Must Try Lowcountry Gumbo Spots

A unique staple unofficially born out of and made popular in the state of Louisiana, Gumbo is a dish worth savoring. It’s traditional foundation consists primarily of roux-based stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and vegetables. In honor of #NationalGumboDay, here’s where you can enjoy the dish!


Nigels Good Food

Living in the Holy City, chances are you’ve had a meal in this comfortable space. Nigel’s Good Food focuses on serving up nothing but good food with Lowcountry soul. So it’s no wonder that Nigel’s Gumbo Dish is a popular favorite. It blends the two staples of the restaurants: seafood and soul food. You can grab a plate at one of its two locations in North Charleston or Ladson! Walk-ins are welcome!

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LOLA in Park Circle

Serving up authentic Louisiana Cuisine – this restaurant is all about packing a flavorful punch to their dishes. Lola’s has two different types of the Louisiana bred gumbo dish. You can enjoy their seafood gumbo made with fish, shrimp, crawfish, and oysters. Or you can go for the more traditional feel with the Gumbo Yaya dish with roasted chicken and andouille sausage. You can find this restaurant tucked away in Park Circle.


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Hyman's Seafood

You don’t go to a seafood place and NOT get the gumbo! Hyman’s Seafood offers a Lowcountry Gumbo made with a bit of a kick. The okra soup is filled with sausage, shrimp, and chicken. Have it in a small cup, or a bowl. You can find this seafood connoisseur in Downtown Charleston on Meeting Street.

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Fleet Landing

With hundreds of seafood choices on their menu, fleet landing is serving up a gumbo-style dish fit for the Lowcountry. It’s nothing short of tradition – with large, hearty shrimp seasoned and blended with andouille sausage, okra, and rice. You can enjoy your next dish out by the water at its downtown location.

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Jestine's Kitchen

This is your grandmother’s kitchen in a restaurant. Jestine’s Kitchen’s motto is Southern Food with lots of soul. Each dish is made with the foundation of homestyle tradition, which is why Jestine’s gumbo dishes are worth a try. Order it with shrimp, or just okra style. You can find the restaurant downtown on Meeting Street.  



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