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Best Gumbo in New Orleans or La. as a whole.

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someone mentioned bericev's in biloxi, which is interesting is interesing I always equated great gumbo as somewhere within the confines of Louisiana.

Anyhow, where's the best? aside from your mom's or grandma's kitchen, which most of us will not likely be able to try.

Also, if it is out of state, do mention it too. as in the best gumbo you had was in Tuscaloosa or New Jersey of all places.

Looking forward to the gumbo recs. Oh, and the restaurants/shacks/cafe/gumbo houses should all still be in operation, so the thread doesn't get shut down, hopefully.


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  1. I can assure you that the best gumbo is NOT in Jersey. lol

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    1. re: roro1831

      i would hope so. but who knows, i never been.

    2. OMG. The best gumbo in Louisiana? You might as well have asked, "What's the correct recipe for gumbo?"

      1. Gumbo houses? Not a variety of indigenous restaurant I've ever seen.
        There is no one " best" gumbo--it's sort of like asking which one wine is best. The category is both too broad and deep for a single pick. I made a chicken/sausage/oyster gumbo on Saturday...it was the best I had this week.

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        1. re: Hungry Celeste

          Let's make it easier, what's the best Okra gumbo ever, best rabbit gumbo, and best duck gumbo (I had a great shredded duck gumbo at Commander's Palace) but I'm sure that there are other better ones out there. Along with low country gumbos (carolinas, etc0, which usually seem to be Okra-based

          1. re: kevin

            rabbit at brigtsen's.
            duck at la cote brasserie.

            But those are only two good ones. I've rarely had a bad gumbo. All decent restaurants should have a good gumbo. Gumbo's are just fun to eat everywhere. It's like trying chicken tikka masala at indian restaurants. Everybody does it differently and it's fun to taste the differences.

        2. Bull's Corner in LaPlace and Middendorf's in Manchac.

          1. Smoked duck and sausage gumbo at the Chimes by LSU in Baton Rouge!

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            1. re: LenNJ

              Chicken and sausage at Bozo's (with that sheen of grease on the top and that buttery bread...)

            2. I really love the gumbo at Casamento's on Magazine St. but you'd better hurry!

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              1. re: chanterelle

                Why hurry, are they closing? I just had the gumbo there last week and it was the best I had this trip, as was the fried soft-shell crab. Would hate to hear that was going to be the last time.

                1. re: lmead

                  They close during the summer when the oysters aren't as good.

                  1. re: JGrey

                    Thanks for that info (whew!) but I gotta say the oysters weren't so great last week either. My SO is from Baton Rouge and LOVES La. oysters, me I don't get it. They are big but mushy and at best tastless. I had some Drago's grilled oysters last June that nearly made me lose 'em. Did they actually have cheese on them or what?

              2. If I could only choose one, it would be the Gumbo Ya-Ya at Mr. B's Bistro. I haven't been there since the storm, but the gumbo is dark, rich and thick.

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                  1. re: Tonto

                    Make it three for the Gumbo Ya-Ya!
                    Having said that, I also like the gumbo at K-Paul's.