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A November 2004 trip to New Orleans by trod

Quote: I visit New Orleans often. While most people focus just on the French Quarter and Mardi Gras, there is much more to this great city than drinking and debauchery. There is great culture and dining that is second to none.

Gumbo Shop


When you're traveling in a city that is very touristy, it is sometimes hard to know which restaurants are good and which are bad. Located smack dab in the middle of the French Quarter, The Gumbo Shop is a restaurant that is no tourist trap. We enjoyed our meal, and the prices were quite reasonable for a Creole restaurant. We love Creole and Cajun food and cook it at home frequently. The food was very good, but not quite as well-seasoned or adventurous as we thought it would be. Still, though, it was a good choice for your basic New Orleans standards: gumbo, etouffee, etc. The highlights of our meal were the crawfish etouffee and the desserts--praline sundae and bread pudding. This is the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2004

Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
+1 504 525 1486; +1