Coop's Place is nothing fancy, just a bar with food. The food, though, happens to be some of the best jambalaya in New Orleans. The big bowls of rice, tomatoes, diced bell peppers, and meat have an earthy red color and a deep smoky taste. Coop's loads up the standard jambalaya with sausage and rabbit.
For a few extra nickels, you can upgrade to jambalaya supreme, which adds crawfish, shrimp, and tasso. It's an option you should take. Coop's smokes their own tasso, a cured, heavily seasoned pork, right in their patio.
This bar has become the place in New Orleans for jambalaya, and I'm willing to bet that the gumbo would be fine as well. The menu has some other items, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, but if you ask for dessert the waiter will probably suggest another beer.
New Orleans, LA
11am - 3am daily
Also posted at A Frolic of My Own.