The Alligator Cafe

9540 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218 Directions
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94% of 17 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


Report | 7 months ago
Two thumbs up!!!! You definitely have to try the shrimp & grits---AWESOME!!!!
Report | 10 months ago
The crawfish combo and shrimp po boys are delicious!
Report | a year ago
Our service started out nicely, but deteriorated as the meal progressed. My husband had to get our take-home dishes and had to wait at the register to get our ticket and then again to pay for dinner. Our waitperson was not busy...standing by the front register, but made no effort to finish her service.
Report | a year ago
friendly servers, and great happy hour drinks.
Report | a year ago
the food was absolutely amazing. my girlfriend loved here alligator and my etouffee was great. the only thing that could have really been better would have been skim milk or 1% reduced fat to go with my oh-so-satisfying sweet potato pecan pie.!!!
Report | a year ago
See comment above!
Report | a year ago
This is authentic Cajun food with the best service in town
Report | 2 years ago
Report | 2 years ago
Enjoyed eating at the café and will be back.
Report | 2 years ago
It's the best Cajun food I've found in Dallas. Better than pappadeaux and Dodies!

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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