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Alligator Cafe

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East Dallas
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9540 Garland Rd #362, Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 821-6900
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Alligator Cafe in Casa Linda - Laissez les bons temps rouler!

The Shrimp Etouffee was out of this world! And, my partner enjoyed the Alligator, for sure! And expecially, we loved the couple playing good blues on guitar and harmonica!! What a great place...easy parking in Casa LInda, and very nice folks working the bar. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
ElaineCopeland
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Shrimp Etouffee was out of this world! And, my partner enjoyed the Alligator, for sure! And expecially, we loved the couple playing good blues on guitar and harmonica!! What a great place...easy parking in Casa LInda, and very nice folks working the bar. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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Bedford, Texas, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a chance to go with some friends who had lived in Louisiana to Alligator Cafe just before visiting 12 Days of Christmas at the Arboretum. We all had something different off the menu and it was all great and authentic tasting for Cajun cuisine. The bread pudding was really good too.

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Dallas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Like most places in Texas, Alligator Cafe is located in a strip mall. It's an eclectic, friendly place. We visited on a Saturday night and it was quite busy, but service was fast and friendly. It's a very casual place and a bit small and crowded, so keep in mind that aspect of a "cafe" is definitely accurate. It was... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The alligator cafe was a relaxed fun restaurant with decent service and good food. The shrimp and grits was delicious and spicy. The large selection of beer was a fun surprise. We will go back.

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Dallas, Texas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Just found this place and what a find! Best Cajun food I've had in Texas!! Started with corn fritters, crisp on the outside, wonderfully moist and flavorful inside. I had the shrimp and grits - SO much flavor! Finished with the bred pudding! Heaven! Great patio atmosphere - great service.

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kansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We came in for dinner on a Friday night and had a great experience. The atmosphere is very casual but attractive, The crowd was friendly and there was live music. They have Abita on tap, we had a seasonal brew and it was great. We ordered frog legs, alligator, po boys, bread pudding - it was all very good, and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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298 reviews 298 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We've been here several times, most recently for dinner in September 2014. In the past the food has been above average but I wonder if it is going down. We started with frog legs as an appetizer and they were quite large. They are deep fried and a bit greasy, but basically pretty good. The wife got the Sea Bass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food ... great live music... wonderful and attentive staff. The portion of the food is well worth the price...

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went to the Aligator Cafe with high expectations and they were met and then some. Service was attentive and the food was superb. Highly recommend to all who love cajun food.

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Mesquite, Texas, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Food is great, price is right, music a little loud inside. They do have a nice patio where you can talk and listen to the music. Great for kids.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9540 Garland Rd #362, Dallas, TX 75218
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > East Dallas
  • Neighborhood: East Dallas
  • Phone Number: (214) 821-6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?