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“It's Not New Orleans but works if you're jonesing for some Gumbo”
Review of J. Gumbo's

J. Gumbo's
Ranked #43 of 103 Restaurants in Gahanna
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Westerville, Ohio
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137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“It's Not New Orleans but works if you're jonesing for some Gumbo”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

If you have never been to New Orleans then their Gumbo is good. If you have been this Gumbo would not make it in the Crescent city. Too thin and okay flavor.

Visited October 2012
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Sunbury, Ohio
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“It's not authentic Cajun, but it's still good”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is not authentic by any means. However, the Voodoo Chicken and Red Hot Chicken are great. The Bumblebee Stew isn't bad either. Some things are a little over priced (extra bread), but if you get just a bowl then the price isn't bad. It's school lunch type service, so you go and get your own food.

  • Visited March 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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“You Must Eat Here!!!”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

I'm an active duty service member. I was stationed on the Gulf Coast for 9 years and I fell in love with Cajun cuisine. J. Gumbo's reminds me of the meals I'd grown fond of in New Orleans. Great meal portions, great prices and exceptional customer service compliment every menu item I've tried. Not to mention the cleanliness of the establishment. The lunch counter set-up is AWESOME (you get to see and sample before you order). My favorite is jambalaya with voodoo chicken. I always end up with lots of meat in my meal. Again, you must eat here!!! Jwi manje ou la! (Creole for enjoy your meal!)

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Amelia T
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Ohio
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Terrible”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

The food was terrible! Worst bourbon chicken ever! Find a recipe online and save yourself.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank NLE0
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Gahanna, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Flavors, Great Value”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

My wife and I frequent J. Gumbo's - it's one of the best upscale fast food places around. Wonderful, unique flavors that we've not found anywhere else in Columbus area. Adult sons love the place too. We always get a combo with a spicy dish and Bumblebee stew (very mild). Don't know about the poor value comment below; we've been there 10 or so times and have always had large portions with lots of meat. For 8 bucks, you can't go wrong. Plus you can have a cold beer with dinner if you are so inclined. Patio seating is fun when the weather is nice. Staff is always helpful and will let you sample the meats if you can't decide what you want.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Roger W
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