo and the combination platter were really good. Don't be afraid if there's a big line up, it moves pretty fast. The fresh fruit daiquiris were also delicious.
  • Kim K.
    Kim Keelor-ParkerNovember 22, 2013
    Gumbo is of course excellent but the crawfish étouffée is some of the beat in NOLA. Order a lot of side portions to try it all and ask to sit in the cozy alcove on the back side of the courtyard.
  • Jesse B.heart icon on user image
    Jesse BagelsMarch 27, 2016
    Great food where you can really sample all kinds of Nawlins fare (gator sausage ayy) and tasty cocktails (honeydew daiquiri pictured)
  • Lauren F.heart icon on user image
    Lauren FurgasonJanuary 3, 2015
    (+) The chicken gumbo was perfection! Seafood gumbo and jambalaya were great too. Start with a crab cake and end with the bread pudding!! (-) Cocktails were a little too sweet for my taste.
  • Eddie Y.
    Eddie YasiJune 9, 2013
    The complete Créole dinner is a great deal. Everything was delicious, with highlights being the shrimp gumbo and the whiskey bread pudding. The Hurricane was a deliciously strong drink too.
  • Marigny9
    Marigny9January 9, 2017
    Yes, it's a tourist stop but there's good reason--this place is the holy trinity for solid gumbo, jambalaya & etouffe. Old-school quality service and a lovely courtyard to boot.
  • Faith
    FaithFebruary 11, 2013
    Server appeared to hate his job and life but the food was great. Had sides of the etouffee, seafood gumbo, corn, and oh my goodness that praline sundae was divine!
  • John B.
    John BealAugust 13, 2017
    Don't let the long line distract you...great food. The Combo Platter was great as well as the Jambalaya. The service was a little slow and the only thing to lower the rating.
  • Leonard C.heart icon on user image
    Leonard CristMay 23, 2014
    Chicken gumbo and blackened fish poboy were excellent. Setting is historic, but the modern/ugly bar and the drop ceiling seem out of place with the historical character of the building.
  • Lee S.heart icon on user image
    Lee SimpsonJanuary 4, 2017
    Honestly some of the best food I've ever tasted. The platter with shrimp is amazing and the bread is fantastic.
  • Mike F.heart icon on user image
    Mike FreyNovember 8, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    The gumbo was good, but the sautéed shrimp Po Boy was amazing. The bread pudding put a nice finish on the meal.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BakerJuly 16, 2011
    This place is a hidden gem. No wait at all, really fast service and the food was amazing!! They bring you fresh baked bread to nibble on too. Try the crab cakes and the shrimp po boy... Mouthwatering!
  • Josh W.heart icon on user image
    Josh WarfieldNovember 13, 2017
    The gumbo is fantastic, we also got the Jambalaya and the red beans and rice and a shrimp po boy. Everything was delicious.
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BroussardMay 17, 2013
    The blackened catfish, gumbo, and boudin I highly recommend. The crawfish Tasso pasta is inconsistent quality depending on the cook, so don't get IMO. Not too loud, not quiet either.
  • Daniel G.heart icon on user image
    Daniel GraysonAugust 23, 2015
    I was skeptical because, you know, tourists, but the gumbo here is genuinely fab. Try their pepper and spice blends - magnificent.
  • 15Mustangheart icon on user image
    15MustangMarch 29, 2023
    The creole combination platter and gumbo sampler was a great way to sample variety and not over eat! Ask for Brandon
  • Chung-yee N.heart icon on user image
    Chung-yee NgoFebruary 28, 2016
    The seafood gumbo was very tasty and hearty. It was a really good no meat option.
  • Kelly S.heart icon on user image
    Kelly SelbyOctober 22, 2016
    THE Best gumbo in the french quarter! We came back a second time it was so yummy. Do not pass this place up!
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusApril 14, 2016
    Went here on my last day on trio #2 to NOLA. Food is ok but it is very touristy. Try Coop's further into the French Quarter for awesome Jambalaya (and other foods!)
  • Hannah W.
    Hannah WilsonSeptember 20, 2014
    Seafood Okra Gumbo, Creole Combination Platter (Jambalaya, Crawfish Étouffée, Shrimp Creole)
  • Sadie H.heart icon on user image
    Sadie HawkinsJune 10, 2019
    Food was delicious, especially the shrimp creole and mashed potatoes and prices were good
  • Curt R.
    Curt R.July 31, 2013
    Best gumbo you will have in New Orleans. Friendly and fun staff. Great location near Jackson Square. The wait is worth it.
  • Jeanne D.
    Jeanne DevineMarch 31, 2013
    The bread pudding and icing (get on the side) dissolve in your mouth like spun sugar. The bread tastes like hot cookie dough. The icing was a box of confectioners sugar in a vat of butter. Decadent!
  • Carla T.
    Carla TanakaNovember 13, 2014
    Great gumbo! The restaurant has a cute small courtyard. Try the trio jambalaya, red beans and shrimp at once.
  • Danielle P.heart icon on user image
    Danielle PhilippiOctober 12, 2014
    Had the seafood gumbo and jambalaya--granted we got it to go and ate it in the back of a cab on the way to the airport--but still delicious!
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigSeptember 23, 2014
    The vegan gumbo is not "new age vegan" but an old recipe. Made with collard greens I think? More like a soup. But tasty!
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CalderoneFebruary 23, 2016
    If you are near Jackson square, you have to try this place. Unreal gumbo and jumbolya.
  • Alyssaheart icon on user image
    AlyssaNovember 22, 2015
    Perfect place to sample New Orleans cuisine. Had the special, gator sausage, and seafood gumbo.
  • Gail L.
    Gail LedesmaOctober 22, 2013
    Wonderful seafood gumbo, crab cakes and service. We will return. Ask for Brittany, she was friendly and answered all our questions.
  • Dave S.heart icon on user image
    Dave SawyerMarch 8, 2015
    Turkey and andouille sausage gumbo is hearty & spicy—a delicious choice. But, any of their gumbo will do just fine.
  • Nicki B.heart icon on user image
    Nicki BanaszakAugust 18, 2015
    The chicken gumbo was to die for! As well as their strawberry daiquiri's.
  • Supercat 2.heart icon on user image
    Supercat 27February 22, 2015
    The Creole combination platter will take your taste buds on a historical journey of French, Caribbean and Cajun.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CooneyAugust 23, 2017
    Vegan/Vegetarians: Skip the Gumbo. It tastes like dishwater. Bland, flavorless, and off. However the Vegetarian Dish of the day was White Beans and it was amazing.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RobinsonJune 4, 2013
    Heads up: the closing time on 4sq is wrong. They're really open until 10:30pm. Also, the freaking best gumbo and crawfish étouffée eveeeer!!
  • Pam C.heart icon on user image
    Pam CrumAugust 7, 2014
    Love it here. Came here last year and again this year and it's the food is still just as amazing.
  • James H.
    James HillsMarch 31, 2013
    Got scolded for leaving a bit of gumbo in my bowl ... gave me more bread and said clean your plate before I take it! ... awesome and fun waitress!
  • babs o.
    babs oApril 22, 2013
    both the vegan and vegetarian gumbo are fantastic! vegan gumbo is not on the menu so be sure to ask for it.
  • Hazal Y.
    Hazal YaziciogluNovember 26, 2012
    try jambalaya, po-boys, red beans and rice with smoked sausage(a new orleans tradition) and more.. they are delicious!
  • Traci D.
    Traci D.May 5, 2012
    Gumbo was good but not great. Not much sausage in it. Try the jambalaya and a frozen daquiri (we had strawberry & melon- one of the best drinks we've ever had!)
  • Slawomir P.
    Slawomir PasiecznyJune 30, 2014
    You gave to try seafood okra gumbo. Great very crispy bread!
  • Chet A.
    Chet AndrewsAugust 15, 2013
    The chicken andouille gumbo is phenomenal and the bread is mouthwatering. This is a wonderful place to eat
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie ChaseJune 29, 2011
    The complete Creole dinner is amazing -- rice & beans, gumbo, etoufée, bread pudding with whisky sauce.
  • Marcella J.
    Marcella JoshlinSeptember 19, 2013
    The alligator sausage is a must. I grew up in Louisiana and have only had gator fried — this is way better!
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