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Dec 30, 2006 05:21 AM

Best Gumbo?

Who has the Best Gumbo? Prefer Seafood, But other types are Ok...

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  1. The best seafood gumbo I've had was at Commanders.

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    1. re: Spencer

      I agree....I had 12 bowls of gumbo in 12 different places two years back and all were good, but Commander's was best.

      (Mr B's was excellent as well)

    2. Coopers -- Is it still there? A divey bar in the Quarter.

      There known for there jambalaya but the gumbo I've had there, several times over several years was just great.

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      1. re: Hershey Bomar

        Coop's Place. On Decatur. I love their gumbo, too, but it's much different than most I've had. It is, as my darling husband puts it "green and thin. And extra spicy". He doesn't like it, and he's more of a connoisseur than I.

        I also really like Casamento's gumbo (as does my DH), and I almost always get the gumbo at Crabby Jack's, the type available varies.

      2. There is a place in the Quarter, "Mena's". It is on Chartres, I believe. A few years ago, someone told me they had the best gumbo and I went there. Its very good and has seafood in it. I have gone back there every trip to New Orleans for it. Its the kind of place you can walk in and sit at the bar and have a bowl.

        1. I really like the gumbo at Herbsaint. It's made Cajun-style, with a dark, dark roux. I've also always enjoyed the gumbo at Liuzza's by the Track.

          1. The duck and andouille gumbo at Dick & Jenny's was outstanding the last time I was there.