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Alligator Cafe

9540 Garland Rd #362, Dallas, TX 75218 (East Dallas)
(214) 821-6900
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Ranked #360 of 3,099 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Neighborhood: East 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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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288 reviews 288 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place is a rare find in Dallas. Every time I try to eat cajun food it is just plain weird and not that great when I find somewhere in Dallas to eat it. This isn't one of those places. This place makes me feel pretty close to home in Louisiana. The chicken and sausage gumbo is very good. I... More 

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Dallas, TX
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12 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

make this one of our favorite places to eat! The patio is nice if you find the music a little loud. The fried items are amazing! They've changed the menu, which is a bummer, I liked ordering the appetizer coconut shrimp and ala cart side of red beans and rice with one of their signature cocktails. We like it!

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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