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“Good, Solid New Orleans Food & Hospitality!”
Review of Gumbo Shop

Gumbo Shop
Ranked #92 of 1,979 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed July 30, 2013

On our last day in New Orleans, my wife wanted some gumbo as she hadn't been able to get out into the French Quarter during her business trip. A friend who lives in the Quarter recommended this place and it didn't disappoint.

We arrived on a Tuesday, just before they opened at 11am and just had to wait for a few minutes. We chose to sit inside instead of on the outdoor patio in the muggy, July heat. The staff was very friendly and gave excellent recommendations. Warm, fresh bread was brought immediately. The grilled boudin and chicken and sausage gumbo we had as an appetizer were both excellent! My wife had the special blackened catfish topped with crab cakes and creamy shrimp sauce and that was one of the best things we'd had all week. I ordered the shrimp étouffée and it was fine. However, I realized afterwards that we were just outside of the prime crawfish season so that was understandable...

Definitely worth the stop!

Thank Jim H
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Gaylin M, General Manager at Gumbo Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2013

It's amazing how muggy it can be, even early in the day! We're glad we were able to seat you inside, and that you and your wife enjoyed your pre-departure lunch. Thank you for making us a part of your trip, Jim!

All the best,
Gaylin McAllister, General Manager

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We found the Gumbo shop off Jackson Square, and tried the chicken gumbo for the first time. It is a bowl of deliciousness, if that is even a word! We went back a few days later just to make sure it was as good as we thought; yes it was. Highly recommend it!

Thank eos_domestic_goddess
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Gaylin M, General Manager at Gumbo Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2013

"A bowl of deliciousness"—now that's something we love to hear! We're glad you enjoyed every bite of our gumbo, and we'd love to have you back next time y'all are in town!

All the best,
Gaylin McAllister, General Manager

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Came here on a visit to the aquarium. Thought a place with this name in this city would be great. The gumbo was some of the worst we have ever had and the shrimp and grits did not get eaten. The oyster appetizer with pepper jelly was delicious and the children's fried shrimp and fish were also good. They may want to change the name and menu!

Thank geaux1112
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Gaylin M, General Manager at Gumbo Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

We're really surprised to hear about this. Serving classic Cajun and Creole cuisine is our passion, and we know that we're capable of far better quality than what you described. We apologize, and we'll relay your comments to our team. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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Gaylin McAllister, General Manager

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We went to the Gumbo Shop from the reviews from my travel book. I guess a lot of locals go there. We had the gumbo and we shared a combination meal with red beans and rice, shrimp. Food came very fast. We went there at a odd time, so I am not sure how busy it gets there.

Thank princess8898
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Gaylin M, General Manager at Gumbo Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

Thanks for making us a part of your trip, Jodi! It sounds like you had a great visit, and we couldn't be happier to hear that. Be sure to join us for dinner next time you're in town—we'd love to have you back at our table!

Cheers,
Gaylin McAllister, General Manager

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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Bar tended at our hotel recommended this place and very happy we tried it! I had jambalaya and boudin, husband had sauté shrimp PO boy. Fabulous!! Waiter, Rondo, was excellent and recommended drinks and food and was spot on! Atmosphere was authentic old New Orleans! We drove more than 3 hours to stay in NOLA and ran into people from home at Gumbo Shop who took and chance and loved it too! Had an excellent meal, didn't break the bank, and will definitely come back!

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Gaylin M, General Manager at Gumbo Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

We're so glad that your bartender led you in our direction! Thanks for making us a part of your trip, and for the wonderful review—Rondo will be thrilled to hear from you. We'll see you next time you're in NOLA!

Regards,
Gaylin McAllister, General Manager

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