It’s not a stew, it's gumbo and it all starts with the roux. Being a neighbor to Louisiana, in Texas we know a thing or two about a good gumbo! When it comes to gumbo, you can enjoy a variety of proteins inside this creole and Cajun staple.
SCHILLECI'S NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN
As the only elegant French-Quarter style restaurant in The Woodlands, Schilleci’s is a locally-owned restaurant that specializes in classic Cajun creole. They offer three gumbo options; duck & sausage, seafood, or chicken & sausage all with rice added into the dark roux. Can’t choose just one? Ask for the off-the-menu trio, which includes a small cup of each flavor. Request a slice of bread to go along with it. Schilleci’s serves a New Orleans staple, Gambino’s bread – which tops off the meal perfectly!
THE REPUBLIC GRILLE
The gumbo at The Republic Grille offers a blend of chicken and andouille sausage in a medium-style roux and is served with bread. It can be ordered by the cup or bowl. This locally-owned restaurant focuses on regional flavors of Texas and the South – with two locations in The Woodlands. The Republic Grille in Panther Creek is a bit closer to the Town Center area of The Woodlands and The Republic Grille West Woodlands is near Woodlands Parkway and FM 2978.
The gumbo at Morton’s Grille is a bit more traditional than others, featuring seafood and sausage with rice - specifically Blue Crab, Redfish, and Andouille Sausage. It has a nice flavor and a delightfully dark roux. They also offer popular menu items that are often featured at Morton’s Steakhouse – from steaks to seafood, burgers, and salads.
DOSEY DOE BREAKFAST, BBQ & WHISKEY BAR
Known as a breakfast and barbeque stop, and most recently a neighborhood whiskey bar, Dosey Doe offers a variety of barbecue and home-style cooking options. Their gumbo includes a hearty Cajun roux and is served with white rice. Their seafood version includes shrimp, fish, and crab with another including chicken, sausage, and okra.
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