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Gators Bayou

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub
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5217 98th St, Lubbock, TX 79424-5419
+1 806-698-6900
11:00 - 00:00
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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Frog Legs are excellent. I have also tried Shrimp, Alligator, Catfish, Oysters and Crayfish. All are very good. Recommend their Red Beans and Rice as side dish. Great Service.

Thank James C
Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Been here once, the place is a bar. If you know that you're going to a bar, that serves average cajun, you won't be disappointed.

Thank drifter158
Midland, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice proporty with friendly service, but food was generic and overpriced for the quality. Maybe this is a good place to come have a drink with friends, but the food was underwhelming.

1 Thank odycar
Victoria, Texas
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute decision to go to Gators Bayou after planning on Mexican food. We ordered the grilled tuna and blackened catfish. Both were of high quality and cooked to near perfection. The sweet potato fries were average but vegetables were very good. My friend ordered the bread pudding for dessert and it was very good. Service was... More 

Thank Concho425
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This place have great catfish and "yummie" po boy shrimp & catfish sandwiches! Off the chart! Environment is small and cozy!

Thank Em S
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I ate here a couple of times in July. We had the gator bites which were really great. We also had the Blackened Catfish which was wonderful the first time, but really salty the second time. The second time on Thursday night they had a Jazz band which was really fun! We would definitely go back and... More 

Thank Anita W
Cut and Shoot, Texas
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855 reviews
586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Hubby wanted something tropical, so I checked TA and found Gators Bayou on TA. We stopped in and had Pina Colada and Peach Bellini and gator bites. Drinks made by Vanessa were great and alligator bites very tender, tasty, and not overdone. Odd thing is that, during the day, all personnel are women. Male bartenders added at night shift. Despite... More 

Thank Badgelady
Lubbock, Texas
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365 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

My son and I stopped in after our baseball game last night. He had the shrimp basket with sweet potato fries and I had the combo basket of catfish and shrimp (with fries). The shrimp was excellent! Some of the better breaded shrimp I've had. They had really good flavor and a little bit of spice. The breading is not... More 

Thank BarryBroughton
Wimberley, Texas
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

My boys love this place! They always order the kids catfish and I am a fan of the wraps. They have a nice large seating area outside so there usually isn't a wait. The staff is great and the prices are decent.

Thank Mrspitts08
Lubbock, Texas
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

The overall atmosphere of the restaurant was great. Crowed with much attuned staff. But the Cajun food missed its mark. I had the Fried Crawfish and Fried Shrimp with Cajun mac and cheese. The Crawfish and shrimp were overly bread and lacked Cajun flavor and so did the mac and cheese. It was also room temperature. My wife had fried... More 

Thank Antwaun F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5217 98th St, Lubbock, TX 79424-5419
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-698-6900

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