The Alligator Cafe

Cafe
9540 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218 9540 Garland Road, Dallas Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Open All Hours
+12148216900
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95% of 539 customers recommended

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  • Hours
    Sun
    11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Wed
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thu
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:30 PM

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250
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Report | 6 months ago
Lunch specials are too small to spilt for two people for those of you who like to split their meals amonst friends. Food is great!
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Report | 8 months ago
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.
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Report | 8 months ago
Fried shrimp poboy tastes just like New Orleans. The batter was just right. The blackened red potatoes were great.
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Report | 9 months ago
Don't let the laziness of the one in charge (not the owner) sway you from their outstanding food. We were there a little after 11am when they open. The employees were laughing, the TV was on but they hadn't bother to unlock the front door, counted their change in the register nor unlocked their door to their patio. We had to go around the side of the patio and knock and ask if they were open. In other words, the owner needs to know his restaurant was basically open for business closer to 11:30 which I don't believe he would like to hear. Also a first, the LOUD heavy metal music was a bit much and not exactly Bourbon Street genre.............Again, the food is outstanding and we will go back for a hope a different dining experience.
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Report | 9 months ago
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.
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Report | 9 months ago
great food
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Report | 9 months ago
The shrimp and grits are delicious!! Wait staff is good
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Report | 9 months ago
crab cake appetizer amazing!!!
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Report | 9 months ago
Great shrimp and grits!
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Report | 9 months ago
Great food!
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From Our Editors

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.

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Sun
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Wed
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri-Sat
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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