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The Gumbo Pot

The Gumbo Pot

Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Kyrstin J.
    "The gumbo, red beans and rice and boudin balls were great."(17 Tips)
    Jason A.
    "Stay away from "salads" but the Boudin Balls are interesting."(3 Tips)
    Nik B.
    "BBQ shrimp was amazing."(3 Tips)
    The Dren
    "crawfish etouffe"(2 Tips)
76 Tips and reviews
  • gumbo
  • boudin balls
  • etouffe
  • Bloody Marys
  • crawfish étouffée
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  • Paul B.
    Paul BakerFebruary 8
    Jambalaya was good.
  • Myriame S.
    Myriame StanfordSeptember 1, 2016
    Very disappointing experience.The seafood gumbo was terrible.I still can't figure out what was in there.The jambalaya was a miss as well: the chicken tasted old and dry. Tourist trap!
  • Lindsay H.
    Lindsay HerndonMarch 22, 2016
    The food was ok, but it's very expensive for what you're getting. It's in a prime location to get tourists but I would skip this place and find somewhere with better food!
  • Tye W.
    Tye WOctober 9, 2015
    The crawfish étouffée is great! Great customer service
  • Ricky D.
    Ricky DiazSeptember 7, 2015
    Pasta Jambalaya! Taste of New Orleans in one dish!
  • Lovely G.
    Lovely G.August 4, 2015
    The shrimp gumbo was great but the pecan pie was even better!
  • Aye
    AyeJanuary 6, 2015
    Creole combo was tasty. Shrimp creole was served cold, but the rest were served warm to hot! Gumbo was quite delicious!
  • Anthony I.
    Anthony IntravaiaOctober 27, 2014
    I will never go back, not the real New Orleans Flavors.
  • Barbara Y.
    Barbara YelvertonOctober 18, 2014
    No! The gumbo tasted like it came out of a can. And the waiter agreed with me!
  • Dave L.
    Dave LoochAugust 30, 2014
    Go to jacks brewery for drinks after
  • Otis
    OtisJuly 10, 2014
    Good food, terrible service. They add gratuity to your bill automatically and then my waiter tried to hustle me to leave without getting my change. I know the game!
  • Alexa M.
    Alexa Megan TillieJune 16, 2014
    beautiful and slightly pretentious. worth every penny.
  • Felicia A.
    Felicia AndersonJanuary 20, 2014
    There are better places to eat, don't waste your time or money here.
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea CDecember 29, 2013
    Food took forever to cook - don't eat here if you're in a hurry.
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FergusonDecember 21, 2013
    Breakfast came quick and was ok. A little more expensive than we expected.
  • Courtney (.
    Courtney (Davis) BurgwynNovember 29, 2013
    Ya Ya Gumbo is amazing!
  • Phillip K.
    Phillip KeeneOctober 10, 2013
    If going for breakfast get there before before three pm
  • Rowel L.
    Rowel LiragAugust 17, 2013
    Shrimp jambalaya, Cajun rice... and I forgot the rest. They were all yummy but be aware they come in big portions!
  • Dianna N.
    It's just okay !! And the bacon was cooked in the same grill as fish or fish juice got on the bacon !!! GROSS !!
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SnellJuly 7, 2013
    Had A Taste of New Orleans dish all of it was really good. The tea is sweet and definitely on point.
  • Kaye
    KayeJune 30, 2013
    If you can't do the "gluten thing" the bbq shrimp is REALLY good. #glutenfree
  • The Dren
    The DrenJune 29, 2013
    Excellent! Food, staff, service all superior. Best Andouille sausage I've ever had, and crawfish etouffe was great too.
  • Victor T.
    Victor TorresJune 17, 2013
    Breakfast here not that good. Save your money and go somewhere else.
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan LaPlaineJune 8, 2013
    food was ok, I'd say pretty average. The bread pudding was good. Service was a bit lacking.
  • Erin T.
    Ordered chicken gumbo was delicious as was the veal poboy & the smoothered cabbage! Would come again- oh and the banana foster wow
  • Tarah R.
    Tarah RhenaeMay 27, 2013
    Staff is friendly and entertaining!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KellyMay 8, 2013
    Other reviews are unfair. Food servings are huge and are very tasty. Service was solid. Gumbo ya ya and catfish po were great!
  • Derek B.
    Derek BrunerMay 7, 2013
    Ask for Jeff for your server.
  • Nikki G.
    Nikki GroteMay 3, 2013
    We sat @ the bar & had a drink while waiting for The Natchez. Service was hospitable & friendly. Sorry for everyone that had crappy service.
  • Nik B.
    Nik BrowningApril 25, 2013
    BBQ shrimp was amazing. Service was good by me. Immediate seating And drinks. Bread in 5 min. Entree in 15 min.
  • alison f.
    alison frakerApril 22, 2013
    Terrible service. Don't get the breakfast.
  • Jamica H.
    Jamica HinesMarch 27, 2013
    The Gumbo YaYa and the Pasta Jambalaya are DELICIOUS! The best I've had
  • Beth B.
    Beth BoydMarch 27, 2013
    The patio is pet friendly!
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda ToomeyMarch 18, 2013
    Food was good
  • Courtney H.
    Courtney H.January 31, 2013
    The gumbo was fantastic!
  • Alisha O.
    Alisha OutridgeJanuary 21, 2013
    Great speedy service, fantastic jambalaya, strongest hurricane drinks in the Quarter.
  • Kyrstin J.
    Kyrstin JohnsonDecember 31, 2012
    Shaye was a great server! The gumbo, red beans and rice and boudin balls were great. Lots of the tips were negative but we really enjoyed this meal!
  • Bill P.
    Bill PNovember 21, 2012
    Slooooow service... closing in an hour and they act like they closed an hour ago.
  • Heathor K.
    Heathor Kerr BalazyNovember 20, 2012
    Terrible service. Waitress kept forgetting order and coming back to ask what we ordered. WRITE it down. Someone else ended up coming over to help. Won't be back.
  • Dayna R.
    Dayna RoselliNovember 13, 2012
    Don't get a salad. The fish playlet tees are good.
  • Pam H.
    Pam HuffNovember 12, 2012
    Truly the best gumbo ever. We can't wait until we go back in February! Love the gumbo, love the chef!!
  • Café au Lait
    Café au LaitSeptember 29, 2012
    Not good... the service was awful and i have never had drier pancakes.
  • Jose O.
    Jose OcanoAugust 8, 2012
    Delicious bloody marys and bananas foster! See Pythias, she's the best!!!
  • Ed B.
    Ed BuckleyJuly 12, 2012
    Food ok, service just ok. Price is a little high.
  • Claudia D.
    Claudia DelgadoMay 30, 2012
    You must try the Banana Foster Pie...a soft, creamy and delicious dessert!!!!
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FormanczykMay 27, 2012
    Food substandard. Would not return. Avoid all breakfast food.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MooreMay 18, 2012
    Good food, decent prices, but service was very slow!
  • Robert R.
    Robert RaymoApril 19, 2012
    Don't worry about trying the bbq shrimp its better elsewhere. Shrimp and oyster platter anf shrimp dinner are worth the money.
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea Merritt-SloanMarch 18, 2012
    Very good food! Way to much, but the service isn't great.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AtwoodMarch 18, 2012
    Stay away from "salads" but the Boudin Balls are interesting.
  • Lissy V.
    Lissy VMarch 10, 2012
    Large portions, good food, but the service was subpar.
  • Megan B.
    Megan BakerFebruary 29, 2012
    Pretty much the worst dining experience I've ever had. Would not recommend at all.
  • Nekah
    NekahFebruary 23, 2012
    When I complained to the man who CLAIMED to be the mgr and asked about southern hospitality he replied "there's a difference btw southern hospitality & a ignorant black"!!!
  • Nekah
    NekahFebruary 21, 2012
    The food is ok but the service sucks.
  • Connor H.
    Connor HennesseyFebruary 19, 2012
    The food is good. Service is too. The other people giving tips are ignorant
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KrupaFebruary 17, 2012
    Terrible side salad
  • Claire
    ClaireDecember 29, 2011
    Great fried catfish and shrimp. Unimpressive jambalaya. No service.
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HumphreyDecember 25, 2011
    Gumbo yaya and seafood gumbo are great. Red beans and rice good too. Reasonably priced also.
  • Rickey J. W.
    Rickey J. White, Jr.December 4, 2011
    Enjoyed the Funniest Ya-Ya ...ordered a 2nd bowl Togo. Plus they have great wait staff
  • Engeline T.
    Engeline TanNovember 21, 2011
    Food is too salty!
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonOctober 30, 2011
    Disgusting red bean & rice. Etouffe is fishy. Prices are jacked up through the roof. Who wants to pay $17 for a po boy and an extra $3.75 for fries?
  • Heather R.
    Heather RickersonOctober 7, 2011
    Chicken andouile gumbo is great. Bussing the table when you've literally just put your fork down and haven't paid yet- not so great.
  • Richard
    RichardSeptember 25, 2011
    I hope you have better luck. I waited 45 min for food that never showed, and didn't see the waiter after he brought my drink.
  • Alexis H.
    Alexis HarknessAugust 31, 2011
    Don't eat here. Just gave us hushpuppies as trying to pass them off as boudin balls. Then tried to charge us $9 for them. THIEVES
  • Scott S.
    Scott SmithAugust 19, 2011
    Abita Gator is on the menu as Andy Gator, same yum! Great place, atmosphere, a little $$ but worth it for a decent meal in a comfy touristy restaurant on the quarter.
  • David B.
    David BeronjaJuly 13, 2011
    Ate lunch there on a Wednesday the gumbo was good & crab cakes were larger than expected. The waitress was wonderful. Give the place a try.
  • Debbie
    DebbieJune 2, 2011
    Ate here twice, service was great as well as the food. Awesome Bloody Marys.
  • Simone
    SimoneMay 29, 2011
    Amazing gumbo. Ask for Troy, best server we've had!
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly ConnellyMay 14, 2011
    Find another place to eat.
  • Jakob C.
    Jakob CrawfordMay 13, 2011
    Despite the other tips, I thought the service was great and the food was too.
  • Michele I.
    Michele IngariApril 1, 2011
    Don't come here. Bad food and rude service
  • 💋Tiffany💋
    💋Tiffany💋March 31, 2011
    Not so great food, with service to match,
  • lynn t.
    lynn the preciousMarch 30, 2011
  • Amanda I.
    Amanda IrishMarch 12, 2011
    Terrible shrimp Creole. Very nearly put me off LA seafood. Avoid this place.
  • Joanne F.
    Joanne FraserNovember 7, 2010
    Try the mojoto -fresh mint-delicious
  • Germán G.
    Germán G.March 2, 2014
    Pidan un tarro de la cerveza de la casa Abita, deliciosa.
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