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Cajun and Creole Food at The Alligator Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

The Alligator Cafe

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In a Nutshell

Chef Ivan Pugh prepares New Orleans–style entrees such as fried oysters, crawfish étouffée, and jambalaya with alligator and chicken

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Must purchase a food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only at listed location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

People love eating at restaurants because the food is as delicious as a home-cooked meal, but you don't have to eat at a table with your 14 strong, hungry teenage brothers. Get some eating room with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $11 for $20 worth of Cajun and Creole food, valid Sunday–Thursday
  • $12 for $20 worth of Cajun and Creole food, valid Friday–Saturday
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The Alligator Cafe

Most people probably don't know the difference between a crocodile and an alligator. Chef Ivan Pugh, however, could likely tell which was which by taste alone. At The Alligator Cafe, gator is a mainstay of Pugh's menu, found in spoonfuls of gumbo and between slices of french bread. It's not the only item that's imported directly from the bayou. Chef Pugh sources most of his seafood from Louisiana, although he looks to Mississippi for his catfish supply. As for the fixings, they tend to come from local purveyors, including Empire Bakery and Rudolph's Meat Market.

These ingredients combine for Cajun and Creole entrees that have become accustomed to regular press attention—recently, a Dallas Morning News review that praised the "bold, fresh and piquant flavor" in a bowl of gumbo and found the crawfish étouffée "smooth and spicy, its complex heat developing with each spoonful." Diners can spice up their meals by requesting that they be "voodoo'd," which means covered in a mixture of hot peppers or stuffed into a small doll to-go. Abita beer offsets the fiery sauces, as do the cool notes of frequent live acoustic blues performances.

The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:


  • “If you go on Friday night be prepared for live music which is good but if you want a quiet conversation go on a different night. ”

  • “Everything that I have ever ordered has been very good..... It one of my favorite restaurant and I always encourage my friends to eat there.”

  • “Fried shrimp poboy tastes just like New Orleans. The batter was just right. The blackened red potatoes were great. ”

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    The Alligator Cafe

    9540 Garland Road

    Dallas, TX 75218


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