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J. Gumbo's

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428 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807
+1 812-645-2796
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Fast food type of place. Order at the counter and the food is there, scoop and serve like you find in airports and food courts. Taste is good, some options have good heat but overall not great. Bar is not always open and check the hours, they close early.

Thank kmo1313
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. The atmosphere is really cool with a bar hidden in the back. Food is ordered cafeteria style with it being prepared as you stand and wait at the counter. You are given the opportunity to sample the different gumbo's so you can find the one you like best. Once you get your food, you... More 

Thank TheYelllowDart
Terre Haute, Indiana
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We've gone to J Gumbos several times, and I always enjoy going there. You can sit and eat, take it to go, or eat at the bar. If you haven't been they allow you to sample to find something that you like. I've heard from friends who frequent New Orleans and they've mentioned that this place isn't "true" authentic food,... More 

Thank MJM253
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Been here twice, both times it was good. Most of my family like their meals too. It was good that they had some outdoor seating on the sidewalk because we had our dog with us.

Thank Jason G
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278 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Pretty good.... In my opinion, J. Gumbo's is not truly authentic Cajun cuisine. It is, however, very tasty, especially their ratatouille. That is a SUPERB choice for vegetarians (like me!) or anyone wanting to have a large bowl of food, but also following a diet. They have sizable portions, they're a little pricey, but it's overall tasty and the staff... More 

Thank Lisa M
Coatesville, Indiana
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Love it, has a bar inside restaurant makes you feel like you are in Louisiana. Fast, friendly service and smiles to go around. Makes you want to come back again and again. From hot and spicy to mild, with a sample of your choice before you buy, a great deal.

Thank Kcash1227
terre haute, IN
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132 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers a very generic and bland version of Cajun food. There are almost no choices for vegetarians. But the bar looks awesome. It's a fun place to hang out, but don't expect authentic Louisiana cuisine

Thank susiespy
Terre Haute, Indiana
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Food is very good and reasonably priced. They are a quiet place to eat,relaxing,easy to talk and to be heard.

Thank rns52
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and fair priced meet the owner and he has plans to grow the menu with fresh seafood. The also sell half orders on most items on the menu which if your doing lunch I would of just got a half order. I like spice so I had the hottest they had. No wait staff just a line to... More 

Thank Mick B
Richmond, Virginia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I walked to this restaurant, which is just a block down from the Candlewood Suites. The storefront windows are dark so you don't get a true appreciation of the interior until you walk in. It is a wide/deep establishment. The staff was very pleasant, helpful and efficient. They do sell alcoholic beverages. The prices were very reasonable and the portions... More 

Thank Kristin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Terre Haute
  • Phone Number: +1 812-645-2796

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?