Does an Old Uptown New Orleans Restaurant Have the Best Gumbo in Louisiana?

Frankie & Johnny’s is the epitome of a local restaurant. It’s right off Tchopitoulas St. (chop-a-too-lus) which is next to the Mississippi River, way uptown but worth the drive. You’ll find lots of great local food that they have been serving since 1942. Frankie & Johnny's GumboThey have two gumbos on their menu, both priced the same. $5.95 for a cup and $9.95 for a bowl. Their gumbos are Chicken & Andouille Gumbo and Louisiana Seafood Gumbo. I asked the manager which one is more popular. He said the Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, so that’s what I had. Well, as you can see by the photo, my spoon stood the test of time. It didn’t move. The thickness actually kept in the Gumboroma, so I was a little nervous trying it. Well I did and it was kind of good. It had a light roux, included plenty of chicken and Andouille, but it was THICK. The other characteristic was it had lots of pepper. I’m not saying it was a bad taste just different. There was plenty of rice which was hot and actually tasty. I said earlier it was worth the ride and I will go back. Not for the Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, but for the Louisiana Seafood Gumbo and the other local dishes.

Frankie & Johnny’s Chicken and Andouille Gumbo


Croux says “I’ll give it a 2 Spoon Rating”
Taste: Good
Texture: Just Okay
Spiciness: Very Good
Serving Temperature: Very Good
Stuff: Very Good
Presentation: Good
Price: Very Good  


Frankie & Johnny’s
321 Arabella St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
L/D 7 days


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