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64 Granville St, Gahanna, OH 43230-3064
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Rineyville, Kentucky
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok for what it is I guess but I was a little disappointed. I hoped for a larger menu and a little more authentic food. Went for lunch right at noon and the place was dead; doesn't seem like the kind of place that'll last and I likely won't go back any time soon.

Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The set up is similar to Chipoltes but with Cajun food. You order your food at the front of the restaurant and they bring your food to you. They let you sample the food before you make your order. Very tasty but a little steep in price.

Thank Frank S
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Must try the bumblebee stew!!! There's a reason it's been a favorite entrée in Gahanna for many years. I also recommend the gumbo which tastes soooooo fantastic. My favorite to go item is a combo of half voodoo chicken and half bumblebee stew. That way I can get great spiciness with a little sweetness.

Thank Peter K
Gahanna, Ohio
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The service is counter style, you look over the menu on the wall and make your selection. They will allow you to taste any of the entrees prior to purchase. I didn't do that and I'm sorry I didn't. If I had, we would have try something different or leave. I order shrimp etouffee. What a mistake, its missing something,... More 

Thank Eherby
Delaware, Ohio
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242 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Perhaps one needs to be a Cajun fan to appreciate J Gumbo's. Evidently I am not. Order at the counter. Wait to get your food and seat yourself. The menu is pretty straight-forward - all some sort of gravy/thick soup-like meat over white or brown rice in a large bowl. The staff is friendly and helpful for first-timers such as... More 

Thank Thom P
Columbus, Ohio
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The food is so flavorful and satisfying. They give you a large amount. The heat is just right. I love the shredded Chicken. It is amazing. Very friendly staff too.

Thank RonnieAb
Ohio City, Ohio
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We visited this location for the first time and I must say they did not disappoint. There was a young man and a young lady who greeted us as we walked in. They offered samples and answers to any questions we had when we finally decided they served our bowls with smiles. You can never go wrong with anything that... More 

Thank wilsluv
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

One of my favorite quick food places. The Bumblebee Stew and Voodoo Chicken are amazing. Never had a bad meal.

Thank Kelly C
Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

This was my first time here and you can pick different kinds of Cajun dishes with shredded chicken or you can get a jumbalya

Thank Dink C
Wichita, Kansas
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Got the Crawfish etouffee with extra crawfish. It had good flavor and was close to what you would get in Louisiana but overall just average, Still recommended having people check it out. Wish they would have had a better Po'Boy selection.

Thank MoBay316

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Granville St, Gahanna, OH 43230-3064
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Gahanna

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