The Gumbo Pot, French Quarter, NOLA

It was late in the afternoon when we spotted The Gumbo Pot on the side of the Jax Brewery by the river. We decided we might be hungry. Scanning the menu we knew we were hungry and eagerly waited for a table.  Dogs aren't allowed in the main dining area but are welcome in the covered outside patio so we happily settled at a table in the corner.


The waitress brought us menus along with a bowl of cold water for Kirby. The selection was great so we started off with drinks to allow time to make our decisions.  Doug went for his usual Budweiser while I chose an Abita Strawberry Lager, a local beer produced by the Abita Brewing Company located just 30 miles north of New Orleans.

The Famous Gumbo Pot Seafood Restaurant & Bar was established in 1894.  It's open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. They even ship their famous creole gumbo nationwide!

Our waitress really catered to us and made our visit very enjoyable. The prices were a little high for our budget so we decided to share, plus I wanted room for dessert.  We settled on The Creole Combo which was quite enough for two people. It came with Jumbalaya, Shrimp Creole, and Crawfish Ettouffee. It didn't disappoint. Doug, who likes spicy food, said it had just enough heat.

Our dessert was bread pudding, a New Orleans tradition, made with leftover bread, eggs, cream, butter and topped with an irish whiskey sauce. I ever so slowly devoured each bite of yumminess. All I can say is Oh My God!   

Kirby was content with a drink of cold water and a nap.  He slept though the entire meal.


The Details:

  • 600 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana   1-504-522-1010
  • Open 7 days a week with breakfast served from 8:00 - 3:00

Our Review:


  • Dog friendly covered patio 
  • Friendly staff
  • Located next to the river


  • Meals are on the expensive side