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J. Gumbo's

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428 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807-3216
+1 812-645-2796
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Mo
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460 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant mirrors NOLA's French Quarter to a T! Delicious Cajun-inspired from that includes crawfish, gumbo, Po'Boys, étouffée, beans & rice, etc. Daily Specials are available. Add toppings for upcharge. Cooler containing desserts, soft drinks and sides available as well. Plenty seating, beautiful artwork and a full bar. Service was excellent!

Thank Christy A
Omaha, Nebraska
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Fast food type of place. Order at the counter and the food is there, scoop and serve like you find in airports and food courts. Taste is good, some options have good heat but overall not great. Bar is not always open and check the hours, they close early.

Thank kmo1313
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136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. The atmosphere is really cool with a bar hidden in the back. Food is ordered cafeteria style with it being prepared as you stand and wait at the counter. You are given the opportunity to sample the different gumbo's so you can find the one you like best. Once you get your food, you... More 

Thank TheYelllowDart
Terre Haute, Indiana
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We've gone to J Gumbos several times, and I always enjoy going there. You can sit and eat, take it to go, or eat at the bar. If you haven't been they allow you to sample to find something that you like. I've heard from friends who frequent New Orleans and they've mentioned that this place isn't "true" authentic food,... More 

Thank MJM253
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Been here twice, both times it was good. Most of my family like their meals too. It was good that they had some outdoor seating on the sidewalk because we had our dog with us.

Thank Jason G
Level Contributor
325 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Pretty good.... In my opinion, J. Gumbo's is not truly authentic Cajun cuisine. It is, however, very tasty, especially their ratatouille. That is a SUPERB choice for vegetarians (like me!) or anyone wanting to have a large bowl of food, but also following a diet. They have sizable portions, they're a little pricey, but it's overall tasty and the staff... More 

Thank Lisa M
Coatesville, Indiana
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Love it, has a bar inside restaurant makes you feel like you are in Louisiana. Fast, friendly service and smiles to go around. Makes you want to come back again and again. From hot and spicy to mild, with a sample of your choice before you buy, a great deal.

Thank Kcash1227
terre haute, IN
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers a very generic and bland version of Cajun food. There are almost no choices for vegetarians. But the bar looks awesome. It's a fun place to hang out, but don't expect authentic Louisiana cuisine

Thank susiespy
Terre Haute, Indiana
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Food is very good and reasonably priced. They are a quiet place to eat,relaxing,easy to talk and to be heard.

Thank rns52
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and fair priced meet the owner and he has plans to grow the menu with fresh seafood. The also sell half orders on most items on the menu which if your doing lunch I would of just got a half order. I like spice so I had the hottest they had. No wait staff just a line to... More 

Thank Mick B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807-3216
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Terre Haute
  • Phone Number: +1 812-645-2796

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?