Dockside Chat - Where to buy fresh or frozen alligator in Fort Lauderdale

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Tonis56
03-03-2011, 12:27 PM
Im driving down from WI in a few weeks and I am wondering if anyone would be willing to share where to purchase some alligator meat in the fort Lauderdale / Pompano Beach area. If you have a price too that helps even more. Thanks in advance.


First Light
03-03-2011, 04:17 PM
If no one posts better information, here's my take on it.

You may have to drive east on I-595 to I-75 and onto the Miccosukee Indian reservation. Get off at exit 49 and stop at the gas station there and ask about where you can buy gator meat. They may have it, or you may have to drive a few miles north into the reservation to get it - but you can find out at the gas station.

If you have not driven this route, it is an interesting trip to stlop at the gas station (buy the kids a gator head :o ), and then drive further into the reservation. Drive slow as the kids will see lots of interesting things as you get into the Everglades, both along I-75, and then on the reservation. If you have to drive north of the gas station to purchase gator meat, continue to drive slow for two reasons: 1. reservation police love to give tourists tickets, and 2. maybe some interesting wildelife - I have seen otters, birds of prey, and other birds & interesting critters.

Garett
03-03-2011, 04:31 PM
I would be surprised if you couldn't buy the meat anywhere down there....I can buy frozen gator up here at the fish store I go to. Damn is that stuff Gooooood!

Question, do they only eat the tail?


Tonis56
03-03-2011, 05:02 PM
If no one posts better information, here's my take on it.

You may have to drive east on I-595 to I-75 and onto the Miccosukee Indian reservation. Get off at exit 49 and stop at the gas station there and ask about where you can buy gator meat. They may have it, or you may have to drive a few miles north into the reservation to get it - but you can find out at the gas station.

If you have not driven this route, it is an interesting trip to stlop at the gas station (buy the kids a gator head :o ), and then drive further into the reservation. Drive slow as the kids will see lots of interesting things as you get into the Everglades, both along I-75, and then on the reservation. If you have to drive north of the gas station to purchase gator meat, continue to drive slow for two reasons: 1. reservation police love to give tourists tickets, and 2. maybe some interesting wildelife - I have seen otters, birds of prey, and other birds & interesting critters.

I will have to check it out. We only have a few places here that sell it. Its marginal at best and also not cheap.

LeoCraft
03-03-2011, 05:18 PM
I know this Guajiro (pronounced: Gua-hee-row) that can make arrangements for that gator tail depending on how bad you want it;) lol! j/k. You can get it at the Micosukee gas station as well.

Tonis56
03-03-2011, 05:45 PM
If no one posts better information, here's my take on it.

You may have to drive east on I-595 to I-75 and onto the Miccosukee Indian reservation. Get off at exit 49 and stop at the gas station there and ask about where you can buy gator meat. They may have it, or you may have to drive a few miles north into the reservation to get it - but you can find out at the gas station.

If you have not driven this route, it is an interesting trip to stlop at the gas station (buy the kids a gator head :o ), and then drive further into the reservation. Drive slow as the kids will see lots of interesting things as you get into the Everglades, both along I-75, and then on the reservation. If you have to drive north of the gas station to purchase gator meat, continue to drive slow for two reasons: 1. reservation police love to give tourists tickets, and 2. maybe some interesting wildelife - I have seen otters, birds of prey, and other birds & interesting critters.

Would this happen to be the address?

47801 State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33327

tommyr904
03-03-2011, 07:54 PM
I would be surprised if you couldn't buy the meat anywhere down there....I can buy frozen gator up here at the fish store I go to. Damn is that stuff Gooooood!

Question, do they only eat the tail?


I eat the cheeks and legs on the bigger ones

First Light
03-03-2011, 08:23 PM
Would this happen to be the address?
47801 State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33327

Yes. Go west on I-75 to exit 49,and you will end up out in the middle of the Everglades (ie. in the middle of no-where), and the Miccosukee Service Plaza gas station is the only thing at that exit.

Tonis56
03-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Great. Cant wait to check it out. Thank you.

ndb8fxe
03-04-2011, 06:14 AM
Yes. Follow the directions in my above post. If you head west on I-75 to exit 49, you are out in the middle of the Everglades (ie. in the middle of no-where), and the Miccosukee Service Plaza gas station is the only thing at that exit.

Not to nit pick, but I believe that it is the Seminole Reservation there on 75.

nat
03-04-2011, 09:53 AM
The farm raised gator is the best eating.

If you come through south Alabama......I can hook you up with some tender and tastey farm raised gator meat frozen in 5 lb vac bags or 1 lb vac bags

But, we are only open mon-fri 8-4......or we can fedex it to you ....but that is very expensive .....


the wild gator from Florida and Louisiana is tougher than a old boot.....

captdbt
03-04-2011, 11:01 AM
15th street fisheries. next to the causeway bridge

bananaboatsteve
03-04-2011, 01:47 PM
Hey Nat--wondering what it would cost from you to send one of those 5# boxes of gator to zip code 33036???---sounds like it's definately worth trying--thanks--Steve :Q:Q

mfav
03-04-2011, 02:03 PM
How much for 5# box to Maryland zip 21666

osudaddy
03-04-2011, 03:29 PM
Does gator taste like chicken?:rofl::rofl:

Seriously.....what does it taste like?

First Light
03-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Does gator taste like chicken?:rofl::rofl:

Seriously.....what does it taste like?

Yes, chicken is about what it tastes like, and it's actually quite good if prepared right.

First Light
03-04-2011, 05:39 PM
Not to nit pick, but I believe that it is the Seminole Reservation there on 75.

Maybe, but I believe it is the Miccosukee Reservation. I think the Seminole Reservation starts a few miles further west of Exit 49 on I-75. I'm remembering from my Boy Scout days when we had to learn about the reservations.

emgag
03-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Here is a web site for a company in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

http://www.allamericangator.com/


I however usually buy my gator tail from a place that farm raises it. It is on US Hwy 27 just south of Palmdale Fla. Called Gatorama. Very good and tender by the way. Just in case you might be driving south along that route.

Smitty777
03-05-2011, 09:23 PM
SweetBay Supermarkets sell it. I saw it yesterday.

jrolin1
03-06-2011, 08:31 AM
Does gator taste like chicken?:rofl::rofl:

Seriously.....what does it taste like?

It tastes like a cross between turtle and frog. I fried some up while tailgating for the Florida-SC game last November. It was great, the same as the game.

Fla4life
03-06-2011, 10:42 AM
Not to nit pick, but I believe that it is the Seminole Reservation there on 75.

it is the seminoles...this thread reminds me of that old song by John Anderson "semniole wind"

CaptKennyW
03-06-2011, 11:12 AM
The best gator-tail I ever had was at The Collonade Restuaunt in Tampa. I had some in Morgan City La and Texas City Tx that tasted horrible I would have thought the cajuns would have been able to do it better...



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