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The Gumbo Bros, Nashville, TN

The Gumbo Bros

4.7
4.7
94 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 6 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • 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

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What 94 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. P

    Phila

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great gumbo and alligator bites
  2. P

    Phila

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken and sausage gumbo was outstanding. But our favorite was the fried catfish…lightly battered and perfectly seasoned. The alligator was also great. Don’t forget to save room for their beignets…delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great waitstaff! Great food!
  4. GN

    GNYC

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service by all and Madeline was a fantastic help
  5. LC

    LisaC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken and sausage gumbo best I have tasted. Shrimp and seasoned will give you fulfillment. Wednesday night at 7pm is trivia. Play while you eat, it was fun.
  6. AB

    AlysBeach

    Tallahassee

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent Gumbo! We had both the chicken and sausage and the Nanny’s Seafood. We also had the Honey Hot chicken po-boy. We dined two days out of four it was so good. The service was a five. We own and operate a chef driven restaurant group and feel the gumbo was some of the best we’ve had. The chicken po-boy was excellent. Definitely worth a visit!
  7. SP

    SusanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband went to college in LA and is really picky about his gumbo. He was super impressed. He didn't even add anything to it, which is rare! I got the catfish basket and it was great. Flaky, well seasoned, great batter. The fries were great too and I loved the jalapeño tartar sauce. We will be back!
  8. JM

    JillM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed sitting outside on a gorgeous night!
  9. C

    Clay

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Colorful and cheery décor. Beautiful presentation, even the baskets. The gumbo base is to die for.
  10. JH

    JimH

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food! Fantastic Service!
  11. GD

    GuyD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both gumbos were good but the chicken and sausage gumbo was tastier than the seafood gumbo.
  12. BH

    BillH

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Gumbos great, po boys, hard pass. Definitely not worth the price.
  13. JM

    JanM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and not expensive! The chicken & sausage gumbo and Fox 75 was yummy!
  14. VF

    VandyFans

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Gumbo was not up to our expectations. Bloody Mary TOO HOT. Fried shrimp rubbery. Husband liked Alligator Bites. Manager kindly adjusted bill, so that’s something!
  15. a

    akljht

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great shrimp poboy! Not a fan of the vegan gumbo but my husband liked his seafood gumbo!
  16. AC

    AndreaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great cocktails and friendly service. Recommend
  17. NR

    NancyR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unfreaking believable. Our server was amazing, friendly, knowledgable and just a fantastic human. The food was beyond delicious. The prices were so reasonable and the atmosphere was a funky cool vibe. Highly recommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun for Game day!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bachelorette
  20. MH

    MalloryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was super friendly and very accommodating! They made our large group feel welcome and took wonderful care of us. I highly recommend this restaurant! Great drinks and the food was a 10/10!!
  21. BC

    BrandonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love cajun food and you don’t have time to drive to New Orleans then Gumbo Bros is the place for you! My wife and I have gone 2 weekends in a row after discovering this gem!
  22. DJ

    DebraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Rave reviews from our party. Both men got Po boys, one shrimp, one catfish. We all also got the gumbo. All I can say is yum !
  23. SB

    ShellyB

    Boise

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I had the gumbo flight and it was ok. The chicken sausage definitely had the best flavor. Service was good. Place was clean.
  24. JP

    JosephP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience2
    Honestly was very disappointed in the food. It was too “white” cajun. Boring flavor, skippy on the shrimp and meat and seasoning, and expensive for what it was. I doubt I’ll ever be back.
  25. AA

    AlwaysA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of the best cajun restaurants I have come across since moving to Nashville.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our last stop while visiting Nashville and it was a great choice! Food was amazing! We tried the seafood gumbo, shrimp po boy and the fried green tomatoes which were so good we forgot to snap a pic! I’d definitely come back next time we visit
  27. n

    nashvillehostess

    Memphis/West TN

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Everything was average—food, service, ambiance. Glad I tried it—won’t go back.
  28. KL

    KellyL

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful service! Wonderful food! We had a large table and the service was just wonderful for us all!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, & fun place!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried gulf shrimp was delicious. Nanny’s Gumbo was also very good. Good food and good service. Who could ask for more?
  31. CD

    ChristinaD

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a great afternoon at Gumbo Bros! Food was delicious— we started out with some perfectly fried alligator bites, and then got some po boys. Cocktails were also great. Our server was super friendly and helpful, and the other staff were really welcoming too.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    The gumbo was watery no flavor except file which was too much.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Traditionally from Louisiana and wasn’t too impressed with chicken gumbo. Adding the rice immediately to the given bowel took away all the flavor from the roux, as it soaks it all in. General advice would be to put it on the side. Shrimp basket was 12/10. Great happy hour specials. Close to everything local in Gulch area.
  34. SL

    StephenieL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and so was the service. Will definitely being going back and getting the fried green tomatoes again!
  35. NG

    NashvilleGirl

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I recommend Gumbo Brothers. I had a fried shrimp basket. The shrimp were a good size, juicy, and a great breading. My husband had the gumbo flight. Chicken and sausage was my favorite. He thought the seafood gumbo was the best. They were all delicious.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came into town and looked for a good place to eat. The Gumbo Bros was awesome! We ate gator bites to shrimp po boys. I ate the scrumptious surf and turf po boy. It was a fun place with great food and service. Highly recommend it and next time I will get a Purple Drank for sure!
  37. NL

    NatalieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The PuPu platter and alligator bites were delicious. We enjoyed the gumbo flight and had a great time together.
  38. T

    Turfclan

    Little Rock

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried green tomatoes and alligator bites were great appetizers. The gumbo had the darkest rue I have seen New Orleans.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as well. Best Cajun food outside of Louisiana, and gives a lot of Cajun food inside Louisiana a run for their money. Best staff and friendliest service in Nashville by far. 5 stars.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were promptly seated. Waiter was knowledgeable and and attentive. We came to try the gumbo but it has pork so we ended up ordering two catfish baskets and the golf shrimp appetizer. We also ordered the purple frozen drink they said was good and root beer. The purple drink had very little liquor in it and wasn’t tasty at all. Root beef was ok. The fried golf shrimp was very good. The waffle fries were decent. The catfish wasn’t flavorful and mine wasn’t cooked all the way through. Parts of my fish were still translucent. The breading was very hard and once bitten into, the whole breading fell off the fish completely. The waiter brought us more shrimp to replace my catfish. Then we discovered the other catfish wasn’t cooked through either. We just ate the shrimp and left.

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The Gumbo Bros is rated 4.7 stars by 94 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 6 times today
Google Map for The Gumbo Bros

505 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–8:15 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

    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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