Alligator Cafe

9540 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
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  • Sun 11am-9pm, Mon 11am-3pm, Tue, Wed 11am-9pm, Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm
  • $
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
A perennial winner of the Observer's "best Cajun" honor, Alligator Café is a counter-service take on South Louisiana cuisine. The restaurant's a reliable source of boiled crawfish come mudbug season, and the popular pies tend to sell out before closing time. The East Dallas restaurant's good cheer and boudin balls have won over eaters, and the Cajun eatery also offers occasional live blues on the weekends from the likes of local luminaries.

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