Customer Favorites: Gator Tail

Want to eat like a real Cajun?!


You haven’t lived until you’ve tried the delicious – and a little weird – gator tail. Razzoo’s serves it up both grilled and fried (an off menu favorite!) and it’s by far one of our most popular menu items.


When in season, gator tail is a delicacy at Razzoo’s Cajun Café. Did you know that gators aren’t really raised for their meat? Sure, it’s a nice by-product, but gator farmers raise alligators for their skins. So if the economy tanks and fancy people stop buying alligator skin boots, then we’ve got a problem.


It happened to us back in 2008 when the recession hit. Cajun restaurants like ours were clamoring for alligator meat, the meat was very hard to come by, prices went sky high, and we were forced to raise our prices. But you know what?! We kept selling out anyway. To try to control the demand and not run out of product we actually took the fried gator appetizer off our menu, keeping only the grilled alligator entree option.  And we sold out anyway! Our guests just can’t get enough of that Cajun gator tail!


Grilled Gator Tail is a real Cajun treat that we serve over a big bed of jambalaya and smother with our BBQ “ouch” sauce.  Down home cookin’ doesn’t get much better!

Grilled Gator Tail over Jambalaya -  Photo Credit

Grilled Gator Tail over Jambalaya - Photo Credit


Fried Gator Tail - we’ll let you in on a little secret.  It may not be on the menu…but that doesn’t stop insiders from ordering up fried gator at it’s finest. It’s so popular, in fact, that Fried Gator Tail has not been printed on our menu in over seven years, but it is still the #3 most popular menu item at Razzoo’s – falling behind only the Rat Toes and Fried Pickles in total orders! So if you’re looking to try gator meat, do what the regulars do and order it crispy.


Gator meat is in season and available now at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – the best Cajun restaurant in Texas!