This post is written by the Experimental Mommy. As a member of the Restaurant.com Review Crew, a gift card was received to facilitate this review. All opinions remain 100% mine.
Sometimes, I really love my job. Tonight, I had to find a new restaurant using Restaurant.com. I had to go out to dinner. And I had to eat a delicious meal. Rough day. As a member of Restaurant.com’s Review Crew, I have the pleasure of using their service to find great deals on even greater eateries in the New Orleans area. Haven’t heard of Restaurant.com? Take a minute to catch up:
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For my first review, we headed to the family-friendly restaurant, Huckleberry’s, and had a wonderful experience. This time, we ventured to Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop. To be honest, I had never heard of this restaurant but after reading the online reviews we decided to give it a whirl.
Pulling up, I was a bit skeptical. But I kept thinking of the stellar reviews on their gumbo and I couldn’t wait to try it out. The staff greeted us and were extremely friendly. The restaurant is quaint and very clean with fun and upbeat decor.
Because I had read so much about the seafood gumbo, I had to taste it for myself. For the record, my Grandmother makes the World’s Best Gumbo and I have yet to find any that can hold a candle to it. When it arrived at the table, I loved the bowls! But after the first bite, I was hooked. It is the most similar to my Grandmother’s gumbo that I have ever tasted.
My daughter tried a New Orleans tradition, red beans and rice with sausage. It was considered a “side” and was only $4.00! Perfect portion for her size and appetite.
We had an amazing experience at Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop and will certainly be back. Thanks to Restaurant.com for aiding us in finding a new local favorite!