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“Classic.”
Review of Gumbo Shop

Gumbo Shop
Ranked #91 of 1,947 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Description: Established in 1948, The Award Winning Gumbo Shop features a wide range of New Orleans cuisine at its finest. Enjoy fantastic customer service and great food. Patrons are also welcome to order from our full wine list including 30 Wines by the Glass.Gumbo Shop is located at 630 St. Peters Street, 1/2 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter. As the name implies, gumbo is a fixture on the menu, but our menu also features Creole and Cajun inspired dishes that represent New Orleans' truly unique cuisine. Gumbo Shop was founded in 1948 in a former French Quarter home built in the late 1700's. The building represents a typical French Quarter layout with central courtyard and former kitchen in the rear. For the past 20 consecutive years, Gumbo Shop has received the "Best of New Orleans" best place to eat gumbo from Gambit, a local publication that relies on reader polls to determine the winners in all categories.
Venice, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Classic.”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Couldn't have asked for a better bowl of gumbo. Friendly staff and cozy environment. I live in the French Quarter and recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Brodie P
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Gaylin M, General Manager at Gumbo Shop, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Glad to hear our gumbo is a perfect 10 in your book, Brodie! Fresh, tasty Creole fare: that's what we're all about. Looking forward to seeing you next time!

All the best,
Gaylin McAllister, General Manager
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“What a great value!”
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for reasonable prices, authentic and delicious creole fare in the French Quarter, and friendly prompt service, this one is a must! We go to NOLA often and love this new discovery.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Foodette
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Gaylin M, General Manager at Gumbo Shop, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review us! Reasonable prices and fast, friendly service are what we're all about, so I'm happy that came across in your trip here. We hope you come back for another meal soon.

All the best,
Gaylin McAllister, General Manager
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“Great food - superb service”
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

The food here is incredible! If you like authentic Cajun food, you'll love the Gumbo Shop. It's cozy atmosphere adds to the dining experience. The prices were reasonable - we ordered a three course meal for $25.00, and the portions were generous. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely visit again!

Visited June 2013
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Thank judyeclark
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Gaylin M, General Manager at Gumbo Shop, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
It's wonderful to hear you love our food so much, Judy! Cajun food takes a lot of time and love to make, I'm happy to hear you describe it as authentic and incredible. Thanks for the compliment about the wait-staff, I'll be sure to give them a shout-out for the awesome service. Come by again soon for another cup of Gumbo!

All the best,
Gaylin McAllister, General Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food at reasonable prices”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

All four members of our party loved their food. I had the combo platter and everything was wonderful. My wife had the filet, as she doesnt like spicy food, and it was one of the most tender, melt in your mouth steaks we have ever tried!! The service was wonderful, Kim our waiter was very friendly and funny. We would have eaten here the next day agian before we left but it was pouring rain and nobody wanted to walk. If you are in the French Quarter and like spicy food do yourself a favor and eat here!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Donald C
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Gaylin M, General Manager at Gumbo Shop, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
The most tender, melt-in-your-mouth steak your wife has ever had? We're honored to hear it! You can also rest easy that we'll pass your compliments on to Kim. We're lucky to have her on the team.

If you ever find yourself back in New Orleans, we'd absolutely love to see you and your wife, Donald! You know where to find us.

All the best,
Gaylin McAllister, General Manager
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“Mediocre Gumbo!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We ordered two seafood gumbos and one chicken based. Gumbos were flavorless with no body. Nothing special not even average.
Dont waste your time and money here.

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Thank AlamosJude
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Gaylin M, General Manager at Gumbo Shop, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
I'm sorry to hear how disappointed you were with our seafood and chicken gumbo. Impressing each and every customer with consistent quality and excellent customer service is always our primary concern.

As troubling as it is to hear that you were unhappy with our food, we take customer feedback very seriously, and would greatly appreciate anything else you had to offer. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any further constructive feedback. I'd like the chance to hear more about what happened in order to get to the bottom of the potential issue and make the necessary changes. Take care.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Gaylin McAllister, General Manager
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