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2601 SE Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette, LA 70508-2168
337-264-1373
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 18
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  • 7
    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
North meet south and he loved it.

Had a business meeting with a guy from Ohio. He could tell from the first bite that the seafood was fresh not frozen as he was accustomed. We both enjoyed the food. Recommend the seafood platter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
jacmar70776
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Saint Gabriel, Louisiana
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Saint Gabriel, Louisiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Had a business meeting with a guy from Ohio. He could tell from the first bite that the seafood was fresh not frozen as he was accustomed. We both enjoyed the food. Recommend the seafood platter.

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The food was good and service friendly. Great time with friends, good atmosphere, convenient to get to and would go back again next time! :)

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Additional Information about Gator Cove

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

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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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