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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gumbo's

710 Colorado St., Ste. 100 (E. 7th St.) Send to Phone
512-480-8053
Hearty platters and piquant Creole flavors reign in this jazzy historic downtown setting.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gumbo's, Austin, TX

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gumbo's Restaurant Review

: Lofty ceilings, mosaic tile floors and polished service remind us of a charming French Quarter restaurant in the Big Easy. So does the menu, rich with Creole-Cajun classics draped in saucy emulsions. On those rare chilly days in Austin, we crave a steaming bowl of soulful chicken and andouille sausage gumbo paired with the substantial almond-crusted goat cheese salad tossed with warm bacon dressing and cinnamon brandy apples. Blackened salmon sardou, served with fried shrimp and tasso hollandaise, is one of the more protein-rich, albeit decadent, entrées we've seen. If you dare skip seafood, gravitate toward the bacon-wrapped, boudin-stuffed chicken served over a bourbon meunière. Again, not exactly an item for a light meal, but worth every calorie. One of the great discoveries in life is that a bottle of Sancerre pairs well with Cajun cuisine, though the worldly wine list offers any number of personal preferences. Chocolate bread pudding crowned with a moon-size scoop of vanilla ice cream is a necessary ending.



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