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J. Gumbo's

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64 Granville St, Gahanna, OH 43230-3064
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the menu board fool you. Nothing on the menu is sweet & mild. I chose red beans and rice because I was told it wasn't spicy. It is! So I went back to the counter to exchange it. How about some macaroni and cheese? Nope. That's on the kid menu. So I didn't eat. They just refunded my... More 

Thank 837kelleyd
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I ate here about a year ago. It was lunch time and they were out of jambalaya. What? I settled for something else that was very spicy and kind of odd tasting. Today I gave it another chance. Guess what? Out of jambalaya. For a cajun themed restaurant, this seems ridiculous. It was raining and I did not feel like... More 

Thank steven f
Rineyville, Kentucky
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Ok for what it is I guess but I was a little disappointed. I hoped for a larger menu and a little more authentic food. Went for lunch right at noon and the place was dead; doesn't seem like the kind of place that'll last and I likely won't go back any time soon.

Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The set up is similar to Chipoltes but with Cajun food. You order your food at the front of the restaurant and they bring your food to you. They let you sample the food before you make your order. Very tasty but a little steep in price.

Thank Frank S
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Must try the bumblebee stew!!! There's a reason it's been a favorite entrée in Gahanna for many years. I also recommend the gumbo which tastes soooooo fantastic. My favorite to go item is a combo of half voodoo chicken and half bumblebee stew. That way I can get great spiciness with a little sweetness.

Thank Peter K
Gahanna, Ohio
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The service is counter style, you look over the menu on the wall and make your selection. They will allow you to taste any of the entrees prior to purchase. I didn't do that and I'm sorry I didn't. If I had, we would have try something different or leave. I order shrimp etouffee. What a mistake, its missing something,... More 

Thank Eherby
Delaware, Ohio
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Perhaps one needs to be a Cajun fan to appreciate J Gumbo's. Evidently I am not. Order at the counter. Wait to get your food and seat yourself. The menu is pretty straight-forward - all some sort of gravy/thick soup-like meat over white or brown rice in a large bowl. The staff is friendly and helpful for first-timers such as... More 

Thank Thom P
Columbus, Ohio
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The food is so flavorful and satisfying. They give you a large amount. The heat is just right. I love the shredded Chicken. It is amazing. Very friendly staff too.

Thank RonnieAb
Ohio City, Ohio
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We visited this location for the first time and I must say they did not disappoint. There was a young man and a young lady who greeted us as we walked in. They offered samples and answers to any questions we had when we finally decided they served our bowls with smiles. You can never go wrong with anything that... More 

Thank wilsluv
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

One of my favorite quick food places. The Bumblebee Stew and Voodoo Chicken are amazing. Never had a bad meal.

Thank Kelly C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Granville St, Gahanna, OH 43230-3064
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Gahanna

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