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Jacksonians have many good reasons to make that drive to New Orleans, but getting a good bowl of gumbo isn’t one of them. Gumbo Girl is ringing in the decade with its fourth consecutive Best of Jackson win for Best Gumbo.

Marilyn Kithuka opened the restaurant in 2015 and has since spent her days in the kitchen whipping up aromatic creations. While Gumbo Girl is best known for its made-from-scratch gumbo, its menu includes other foodie favorites like the 
Cajun “Pot,” which features spicy seasoned turkey necks, as well as seafood platters and even burgers and salads.

Gumbo Girl is opening a new location off County Line Road in the next few months. “Gumbo Girl is coming bigger and stronger. There will be more good eats and a lot more surprises in store for our customers,” Kithukain says. Not only will the menu expand, but the space will as well. The new location will include a large dining area, a bar, and a place for parties and special events. Visit gumbogirl.com. — Tunga Otis

WINNER: Best Gumbo

Address: 5681 Highway 18 W., Jackson, MS 39209

Phone number: 601-790-0486

 
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