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2601 SE Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette, LA 70508-2168
337-264-1373
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You've got to try the gator!

What can you say...you got to try the gator meat! Never had it before. Food is great, serving size is big. Staff is so friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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San Jose, CA
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went here to have some boiled crawfish, they were FANTASTIC! Not too seasoned but they had a really good flavor. The service was great and we didn't have to wait very long for our food either! Will definitely return!

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What can you say...you got to try the gator meat! Never had it before. Food is great, serving size is big. Staff is so friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat. They have the best boiled shrimp around. Their other seafood has always been good as well. And don't skip on dessert, it is truly as good as it looks.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place was recommended to us by an employee of Tabasco. At first glance we didn't think it was open but then realized you have to drive to the back. Cool hometown feel--laid back, friendly servers. Prices weren't bad. We all had fried-whatever baskets, drinks and a dessert. 3 adults, 2 kids was about $75. Food was good. Dessert was... More 

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Cold food! Manager not responsive! Had reservations for a group of 16. Couples. Cold food was sent back. The boiled crawfish were still barely warm. The manager agreed they were cold but still charged for my order. The other order they sent back and did not eat. Could have been handled with professionalism. In other care about your customers. We... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Enjoyed some pretty good Louisiana crawfish/mudbugs they were spicy and hot I love the hot hot hot ones.... Would do it all over again...

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Weber City, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

On a quick trip to Lafayette our hostess decided that we needed to have a real taste of Cajun Cooking. She took us to Gator Cove for dinner. We got there during a downpour, so the parking lot wasn't totally full. We were seated quickly, but the waiter was a little slow getting to us. We tried fried gator and... More 

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Youngsville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went tonight because he was in the mood for boiled crawfish. I ordered the steak and shrimp since I don't like spicy food, which also makes me sick. My plate of food, green beans and all, was covered in cayenne pepper. I couldn't even eat the French fries without my mouth being on fire. A beautiful... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The first taste of boiled crawfish each season is always the best. The crawfish were small but perfectly cocked and peeled easily. A little over priced, but that is always the way at the beginning of the season. In my book worth every penny.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Been here twice. First time had Shrimp and Grits that was fantastic, second time had Crawfish Etouffee that was only okay. Definitely a locals' hangout, probably better if you are with a regular or they know you. Worth a shot!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2601 SE Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette, LA 70508-2168
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 337-264-1373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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