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Alligator Cafe

#312 of 2,938 Restaurants in Dallas
#331 of 3,213 Places to Eat in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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East Dallas
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9540 Garland Rd #362, Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 821-6900
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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Po' Boys

We went here for lunch on a weekday. I had a shrimp po' boy and it was very good. Lots of plump shrimp on a crunchy roll. Really good. My mom had a combo with gumbo and muffuletta. The gumbo with seafood was excellent and had a nice kick. The muffuletta, which is served warm instead of cold, was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My experience was a excellent one for the fact i went their for my birthday with my family. The food was amazing we started with the alligator appetizer and it was amazing. followed by the entree which i had the gumbo which was tasty and a very good size. Then to top off the meal with desert which im not... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went here for lunch on a weekday. I had a shrimp po' boy and it was very good. Lots of plump shrimp on a crunchy roll. Really good. My mom had a combo with gumbo and muffuletta. The gumbo with seafood was excellent and had a nice kick. The muffuletta, which is served warm instead of cold, was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I drive 90 miles to eat at the Alligator Cafe . We love this place. We have eaten there many times and will continue to eat there. The Cajun veggies are great so is the brows salmon. My favorite is the boudin balls , they are awesome. The service is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My friends introduced me to this place for the Cajun food and that is good: gumbo, crab cakes & muffalata. But the bread pudding is worth the trip to Dallas! Huge piece, soft bread, perfect amount of cinnamon and raisins (meaning not too much!). Buttery whisky sauce! Ask for more sauce because the piece of pudding is so big. I... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Well let me tell you, I have never had something this delightfully disgusting in a long time. Sometimes one needs to go through a complete torture of the palette to truly appreciate good flavors. Unfortunately I traveled out of my normal work lunch area to try this place, and boy did I regret it. Being an absolute zealot of seafood... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Additional Information about Alligator Cafe

Address: 9540 Garland Rd #362, Dallas, TX 75218
Phone Number: (214) 821-6900
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > East Dallas
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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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 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?