Gators Croc & Roc Rooftop Restaurant, Bar , and Group dining of the West End / Dallas

★★★★★
Cajun-meets-Tex-Mex in a swamp-themed piano bar with rooftop seating in the West End.
32.782 -96.8068
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214-748-0243

1714 N Market St

Dallas, TX

75202

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Okay their service and definitely isn't the best, especially when they get busy. However they have great food, drinks, at fair prices. You just kind have to expect that you might wait a while if you go on a Friday or Saturday.

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★★★★☆

Okay their service and definitely isn't the best, especially when they get busy. However they have great food, drinks, at fair prices. You just kind have to expect that you might wait a while if you go on a Friday or Saturday.

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Horrible food and even worse service. I will NEVER go there again!! We waited for 20 min for drinks. The table next to us had been waiting so long that they just left.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Horrible food and even worse service. I will NEVER go there again!! We waited for 20 min for drinks. The table next to us had been waiting so long that they just left.

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Stopped into the Franford & Midway Rd. location to play Hold Em. I left a gift card with the bartender to cover my drinks, at the end of the evening the bartender told me the gift card was declined and I needed another form of payment. I told the bartender I must of made a mistake in the amount that was still on the card. I had no other form of payment, and asked the very rude bartender if I could leave my drivers Liscence and come back and pay my bill the next morning. He began to berrate me in front of the other customers at the bar and tell me, "You had no intention on paying your bill when you came in". which was furthest from the truth, I had been in the bar on previous occasions and paid my bill. I asked to speak to the manager and began where the bartender left off in embarassing me infront of everyone. I told him it was an honest mistake and I would be happy to leave my D.L. and shoe to convince them I would be back first thing in the morning. The manager said, "Go I know you wont be back". I said this matter could of been handled more discreetly, without embarassing me like they did ". I returned when they opened at 3 p.m., the next day to retrieve my D.L. and gift card, in which still had $21.25 on it, go figure??? I attemppted to contact the owner of the property to discuss this with him and he has failed to return my email and call. I understand they deal with some real challenging customers, but to treat evryone like they are thiefs is just plain wrong. The bartender Joshua, was very rude and disrespectful and has No clue about customer service. I plan on never returning to either location, because it seems like the way they do business isn't a business I want to be seen in! We all make mistakes, but we don't deserve to be treated like a petty thief-$18.00.

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★☆☆☆☆

Stopped into the Franford & Midway Rd. location to play Hold Em. I left a gift card with the bartender to cover my drinks, at the end of the evening the bartender told me the gift card was declined and I needed another form of payment. I told the bartender I must of made a mistake in the amount that was still on the card. I had no other form of payment, and asked the very rude bartender if I could leave my drivers Liscence and come back and pay my bill the next morning. He began to berrate me in front of the other customers at the bar and tell me, "You had no intention on paying your bill when you came in". which was furthest from the truth, I had been in the bar on previous occasions and paid my bill. I asked to speak to the manager and began where the bartender left off in embarassing me infront of everyone. I told him it was an honest mistake and I would be happy to leave my D.L. and shoe to convince them I would be back first thing in the morning. The manager said, "Go I know you wont be back". I said this matter could of been handled more discreetly, without embarassing me like they did ". I returned when they opened at 3 p.m., the next day to retrieve my D.L. and gift card, in which still had $21.25 on it, go figure??? I attemppted to contact the owner of the property to discuss this with him and he has failed to return my email and call. I understand they deal with some real challenging customers, but to treat evryone like they are thiefs is just plain wrong. The bartender Joshua, was very rude and disrespectful and has No clue about customer service. I plan on never returning to either location, because it seems like the way they do business isn't a business I want to be seen in! We all make mistakes, but we don't deserve to be treated like a petty thief-$18.00.

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Went there with my family of 4 on a Sunday. This place must be known for its drinks, because the food certainly was not anything worth mentioning. Cheap iceberg lettuce with tiny tomato fragments is called a "salad". Burger or chicken did not taste fresh. The waitress said they were out of limes. They were also out of salad oil. (?!) We found the service to be slow, and the food overpriced. We felt completely ripped off, and, needless to say, will not go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there with my family of 4 on a Sunday. This place must be known for its drinks, because the food certainly was not anything worth mentioning. Cheap iceberg lettuce with tiny tomato fragments is called a "salad". Burger or chicken did not taste fresh. The waitress said they were out of limes. They were also out of salad oil. (?!) We found the service to be slow, and the food overpriced. We felt completely ripped off, and, needless to say, will not go back.

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The drinks are great, but the service is lacking. We went for drinks one night and had decent service and the drinks and food were good. But, another visit proved to be a different story. We stopped by on our lunch break and ended up having to eat in a hurry because it took 30 minutes for our food to come out. First, they forgot to tell us that something we ordered was not available and then when we did finally order again they left the food sitting in the window for 10 minutes. It obviously wasn't great by the time we got it. Maybe this was just on off day, but I probably wouldn't go back.

2
★★☆☆☆

The drinks are great, but the service is lacking. We went for drinks one night and had decent service and the drinks and food were good. But, another visit proved to be a different story. We stopped by on our lunch break and ended up having to eat in a hurry because it took 30 minutes for our food to come out. First, they forgot to tell us that something we ordered was not available and then when we did finally order again they left the food sitting in the window for 10 minutes. It obviously wasn't great by the time we got it. Maybe this was just on off day, but I probably wouldn't go back.

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This place still rocks - great for before a mavs or stars game. I had the crawfish-poboy and loved it. My wife had the nachos. We sat on the rooftop.

5
★★★★★

This place still rocks - great for before a mavs or stars game. I had the crawfish-poboy and loved it. My wife had the nachos. We sat on the rooftop.

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This place is just FUN! From the rooftop-like appearance to the atomsphere and food. It is fun.. Great Texas food, family oriented environment. They want everyone who enters this restaurant to have fun and they make sure that you do! Very reasonably priced.

3
★★★☆☆

This place is just FUN! From the rooftop-like appearance to the atomsphere and food. It is fun.. Great Texas food, family oriented environment. They want everyone who enters this restaurant to have fun and they make sure that you do! Very reasonably priced.

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Unfortunately for Gator's the location is no longer a happening spot but you can still go down on the dart rail and have some fantastic frozen drinks. Be careful they pack a punch with alcohol. It is still a great spot to watch sports and they have some of the best queso.

3
★★★☆☆

Unfortunately for Gator's the location is no longer a happening spot but you can still go down on the dart rail and have some fantastic frozen drinks. Be careful they pack a punch with alcohol. It is still a great spot to watch sports and they have some of the best queso.

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Gators used to have a crazy night-life back when West End was big, but now it's one of the few things left down there. It's a rowdy college style bar, with lots of imaginative and them drinks.

3
★★★☆☆

Gators used to have a crazy night-life back when West End was big, but now it's one of the few things left down there. It's a rowdy college style bar, with lots of imaginative and them drinks.

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The drinks are to die for!\r
Me and my friends went here and tried their drinks and weren't disappointed!

6
★★★★★

The drinks are to die for!\r
Me and my friends went here and tried their drinks and weren't disappointed!

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We had the great time in there roof top patio, it has a great view of the city ,but the best thing there was the variety of frozen concoctions .We had the Southern Gator and the Island Punch they were excellent if you come by Dallas stop

6
★★★★★

We had the great time in there roof top patio, it has a great view of the city ,but the best thing there was the variety of frozen concoctions .We had the Southern Gator and the Island Punch they were excellent if you come by Dallas stop

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I went to Gators last Thursday around 10:30 pm and they was doing Karaoke! There was Australians everywhere! We ate the gator tail and crawfish. I drank a Lethal Weapon frozen drink, the bartender Miguel sure makes a mean drink! I'll

6
★★★★★

I went to Gators last Thursday around 10:30 pm and they was doing Karaoke! There was Australians everywhere! We ate the gator tail and crawfish. I drank a Lethal Weapon frozen drink, the bartender Miguel sure makes a mean drink! I'll

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We went to Gator's a few weeks ago before a Mavs game - had a great time. The burgers and red beans and rice were delicious. They have a new shuttle that we took over to the game.. Alfonso the driver convinced us to come back after the

6
★★★★★

We went to Gator's a few weeks ago before a Mavs game - had a great time. The burgers and red beans and rice were delicious. They have a new shuttle that we took over to the game.. Alfonso the driver convinced us to come back after the

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The whole experience was great ,Great service AKA Sal a Great Host ,"Made us feel the southern hospitality ", Everything he suggested was right on the spot the Poboy the Banana Daiquiri it was great!! I will return if you go ask for Sal

6
★★★★★

The whole experience was great ,Great service AKA Sal a Great Host ,"Made us feel the southern hospitality ", Everything he suggested was right on the spot the Poboy the Banana Daiquiri it was great!! I will return if you go ask for Sal

Pros: Best Alligator poboys in town

Cons: none

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the food and the atmosphere was amazing a good place to get friends and family and experence some spicy food and great drinks among the great service. everyone should try it and the new one in north dallas. it is definatly a fun place to

6
★★★★★

the food and the atmosphere was amazing a good place to get friends and family and experence some spicy food and great drinks among the great service. everyone should try it and the new one in north dallas. it is definatly a fun place to

Pros: great service and amazing food

Cons: not enough time spent there

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very nice, not too busy, close to hotel, Gary was an excellent server!! nice selection of frozen drinks.

6
★★★★★

very nice, not too busy, close to hotel, Gary was an excellent server!! nice selection of frozen drinks.

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We love the drinks amd the live music. Gator's is a great place for a fun time! Even the kids ask to go!

6
★★★★★

We love the drinks amd the live music. Gator's is a great place for a fun time! Even the kids ask to go!

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service was awful, overpriced food and I couldn't finish my sandwich \r

6
★★★★★

service was awful, overpriced food and I couldn't finish my sandwich \r

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My fiance and I were in the west end for a mavs game on tuesday and we decided to go to gators cause we heard about a free shuttle to the game.We get there a little late so we were in a rush.The atmosphere was pretty cool although I was

6
★★★★★

My fiance and I were in the west end for a mavs game on tuesday and we decided to go to gators cause we heard about a free shuttle to the game.We get there a little late so we were in a rush.The atmosphere was pretty cool although I was

Pros: dart-train access

Cons: finding shuttle after game

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We went here before a stars game a few days ago and it was awesome. Incredible food - and service. The best thing was that everything is very unique - very "non" chain but good stuff. It was pretty busy but we were in and out in about

6
★★★★★

We went here before a stars game a few days ago and it was awesome. Incredible food - and service. The best thing was that everything is very unique - very "non" chain but good stuff. It was pretty busy but we were in and out in about

Pros: Food/Service

Cons: Pay to park

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OMG, you HAVE GOT TO GO! This west end sports bar, west end piano bar, west end crab shack, west end roof top bar, in the west end is SO MUCH FUN! They have this piano player that is a hoot and a WALL of frozen drinks with a GREAT happy

6
★★★★★

OMG, you HAVE GOT TO GO! This west end sports bar, west end piano bar, west end crab shack, west end roof top bar, in the west end is SO MUCH FUN! They have this piano player that is a hoot and a WALL of frozen drinks with a GREAT happy

Pros: Great happy hour and late entertainment

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Every weekend my buddies and I look for a place to watch games, drink beer and enjoy some good game-watching food. THIS IS THE PLACE. Our group ordered burgers and half a dozen appetizers, and everything was good, good, good. We also

6
★★★★★

Every weekend my buddies and I look for a place to watch games, drink beer and enjoy some good game-watching food. THIS IS THE PLACE. Our group ordered burgers and half a dozen appetizers, and everything was good, good, good. We also

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I have 3 kids, and they always beg to go to Gator's! The place is so much fun, and the staff is always very accommodating to the kiddos. PLUS, my husband and I love it - the menu has a lot of variety, the drinks are strong, and we love

6
★★★★★

I have 3 kids, and they always beg to go to Gator's! The place is so much fun, and the staff is always very accommodating to the kiddos. PLUS, my husband and I love it - the menu has a lot of variety, the drinks are strong, and we love

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Let me start by saying that the place is one of a kind. As soon as you walk in you understand its not your typical bar and grill. My friends and I all had different food and everything was very good. I had the mike's sandwich and i have to

6
★★★★★

Let me start by saying that the place is one of a kind. As soon as you walk in you understand its not your typical bar and grill. My friends and I all had different food and everything was very good. I had the mike's sandwich and i have to

Pros: Great food, drinks, staff and live music! WAT MORE DO YOU NEED FOR A GOOD TIME!

Cons: Tried to tell the manager how good the place was and he blew me off. Young, slim, hispanic felow.

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My boyfriend and I stumbled into this place by accident. We LOVED it! The frozen drinks are awesome, and the food was great too. I think there had to have been 3 or 4 bachelorette parties going that night and the atmosphere was GREAT!!!

6
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I stumbled into this place by accident. We LOVED it! The frozen drinks are awesome, and the food was great too. I think there had to have been 3 or 4 bachelorette parties going that night and the atmosphere was GREAT!!!

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Who ever wrote the last review must be thinking of another place. I went to Gators Yesterday and had this huge platter of fish, gator and fired shrimp and it was fantastic! On the service I would say he must have been outside or

6
★★★★★

Who ever wrote the last review must be thinking of another place. I went to Gators Yesterday and had this huge platter of fish, gator and fired shrimp and it was fantastic! On the service I would say he must have been outside or

Pros: Great fun, food and service.

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I just moved to Dallas and went to Gator's and it made me want to never eat there again. The food and service were terrible. This is the definition of a tourist trap! Our bill was almost $100 and was completely incorrect and the waitress

6
★★★★★

I just moved to Dallas and went to Gator's and it made me want to never eat there again. The food and service were terrible. This is the definition of a tourist trap! Our bill was almost $100 and was completely incorrect and the waitress

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Gators ROCKS! I visited Gators with some out of town guests on Saturday afternoon and we had the best service, the food was great, the margaritas with chips and queso were awesome! Our server was very nice, helpful (especially with our

6
★★★★★

Gators ROCKS! I visited Gators with some out of town guests on Saturday afternoon and we had the best service, the food was great, the margaritas with chips and queso were awesome! Our server was very nice, helpful (especially with our

Pros: Great food, location and FUN staff

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I visited Dallas this past weekend and we stumbled upon this place and it looked like it would be a nice place. really clean and neat decor but that's where it stopped. There were two guys standing outside of the place to greet us but once

6
★★★★★

I visited Dallas this past weekend and we stumbled upon this place and it looked like it would be a nice place. really clean and neat decor but that's where it stopped. There were two guys standing outside of the place to greet us but once

Pros: neat decor, clean inside

Cons: no flavor in the food...just pepper! Cold food

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We took the whole family to Gator's on 3/2/2008. We were greeted by a friendly waitress at the front door and headed up to the rooftop patio. Our waiter was on top of it and had our drinks to us VERY quick (lethal weapon was real good!!)

6
★★★★★

We took the whole family to Gator's on 3/2/2008. We were greeted by a friendly waitress at the front door and headed up to the rooftop patio. Our waiter was on top of it and had our drinks to us VERY quick (lethal weapon was real good!!)

Pros: rootop - food - drinks

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We sat upstairs on the outdoor patio. Two of the four ordered food, two were there for drinks. We were told that our food would be arriving soon, then 15 minutes later, we were told that again. The waitress brought the wrong order

6
★★★★★

We sat upstairs on the outdoor patio. Two of the four ordered food, two were there for drinks. We were told that our food would be arriving soon, then 15 minutes later, we were told that again. The waitress brought the wrong order

Pros: Walking distance from most hotels in the area

Cons: Loud, poor service and attitude by wait staff and manager

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This is the first review I've ever written, but service was so bad I felt I have to warn other people away from this place. (I would rate it with negative stars if I could.) We went to eat there before the hockey game, and knowing that

6
★★★★★

This is the first review I've ever written, but service was so bad I felt I have to warn other people away from this place. (I would rate it with negative stars if I could.) We went to eat there before the hockey game, and knowing that

Pros: Nothing pro about this place

Cons: Very poor service

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The is the GREATEST place. Atmosphere is so FUN!! The staff are friendly, and the food is AWESOME. A must visit when you are in the West End or Downtown Dallas. The red beans and rice are out of this world. And the DRINKS- oh my

6
★★★★★

The is the GREATEST place. Atmosphere is so FUN!! The staff are friendly, and the food is AWESOME. A must visit when you are in the West End or Downtown Dallas. The red beans and rice are out of this world. And the DRINKS- oh my

Pros: Service food and atmosphere are perfect

Cons: NOTHING

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I should have know when the waitress said it would be slow service we were in for trouble. We ordered and none of the orders were right. My wife order a salad with her cheese steak and got cold fries. Her cheese steak was mostly onions.

6
★★★★★

I should have know when the waitress said it would be slow service we were in for trouble. We ordered and none of the orders were right. My wife order a salad with her cheese steak and got cold fries. Her cheese steak was mostly onions.

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I have been a Gator's fan since 1989! Gator's is one of the best hot spots in downtown Dallas! The atmosphere is relaxed and fun with great food and awesome drinks! The service there is top notch and it is easy to tell that the

6
★★★★★

I have been a Gator's fan since 1989! Gator's is one of the best hot spots in downtown Dallas! The atmosphere is relaxed and fun with great food and awesome drinks! The service there is top notch and it is easy to tell that the

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This place has been in Dallas for alomost 20 years (I think) and there is a good reason for that. Alfonso the manager took great care of us. We will be back!

6
★★★★★

This place has been in Dallas for alomost 20 years (I think) and there is a good reason for that. Alfonso the manager took great care of us. We will be back!

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The frozen drinks ROCK, and the chips and queso AND the coconut mahi are both to die for! We had a great time - loved the hilarious piano show! I can't wait to go back!

6
★★★★★

The frozen drinks ROCK, and the chips and queso AND the coconut mahi are both to die for! We had a great time - loved the hilarious piano show! I can't wait to go back!

Pros: food, drinks, service

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We sat down and waited for the band to start. We had to seat ourselves, then we watched a waitress walk back and forth 5 times and we had to flag her down when she was 1 foot away. It then took another 24 min to get the drinks. She then

6
★★★★★

We sat down and waited for the band to start. We had to seat ourselves, then we watched a waitress walk back and forth 5 times and we had to flag her down when she was 1 foot away. It then took another 24 min to get the drinks. She then

Pros: good music

Cons: wait staff , management, expensive cover

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Arrived at 5:55 left at 6:55 food was never served. I blame management. Excuses do not work. I came to eat before a Stars Game. I am a season ticket holder so I eat often in WE before games. First time at Gators. Waitress should have asked

6
★★★★★

Arrived at 5:55 left at 6:55 food was never served. I blame management. Excuses do not work. I came to eat before a Stars Game. I am a season ticket holder so I eat often in WE before games. First time at Gators. Waitress should have asked

Pros: Location, Frozen drinks, Happy hour

Cons: kitchen management, customer service

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Gator's is my absolute favorite restaraunt in the West End. I believe that they have the best hamburgers in the state of Texas and I'd recommend this to anyone

6
★★★★★

Gator's is my absolute favorite restaraunt in the West End. I believe that they have the best hamburgers in the state of Texas and I'd recommend this to anyone

Pros: Not too expensive, great food

Cons: no parking

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I called ahead of time and was told addmission was free till 9:00, we got there at 8:30 and they told us that they just changed the free addmission time to 8:30. We sat for an hour before they brought the drinks and we had to ask twice.

6
★★★★★

I called ahead of time and was told addmission was free till 9:00, we got there at 8:30 and they told us that they just changed the free addmission time to 8:30. We sat for an hour before they brought the drinks and we had to ask twice.

Pros: Piano Bar

Cons: Service, Food, Wait

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There's a good variety of frozen drinks here that should appease any tastes. The place itself has a college bar vibe, but the food makes up for it.

6
★★★★★

There's a good variety of frozen drinks here that should appease any tastes. The place itself has a college bar vibe, but the food makes up for it.

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My friends and I had the most wonderful time there. Everyone was so friendly and the drinks where off the chain. This is a great place to chill so go have some fun!!!!!!!!

6
★★★★★

My friends and I had the most wonderful time there. Everyone was so friendly and the drinks where off the chain. This is a great place to chill so go have some fun!!!!!!!!

Pros: inexpensive, fun, good drinks

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