Like a tongue on a flagpole in February, fusion cuisine results from curiosity and a shortage of popsicles. Rein in restless taste buds with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Cajun and Tex-Mex cuisine and drinks at Gator's Croc & Roc, located in the Dallas West End.
Gator's Croc & Roc, a retreat revered for its rooftop patio, douses its denizens in live rooftop performances, colorful, swamp-themed décor, and a menu loaded with American, Tex-Mex, and Cajun entrees. Southern specialties such as the jumbo wing sampler ($10.99) and fried pickles ($7.99) allow themselves to be passed around like a hot potato in a literal version of the game hot potato. The namesake fried gator, crispy cuts of croc served with fries and spicy dipping sauce ($14.99), sates untamed appetites, and the Santa Fe salad, packed with roasted red peppers, sliced avocado, and blackened chicken breast ($9.99), adds a southern touch to a leafy staple.
Eclectic touches, such as teal-hued bar stools and papier mâché alligators, lend an energetic ambience to the eatery. Its famed rooftop, splashed in vibrant Crayola colors, plays host to performers, pianists, Korean Conflict re-enactors, and country crooners. Check out the calendar for upcoming events, or fill a belly with pre-game eats (there's a free shuttle to almost all Stars and Mavs games).
- Though Gator's Croc & Roc is located in Dallas' West End, everything from the 'gators hung from the rafters to the cheery wait staff to the frozen drink machines behind the bar make this casual party bar and restaurant feel like Bourbon Street. – Dallas Observer
- We love the drinks amd [sic] the live music. Gator's is a great place for a fun time! Even the kids ask to go! – texasaggieamy, Citysearch