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Gumbo Shack - CLOSED

212 1/2 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532-2316
+1 251-928-4100
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible18%
29 Mar 2018
“Not gumbo shack anymore”
1 Jun 2017
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Cajun & Creole
€€ - €€€
212 1/2 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532-2316
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Not sure what the name of the new place is but it is not the Gumbo Shack and not run by same people. The bar is still open but I didn't eat here but the place filled up at lunch. Great bloody Mary's and Long...More

1  Thank Norman D
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

It was very awkward. The service was meh. The workers were more worried about their social life which we were unfortunate to have to listen. Very rude. I thought they were going to fight. The food was ok but not worth it due to service.

Thank Malsam87
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Look hard for this place you will miss it if your not looking. There is a small neon sign on the street so look for that to point you in the right way. Anyway, I had the triple D and got the gumbo, seafood gumbo,...More

Thank ZAR55
Reviewed 8 May 2017

There were four of us who made a day trip to Fairhope, AL from Ft. Morgan to just "take a look". We had a little difficulty finding the restaurant because it sets back a little ways from the street. We sat outside since we had...More

1  Thank Tom K
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This place is hard to find unless you live here. You could drive by it 10 times and not see that it's set back off the road in between buildings. That being said, it is a classic hole-in-the-wall bar food place. The food is really...More

1  Thank AV8RS
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Went to the Gumbo Shack based on the reviews of others and was disappointed. The couple with us got hamburgers but they were not cooked thoroughly. I had the red beans and rice but that was too sweet, gumbo was ok but not great.

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Walked up on this one. Little hole in the wall with small outdoor seating and indoor. Live music, cold beer and on this night, all you can eat Crawfish for $20. Hubby ate UP that crawfish and I was in heaven with the Gumbo. Really...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were in Fairhope for the Arts and Crafts festival. Ate lunch at the Gumbo Shack. The gumbo was good, and we also had a burger, grilled outside and tasty. They had a crawfish boil that afternoon, and we saw the live crawfish cleaned and...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This little hole in the wall has the best gumbo and service around. Would highly recommend if you're ever in Fairhope, Alabama.

Thank libra6240
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The beer was cold and the service was pretty decent. However the thick tomato-based gumbo lacked any connection to a "holy trinity" and roux that we were looking for. I didn't taste and chicken or sausage either, maybe some small shrimp were hidden in the...More

1  Thank William B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 1/2 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532-2316
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-928-4100
Gumbo shack is a sports bar and grill located in downtown pushed back off fairhope avenue. There is outdoor and indoor seating. Customers of all ages are welcome until 9:00pm when the kitchen closes. The bar stays open past the kitchen closing which is 21 and up.
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