I was looking for a restaurant in Bossier City that serves gumbo and when I saw the name Gumbo to Geaux (pronounced “go”), I had to try it. This seven year old restaurant with most of the same staff is a little hard to find as it is in the corner of a strip shopping center less than two miles from Barksdale Air Force Base. In fact, when I arrived, there were several military personnel as well as police enjoying lunch. You will feel safe there.
Now if you are looking for fancy, don’t go in. If you are looking for an excellent Louisiana Gumbo step up to the counter and place your order.
Here is what I found. Gumbo to Geaux has two different gumbos, a Chicken and Sausage Gumbo and a Seafood Gumbo, and they both come in several sizes.
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo: Cup @ $4.99; Bowl @ $5.99; Quart @ $10.99; Gallon @ $39.99.
Seafood Gumbo: Cup @ $5.99; Bowl @ $8.99; Quart @ $15.99; Gallon @ $59.99.
I had a cup of the Chicken and Sausage Gumbo (if I knew how good it was, I would have ordered the bowl.) This is one of the only restaurants I’ve been to that has a jar of filé on the table. Be careful with it as a little goes a long way and they actually use a little in their gumbo. There was a fair amount of sausage and lots of chicken that was shredded which also gave it a nice thickness. The gumbo had a medium roux, with a wonderful Gumboroma. The spice level was pleasantly high which left a long-lasting after burn. The rice (they served too much) was good and hot. If there was one downfall it was that the gumbo is served in Styrofoam which I think should be banned.
Gumbo to Geaux’s Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Croux says “I’ll give it a 4 Spoon Rating”
Taste: The Best
Texture: The Best
Spiciness: The Best
Serving Temperature: Excellent
Price: The Best
Gumbo to Geaux
4100 Barksdale Blvd
Bossier City, LA 71112
Mon-Sat: Lunch and Dinner