The Gumbo Shack first opened its doors in a leaky, tin-roofed shack in Fairhope, AL in October of 2002 and the place was a local hit almost instantly. At first, it was almost exclusively a juke joint. Great local bands blew the roof off the Gumbo Shack on weekends, often packing the place to the point where you couldn’t get in the door. The menu includes a few additional items. We smoke our own turkey breasts then hand-slices the meat for sandwiches. The result is a big juicy slice of turkey that makes a really special sandwich. I almost forgot about the Bar-B-Q sandwich; it’s a big sloppy delicious mess, definitely the best in town. The burgers are pretty good too.