Gumbos

Gumbos

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gumbosdining.com/
  • Phone: 7202665300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
  • Executive Chef: Gary Hvizda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Downing St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Best unknown spots are on Ogden St. just North of Park Ave in front of the old Children's Hospital. Side streets are open but usually hit or miss. Parking in front after 6pm is fair game, but 2 hour limit applies during the day time hours.
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Gumbos reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (19)great for outdoor dining (12)great for lunch (9)special occasion (8)romantic (7)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (5)good for groups (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The Ambience ..........Presentation ..........and the quality of the food were outstanding
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great surprise!
    beachbaby
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Gumbo's was a delicious break from the usual, boring food we often find in Denver. It's New Orleans style had kick and served up classics like red beans and rice, blackened catfish, and shrimp etouffe. We loved every bite and save room for the beignets!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been here every year
    proudmomma50
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    for boyfriend's birthday's, we had such a nice time our waitress was wonderful, right there if we needed anything. We'll be back again, recommend the tenderloin of pork, omg it is delicious! the fried grits with cheese are scrumptious too. Try it, you'll love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cajun Gem and Surprise
    StephManVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had to find a Cajun place for the wife for our anniversary. Picked Gumbos without knowing anything about it. Nice surprise! Although Thursday night it seemed to be a quiet place with a nice front area for outside dinning. Pretty nice neighborhood with other restaurants nearby. I had to try the scallops this was marvelous. The wife had the staple blacken catfish. Being our anniversary we had to have the Beignet. A beautiful way to end the evening. Our staff was very professional and attentive. Definitely a repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungry for Louisiana
    MrBoot
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I was very impressed. There is only one other restaurant in CO, that has food close to Louisiana. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just not the same
    Charlie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The menu is smaller than when it was located downtown Denver. The food is good, but was not served hot from the oven. Bread and garlic butter has also changed. Will go again, but it won't be real soon. Service was extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute
    Pamper
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was good for a lil bite and very good food, mouth watering with a hint of fabulousness. I've doin ally found a place to bite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Great Value
    mcmsfVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I love Gumbos! Time after time, we all love our choices. The preparation of the dishes is top notch, food is fresh and perfectly prepared. Great New Orleans, creole food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food! Not Just Cajun!
    3GinDenver
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was truly amazing. Every dish had great flavor. I thought before deciding to go that the menu would be full of heavy meat/seafood Cajun dishes but it's not. There are lots of vegetables and salads on the menu. We started with the Shrimp Sliders, which were fantastic, and also the mussels. The sauce was to die for! We had salads. There is a beet salad which was different and very filling. The prices were great, too. I would highly recommend this restaurant to even the strictest foodies as the food is genuinely the best I've had at a restaurant in a long time. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jaded but Elated.
    Sheesh
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Would like to start by saying my wife and I are "Jaded" when it comes to Gumbos. As fans of the restaurant in it's previous location near the Tattered Cover we are elated that they are open again (for the past two years) at this newer locale. The menu has been changed up some but all in all, the quality of the food and service are and remain impeccable. Before anyone say's the locale is a bit rough on parking, valet was only $6. Also at roughly $17-23 per person this is a really nice cost effective change up for a dinner out. Oh and I really enjoy how they have broken the Menu into portion sizes ie small...large...this made my wife very happy. Wait staff deserves love too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - but slow service
    PerfectLunchMeeting
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service was REALLY slow, however, the food was excellent. If you have plenty of time on your hands and want great food, sit back, relax and wait for a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    GoldenD
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The wife and I used to go to the old location and always enjoyed the food and vibe. This was our first dinner at their new location and while it is much smaller and had more of a neighborhood feel the great service and food quality remained. Don, our waiter was excellent and even gave us dessert for our 21st anniversary. Many other night club establishments up and down 17th within walking distance so this is a great first stop on a fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like a visit to New Orleans
    NewTuneVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We love Gumbo's! Everything: appetizers, salads, entrees, and deserts are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy !
    1VegloverVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    For meat lovers, Gumbos is wonderful. For vegetarians Gumbos is very limited...Fried Green Tomatoes or Hummus ...boring ...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 209 reviews are from the Gumbos reviews archive.
  • Anonymous
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Overall, pretty good. Loved the crabcakes. Popcorn shrimp were okay. Collard Greens--different.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mariaVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Service was excellent and food was excellent. The bread was good, but miss the crusty French bread at the old restaurants. Servings were considerably smaller too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Orleans in Denver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This is a neighborhood spot that can give New Orleans style food at very reasonable priced. It is a once in a while go to place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Gem!
    mcmsfVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Great New Orleans food w great value! Quality throughout. I love the blacken catfish w shrimp ettouffe, wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • food
    oster4u
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Gumbo was very good. Talapia and Catfish were very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Good good and service and prices. Flavor of good was authentic New Orleans cuisine. Ample portions were served.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible Cajun
    5280bites
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    If you're seeking exceptional Cajun food in Denver, look no further. Every item that was served to our group was outstanding. Highly recommend the blackened catfish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • REOPENED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was so happy that Gumbos reopened, however, the food and atmospher wasnt the the same. Its very small, not as much on the menu, not a good place for a large group. The food was good, blues music playing the background, parking is very hard to find. I may be back but it will be for lunch. I liked the old Gumbos so much better. The crab cakes are to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miss the Lodo Location
    ILoveCajun
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    When Gumbos was in LoDo, it was one of my favorite restaurants. I was so sad when they closed, but excited when I heard they'd reopened in a new location. I had dinner there recently and the new menu / location was a little disappointing. They no longer offer seafood gumbo, only chicken & sausage. I loved the Sensational Salad - gone. Blackened Shrimp served over gumbo or etouffee was a fav, again, gone. There were only a few fish entrees, one being tilapia - come on, any decent restaurant that serves fish can do better than tilapia. I had a halibut / etoufee special. The etouffee was very good but the halibut was tasteless, probably frozen. Wine choices also lacking. Service was decent. Sad that new menu lacks a lot of old favs...
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second trip as good as first
    gsplover
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This was our second trip to this restaurant. Among us we had the crab cakes, red beans and rice, and catfish. All were very good but the beans and rice were indicated need a little more sausage. The crab was very fresh and the catfish was generous for a small dinner. My spouse and I split a beet salad which was excellent. The drinks are all portion controlled so are not generous. For desserts, among us we had the chocolate mouse, custard and bread pudding. The mouse was dark, fragrant, and very chocolate, definitely the best of the desserts we had. The coffee with Chicory was a disappointment. Rather weak and lacking of flavor, either coffee or chicory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful Cajun food
    Marsha
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Always wonderful Cajun food at Gumbos! I LOVE the gumbo and fried catfish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine early - save big
    racerbob
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Half price small plates till 6:30. BARGAIN!! That's all we had for diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The Gumbo was amazingly dark, rich, buttery, and seasoned perfectly! and the sweet potato cheese cake....
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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  • Probably won't return
    Paddanley
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We came in at 5:50pm on a Sunday hoping we could grab a happy hour drink before ordering dinner. Apparently happy hour only applies to the first few tables near the entrance but there that was not explained until we asked. We were not told if there was a nightly special, we overheard our waiter telling another table. They were out of bread by 6pm on Sunday so you could not order poboys at the Louisianan Creole restaurant. The food portions for the large plates were SMALL. I feel like my friend who ordered a small plate got the same amount of food although she ordered a small plate. The meal also was not anything special.
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  • Food has gone downhill
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Gumbos is not nearly as good as it used to be. The once famous Custard, was awful. The presentation, quality and taste has gone down hill.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gumbo
    Angie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Gumbo and red beans and rice were really good. Did not care for the brussel sprouts. Moscow Mules were excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • With the Irish
    RtrntoSullys
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Brought our friends from Ireland to experience somethin they can't get at home. Gumbos never dissapoints!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOLA Native
    NOLA
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Unique restaurant with a different twist on Louisiana fair. Great taste and flavor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gumbo's is not just for dinner
    jbuff
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We had a late lunch at 1:30, after any noon rush. The service was wonderful. The music vibrant. We both had the fish - tilapia and catfish. Both were great and will be ordered again. The Catfish comes with a side of crawfish ettouffee which was as good a any I've had in New Orleans. We finished with bread pudding and Pecan cheesecake - also wonderful. Gumbo's is a much better restaurant then Lucille's in our opinion. DO IT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Excellent Food, some annoyances
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was excellent, and the service was very good. There is a very noticeble sewer smell throughout the dinig area which definitely detracts from the dining experience. In addition, my group of four came to Gumbos early enough for happy hour and were told that our table was not in the happy hour area. This is not stated on the webite nor the happy hour menu online. This place is small enough that it shouldn't matter.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food
    AngA
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Everything came out in a timely manner, waitress was perfect, great white russians, bartender! The food was so good I can't wait to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fat Tuesday Must
    TheDinettes
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    What a great place, friendly and vibrant. The bar b wye shrimp was fabulous along with the $4 Hurricanes and Moscow Mules. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Title
    Jonathan
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Make reservations before dining at Gumbo's, as the space is not very big.The bar was small and full, and those wanting to stand behind the people seated were almost in the faces of those seated at tables nearby. Not being negative; it is what it is.Wait and bar staff very friendly. No waiting for orders to be taken or drinks refilled.Food was tasty. Not New Orleans good, but we enjoyed the Etouffee, Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, and Mussels. The Etouffee was my favorite, though I usually prefer gumbo. Not to say the gumbo wasn't tasty, because it was. The red beans and rice was good as well, with just the right amount of spice. The mussels were tasty in their sauce and on the bread that came with them; a good suggestion from our waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HORRIBLE
    Antonius
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Reservation wasn't ready, ambiance different from old location-- new location more bar/pub food/environment as opposed to old location's upscale, tables with tablecloths, etc. Wait staff EXTREMELY rude--was told "move out of the way" while sitting at the bar waiting (30 minutes at this point) for table to be ready. Hurricane drink had little or no alcohol in it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fat Tuesday Experience
    Freelance
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    A visit to Gumbos on Fat Tuesday was about as close to New Orleans as I could get. I thought we might be in for a bad experience due to the poor attitude of the maitre d. She did not welcome us with a pleasant greeting nor a smile. In fact, she made us feel as though we were not welcome, even though we had bothered to make reservations in advance. Even though a restaurant is busy, which they were, patrons like to be greeted with some level of warmth and a smile. Perhaps the young lady was just having a bad day but she should not take it out on the customers. After being rudely seated, the service improved from the wait staff. We had several selections from the special appetizer menu for the day and all were very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fat Tuesday Yummies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Food was great as usual. We appreciated the "specials" for Fat Tuesday and also the "Happy Hour" treats. Three of use had all we would want including desert for $57.00
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.