A place that says they put their soul in the bowl

Today is my birthday so I am not going to write for long because I have cake to eat.

I have been passing by this place for a while now, since we moved to our new house. Yesterday, I finally got to try it and I am so glad I did. They say that they put their soul in the bowl. I have to say I think they do. I guess souls taste delicious.

J. Gumbo’s is a small chain that has locations in 10 states. I went to the one in Harrisburg, NC. They serve…I know you will be shocked…gumbo. And some other things too, but gumbo. And Jambalaya. And Po Boys. And Crawfish.

I like spicy food and this place gets it right. I think my mom could handle it. She’s a wimp with “hot” food. They have a good balance to the spices so it’s not like the sun landed on your tongue. But it does have a nice kick.

You get a big chunk of French bread with your meal and the bread is really good. Dad always says “If a place has good bread, the food will be good, too.” I have found this to be true most of the time.

Spencer had red beans and rice. He said it was really good.


I had the Jambalaya. If you don’t know what that is, you need to fix that. But I will tell you. It is traditional creole dish with shredded chicken, sausage, and bell pepper, onion, and celery. J. Gumbo’s says they do it traditional Creole style. It was really good. Was.


They have enough things on their menu that even if you are a wimp like my mom with spicy food, you should give it a try. The service was good, the people were friendly, and the food was great.

One thing: A lot of the dishes have bay leaves in them. Don’t eat those. They give good flavor but you aren’t supposed to eat them.

So here is how I rated them:

  • Space and accessibility – 5 It was easy for me to get around.
  • Sanitation – 5 Everything was very clean.
  • Friendliness of staff – 5 The staff were all really friendly, very nice and helpful.
  • Service time – 5 Pretty darn fast.
  • Overall taste – 5 Really good! I will be going back.
  • Bang for your buck – 5 Prices are really low for the amount and quality of the food.

I will definitely be going back. If you are near a J. Gumbo’s, give it a try.

– the dude


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