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22 Jan 2024
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Chillier days on the coast call for amazing soups and stews, including the coastal Cajun favorite gumbo. Filled with savory broth, sausage, chicken, and seafood, it's truly soup for the soul. If you're a gumbo enthusiast exploring the beautiful Emerald Coast, you're in for a delightful treat. Here's a curated list of must-visit spots that serve up some of the most mouth-watering gumbo you'll find:

  1. Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House, Destin: A gem nestled in Destin, Boshamps is more than just a restaurant; it's an experience. Their local Gulf seafood gumbo is a symphony of flavors, featuring oysters, Gulf shrimp, Louisiana crawfish, local okra, and Conecuh sausage. It's not just the gumbo that will entice you, but also their wide array of seafood dishes, all served in a setting that boasts stunning views of the Destin harbor. Visit their website for more information and to make a reservation: Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House.

  2. Louisiana Lagniappe, Destin: This waterfront Creole seafood spot is a culinary wonderland. With a menu that includes dishes like Louisiana crab cakes, oysters Lagniappe, and jumbo lump crabmeat, their gumbo stands out for its authentic, rich flavors. Located in an upscale condo community, Louisiana Lagniappe offers both indoor and outdoor dining options, perfect for any weather. Check out their offerings here: Louisiana Lagniappe.

  3. 790 Restaurant, Destin: Locals rave about the gumbo at 790 Restaurant, and you'll soon know why. This place is celebrated not just for its "Cajun Approved Gumbo" but also for its extensive menu of seafood, steaks, and pastas. The ambiance is cozy, and the service is as delightful as their dishes. Find out more about their menu and location here: 790 Restaurant.

  4. Great Southern Cafe, Seaside: People do travel to the Great Southern Cafe in Seaside for its gumbo (and then they stay for the crab claws and Grits Á Ya Ya!) This dark-rouxed bowl of delight is best served with crackers or french bread. The Great Southern Cafe

  5. The Craft Bar, Miramar Beach: Known for their exceptional gumbo, The Craft Bar also offers a great selection of craft beers and cocktails to complement your meal. With multiple locations, including Destin and Miramar Beach, it's a convenient stop for a satisfying bowl of gumbo. Explore more here: The Craft Bar.

Enjoy Your Culinary Journey!

As you embark on your gumbo journey along Florida's Emerald Coast, remember that each of these spots offers its unique twist on this classic Southern dish. From the beachside views at Pompano Joe’s to the upscale setting of Louisiana Lagniappe, your taste buds are in for a diverse and delightful experience. Enjoy exploring these culinary delights!

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