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“Jumbo gumbo”

Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar
Ranked #31 of 325 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We called here for lunch so it was fairly quiet. I had the shrimp po boy and partner had the seafood gumbo, we haven't had either of these things before so we really enjoyed them. We also tried the draft Tikki wheat beer which was also most enjoyable and well priced on average of $6 for a large glass.

Thank JaneH55
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KarlaGRG, Public Relations Manager at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you so much, Jane, for the excellent review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and tried some of our award-winning gumbo. Also happy you enjoyed some of our island-brewed Tiki Wheat. We hope you'll come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We had the seafood, chicken and sausage and ribeye gumbos and all were average. Even the lil daddy size is enough for 2 people so we had way too much. The crawfish Po’ boy was good. Beer selection is limited so wouldn’t consider this great as advertised.

Thank molson_wyo
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KarlaGRG, Public Relations Manager at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review and leave us your feedback. We value our diners' input and use it to improve the dining experience. While we're glad you enjoyed your crawfish po-boy, we take pride in our award-winning gumbo so I'll be sure to pass this along to the appropriate personnel. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I actually hate to give Gumbo Bar a bad review but we had a pretty bad experience there tonight. We’ve been faithful customers of Gumbo Bar for many years and we are locals who help keep these businesses funded during the winter when all the tourists leave. We’re also members of the Galveston Restaurant Group rewards program.

Our waiter had no personality at all and provided poor service. We ordered gumbo which was served without a spoon with which to eat and our garlic bread didn’t arrive until we were half finished with our gumbo. We had to ask the waiter for spoons and twice for our garlic bread!!

One person in our party ordered steamed clams and Gumbo Bar should be ashamed to charge $15 for a half dozen tiny clams. The shells were literally about 1” in size.

We ordered wine at $9 per glass and I looked up the wine on the internet. It was $9 per bottle on numerous sites. I don’t mind a restaurant making a profit on drinks but charging $9 a glass for really cheap wine is shameful.

We told the waiter we’re members of the GRG rewards club and he promptly forgot to credit us. It was like he was in another world.

I think this restaurant is ready for a new manager!!

Thank Captain S
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KarlaGRG, Public Relations Manager at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review and leave us your valued feedback. We certainly appreciate our regulars and are disappointed to hear about your latest visit. I'd like to get more details like which night you were there and the time so that we can identify the appropriate personnel. I would also be happy to get your rewards points credited to your account. Please contact me at your earliest convenience - Karla, karla@galvestonrestaurantgroup.com

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Average food. Gumbo a bit bland, definitely wasn’t Cajun. Shrimp put in and cooked over minutes, no time to soak up flavor. Bread good. Server acted like she really didn’t want to be there. Had to ask for everything and even had to get up once and get another servers help. The only thing on time was the check. Prices way too high for the quality.

Thank Terik
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KarlaGRG, Public Relations Manager at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you, Terik, for taking the time to submit a review and leave us your feedback. We value our diners' input and will certainly look closely at your comments with the goal of improving upon the dining experience. Again, thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Being from South Louisiana, my husband is quite the gumbo critic, and rightfully so. We enjoyed our visit to the Gumbo Bar, and tried many items since it was our first visit. First off, the beverages are served in cold glasses which is a lovely touch! The boiled shrimp were fantastic! The wedge salad was also delicious! The seafood gumbo needed a little more flavor and spice... we doctored it up and it was good. It was actually Excellent reheated the following day. The pistolette was a little too Creole for my husband's liking, but it was certainly tasty. We will definitely return. The cooking was authentic to "old-time" recipes, and the service was friendly and genuine.

Thank Angie P
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KarlaGRG, Public Relations Manager at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much, Angie, for the great review - very high praise from a Louisiana native! So glad you enjoyed a variety of dishes and happy to hear that we'll be seeing you again.

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