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Gator Cove

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2601 SE Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette, LA 70508-2168
+1 337-264-1373
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Warrenton, Virginia
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352 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picked up a to go order from here right before closing. The woman in charge stayed open until I could get over from my hotel. Kids liked their po-boy sandwiches, and the crawfish I had were good.

Thank Thero_Kenman
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We wanted some boiled crawfish while in town for a quick getaway with the kids and was referred to this place by a local. While they were making our crawfish, the owner's son gave us a tour of their gator farm and we got to see their gators in an old water tank. We also got to see them feeding... More 

Thank Travel11Bug
lafayette, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The boiled crawfish were terrible. They were not seasoned (I requested spicy) they were not boiled long enough and for the price I think you should get 1 potatoes at the least. I have eaten boiled crabs in the past and I had no complaints about them. This was the first crawfish I ate this season so I was extra... More 

Thank Guy S
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The steak was awesome, the boiled shrimp excellent, and crawfish was on the medium to small, but very tasty....excellent dinner...

Thank Zackary36
Deer Park, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 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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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 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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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 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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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 SE Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette, LA 70508-2168
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-264-1373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?