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Alligator Cafe

9540 Garland Rd Ste 362, Dallas, TX 75218-3493
+1 214-821-6900
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“shrimp” (13 reviews)
“boudin balls” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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9540 Garland Rd Ste 362, Dallas, TX 75218-3493
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The food is usually pretty good here. I especially like the shrimp po' boy--lots of shrimp, bread is crispy on outside and soft inside. Wife ordered Bourbon street pasta and the flavor was good but the sauce was very thin and runny. Live music on...More

Thank russkwtx
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped here for dinner on a day trip to Dallas. Really cool atmosphere. They were out of alligator, unfortunately, but the jambalaya was very flavorful. Great service too! Also--try the Voodoo Sauce. It's $1.99 extra but it's delicious.

Thank Wade B
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We went in between lunch and dinner when it was not very busy. The food was very good and the service was prompt. We will definitely be returning.

Thank Max S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Naturally I tried the alligator here which was delicious and tender.( The meat does taste like chicken, even though it was alligator). I have also eaten some of the other items on the menu.

Thank 484karlc
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We went to celebrate our 27th anniversary. We started with the Boudin balls which were excellent. I had a cup of seafood Gumbo which the best I've had outside of New Orleans and a Muffalatta sandwich which was to die for! My wife had the...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Went in for the first time on a Wednesday evening, was not expecting a live singer with his keyboard. It was a nice touch of entertainment but because of how small the venue is, it was kind of loud. Hubs and I couldn't really have...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great place for hanging out with Co-workers or friends. The service was great and with food was awesome. We shared the Fried Green Tomatoes and I had the Fried Catfish fillets.

Thank fiveminnitts
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This is such a great hidden place. Great atmosphere and great food. The outdoor patio is great too!!!

Thank MO C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

WOW! Outstanding! Fresh food! Crisp and Tasty! Also plenty of Cajun Food as well! Love this place ! The staff there is ready and appreciative of you being there!! Thank you to all!

Thank Jimmy H
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for an early dinner. We got the fried alligator for an appetizer. Really good, really hot and a very good dipping sauce. I got the catfish nuggets & fries. Very good. Hubby got the chicken & sausage gumbo and 1/2 a muffuletta. Everything...More

Thank Julia H
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Jeffrey F
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Response from Jeffery C | Reviewed this property |
According to Yelp they do not but call if you have a large party. They seem to be accommodating to customer requests.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9540 Garland Rd Ste 362, Dallas, TX 75218-3493
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > East Dallas
  • Neighbourhood: East Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-821-6900
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