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The Gumbo Bros, Nashville, TN

The Gumbo Bros

4.7
4.7
52 reviews
$30 and under
Cajun

Founded in 2014 by two LSU alums that had a hankering for some home cooking, The Gumbo Bros started as a small pop-up in New York City and has grown to a full service bar & restaurant featuring legit cajun & creole cuisine with locations in Brooklyn, New York and Nashville, Tennessee.

With an emphasis on proper cooking methods, family recipes and regional sourcing (gulf shrimp, New Orleans French bread etc.) The Gumbo Bros & Chef Adam Lathan have received major accolades from customers & press alike including The New York Times, Forbes, Eater, The Wall Street Journal. The Food Network, The Today Show etc.

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Booked 19 times today

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Popular dishes

Menu

Gumbo

  • Nanny's Seafood GumboUS$7.00

    • Cajun Chicken and Sausage GumboUS$6.00

      • Gumbo Z'herbesUS$4.00

        • Death by GumboUS$7.00

          • Gumbo FlightUS$16.00

            Po Boys

            • Fried Shrimp Po BoyUS$16.00

              • Mississippi Catfish Po BoyUS$15.00

                • Roast Beef Po BoyUS$15.00

                  • Fried Green Tomato Po BoyUS$13.00

                    • Surf n Turf Po BoyUS$18.00

                      • Benny's SpecialUS$17.00

                        • Nashville Chicken Po BoyUS$13.00

                          • Nashville Hot Chicken Po BoyUS$14.00

                            • Nashville Hot Catfish Po BoyUS$17.00

                              Salads

                              • Shrimp Remoulade WedgeUS$14.00

                                • Buffalo Shrimp SaladUS$15.00

                                  • Fancy Southern SaladUS$12.50

                                    Sides

                                    • Debris FriesUS$12.50

                                      • Fried AlligatorUS$12.50

                                        • Cajun Waffle FriesUS$6.00

                                          • Nashville Hot GatorUS$13.50

                                            • Fried Green TomatoesUS$6.00

                                              • Vinegar SlawUS$4.00

                                                • Zapp's ChipsUS$2.50

                                                  • Side BreadUS$1.00

                                                    • Side ShrimpUS$12.00

                                                      • Side SaladUS$4.00

                                                        • Small FryUS$3.00

                                                          • Catfish FilletUS$10.00

                                                            Desserts

                                                            • Bananas Foster PuddingUS$6.00

                                                              • Abita Root Beer FloatUS$6.00

                                                                • Scoop Ice CreamUS$2.00

                                                                  Baskets

                                                                  • Gulf Shrimp BasketUS$16.00

                                                                    • Catfish BasketUS$15.00

                                                                      • Louisiana Alligator BasketUS$17.00

                                                                        • Fried Green Tomato BasketUS$13.00

                                                                          • Nashville Gator BasketUS$18.00

                                                                            • Nashville Hot CatfishUS$17.00

                                                                              • Nashville Hot Chicken BastketUS$17.00

                                                                                Kids

                                                                                • Kids ChickenUS$11.00

                                                                                  • Kids ShrimpUS$12.00

                                                                                    • Kids Grilled CheeseUS$11.00

                                                                                      Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                                      What 52 people are saying

                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                      4.7
                                                                                      4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                      • 4.6Food
                                                                                      • 4.6Service
                                                                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                      • 4.5Value

                                                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                                                      1. TM

                                                                                        TMR5606

                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                        Dined today

                                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                        The beef debris po boy was great. The gumbo flight, on the other hand, lacked the usual soulfulness of a true New Orleanian gumbo. Service was okay. Once the food was brought out, no one came over to check in until the my brought the check.

                                                                                      2. JG

                                                                                        JulieG

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                        overall2food2service5ambience3

                                                                                        The food was just ok. It didn’t feel like authentic Cajun food.

                                                                                      3. LM

                                                                                        LeeM

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Food was great! The Nashville hot gator was the best fried gator I’ve ate. Seafood gumbo was very good and so was the catfish poboy. Staff was great as well!

                                                                                      4. MI

                                                                                        MIkey

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                        Best gumbo I’ve had outside of LA. The catfish and beef po-boys were both delicious. The Leidenheimer bread is worth trip.

                                                                                      5. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Great seafood in Nashville is hard to find, but this place is definitely the exception. Excellent seafood! Wonderful service. Will definitely be back.

                                                                                      6. Y

                                                                                        Yobert

                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                        Alligator bites were good but the gumbo was just okay. I had the seafood gumbo - I couldn't taste crab at all, and the shrimp were overcooked and hard. I like my own seafood gumbo better, however my friend never had any before and really enjoyed it.

                                                                                      7. G

                                                                                        Gwen

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                        Absolutely love this place! I grew up in Mobile, AL and this seafood is the freshest and most authentic I’ve been able to get outside of my hometown. Gumbo is fresh and full of seafood. Shrimp is perfectly seasoned and cooked. One of our favorite places! Tastes like home!

                                                                                      8. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        London

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                        The gumbo was tasty, menu was not overly exciting, but great for a quick meal. Not an exciting ambience, but perfectly fine for a quick mea.

                                                                                      9. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Food was great as well as the service

                                                                                      10. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Kayleigh was phenomenal and was legit the best waitress a you could could ask for. Gumbo bros is the best food around and the orange sauce was fire 🔥🔥🔥. For sure coming!

                                                                                      11. GS

                                                                                        GayS

                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        GREAT service. Food was exceptional!!! Our second time and we will be back!!

                                                                                      12. H

                                                                                        Happy1976

                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                        Great hang out!

                                                                                      13. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Delicious food and drinks with a great vibe

                                                                                      14. SG

                                                                                        StevenG

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 20 April 2022

                                                                                        overall5food3service5ambience4

                                                                                        The catfish breading was burnt and didn’t stick to the fish.

                                                                                      15. s

                                                                                        skichef456

                                                                                        Calgary

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 19 April 2022

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                        Group of 4, fast service, cold beer, tasty gumbo, poor boys, gator bites, okra. Perfect .

                                                                                      16. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Calgary

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Excellent food and service!!! Loved the sausage and chicken gumbo!!!!!

                                                                                      17. K

                                                                                        Kate

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                        Food was so good and would definitely recommend to anyone!

                                                                                      18. MS

                                                                                        MelissaS

                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Food and service was fantastic! Jerika provided amazing service

                                                                                      19. JF

                                                                                        JenF

                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 29 March 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Best Po’ boy! The shrimp was so crispy and the portion was perfect!!

                                                                                      20. B

                                                                                        Britt

                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Fantastic authentic Louisiana food! We had apps of alligator, okra and fried pickles which were all delicious. Everyone had either gumbo or a po boy and all were happy with their meals. Great waiter who helped with what to order too!

                                                                                      21. TV

                                                                                        TomV

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 15 March 2022

                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                        Good food and service but the music was too loud. We were a party of 4 and struggled to hear each other. We will be back!

                                                                                      22. B

                                                                                        Bill

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 13 March 2022

                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                        The gumbo was slightly warm, the fried pickles were great and served quickly. The slaw was terrible, the shrimp poor boy was great. The glass of wine at $12 was way over priced. The service was average. I had to get up to ask were my beer was.

                                                                                      23. n

                                                                                        ndenni01

                                                                                        E. Tennessee

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                        Our server was amazing and attentive. However, we have lived in Louisiana and expected more from the food. It wasn't as spicy (spices, not heat) as we are accustomed to. Additionally, the decor was just too 'clean' to give that real Louisiana feeling. Needs some grit. And no crawfish on the menu. Hmmm?

                                                                                      24. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 6 March 2022

                                                                                        overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                                        The food was great as always! Our server was great but really jumbled up our spilt checks, however the manager was AMAZING, and sorted everything accordingly! Will definitely be back soon!

                                                                                      25. MB

                                                                                        MatthewB

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        The shrimp Po boy was the closest I've had to an authentic new Orleans Po boy since I've been. Highly recommend.

                                                                                      26. JA

                                                                                        JAMESM

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 4 March 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Absolutely love this place. Best authentic Cajun food in Nashville.

                                                                                      27. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 27 February 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Had a great time celebrating my 61st B-day. good portion of shrimp and spicy waffle fries tasty. Gumbo was authentic! Service great!

                                                                                      28. DA

                                                                                        DACTN

                                                                                        E. Tennessee

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Good place for a quick, filling meal before a hockey game or anything else in downtown Nashville. Authentic Louisiana flavor, not spicy, good service.

                                                                                      29. GR

                                                                                        GinaR

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Food was delicious and Andy was a great waiter. Party of 12 and everything came out in a timely manner.

                                                                                      30. ZA

                                                                                        ZacA

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 19 February 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        A must go when in Nashville if you’re looking for something delicious!

                                                                                      31. JA

                                                                                        JAMESM

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 18 February 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Love this place. Will definitely return. True Cajun, fresh and outstanding.

                                                                                      32. T

                                                                                        Theo

                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Everything was great. Will be going back there soon.

                                                                                      33. b

                                                                                        brettd

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                        Gumbo was fair at best. Had both the seafood and chicken/sausage. Nothing special. Disappointed Catfish and shrimp very good.

                                                                                      34. S

                                                                                        Shaun

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                        We saw the bartender eating food with her hands and then making drinks. The chefs didn’t have mask on The floors and tables were dirty

                                                                                      35. J

                                                                                        Jojo

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                        Good! Fri d green tomatoes were a hit!

                                                                                      36. LN

                                                                                        LauraN

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 31 January 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                        Fantastic meal! We did not have a bad thing. I would highly recommend.

                                                                                      37. AR

                                                                                        AnnetteR

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 30 January 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        The food was amazing! Service was great. Food was delivered quickly. Our waiter was hilarious.

                                                                                      38. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on 26 January 2022

                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                        Great night! We got there at 7:10 and had our drinks, appetizers and dinner by 7:32.. WOW. Our waiter was great and the food was delish. Fav dish of the night for everyone including our 9 year old was the alligator bites. If you’re considering a drink, go with the “purple drank” .. you can’t go wrong. Great experience, will be back for sure!

                                                                                      39. KJ

                                                                                        KatieJ

                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 23 January 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        We had a wonderful lunch and good service. We will definitely go back!

                                                                                      40. G

                                                                                        Gwen

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                        Best shrimp I’ve had without an ocean view. Fresh, not over-breaded. Fries were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Gumbo was good and I’m from the coast so I am more high maintenance about my gumbo. It had great flavor and plenty of shrimp in it. Didn’t see any other seafood in it. Will definitely go back!

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                                                                                      The Gumbo Bros is rated 4.7 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                      Booked 19 times today
                                                                                      Google Map for The Gumbo Bros

                                                                                      505 12th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203

                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                      • Area

                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                      • Hours of Operation

                                                                                        Tue–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                        Cajun, Southern, Creole

                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                      • Dress Code

                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                      • Parking Details

                                                                                        None

                                                                                      • Payment Options

                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                      • Executive Chef

                                                                                        Adam Lathan

                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                        Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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