New Orleans May 30, 2019
Here’s The Mouthwatering Fried Alligator Trail In New Orleans That You Didn’t Know You Needed
Alligator has been used in both Cajun and Creole cuisine for generations. If you’ve never tried it, don’t worry, we’ve got some of the best restaurants in the city that prepare this Louisiana delicacy better than the rest. Just remember, it tastes like chicken. Without further ado, here’s the mouthwatering fried alligator trail in New Orleans that you didn’t know you needed.
This trail will take you all around the Crescent City to the best restaurants serving fried alligator.
We know it's a bit odd to start the trail off on a non-fried alligator food item, but their alligator cheesecake will question everything you every knew about alligator. It’s the perfect appetizer to share with the table, but it’s so good we wouldn’t blame you if you ordered one just for yourself.
Address: 8324 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
2. Dat Dog
It may not be fried, but it certainly deserves a spot on the list. Dat Dog is a hot dog lover’s paradise, where you can mix and match sausages and toppings to endless possibilities. Their "Son of a Saint" dog features alligator sausage, grilled onions, tomatoes, jalapeños and then a healthy drizzle of creole mustard, BBQ sauce, and some bacon. This thing will take your hot dog game to new levels.
Address: 5030 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
Address: 3336 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
Address: 601 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
This Cajun restaurant has a great selection of Southern food. Their fried alligator with chili garlic mayonnaise will have your taste buds buzzing.
Address: 930 Tchoupitoulas St suite a, New Orleans, LA 70130
4. Red Fish Grill
It may not be gumbo season, but the alligator sausage and seafood gumbo at Red Fish Grill is so good it can be a year-round favorite. They also have some delicious alligator boudin balls that might just make you a customer for life.
Address: 115 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
5. Olde Nola Cookery
Right in the heart of the French Quarter, Olde Nola Cookery is the go-to spot for many locals and tourists looking to feast on authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Their gator tail bites are marinated white meat gator tail that’s served with a tangy remoulade sauce, and you can get them either blackened or fried.
Address: 205 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
6. Oceana Grill
This popular French Quarter restaurant may be known for their crab cakes and gumbo, but they have a few alligator dishes you need to try. Their gator bites are the perfect pop-able snack, but you can also turn this appetizer into a meal and get the po’boy version, which is equally delicious.
Address: 739 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Where’s your favorite restaurant to get fried alligator? Let us know in the comments below!