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Gumbo is what your momma made, a definition that assures that there are as many different types of gumbos as there are mothers who make them. Sometimes it’s caramel colored roux, okra, tomatoes, shrimp and crab seasoned delicately and thickened slightly to the viscosity of a soup. Sometimes it’s a chocolate brown roux, thick as a stew and brimming with lumps of chicken and sausage. Still others have no roux at all and are served entirely with greens and legumes. Gumbos are typically served over steamed white rice, but some tables prefer sweet potatoes or potato salad. The variation is maddening when trying to sort out what makes gumbo, gumbo.

See below for a list of restaurants that serve gumbo in Lafayette Parish and beyond. Don't see one of your favorite gumbo spots below? Click here and let us know so we can include them.

Abacus
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
530 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 232-5300

Bailey's Seafood & Grill
Smoked Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
5520-A Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 988-6464

Bon Creole
Seafood + Chicken & Sausage
1409 E St Peter St., New Iberia LA 70560
(337) 367-6181

Bon Temps Grill
Bird & Andouille Gumbo
1211 W Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 706-8850

Boutin's Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
Louisiana Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp, Crawfish, & Oysters + Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
114 Derek Plaza Ste. D, Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 886-6888

Buck & Johnny's Pizzeria
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo + Seafood Gumbo with Crab, Shrimp & Crawfish
100 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 442-6630

Cafe 20.3 On The Bayou    
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
413 Coolidge St., Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 408-8542

Cafe Jefferson
Seafood + Chicken & Sausage
5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 359-8525

Cafe Josephine
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo + Seafood Gumbo
1803 W. University Ave.    , Lafayette, LA 70520
(337) 662-0008

Café Vermilionville
Seafood Gumbo with Louisiana Crab, Shrimp, and Crawfish + Smoked Turkey & Andouille Gumbo
1304 W Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 237-0100

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Smoked Duck & Andouille Gumbo
3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 981-0108

Chris’ Poboys
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
1930 W Pinhook Rd.
(337) 234-6333
703 Robley Dr, Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 981-1818

Crawfish Town USA
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo + Seafood Gumbo
2815 Grand Point Hwy., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 667-6148

Duffy’s Diner
Seafood + Chicken & Sausage
1106 Center St., New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 365-2326

Dwight’s Restaurant
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo + Seafood Gumbo
4800 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 981-1241

Ema's Café
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
5520-B Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 981-4849

Fezzo's Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo + Shrimp & Okra Gumbo + Seafood Gumbo
720 S Frontage Rd., Scott, LA 70583
(337) 261-2464
6701 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 330-2302

Hub City Diner
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
1412 S College Rd., Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 235-5683

The French Press
Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
214 E Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-9449

Jane's Seafood
Seafood + Chicken & Sausage
1201 Jane St., New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 365-5412

 

Johnson's Boucaniere
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
1111 St John St., Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 269-8878

La Cuisine de Maman
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo + Seafood Gumbo
300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 205-9899

Lagneauxs Restaurant
Creole Seafood Gumbo with Okra, Shrimp, Crabmeat, Oysters, and Crawfish + Crawfish Gumbo + Shrimp Gumbo + Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp, Crabmeat, Oysters, and Crawfish + Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
445 Ridge Rd., Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 984-1415

Landry's Seafood & Steakhouse of New Iberia
Seafood + Chicken & Sausage
2318 Hwy. 90 W., New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 369-3772

POUR
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
1 Degaulle Square
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 981-8085
1901 Chemin Metairie Road
Youngsville, LA 70592
(337) 573-4315

Preservation Bar and Grill
Smoked Turkey & Sausage
225 W. Main St., New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 376-6006

Riverside Inn
Chicken & Andouille Gumbo + Seafood Gumbo with Jumbo Lump Crab and Shrimp
240 Tubing Rd., Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 837-4011

R&M’s Boiling Point
Seafood
6308 Hwy 90 W., New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 365-7596

Prejeans Restaurant
Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp, Crawfish, & Crabmeat + Duck & Andouille Gumbo
3480 NE Evangeline Thwy., Lafayette, LA 70507
(337) 896-3247

Rachal's Café
Seafood Gumbo + Chicken & Sausage Gumbo + Shrimp & Okra Gumbo + Rachael’s Signature Gumbo with Shrimp, Crab, Crawfish, & Andouille
104 Republic Ave., Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 504-4625

Tabasco Restaurant 1868
Chicken & Sausage
6228 Avery Island Rd., New Iberia LA 70560
(337) 359-9561

Ton's Drive In
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
101 W Main St, Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 837-6684

Trapp’s Broussard
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
209 N Morgan Ave, Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 330-8443

Veronica’s Café
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
302 Hector Connoly Rd, Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 565-2301
 

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Getting to Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

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