Natchitoches is the epitome of what you think of when it comes to small town charm with true southern hospitality. You walk along the riverfront and you can’t help but fall in love with Natchitoches.
When it’s time to eat, there are several great places to choose from. On this trip I chose Antoon’s Riverfront Restaurant. From the picture it looks like someone’s house, but when you enter the great smells from the kitchen get your taste buds dancing, and when you taste their gumbo the dancing continues.
They only have seafood gumbo and serve it by the cup @ $5.95 or the bowl @ $9.95
This is a light to medium roux with plenty of seafood. They use shrimp, crawfish and oysters. The only thing missing was crab, but that also means no shells.
The gumbo was nicely seasoned with a very good after burn. The oysters were very small, but it all blended very well. I actually think small oysters in gumbo are better.
The rice was uneventful, but that’s one of the reasons for having it on the side. The other reason is you get more gumbo.
Croux says “I’ll give it a 3 Spoon Rating”
Taste: Very Good
Texture: Very Good
Spiciness: Very Good
Temperature (serving temperature): Very Good
Presentation: Very Good
Antoon’s Riverfront Restaurant
805 Washington St.
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Mon-Fri 11AM-2PM and 5PM – 9PM
Sat: 5PM – 9PM
The Louisiana Travelin’ Man