cajun gator tail

Fun Fact Friday: The Truth about Gator Tail at Razzoo’s

When in season, there is one menu item we can guarantee will fly out of our restaurants: Cajun Gator Tail.


It’s a customer favorite here at Razzoo’s, and yet, many don’t know much about this delicacy of Cajun cuisine. So here ya go: a few fun facts you didn’t know about Razzoo’s famous Cajun gator tail!


1.   Alligator Isn’t Raised for its Meat.

Not sure why, because this stuff is good eatin’, but it’s not. The primary purpose: skin for fancy boots. The meat is simply a by-product. And when the economy tanks, so does our availability of delicious gator tail.


2.   Even with Sky High Prices – Gator Tail Sells Out.

Speaking of the economy tanking, back in 2008, the recession hit and fancy people stopped buying their fancy alligator skin boots. Which meant, less meat for us. All the Cajun restaurants were fighting over the meager supply, and paying a pretty penny for it too. We raised our prices, and it still sold out. We took the fried gator appetizer off of the menu to try to manage supply, and yet, we still sold out. It doesn’t matter what we do – those in the know will pay for the delicious taste of Cajun gator tail!



3. Fried Gator Tail is an Insider Secret.


Wait what? Razzoo’s has a Fried Gator Tail appetizer?

While not an official menu item, insiders know and love this beloved dish. So much so, that Fried Gator Tail is our #3 more popular menu item at Razzoo’s, trailing only behind our beloved Rat Toes (fried shrimp & crab stuffed jalapenos) and Fried Pickles. The moral of the story: if you haven’t given the Fried Gator Tail at Razzoo’s Cajun restaurant in Texas a try, then you need to add it to your bucket list right away.


So what are you waiting for?! Head on over to a Razzoo’s Cajun Café near you and do what the regulars do, order the Cajun Gator Tail!


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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!