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Where to Find Mardi Gras Food in Evansville

When you think Mardi Gras, your thoughts probably lean more towards guzzling more alcohol than your body can handle and ladies showing off the goods for strand of plastic beads that cost less than a dollar to produce. But Mardi Gras also means great food like gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish! Since we’re not located in Louisiana bayou, finding good cajun cuisine can be difficult. Here are a few places offering all your creole favorites right here in the Evansville area.

*Click each address for Google Map

J. Gumbo’s

J. Gumbo Store Front
(J. Gumbo Facebook)

Where: Corner of Burkhardt and Vogel Roads, Evansville

Serving: Jambalaya, Etouffée, Po’ Boy Sandwiches. View Menu

What others are saying*:

  • “Outstanding Druken Chicken and real good Voodoo. Best Cajun in the area with good size portions. Might not meet your idea of great Cajun food but well worth the trip.”
  • “Bourbon Street Chicken – I LOVED the Bourbon Street Chicken. It melts in your mouth! I got about 3 meals out of it and the cost was close to $8. Not too shabby!”

[*Source: Urbanspoon.com]

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Stockwell Inn

Stockwell Inn
(Google Maps)

Where: 4001 E Eichel Ave, Evansville, IN

Serving: Fried Gator and Jambalaya

What others are saying*:

  • “Great hamburgers! Plate lunch special everyday tastes like home cooking in this racing theme tavern. Always has a decent lunch crowd!”
  • “Had lunch there last Tuesday June 7. Can’t remember the last time I had a REAL homemade fresh hamburger !! It was delicious…”

[*Source: Urbanspoon.com]

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Edgewater Grill

Edgewater Grill
(Google Maps)

Where: 1 E Water St, Newburgh, IN

Serving: Red Beans and Rice, Terri’s Famous Corn Bread

What others are saying*:

  • “I went in there a week ago and had one of there cod sandwiches and a bowl of the clam chowder. Yummy ….. The service was excellent. I also bought a loaf of there Ohio Valley Sour Dough Bread. They make it fresh every week.”
  • “Beef Brisket! WOW IT WAS GREAT! fantastic sandwich you should come Get one of these! And our waitress was very attentive, courteous and prompt with all our questions and requests. Ask for Brittany she’s FANTASTIC! and was the food!”

[*Source: Urbanspoon.com]

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Knob Hill Tavern

Knob Hill Tavern
(Knob Hill Tavern Facebook)

Where: 1016 Indiana 662, Newburgh, IN

Serving: Jambalaya, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Po’ Boy Sandwiches. View Menu.

What others are saying*:

  • “I’ve always liked both the food and the atmosphere at the Knob. The bar is small and cozy, and the fireplace in the dining room is nice in the winter. The food ranges from a variety of sandwiches to pizzas. The greek salad with warm pizza bread is especially good. Overall, this is a nice place to stop in and enjoy a good meal and a few fishbowls of beer.”
  • “One of the best places to eat in the area.”

[*Source: Urbanspoon.com]

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Marigold Bar

Marigold Bar
(Google Maps)

Where: 2112 S. Weinbach Ave., Evansville

Serving: Crawfish, Gumbo, Bread Pudding

What others are saying*:

  • “Great drinks and great times.”
  • “Always a great time at Marigold Bar, Marshall Entertainment hosts Karaoke on Tuesday and Friday with Mark Simpson, Thursday and Saturday with Randy Marshall, bring friends who like to sing and party.”

[*Source: Marigold Bar Official Facebook]

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Par-K Seafood

Par-K Seafood
(YouTube)

Where: 757 S Green River Rd, Evansville

Serving: Fresh seafood, Shrimp Creole, Seafood Gumbo. View Menu.

What others are saying*:

  • “Best kept secret in Evansville. We had the Grouper it was excellent!!!”
  • “Very authentic and delicious. I really enjoyed my experience at the establishment.”

[*Source: Urbanspoon.com]

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Gerst Haus, Smitty’s, Sportsmans

Gerst Haus, Smitty's, Sportsman's
(Google Maps)

Where:

Serving: Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo, and Hurricanes

What others are saying about Gerst Haus*:

  • “Love the location of this restaurant and the setting. The food was good and the menu was varied enough to have something for everyone. Service was good as well. We will go back to this restaurant again!”
  • “Ok, if you like beer you gotta go here. There are many on tap and plenty of them are German…The brats are great but the keilbasa is the best. Goulash is excellent. So are pork chops. If you like potatos don’t miss the German fries or the potato pancakes.”

[*Source: Urbanspoon.com]

What others are saying about Smitty’s*:

  • “…Bruschetta was great. My husband got a steak and I got chicken Alfredo. Both were wonderful. Ended out dinner with some tirimisu which was the best I’ve had…”
  • “…Prime Rib special, icy cold beer, incredible environment, great service, reasonable prices for a dinner that was bumped up a notch in quality…and the bread….oh, the bread! Awesome experience!”

[*Sources: Urbanspoon.com & Smitty's Italian Steakhouse Official Facebook]

What others are saying about Sportsmans*:

  • “Sportsman’s has a great vibe and great people. Their food is spectacular and the bartenders are great. I love this place and reccomend (sic) it to all.”
  • “This is one of my favorite places in Evansville. The staff are all really friendly and they can make some pretty good drinks! The food is all freshly made (including the hand-breaded mushrooms, the homemade slaw and chicken salad, just to name a few.) They use homegrown vegetables and herbs when possible, which is somewhat unexpected for a tavern…”

[*Source: Urbanspoon.com]

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