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Alligator Cafe

9540 Garland Rd #362, Dallas, TX 75218 (East Dallas)
(214) 821-6900
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Ranked #431 of 3,055 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Neighborhood: East Dallas
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Neighborhood: East Dallas
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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229 reviews 229 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Dallas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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Mesquite, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Alligator Cafe is a great place for Cajun food. It is one of the best in the Dallas area. not only is the food well prepared and tasty but the atmosphere is great. On weekends they have live music which is fun but sometimes it can be a little loud. Staff is very friendly and knowlegeable about the menu. We... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Even though this restaurant was apart of shopping center, I loved the ambiance and environment. The fried alligator tail was good and I loved the collard greens. It's definitely a place I would visit again.

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Experiences vary greatly at the Alligator Cafe. On a Friday evening I found music so loud it was not possible to hear what the waitress said to me. There was no way to get away from it in the entire dining room The food varied in quality and taste. A serving of Coke - $2.59. Service to my table was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Everything is amazing!! The fried pickles are a must have!! You better be ready for some real Cajun food (spicy). The service is great and so is the sweet tea!

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