Gumbeaux's, A Cajun Cafe

★★★★☆

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Having attended college at LSU, lived in New Orleans, and returned to the state for visits w/friends for 40 years just to eat my way through the state, I can say this food just means I can stay home in Douglasville and get most of the

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★★★★★

Having attended college at LSU, lived in New Orleans, and returned to the state for visits w/friends for 40 years just to eat my way through the state, I can say this food just means I can stay home in Douglasville and get most of the

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Absolutely the best cajun!!! Worth the wait....get there when they open! Bar mixes great drinks, great place to meet friends for party or after work drinks.

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★★★★☆

Absolutely the best cajun!!! Worth the wait....get there when they open! Bar mixes great drinks, great place to meet friends for party or after work drinks.

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I love this place. The prices are reasonable, the portions are large, and the food is delicious. Make sure you ask for extra remoulade(sp?)! I love the crab claws, the blackened chicken, the red beans and rice, the hushpuppies, the etoufee's, and everything else I've ever tried. Always a long wait though

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★★★★★

I love this place. The prices are reasonable, the portions are large, and the food is delicious. Make sure you ask for extra remoulade(sp?)! I love the crab claws, the blackened chicken, the red beans and rice, the hushpuppies, the etoufee's, and everything else I've ever tried. Always a long wait though

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This is an awesome place to eat. The food is very spicy and so good. Plan ahead because they always have a wait.

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★★★★☆

This is an awesome place to eat. The food is very spicy and so good. Plan ahead because they always have a wait.

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We eat at Gumbeaux's at least once a month and have been for 3 years (actually, my husband has been going there since it first opened). Although occassionally someone in the kitchen gets overzealous with the cayene pepper :-) the food is consistently good. But what keeps us coming back is the bread pudding! I've told many a friend and acquaintance that when we finally get around to holding our wedding reception, instead of wedding cake I want several pans of Gumbeaux's bread pudding. The service is usually decent - some servers are better than others, but that's pretty typical anywhere you go.

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★★★★★

We eat at Gumbeaux's at least once a month and have been for 3 years (actually, my husband has been going there since it first opened). Although occassionally someone in the kitchen gets overzealous with the cayene pepper :-) the food is consistently good. But what keeps us coming back is the bread pudding! I've told many a friend and acquaintance that when we finally get around to holding our wedding reception, instead of wedding cake I want several pans of Gumbeaux's bread pudding. The service is usually decent - some servers are better than others, but that's pretty typical anywhere you go.

Pros: Great food, interesting decor

Cons: Unless you get there before 6 pm, very long wait

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The food here is very good and the portion sizes are huge. Lines tend to form around 5pm, so try to arrive early. Parking can also be a pain. Prices are a little higher than I normally pay but still reasonable.

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★★★★★

The food here is very good and the portion sizes are huge. Lines tend to form around 5pm, so try to arrive early. Parking can also be a pain. Prices are a little higher than I normally pay but still reasonable.

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YUMMY! I lived in New Orleans for several years and all I can say is Gumbeaux's hits it out of the park! They got it right! Best fried catfish around. Everything is delicious. Go hungry because you will get A LOT of food. Get there by 5:30 to avoid long lines.

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★★★★★

YUMMY! I lived in New Orleans for several years and all I can say is Gumbeaux's hits it out of the park! They got it right! Best fried catfish around. Everything is delicious. Go hungry because you will get A LOT of food. Get there by 5:30 to avoid long lines.

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Better than Lousianna herself!!!

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Better than Lousianna herself!!!

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Had a 62 mile drive to get to it. Was worth it. Great food. Favorites appetizers were Cajun Popcorn and Gator Combo and The Cajun Sampler. Favorites on the sampler were the Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp Creole and Jambalaya. The portions were huge. We were full before the entrees arrived. Entrees were the Seafood Rotini and Fried Oyster platter.The oysters needed to be seasoned a little more but besides that, no issues. Place was packed. Service was excellent. Food did not take too long to arrive. Will definitely go back.

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★★★★★

Had a 62 mile drive to get to it. Was worth it. Great food. Favorites appetizers were Cajun Popcorn and Gator Combo and The Cajun Sampler. Favorites on the sampler were the Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp Creole and Jambalaya. The portions were huge. We were full before the entrees arrived. Entrees were the Seafood Rotini and Fried Oyster platter.The oysters needed to be seasoned a little more but besides that, no issues. Place was packed. Service was excellent. Food did not take too long to arrive. Will definitely go back.

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Due to its location in downtown square Douglasville parking can be a bit difficult and the wait can be a bit insane if you arrive after 5pm, but the food and drink are incredible. Even if you decide against one of the many tasty appetizers, you will still be taking home at least half of your meal. This is definitely a plus! The food is a bit pricey but delicious.

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★★★★☆

Due to its location in downtown square Douglasville parking can be a bit difficult and the wait can be a bit insane if you arrive after 5pm, but the food and drink are incredible. Even if you decide against one of the many tasty appetizers, you will still be taking home at least half of your meal. This is definitely a plus! The food is a bit pricey but delicious.

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This place is fantastic, one of our favorite restaurants. It's not a place that I would take kids regularly, it's more of an adult restaurant at dinner time. The crab stuffed mushrooms are amazing and the portions are HUGE!

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This place is fantastic, one of our favorite restaurants. It's not a place that I would take kids regularly, it's more of an adult restaurant at dinner time. The crab stuffed mushrooms are amazing and the portions are HUGE!

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My family recently went to Gumbeaux's Tuesday night and had the best meal. The service was great also. We do go often, however, we do not go on the weekends as much. The best time to go is through the week. If you do go on the weekends, you need to be prepared to wait. People drive from all over just to eat at Gumbeaux's. The service is always great. Nancy has been there for at least 50 years--not really, but a long time and she is wonderful. This is my favorite place to eat in Douglasville. The food is wonderful. The steak is better than any steak at Outback/Texas Roadhouse/Logan's. I LOVE the seafood gumbo. It's the best!! I am waiting for the Coconut Shrimp to be added to the menu!! HURRY UP!!!

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★★★★★

My family recently went to Gumbeaux's Tuesday night and had the best meal. The service was great also. We do go often, however, we do not go on the weekends as much. The best time to go is through the week. If you do go on the weekends, you need to be prepared to wait. People drive from all over just to eat at Gumbeaux's. The service is always great. Nancy has been there for at least 50 years--not really, but a long time and she is wonderful. This is my favorite place to eat in Douglasville. The food is wonderful. The steak is better than any steak at Outback/Texas Roadhouse/Logan's. I LOVE the seafood gumbo. It's the best!! I am waiting for the Coconut Shrimp to be added to the menu!! HURRY UP!!!

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I have been going to Gumbeaux's for many years now. Being from Louisiana, I have to say the food is right on target. The people are very friendly and ther service is wonderful. The management is great, you can really see that everyone is on top of everything. I highly recommend Gumbeaux's to anyone looking for a great down home cajun meal with excellent service. Thanks Gumbeaux's & management !!!!!!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Gumbeaux's for many years now. Being from Louisiana, I have to say the food is right on target. The people are very friendly and ther service is wonderful. The management is great, you can really see that everyone is on top of everything. I highly recommend Gumbeaux's to anyone looking for a great down home cajun meal with excellent service. Thanks Gumbeaux's & management !!!!!!

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You must have been the only one NOT happy last night! The food and service my party received was absolutely TOP NOTCH! This place is authentic and well worth the drive. As with anywhere worth eating, there is an unpredictible wait. Some people can't be happy anywhere. I've been a regular for years and I love the consistent, top quality food that I always get.

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★★★★★

You must have been the only one NOT happy last night! The food and service my party received was absolutely TOP NOTCH! This place is authentic and well worth the drive. As with anywhere worth eating, there is an unpredictible wait. Some people can't be happy anywhere. I've been a regular for years and I love the consistent, top quality food that I always get.

Pros: fresh, authentic cuisine; great service

Cons: a little bit of a wait (but worth it!)

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As a party of 4 adults and a three year old boy, we arrived around 5 PM and were told that there were only 3 parties ahead of us. After over an hour, and watching 8-10 parties of 4 seated ahead us, we were told that they had only 5 tables in the whole place that could seat a party of 5. When we were finally seated, we mentioned this to the waitress and she sent the manager over. The manager was flippant and unconcerned and stated the the 5 tables were "all she's got" and walked away. We have gone there for years, but the novelty has worn off. This is not the first time we have been disappointed in the service. The peel and eat French Quarter Shrimp was so over cooked that it was a struggle to peel and eat. A real disappointment! We drove a long way to stand in line and wait for poor service, a large bill, and a rude manager. The men's restroom was trashed by 6 PM. There was litter everywhere. Also, we overhead the hostess telling a party with a wheelchair that there was only one table that would accommodate them, and that that table had not been served yet, and there would be quite a long wait. After much complaining, this party was taken from the main waiting area. I hope they were seated to their satisfaction. Is the food worth the hassle? I don't think so.

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★☆☆☆☆

As a party of 4 adults and a three year old boy, we arrived around 5 PM and were told that there were only 3 parties ahead of us. After over an hour, and watching 8-10 parties of 4 seated ahead us, we were told that they had only 5 tables in the whole place that could seat a party of 5. When we were finally seated, we mentioned this to the waitress and she sent the manager over. The manager was flippant and unconcerned and stated the the 5 tables were "all she's got" and walked away. We have gone there for years, but the novelty has worn off. This is not the first time we have been disappointed in the service. The peel and eat French Quarter Shrimp was so over cooked that it was a struggle to peel and eat. A real disappointment! We drove a long way to stand in line and wait for poor service, a large bill, and a rude manager. The men's restroom was trashed by 6 PM. There was litter everywhere. Also, we overhead the hostess telling a party with a wheelchair that there was only one table that would accommodate them, and that that table had not been served yet, and there would be quite a long wait. After much complaining, this party was taken from the main waiting area. I hope they were seated to their satisfaction. Is the food worth the hassle? I don't think so.

Pros: cold beer

Cons: very poorly managed

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Staff was not friendly and Manager was very unprofessional and argumentive. Restaurant was very busy and we were told the wait was 45 minutes. That was fine. Went upstairs to the bar for a glass of wine. It took more than several minutes to get the bartenders attention and then once we called after him a few times, he could only take one drink order at a time. he served the wine then came back and served the glass of beer, then served a drink to my friend then came back and served my friend's husband. The bar is not very large and and only about 10 people were sitting at it so it should not have been a problem waiting on those patrons. He chatted with a golf buddy of his and totally ignored the customers at the bar. When we needed refills, we had to again get his attention and wait for each drink to be served separately. Service was awful!!! After 90 minutes of waiting for a table we went downstairs to ask the manager when our table would be ready. She said there were large parties ahead of us and we would be seated shortly because a smaller table just became available and they were waiting for it to be cleaned. We continued to wait in the bar and after 45 minutes we still were not called. We attempted to pay our bar bill (which required yelling for the bartender several times) and headed downstairs to wait for the table. The manager then told us the kitchen was backed up and that no one was being seated. In total, we waited 2 hours and 10 minutes and were still not seated. We were starving by that time and left to head to another restaurant. I can't say if the food tasted good but the portions I saw being served during my 2 hour wait looked scrumptous. I will never again try to dine at this restaurant on the weekend - they obviously are not set up to handle their customers properly. I think the wait and bar staff need to be trained properly and realize that they are in the restaurant business and that involves taking care of the customer.

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★☆☆☆☆

Staff was not friendly and Manager was very unprofessional and argumentive. Restaurant was very busy and we were told the wait was 45 minutes. That was fine. Went upstairs to the bar for a glass of wine. It took more than several minutes to get the bartenders attention and then once we called after him a few times, he could only take one drink order at a time. he served the wine then came back and served the glass of beer, then served a drink to my friend then came back and served my friend's husband. The bar is not very large and and only about 10 people were sitting at it so it should not have been a problem waiting on those patrons. He chatted with a golf buddy of his and totally ignored the customers at the bar. When we needed refills, we had to again get his attention and wait for each drink to be served separately. Service was awful!!! After 90 minutes of waiting for a table we went downstairs to ask the manager when our table would be ready. She said there were large parties ahead of us and we would be seated shortly because a smaller table just became available and they were waiting for it to be cleaned. We continued to wait in the bar and after 45 minutes we still were not called. We attempted to pay our bar bill (which required yelling for the bartender several times) and headed downstairs to wait for the table. The manager then told us the kitchen was backed up and that no one was being seated. In total, we waited 2 hours and 10 minutes and were still not seated. We were starving by that time and left to head to another restaurant. I can't say if the food tasted good but the portions I saw being served during my 2 hour wait looked scrumptous. I will never again try to dine at this restaurant on the weekend - they obviously are not set up to handle their customers properly. I think the wait and bar staff need to be trained properly and realize that they are in the restaurant business and that involves taking care of the customer.

Cons: Terrible service

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OK...I believe the people who work at the restaurant are the only ones giving this place a high rating. I cannot believe people who don't work at this restaurant would actually give it a high rating....I can't believe people who have EVER tasted REAL cajun food would give this restaurant a high rating....The staff was nice enough when I went but dang, the food was NOT cajun. I don't think they could survive outside of Douglasville. No offense....to Douglasville.....but if they had to compete with some real cajun restaurants the doors would close...and not that I wish that on any business owner but come on, cajun? Why not change the menu to what it really is? pinto beans (like lovesbridge said) over rice.....

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★☆☆☆☆

OK...I believe the people who work at the restaurant are the only ones giving this place a high rating. I cannot believe people who don't work at this restaurant would actually give it a high rating....I can't believe people who have EVER tasted REAL cajun food would give this restaurant a high rating....The staff was nice enough when I went but dang, the food was NOT cajun. I don't think they could survive outside of Douglasville. No offense....to Douglasville.....but if they had to compete with some real cajun restaurants the doors would close...and not that I wish that on any business owner but come on, cajun? Why not change the menu to what it really is? pinto beans (like lovesbridge said) over rice.....

Pros: nice downtown area

Cons: Food isn't cajun....

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I love the food but some of the server are not any good. They need the old servers back.
Like nancy, selena and linda

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★★★★★

I love the food but some of the server are not any good. They need the old servers back.
Like nancy, selena and linda

Pros: food

Cons: servers

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No, I completely disagree with the previous review. This is a great restaurant. The food is very cajun and very authentic. You are completely wrong when you say get a cajun chef, when in fact the owner and the chef are actually from New Orleans. Please have your facts stright when you write a review next time. Apparently you need to brush up on your cajun food.

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★★★★★

No, I completely disagree with the previous review. This is a great restaurant. The food is very cajun and very authentic. You are completely wrong when you say get a cajun chef, when in fact the owner and the chef are actually from New Orleans. Please have your facts stright when you write a review next time. Apparently you need to brush up on your cajun food.

Pros: Great servings of food although it is a little more pricey at night.

Cons: Hard to park occassionally because of location.

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I went to this restaurant and ordered a sample of about five items on the menu. Having lived on the Bayou of Louisiana, I can tell you this IS NOT real cajun food. The so-called red beans and rice are nothing but pinto beans over rice and I could taste chili powder in the other dishes. This is an extremely poor example of "authentic" cajun cooking. I was very disappointed. I agree with Maurice (find a REAL CAJUN cook!)

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant and ordered a sample of about five items on the menu. Having lived on the Bayou of Louisiana, I can tell you this IS NOT real cajun food. The so-called red beans and rice are nothing but pinto beans over rice and I could taste chili powder in the other dishes. This is an extremely poor example of "authentic" cajun cooking. I was very disappointed. I agree with Maurice (find a REAL CAJUN cook!)

Pros: We were seated quickly

Cons: The food was not authentic cajun cooking

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I recently went to Gumbeaux's for the first time. What a restaurant find! I arrived for lunch on a Saturday, and was promptly seated. Gumbeaux's is an unpretentious, hole-in-the-wall kind of place (and these kinds of places often have THE best food!), with the requisite Louisiana-themed decor. Our waitress, Nancy, (who is also the manager) was prompt in taking our order, and well-versed about all menu items. I overheard her speaking with other customers, and she is serious about making sure customers are 100% satisfied, or she'll do whatever it takes to make it so. The menu is broad and varied, but not overwhelming to read and decide upon. I ordered Shrimp Etouffee and a cup of Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. Each was excellent; perfectly seasoned. They were NOT stingy with the plump, good-sized shrimp; and the gumbo was teeming with sausage and chicken-breast pieces. The portions are generous, and the prices most reasonable. This is authentic and quality cajun food. I understand a second Gumbeaux's, in Newnan, failed to really catch on, and it was recently closed. That's a shame. What were you folks in Newnan thinking?! I plan to return again and again for this great cajun food, even though it is quite a drive from my "neck of the woods." I will take friends there, and I will pass the word --you gotta try it! Hey Gumbeaux's, open a restaurant in MY area (Northlake), or at least closer in to Atlanta. Your business would be booming! And, thanks, Nancy. You were great!

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★★★★★

I recently went to Gumbeaux's for the first time. What a restaurant find! I arrived for lunch on a Saturday, and was promptly seated. Gumbeaux's is an unpretentious, hole-in-the-wall kind of place (and these kinds of places often have THE best food!), with the requisite Louisiana-themed decor. Our waitress, Nancy, (who is also the manager) was prompt in taking our order, and well-versed about all menu items. I overheard her speaking with other customers, and she is serious about making sure customers are 100% satisfied, or she'll do whatever it takes to make it so. The menu is broad and varied, but not overwhelming to read and decide upon. I ordered Shrimp Etouffee and a cup of Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. Each was excellent; perfectly seasoned. They were NOT stingy with the plump, good-sized shrimp; and the gumbo was teeming with sausage and chicken-breast pieces. The portions are generous, and the prices most reasonable. This is authentic and quality cajun food. I understand a second Gumbeaux's, in Newnan, failed to really catch on, and it was recently closed. That's a shame. What were you folks in Newnan thinking?! I plan to return again and again for this great cajun food, even though it is quite a drive from my "neck of the woods." I will take friends there, and I will pass the word --you gotta try it! Hey Gumbeaux's, open a restaurant in MY area (Northlake), or at least closer in to Atlanta. Your business would be booming! And, thanks, Nancy. You were great!

Pros: Quality of food. Portions. Value.

Cons: I would imagine there would be a wait for the dinner crowd, because it IS so good. There's not one located closer to where I live.

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Authentic cajun cooking. Just moved from New Orleans and i feel like im back home!!!! We can definetly tell fake cajun to authrntic cajun cooking and this is it!!!

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★★★★☆

Authentic cajun cooking. Just moved from New Orleans and i feel like im back home!!!! We can definetly tell fake cajun to authrntic cajun cooking and this is it!!!

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Their food does not taste like authentic Louisiana cooking. It is like a tourist trap with below average food from back home picked up and moved to Douglasville. Nice try, find a real cook. What's up with your name?

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★★★☆☆

Their food does not taste like authentic Louisiana cooking. It is like a tourist trap with below average food from back home picked up and moved to Douglasville. Nice try, find a real cook. What's up with your name?

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If you are looking for real Cajun food, well this is the place. If you are looking for a clean place with good service; keep driving.

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★★☆☆☆

If you are looking for real Cajun food, well this is the place. If you are looking for a clean place with good service; keep driving.

Pros: good food

Cons: run down, poor service, looks dirty

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My first experience 10/15/05 was excellent. The Service impeccable,warm and friendly.
The ambience, good New Orleans Charm. The food was grand. I cant wait to go back and introduce more friends to this restaurant. Keep up the good work!

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★★★★★

My first experience 10/15/05 was excellent. The Service impeccable,warm and friendly.
The ambience, good New Orleans Charm. The food was grand. I cant wait to go back and introduce more friends to this restaurant. Keep up the good work!

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Parking

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If I could I would eat there every night. The menu is very extensive and I have not tried anything that was not great. The service is wonderful. There is always a wait unless you get there a little before five right before it opens back up for dinner, but the wait is well worth it. Parking can be a little tricky but overall don't let any of it stop you from experiencing it. If you like a little more peacefull quiet meal sit down stairs, if you like more of a bar type scenery sit upstairs and don't foget the train shots. Oh they do have an elevator or stairs whichever you prefer.

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★★★★★

If I could I would eat there every night. The menu is very extensive and I have not tried anything that was not great. The service is wonderful. There is always a wait unless you get there a little before five right before it opens back up for dinner, but the wait is well worth it. Parking can be a little tricky but overall don't let any of it stop you from experiencing it. If you like a little more peacefull quiet meal sit down stairs, if you like more of a bar type scenery sit upstairs and don't foget the train shots. Oh they do have an elevator or stairs whichever you prefer.

Pros: great food, great service, bar in waiting area

Cons: wait

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I have been going to Gumbeaux since it opened years ago. The food has always been great and the servers very friendly. You get that small town feel! If the wait is too long, it is only because the food is great and, like everything else in Altanta, there are too many transplants!! Yes, I am one of those natives in the minority!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Gumbeaux since it opened years ago. The food has always been great and the servers very friendly. You get that small town feel! If the wait is too long, it is only because the food is great and, like everything else in Altanta, there are too many transplants!! Yes, I am one of those natives in the minority!

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Staff, Casual

Cons: Crowded

 

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