The Best Takeout Gumbo Around Dearborn

On a cold night, there’s nothing better than warming up with a hearty bowl of gumbo from one of the local joints near Dearborn.

A classic Louisiana dish, the recipe varies from restaurant to restaurant. The stew always features broth, rice, and vegetables, and may also include chicken, seafood, or red meat. When you’re ready for some gumbo, the eateries offering takeout near our Dearborn apartments include:

Louisiana Creole Gumbo 

At Louisiana Creole Gumbo, the chefs prepare century-old recipes and serve them alongside modern Southern favorites like rice & beans. Founders Joe and Margerine Stafford brought Creole cuisine to Detroit in 1970. The couple called the restaurant the Luzianne Creole Gumbo Shop, and it quickly became a local favorite. Joe and Margerine retired in 1982, and today the Spencer family carries on their legacy. Gumbo choices include chicken, supreme, and seafood. Don’t forget the 7-Up pound cake for dessert and order for pickup and delivery. 


Known for its adventurous menu, Fishbones offers a culinary journey to New Orleans. In the kitchen, the chefs make every meal to order. The dishes range from mild to spicy, and there’s something for every palate. For dinner, sample the gumbo ya-ya. It features chicken and andouille sausage and pairs well with the catfish beignets. Place your order online for takeout until 8:00 p.m.

Red Smoke Barbecue 

Found inside a historic two-story building, Red Smoke is where the pitmasters cook over hickory and applewood. The tender meat falls off the bone and is best enjoyed with one of the 12 from-scratch sides and a Michigan craft beer. Try the Southern-style gumbo. A customer favorite, it’s prepared with shrimp, chicken, and andouille sausage. Enjoy the stew with the house-made barbecue chips, and order for pickup or DoorDash delivery. 

Before sampling the local gumbo, try a virtual yoga class offered by a nearby studio. 

To become a resident of Fairlane Woods, please contact us. We will offer a personal tour so you can discover our apartments in Dearborn firsthand. 

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