This 20 year old local’s restaurant that visitors also flock to has a motto that says “Real Food Done Real Good”. That still applies today. In fact two years after they opened the restaurant, they figured out a way to make bacon better. How, you ask? Order their Praline Bacon and you will find out. It’s still there and it’s just as good as it was 18 years ago.
Elizabeth’s serves two different Louisiana Gumbos each available in three sizes. They serve a Seafood Gumbo at $6 for a cup, $8 for a bowl and $10 for a large bowl. They also serve a Chicken and Sausage Gumbo ($4/$6/$9). I had the chicken and sausage gumbo. This is a medium to dark roux gumbo with plenty of shredded chicken and small pieces of a great Louisiana smoked sausage. There was a great Gumboroma but the gumbo was warm. I should have sent it back but the Gumboroma overtook me and I decided to keep it. There was great seasoning which left the perfect after burn. They serve popcorn rice (this is a strain of Louisiana rice that smells and tastes like popcorn). It was also served warm to cool but it did enhance the gumbo flavor. Do yourself a favor and get a bowl or large bowl of their gumbo. You won’t be disappointed.
Elizabeth’s is located in the Bywater area of New Orleans which is less than two miles east of the French Quarter located at the Mississippi River. In fact, before or after your meal, make sure you go up the ramp to the park that overlooks the Mighty Mississippi River. You can even order your food from Elizabeth’s and have a picnic overlooking the Mississippi.
Elizabeth’s Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Croux says “I’ll give it a 4 Spoon Rating”
Serving Temperature: Good
Stuff: Very Good
Presentation: Very Good
Price: The Best
601 Gallier St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
B/L/D 7 days (closed for dinner Sun)