Sit and Eat Gumbo—Restaurants Voted Best in Lafayette
Gumbo is synonymous with fall and winter in Acadiana and let's face it, gumbo is an important meal in the Cajun culture.
Gumbo brings families together after church, for the game or just because. And in Acadiana, you better get it right.
Chicken, sausage, seafood, okra, etc. are just a few of the ingredients found in a good Acadiana gumbo. Most people in this neck of the woods will tell you to never put tomatoes in gumbo and a handful would say the same about okra.
If you need a good bowl of gumbo and you don't feel like getting your kitchen dirty, where would you go to get it?
According to a recent online survey of folks in Acadiana, not Baton Rouge or New Orleans, these are the best restaurants to visit for a great bowl of gumbo.
Bon Creole Lunch Counter
Everyone at Bon Creole is dedicated to providing you with exceptional food and amazing customer service. When you are in the mood for a great Southern meal, come by Bon Creole Lunch Counter in New Iberia, LA. -bon-creole.com
Location: 1409 E. St. Peter St. New, Iberia, La. 70560
We were voted Times of Acadiana’s “Best Cajun Restaurant” for 11 years in a row now. Come see what all the fuss is about! -fezzos.com
Locations: 6701 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Broussard, La. 70518, I-10 at Exit 80 2111 Rice Capital Parkway, Crowley, La. 70526 and I-10 at Exit 97 720 Frontage Road, Scott, La. 70583.
Phone: Broussard (337) 330-2302, Crowley (337 783-5515, Scott (337)261-2464
Rachael's is a small, family-owned café serving up a great selection of Cajun dishes, many of which feature South Louisiana’s abundant and delicious seafood. -rachaelslafayette.com
Location: 104 Republic Avenue, Lafayette, La. 70508
Phone: (337) 504-4625
Cajun cooking and Louisiana go hand-in-hand, and our way of life is no different. Our recipes, ingredients and service are about staying to true the place we're from and the people we serve. See for yourself how the way we live makes Don's Seafood what it is–a true Cajun tradition. -donsseafoodonline.com
Location: 4309 Johnston Street, Lafayette, La. 70503
Phone: (337) 981-1159
As the name implies, Chris' Poboys has excellent poboys, however, the gumbo is amazing and comes in at #1 on our list of the Top 5 Places for Gumbo in Acadiana.
Locations: 703 Robley Drive, Lafayette, La. 70503 and 1930 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette, La. 70508
Phone: Robley (337) 981-1818, Pinhook (337) 234-6333