St. Bernard Parish is less than five miles from the French Quarter and has several small restaurants that cater to the locals. You will notice that a lot of the diners know one another, but newcomers don’t feel out of place.
One of the main attractions in St. Bernard Parish is the Chalmette Battlefield, which is rich in Civil War history. St. Bernard Parish also has some great outdoor adventures such as fishing and bird watching.
On my latest visit to the area, I stopped at the Parish Seafood & Diner to try their gumbo. The restaurant is less than a mile away from the St. Bernard Parish Visitors Center. (Click here for more information on Da Parish.) The restaurant is very casual, with seating at tables as well as counter seating. They serve a very good Louisiana Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. $4.49 for a cup and $6.99 for a bowl. The gumbo had large pieces of chicken and smaller pieces of Louisiana sausage. It was a medium roux which had the perfect Gumboroma (that’s a new phrase for gumbo aroma). The gumbo was on the thicker side, nicely seasoned and left a good after burn, but was on the salty side. It didn’t stop me from cleaning my cup. The gumbo was served hot, as was the rice.
In addition to the Louisiana Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, I ordered a Roast Beef Po-Boy which was served on a crusty French Bread (the way it’s supposed to be). I noticed that most of the meals being served were seafood dishes, so next time I go back, that’s what I’ll do.
Parish Diner's Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Croux says “I’ll give it a 3 Spoon Rating”
Taste: Very Good
Texture: Very Good
Spiciness: Very Good
Serving Temperature: Very Good
Enough Stuff: Very Good
*Read my Gumbo Rating System*
Parish Seafood & Diner
6617 W. Judge Perez Dr.
Arabi, LA 70032
7 days 7am – 9pm
The Louisiana Travelin' Man