Definitely the go-to spot for gumbo on the island, Gumbo Bar also serves up great salads, and po-boys. Made when you order, you know you are getting the freshest meal. Take in the aroma of Cajun flavors mixed with fresh Gulf seafood as you walk across the patio into this spacious yet cozy eatery.
Start with the BBQ oysters with blue cheese dressing as an appetizer. When it comes to the namesake dish, order the “Lil daddy” or “Big daddy” portions depending on your appetite. And if you’re feeling really ambitious, try the Mumbo Gumbo filled with shrimp, crab, oyster, chicken, sausage, and prime rib. Be sure you get some garlic bread for dipping. Not in the mood for gumbo? Try the shrimp po-boy filled with Gumbo Bar's special sauce and order the to-die-for sweet potato fries on the side. If there's still some room for dessert, dig in to the rich red velvet or moist and delicious Italian cream cake.
Nestled along Post Office St., a few blocks from the Strand, Gumbo Bar is a great happy hour hangout and sports watching venue, with multiple flat screens and more than 50 different beers to choose from.