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About Permanently Closed - Gumbos

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Gumbos, a new upscale-casual Louisiana style seafood restaurant

1033 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Downing St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(720) 266-5300

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.

Executive Chef:
Gary Hvizda

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gumbos - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3
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1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (456)
Fit for Foodies (359)
Great for Outdoor Dining (197)
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Special Occasion (178)
Great for Lunch (142)
Romantic (134)
Good for Groups (99)
Hot Spot (63)
Late-night Find (46)
Kid-friendly (44)
Notable Wine List (37)
Great for Brunch (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Casual (12)
Fun (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Spicy (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Scenic View (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Cozy (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I'd love to say Gumbo's was delicious, but we arrived in time for our reservation and they were closed. There was no sign, no info online, just a closed restaurant with no explanation. My husband and I made the reservation for our wedding anniversary, and ended up having to go somewhere else. So very disappointed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

It was closed down! Empty and not in business. Bummer.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

It was closed. No longer in business. Very disappointing. I do not know how Open Table checks on restaurants listed to see if they are still in operation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We had a reservation for 5:45 for Gumbo's on Friday, July 14th, and the restaurant was closed. No sign on the door, no one inside...nothing. So I'm not sure what is going on; I guess they must be closed for good? The other restaurant next door was closed too, though they had a sign in their window. Bummer, as I really enjoyed this restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great drinks and happy hour specials on both food and beverages. We had the sea bass and tilapia Pontchartrain, and both were perfectly cooked with delicious sauces and accompaniments. Prices very reasonable for the quality of food. Terrific service too, and a very pleasant outdoor patio. Looking forward to returning!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This is the first review I have given for a restaurant. My hubby and I tried Gumbos out and it was delicious 😋. I had the ponchatrain tilapia with seafood dirty rice and he had the blackened catfish and red beans rice. The portions are a great size! Spices and seasoning are just right! Kudos to the chef and the team!! You definitely get your money's worth. The only negative I have is that I ordered breadpudding to go and it was the tinest piece known to man, I almost didn't see that it in the container.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This is one of the few Cajun/Creole restaurants in Denver. The food is authentic and
correctly spiced. The Happy Hour offers a good selection of Small Plates at a good
price. The sound system plays a great Blues selection.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Spicy, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I took my friend to Gumbo's for his birthday dinner. We had been to Gumbo's one time prior about 2 years ago and enjoyed it very much back then. Our second time dinning at Gumbo's just reinforced our memory of how much we had enjoyed it.

We both ordered the Mississippi Blackened Catfish served with seafood dirty rice. I started with a bowl of Gumbo and my friend had the fried green tomatoes. Neither disappointed!

We usually never order dessert but because we had really enjoyed dinner, we wanted to extend our eating pleasure. We were initially disappointed that they had run out of beignets, but the server recommended the key lime pie. Key lime pie happens to be one of those desserts that my friend is always searching for places that serve a key lime pie that is up to his standards. Let's just say that it did not disappoint in the least.

We need to return more frequently than once every two years!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 24, 2017

It was a quiet evening midweek, the service was impeccable (friendly without being intrusive, precise without being snooty) and the food was delicious. I love the bluesy background music. A very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Romantic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Nice place for dinner it feels like a neighborhood restaurant. Had the steak and Cajun chicken both very good. The food has great depth of flavors

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Love the blackened catfish and gumbo. Great Abita beer selection.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Authentic cajun food that's hard to find in Denver.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Our first visit: Ate inside (under loud speakers) instead of patio (against loud street). Other than the volume issue, everything was pretty darn good. Tori was ourserver, she was friendly and efficient, and dug up a root beer from the basement stock when none was left at the bar.
Crab cake (more of crab balls) appetizer was the best we've had in awhile. All meat, no mushy bread, with a nice side of greens. Entrees were good too, the steak sauce a bit on the spicey end, but I rarely eat Cajun, so just my profile. All the ingredients done well, nice to experience a meal you know has been fully prepared, not just "assembled."
Beignets were only so-so, more of donut holes, but overall a very good meal. Parking is a challenge along this corridor, be prepared to circle and walk the difference.
Worth a repeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 7, 2017

3 time there this year. Good cajun food, good service, nice terrace

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2017

I was introduced to Gumbos by a former co-worker upon hearing that I liked Cajun (and Creole) food. I've never been disappointed there. Highly recommend the pan-seared scallops (dinner menu), their seafood dirty rice, and their gumbo (lunch and sides menus).

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Food was great service was also great was not thrilled with the decor

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Food was really good. We were there on a Thursday at 6pm and they only had 2-3 other tables, but service was extremely slow. Bartender was very obviously on something speeding him up and perhaps our waitress was just trying to slow her pace down enough to offset? the spicy cucumber margarita was delicious and I would go back for the food - hopefully just an odd night for them?

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Good, interesting food in unpretentious environment

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had been to Gumbo's before and it was excellent so we wanted to go again. I was very disappointed. I had the talapia and it was over cooked, dried out and crusty. The sauce was bland. The last time I was there I ate everything on my plate. This time I left food. We won't go again.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 10, 2017

If you like Gumbo like I do, Gumbo's is the place to be in Denver.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Tapas, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2017

The food was pretty good- we shared the small dinner items: gumbo, crawfish etouffee, red beans and rice, and popcorn shrimp. Everything has really great flavors and I was very surprised with how much crawfish we got in the etouffee! Wow! We went on Mardi Gras and we were a little underwhelmed by the celebration. Not much was going on for Fat Tuesday, no specials for it. Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert but I heard they were all made in house- next time I will make sure to save room! This is definitely a place I would go for a casual "different" dinner, I probably will try to find a more fun place for Mardi Gras next year! Where is my Fat Tuesday at?

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was excellent, but the night we visited they had a few wait staff no-shows! That made for a very long wait for the food. On one of the dishes, the fish was blackened despite a special request not to do so. To their credit, they comped that meal. Definitely worth another try because of the unusual circumstances of the night we went. It was also a bit loud that it was difficult hearing others at our table. The food is clearly worth the inconveniences, however.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food! But understaffed in both the Kitchen and wait staff causing long delays in getting food.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Although we had a confirmed reservation for four people for 6:45 p.m. Sunday at Gumbos, for supper before heading to the Comedy Club for its 9 pm show, we were shocked and disappointed to find the restaurant closed.

How could this happen?

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Had an excellent meal at Gumbos. Kitchen even worked to accommodate my dietary restrictions! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great service and the food was excellent. We have been to Gumbos several times and it's one of our favorite restaurants downtown.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Overall great food. The seafood was very salty, and there was some error with the final bill. It did get organized. Yet an unfortunate first experience. Hopeful to try it a second time and have everything run a little smoother.

Tags: Organic, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Gumbo's is a favorite restaurant. Love the shrimp and avocado salad and the seafood gumbo. The deserts are great, also.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Legitimate Louisiana fare, good service, will go again.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

It was our first time at Gumbos. The atmosphere was fun and the food was excellent. We can't wait to go back to try more menu items.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Great creole food with good flavors. Small place but no problem. Service was quick and polite.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We always have awesome food at Gumbo's. And the pork tenderloin is an incredible value for such a perfectly prepared dish!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The blackened catfish and dirty rice was AMAZING! Melt in your mouth wonderful.
We will be going back to Gumbos.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Tasty New Orleans food. Low key ambience. Service was spotty once the place filled up. Reasonable prices.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Food was a bit below their usual standards and they seemed understaffed. I rated them fair because they had only 1 can of diet coke and could only make 2 rum and cokes. Never had a restaurant run out of diet coke before. Perhaps just a seriously off night. Will find out next time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Not bad .....but we would not rush back anytime soon 😒

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2016

This is our second time at Gumbos and their poboys are amazing. I had grilled chicken, my husband fried shrimp and they were so good. Better than what I had in New Orleans. Their Gumbo is great too!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2016

I really enjoyed Gumbos, excellent food and service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Happy Hour is a great value and the food is consistently well prepared and full of flavor. We try to make the trek across town every 4 - 6 weeks for a Happy Hour dinner.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Overall, a good experience. When we first arrived, we ordered cocktails, which took an eternity to make it to us. In fact, our appetizers came first. Apps and entrees were very good (my steak was a bit undercooked, but I'd rather have that than overcooked ). Good flavors all around. Desserts were the low point of the night in terms of quality.

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