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Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar

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In the heart of the downtown theatre district, Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar features, authentic cajun, American, Seafood, Beer, Premium wines, outside patio, pet friendly
$5 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood, South American
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry to say that returning after a year proved to be a little disappointing. Service was good, but the gumbo wasn't as good as first time. Celery, onion and okra in gumbo was not tender and the seafood that was added before serving added no...flavor. Gumbo needs to simmer for hours. Other food coming out of the kitchen looked great and I am sure we just caught them on an off day.More

Date of visit: September 2020
GEPPPPP, Owner at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, Kevin. Everyone has their own taste for gumbo and we listen to everyone's taste. We look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the crawfish platter and it was all amazing. We also had the calamari and it was crisp and delicious.

Date of visit: August 2020
Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad that you liked it! We're always happy to make a great meal for our customers. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Actually had lunch here twice during our visit. Coconut shrimp and the Garbage appetizer will keep us coming back! Crawfish poboy was an unexpected treat, great balance of tastes! Olivia kept up with our every need 😊

Date of visit: August 2020
185christyl, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2020

Thanks, Christine! We always enjoy hearing when our guest enjoyed their meal. We look forward to seeing you again during your next trip.

Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

After reading the reviews I was very excited to try this place. Let's start with the service. Awesome. Our server was informative and very responsive. I ordered the char grilled oysters and a small gumbo. The server asked if I wanted the oysters first. Since...I was planning to have this for my meal I said to bring everything out at the same time. The kitchen prepared the oysters first and she brought them out and apologized that everything didn't come out at the same time. I'm not putting this in to be critical of the kitchen staff or anyone but rather to point out how attentive to details our server was. That being said I have few peeves to point out. My primary complaint is that the seafood just didn't taste as fresh as I feel it should have. Well that's the only way I really know how to describe it but it is possible that everything was just overcooked. The roux in the gumbo was outstanding but it was brought down by the seafood. The proteins were a little too soft ( mushy ) and the flavor was off. My son ordered the crawfish etouffee and the comments would be the same. That being said I admit I did like the place and would be more than willing to try it again.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 12, 2020

Best! Gumbo! EVER!!!! Ask to sit in Lacie’s section! She is AMAZING and she has all answers!!! You have to try the garlic bread!!! ! Save room for a beignet!!!

Date of visit: July 2020
185christyl, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review!! We are always happy to hear our guests enjoyed their visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed June 21, 2020

My husband & I visited the area from Fredericksburg. We wanted some really good, fresh seafood and checked the reviews and decided to give this place a try, as it was in close proximity to a historic home we had toured. First, let me say...that I grew up eating Cajun food on south Louisiana where most of my extended family resides, so I Doral from experience as to what authentic Cajun food should taste like! Next, I want to let you know that Brittney was our waitress and she was very cordial and inviting, as well as attentive. We ate an early lunch. The gumbo looked & smelled fabulous, (there are different varieties) so we decided to start with that. We chose the seafood option. Caution: there are no cup sizes available and we split a bowl & it was a very large & generous portions. It was served with saltine crackers and to Tabasco so we were able to season it with just the right amount of heat. The rioux was very rich, dark and had the perfect amount of seasoning . There was plenty of shrimp and bits of fish in it as well. We decided to order a fried seafood platter but substituted more shrimp instead of fish with our oysters. The oysters were small but tasty and they and the shrimp were very fresh and LIGHTLY breaded & seasoned for just the right mix. These were served over a bed if fries which proved to be way too much for us, but we have it our best shot! Everything was perfectly paced,hot,&delicious!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2020

We are always happy to hear that our customers loved our food as much as we do making it! We hope that you'll visit us here on the Island again soon.

Reviewed May 28, 2020

Lacey was great hands down. Quick and on point! She made sure that we felt comfortable and gave great opinions on the menu.

Date of visit: May 2020
Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2020

We're always happy to hear that our staff could make your experience even better! We will look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed May 9, 2020

My first time here and everyone exceeded expectations. The food was very well prepared. My server trey was very attentive and the bartender lacy really made some good drinks. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: May 2020
Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2020

We're extremely happy to hear that we blew your expectations away Kia! We will look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed May 2, 2020

I just recently moved to Galveston from Dallas Texas and joined the Galveston Eats Group on facebook to read the reviews of others, to choose the best places to eat locally. Little Daddy’s appeared several times and with the good reviews I chose this place...first after the restaurants were allowed to reopen from Covid19. This place followed guidelines and met my expectations in the cleanliness, employees wearing required face masks, and the supplies at hand for customers to use in regard to sanitizing. With Social distancing in place, we ordered our meal from a paper menu for one time use only. there was an item unavailable at the time, bearing in mind that the place had been very busy from the moment their doors were open to serve. our order consisted of “ The Best Gumbo I have ever eaten “. The fried Okra, lightly coated with perfect seasoning just literally melted in your mouth. I have eaten fried okra from hundreds of restaurants in my time but this one, hands down, took the entire cake. The manager was told by our waitress that an item on menu was not available and she personally approached our table to apologize. I was blown away and equally impressed by her sincere thoughts. I was not charged for my entire meal and stated that I do not have a problem with paying for what I had eaten and that the meal was worth every cent. I need to also let you know about the garlic bread being the best I have ever had. the Seasoning again and the cheese on this bread will definitely have me returning for more. Thank you Little Daddy for having the greatest manager and dedicated cooks I have ever come across. It”s my honor to eat local and show my support in a time where businesses are struggling to bounce back. Your team at this location has my undivided attention and I will be returning with lots of hungry relatives in the near future. One Happy Customer !!! Cheryl BissetMore

Date of visit: May 2020
Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2020

We're so glad that we could kick-off your return to the Island right Cheryl! We'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed March 12, 2020

We visited Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar on Saturday night, after the Mardi Gras parade on the seawall. When we first got there they weren't very busy (although they started filling up fast after we arrived) and we were immediately seated, and greeted by our waitress!...The service was great, food was delicious & delivered in a timely manner, and we had an overall great experience!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

We're happy to hear that you spend Mardi Gras with us Deidra! We're glad that we could make your day even better, and we will look forward to seeing you again soon!

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July 20, 2020|
Response from KeepRocks | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I can't say for sure if they do. But I did see families with kids in there. They also serve hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.
My husband and I are frequent customers and part time residents. Little Daddy's is one of the first places we head when we get to town. Absolutely love to sit and at bar and visit with the very friendly staff, enjoy a glass of wine while we watch the delicious preparation of each bowl prepared with fresh ingredients. I was so very disappointed yesterday to find a new menu and NO muscles!! No one prepares them like you do with the wonderful marinara sauce and hot bread. I regret to say that you've lost us. Although your other dishes are all wonderful, there are other places we can enjoy fried dishes and gumbo. I really hope you'll consider putting muscles back on your menu. Not to long ago we enjoyed visiting with a couple that drove from Houston on a regular basis for muscles. I know there will be others who share my feelings. That dish was unique to the island!
May 21, 2018|
Response from GailGRG | Property representative |
Thank you for writing to let us know. We appreciate our diners' input. I will certainly pass along the request to our owner and to our Director of Operations. And, I will inquire as to whether it was a supply issue as to why... More
November 1, 2016|
Response from GailGRG | Property representative |
The fried oyster platter has eight oysters. Let me know if I can help with anything else - Karla
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