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The Fried Alligator

5400 Fort Henry Dr, Ste 8, Kingsport, TN 37663-5305
+1 423-218-8112
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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Cajun & Creole, Seafood
$$ - $$$
5400 Fort Henry Dr, Ste 8, Kingsport, TN 37663-5305
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

I eat here once a week and I love everything on the menu. The gumbo is great. My favorite is the crawfish etouffee and the red beans are a great side. The alligator is very tasty and the spice is just right for Cajun food...More

Thank 335RamblinMan335
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We heard about this place yesterday so we thought we would try it out. My husband described it as a hole-in-the-wall as we pulled up to this dingy looking building. They are cash only. We walked in and the seating may hold 7 possibly 8...More

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

If you can check your expectations of service at the door, the food is unbelievable. So great. Hidden gem for sure AND it’s byob. (Cash only)

Thank tinawilsonphoto
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

I was so happy to find this place. They have amazing food and the owner is super nice. This is absolutely a place you will want to stop if you’re a fan of creole food. The staff was very attentive and the owner came out...More

Thank Momoftwo0819
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Small place with most wonderful food. Cajun and seafood. Be prepared to wait but oh what a wait. The smells will delight your senses. The food will make you feel you are in the big easy. Never a disappointment been 7 times.

Thank DisneyMomma430
Reviewed April 12, 2018

There is always a food shortage here. The owner is rude and cannot take criticism of factual events well. The food is good when you can get it. But definitely not as good as what you would get in Louisiana. And it is missing some...More

Thank Sandi T
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

My parents turned me on the place. We went for a nice family meal. We had friend green tomatos and Cajun poppers (crawfish) for an appetizer. I ordered the sampler that came with a little bit of everything. The food was great and was full...More

Thank stillbridg3
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Came for dinner at 5:30 and still waiting for food at 7:30. We got half our drinks but the people that ordered tea have had to wait almost 25 minutes for new tea to be made. Once we got the drinks we asked for straws....More

2  Thank Margaret B
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Great food in a small location. Wife and I read about this small family owned restaurant not too far from the TRI airport and decided to give it a try. Really good, fresh, authentic Cajun food. Friendly, attentive, but not hovering service. Interesting and inovative...More

Thank jwTN
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Cajun-creole food here was overall good. Certainly a welcomed alternative to typical restaurants (burgers pizza pasta Taco Bell etc...). Not many places locally with gator and shark bite appetizers. I recommend shrimp poboy but even a half portion is HUGE so be warned. For dessert...More

Thank guyfromVirginia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 Fort Henry Dr, Ste 8, Kingsport, TN 37663-5305
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: +1 423-218-8112
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We proudly serve the best fresh seafood and cajun/ creole specialties in the area. We do not serve alcohol, but brown-bagging is permitted (BYOB)
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