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2601 SE Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette, LA 70508-2168
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Deer Park, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We were surprised how big the crawfish was as we were there at the end of the season. June 20, 2016. They had a good variety of choices as far as seafood, chicken and beef. A little pricey but worth the $$$. Great choices on deserts as well. One of the owners was there and we had a very pleasant... More 

Thank JoAnn-Vernon
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I have the shrimp and catfish basket it was very good the service was very good too nice atmosphere .

Thank Kent R
Bettendorf, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The variety of food here was great. Lots of cajun favorites for this Midwest person. Boiled crawfish and shrimp were yummy and well seasoned. Fried pickles, onion strings and boudin were appetizers. The deserts! Oh my. A platter was brought out and our group ended up picking the peanut butter cheesecake, bread pudding, hummingbird cake and key lime cheesecake. All... More 

Thank Marti M
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We went with another couple for dinner during the week. It is known for its boiled crawfish during the season, but our party had the Dis and Dat Burgers, one had the seafood platter and crawfish half-n-half platter. We had the Boudin Bombers and Onion Sticks for appetizer. Appetizers were good. Would order them again. Our server was new/training but... More 

Thank TraceyCats
Lafayette, Louisiana
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

I've lived in Lafayette several years and a friend of mine wanted to go to Gator Cove when they were in town visiting. As far as Cajun food goes, it's not bad, but it's not super great either. I had a really hard time getting past the odor in the dining room. I've been to plenty of seafood and crawfish... More 

Thank Trompetista89
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

We were surprised to find the restaurant back behind a couple of other buildings but worth getting to. We had very good food and excellent service in a fun,rustic setting. Very nice mural of Louisiana swamp and a 13 foot alligator (stuffed). Will return next time in the area.

Thank RobertDeb
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

We had the boiled crawfish, boudin bombers (boudin with burst of cheese in an eggroll, and fried) so good, and fried catfish with crawfish. The flavors and seasoning was just right. You had a party in your mouth! The tables are picnic tables, and the atmosphere is like coming home, very friendly warm and welcoming.

Thank Charleen B
Crescent, Oklahoma
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We went to the old iconic place hoping to get oysters, shrimp and crawfish on a Friday evening about 8pm. We were the only people in the place. No oysters. Crawfish weren't in season. We ordered a shrimp boil. The shrimp was tasty. We ordered draft beers which were cold. The waitstaff was almost too friendly. I feel it is... More 

Thank Terri A
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon Gator Cove. The restaurant is truly unique to these Texans! Glynis was our waitress and she was just sensational. She explained everything to us and treated us like family! Great food & fantastic atmosphere! A little high $$ for me but it was worth the experience!

Thank Connie B
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Went here to have some boiled crawfish, they were FANTASTIC! Not too seasoned but they had a really good flavor. The service was great and we didn't have to wait very long for our food either! Will definitely return!

Thank Papaya P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 SE Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette, LA 70508-2168
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 337-264-1373

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