This New Orleans institution has won the Best Gumbo category in the Best of New Orleans poll every year since 1999. Instead of a house gumbo, this restaurant offers seafood, okra and chicken-andouille versions of this indigenous soup as well as file gumbo with chicken. They are offered as sides or starters for a full menu of Creole cuisine served at the restaurant or in a variety of sizes to take home for dinner or a party. And the Gumbo Shop's roux always comes out right.
This mainstay for gumbo offers a classic take on the local favorite. Its seafood and okra gumbo starts with a thick, dark brown roux base with a tinge of tomato and the perfect amount of filé and spice. Generous portions of okra, shrimp and crabmeat make this one a must.
Readers Choice Survey - "Favorite Place for Gumbo" 1998, 2000 - "Favorite Place for Jambalaya" 1998