Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Port Orleans French Quarter serves up a handful of southern favorites, such as jambalaya and beignets, as well as more standard menu items such as burgers and salads. I stopped by to try a cup of their gumbo to see how it compared to the version served at the nearby River Roost at Port Orleans French Quarter (and presumably is the same version served at its adjacent Boatwrights Dining Hall)
This version seems to rely on shredded chicken as opposed to the pieces I found at River Roost, but there was still plenty of chicken and Andouille pieces throughout the rich, flavorful broth. There was a little heat to the gumbo, but was not overbearing. There were also nicely cooked veggies, including okra, in the gumbo.
A bit of rice was placed at the bottom of the to-go cup, but it didn’t get mushy. For $3.49, it was a warming, hearty dish for the price. I’d happily order it again.
Do you ever visit Sassagoula Floatworks for breakfast, lunch or dinner? You can get the beignets at any meal, but do you ever try some of their other menu items?