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Gator Cove

2601 SE Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette, LA 70508-2168
337-264-1373
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Ranked #127 of 465 restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My brother and I went for his birthday. We both got the alligator platter and each one was $20. Granted, I knew what the prices were, but was shocked by the small portions and mediocre food quality. The side salad was a joke, the dressing tasted like it came out of a bottle, and the fries I got were generic... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I took my brother here for a birthday dinner and was shocked at the small portions we got for what I paid. We had the alligator, which I've had at other places for much less. I got fries with it and they were generic and soggy. The side salad was pretty pathetic also. On the positive side, the red velvet... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

On a 17$ seafood basket we received $4 of seafood and $13 in filler. Seriously! 4 shrimp an 4 tiny oysters and an extra large serving of French fries + bread. We ordered an expensive hamburger for my son. McDonalds is making a better burger than this place - and for $10??!! Your best bet is so skip this place!!

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Monroe, Louisiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I've been flying into Lafayette on a regular basis for a year now and every time I passed the Gator Cove, it looked closed. Saturday, I decided to take a closer look since it sits about a block off the highway. The Gator Cove sign is on a building that is not Gator Cove. Gator Cove is located behind the... More

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Ridgewood, NJ
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244 reviews 244 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We went out for dinner at 7PM on Saturday and arrived and there were plenty of open tables. We were seated in the main traffic way near the cashier. After a few minutes, we placed our order.My wife ordered the cup of gumbo and the seafood stuffed potato and a side salad. I ordered the salad and the crawfish etoufee.... More

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Opp, Alabama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Been to this place a couple of times in the past year, people are friendly & service & food is the best. I have to eat here everytime I'm in the area.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

On our way home to Texas from Alabama, we read great reviews about Gator Cove, and couldn't wait to try it...unfortunatley after driving a ways off of I-10 thru some shady areas, they were closed!! This was on a Saturday at 12:45. They open at 5pm on the weekend. Too bad we missed it...just wanted to share in case you... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

OK so it took me three days to find some gator in something other than sausage! I have had gator before and really like it in filet or chunks when it is in sausage form it doesn't do it justice. For the first time you really need to try it blackened. I was so happy to have been pointed in... More

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Houston, TX
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Had the shrimp gumbo and half and half po boy. Everything tasted excellent. Just cant get it no better than this.

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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I recently planned and attended a conference for over 300 people in Lafayette. I used Gator Cove to cater a Cajun Boil/BBQ at Acadian VIllage. Peggy and Jay Voorhies, owners of Gator Cove, outdid themselves! It was fabulous. I had people from the US, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, Spain, and beyond. They LOVED the Cajun boil experience... More

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