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The Gumbo Bros, Nashville, TN

The Gumbo Bros

4.6
4.6
137 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    The Gulch & North Gulch
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

137 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking for a good Cajun restaurant to go to for my birthday. The shrimp baskets were very good. The shrimp were very lightly battered and the seasoned waffle fries were great. The Margaritas were also very good. Will definitely be going back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great, authentic gumbo! The catfish and okra were outstanding as well! Fabulous service!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was helpful and friendly but she really wasn’t very good. Hailing from New Orleans myself, I was very excited by the idea of a restaurant with owners from New Orleans as well. However, the food was way too spicy hot. Cajun/creole food is supposed to be flavorful but not Nashville Hot - even if you are eating it in Nashville. You could tell that the food had the potential to be good but it was cooked with so much red &/or Cajun pepper, that it lost the flavors of New Orleans. We will definitely not be returning.

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  4. MarlonS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Best gumbo I’ve had in Tennessee. Po’ Boy was great!! Recommend trying it out.

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  5. DebbieL

    Western KY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Well staffed, excellent gumbo! Seems to be a hidden gem!

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  6. KymC

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesome! Server (wish I could remember his name-looks kinda like Keeana Reeves) was awesome & adorable! Food fantastic! Everything awesome! Love Gumbo Bros! 👍☺️

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience would definitely go back!! thanks!!

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  8. Dad05

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe we caught them on an “off night” but we spent $90 on a gumbo flight, medium seafood gumbo, catfish basket and one iced tea and one water. Seafood gumbo was very spicy but we didn’t get much of the seafood taste. My medium sized seafood gumbo bowl had about 3 shrimp.

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  9. KailyH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was super friendly. I ordered a shrimp Poeboy and my boyfriend ordered gumbo. The food was great, and the service was even better. Very nice people.

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  10. SamS

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good, but not great. Food's fine, but not as authentic New Orleans as advertised. Parking situation is HORRENDOUS. Voodoo Gumbo far exceeds Gumbo Bros if you're looking for a Nashcille taste of the Big Easy.

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  11. RobertN

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cajun food in generously sized portions! Will come back!

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  12. libby

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm originally from the MS gulf coast, about an hour from NOLA, and this place was right on par with what I know from back home!! The gumbo was great, I got the chicken and sausage, and the Pu Pu Platter. The platter was amazing with fresh tasting veggies and a thin but crispy batter. I'd say the fried green tomatoes made my top 3 list of fried green tomatoes and i'm actually obsessed w/ fried green tomatoes. GOOD STUFF, nice atmosphere, felt like i was home.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We sat outside. Had the gumbo trio. Husband said the veggie one made him sick.

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  14. AsonLove09

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was tasty, however the service kinda sucked

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  15. heatherh

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and staff excellent. Authentic Nola food.

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  16. ANNAG

    Amarillo

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting catfish and fried okra! Thank you for the excellent service.

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  17. AlliDee

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time coming here. First time I had a fried shrimp po-boy and this time I had the fried green tomato po-boy. It's always been delicious. My dad and his girlfriend both had the crawfish etouffee and weren't huge fans of it. They said there wasn't a lot of crawfish in it. I tried it and it tasted delicious. I would come back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am from Louisiana and this place did not disappoint. Whenever I am craving something to remind me of home I go there!

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  19. Rachel

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing experience! The service was perfect and the food was phenomenal! I thoroughly enjoyed everything I ordered. The beignets were the best Ive ever had. The best part was the prices of the food. Everything was priced reasonably and was incredibly worth every penny. Highly recommend!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing it has a charming flare and the seafood is fabulous. Such a good local place worth venturing too.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. CandiceB

    New York City

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Maybe it was my expectation that made this experience less enjoyable, but for me when I make a reservation for a place I expect a better experience. We were definitely overdressed for that turned out to be a diner style meal. The restaurant was dark with booths that were tattered. Space could definitely use an upgrade. Food was just OK... Boudin balls were too spicy with no real seasoning. Catfish and shrimp were not seasoned well. The one bright spot was the remoulade sauce which had a good taste. Ask the Peach Bellini speciality cocktail was pretty good. I wouldn't recommend this place for a nicer dinner, but it could be a good option for a pop in lunch or quick dinner.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved eating at Gumbo Bros. This restaurant reminded me of how much I love the food in New Orleans. Will definitely eat here again!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was excellent!! Not to crowed at all.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Food I’ve had in a long time we are going again this weekend! Menu Drink could be a lot stronger

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  25. FrankieC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Definitely a go to for a chill lunch spot and in a cute area!

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  26. BCook

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of the most authentic tasting cajun restaurants I've seen outside of Louisiana. The crawfish etouffee and beignets were amazing! Definitely would go again when in the area,

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  27. khis9

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed. We will not recommend or return.

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  28. Pjscoob

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! Highly recommend the fried tomatoes, alligator bites and chicken and sausage gumbo.

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  29. MaddieC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, helpful wait staff, 10/10 would recommend

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  30. GalleriaAreaCouple

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super lunch spot - quick and tasty. We had bowl of chicken gumbo and fried catfish. Catfish was good but we both liked the gumbo better.

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  31. Stangviperred

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So, I will say at the time of night that we went, a reservation wasn’t needed, but I could see if it was dinner time, how it would be necessary as there aren’t a whole lot of tables and it could fill up quickly. Food was outstanding!! Would definitely go back again

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  32. KMCLEVELANDTN

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Service. The restaurant was very busy, but they had our table for 6 ready right when we arrived! When I saw how packed the restaurant was, I did not have much hope of having a table since the place is somewhat small. But, the awesome bartender took us right to our table. Our server was very personable, quick and brought our food out fresh and hot! Will definitely go again!

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  33. PaulL

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I went to test the gumbos for possible catering need. If one is to name a restaurant after a food, it better provide that food exactly super! This place, not quite. The gumbo has no viscosity , no okra, too much pepper, fair sausage, ridiculously tiny inclusion of rice in small sticky sheets on the bottom of the bowl. The sausage one much better than chicken which was pepper hot but bland. A few shrimp, nil fish. Upon entering the place, no aroma at all was telltale that the gumbo would not fly. It’s a nice brown soup, but not gumbo. So, rename it “Soup Bros” and I’m good with that!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    System took our reservation. Took Uber to get to restaurant. Restaurant was closed.......

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Friendly service!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Not what I expected. Travelled there for the gumbo and was told before I was seated that if I was planning on ordering the gumbo it would be a 30-minute wait because they ran out of rice. I settled for the shrimp basket. The slaw is too vinegary. The waffle fries were cooked well and the shrimp were awesome. I would recommend.

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  37. StacyS

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They were out of bread,

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  38. SarahJ

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The chicken gumbo and fried shrimp were good. In our opinion, the fried okra had too much breading, the waffle fries were not that good, the coleslaw was way too sour to eat and the beignets lacked flavor. I was really hoping the catfish would be wonderful but it wasn’t the best in town. It comes in one long filet that is thick so it was too wet in the whole middle. I know it’s my preference for catfish to be thin and crispy, so I was disappointed. They call the coleslaw tangy, but it was shockingly tangy. We were trying this place for the first time and going to it for a date night. I was disappointed when we first walked in… very very casual and I’d say rough- concrete floor, long bar with a few high top tables, 4-5 booths with padded seating, and then plain wood tables and chairs at the back where we were seated. No style of New Orleans except in the ceiling of the back room. The heat wasn’t working so it was cold back there. We were stuck in the back corner and had to ask to get condiments and the paper towel napkins for our table. There is a big tv in the back room. It was just not the decor and ambience quality we expected. Not even furnished as well as a Chilis or Applebees. We’d be fine roughing it if the food had blown us away. We spent a lot of money to try an appetizer, three entrees counting the gumbo, and a dessert, but weren’t impressed. Then you add paying $20 to park because no parking is provided at all, and it just wasn’t worth the expense I’d pay if there was amazing food.

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  39. Memorable

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic pub-like atmosphere with really good appetizers and super-friendly staff.

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  40. JohnP

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic good. Pleasant surroundings. Would certainly return and recommend.

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FAQs

The Gumbo Bros is rated 4.6 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Gumbo Bros

505 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    The Gulch & North Gulch
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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