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#1 young

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Posted July 20 2012 - 9:46 AM


Hello,



 



I will be on vacation in August down Orlando Florida with my family visiting Mickey Mouse. I have been wanting to try fresh aligator for a long time. Do you know of any restaurant in that area serving fresh (not frozen) Aligator meat? Tail, Sausage, ribs of that kind.



 



Did a google search, but only come up with sites that sell the meat.



 



Thanks for any recommendation,



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Posted July 26 2012 - 11:24 AM

I found Alligator meat to have the consistency of rubber.
Tasty, but very 'chewy.'

But, at Narcuzzi's (the Italian restaurant at Disney's Grand Floridian resort) they make Alligator PATE'
Delicious! And the consistency of Chopped Liver.

If you want the rubbery stuff, go to the Seminole reservation, West of Fort Lauderdale.
(Once was enough for me.)

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Posted July 26 2012 - 11:51 AM


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Originally Posted by AMMO View Post

I found Alligator meat to have the consistency of rubber.
Tasty, but very 'chewy.'
But, at Narcuzzi's (the Italian restaurant at Disney's Grand Floridian resort) they make Alligator PATE'
Delicious! And the consistency of Chopped Liver.
If you want the rubbery stuff, go to the Seminole reservation, West of Fort Lauderdale.
(Once was enough for me.)
AMMO



 



Thank you Ammo.



 



I did not expect to hear it being rubbery. If that is all to it, I will be very disappointed when I try it.


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#4 MadBomber

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Posted July 26 2012 - 7:47 PM

May have been the way it was cooked....I've had it a couple of times and loved it.....But thats just me


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Posted July 27 2012 - 7:34 PM

If it's 'Rubbery', it's over cooked.


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Posted July 29 2012 - 4:03 PM

Gator is over rated... It's good but just a novelty meal.


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Posted July 29 2012 - 7:35 PM

if you are going to do gator, do gator right.
look up "Lone Cabbage Fish Camp" online and get thee over there and eat it. have some frog legs on the side while you are at it!
they do gator right.
not to mention it's right on the river, and you'll most likely be able to sit there and eat and look at the gators in the wild.;)


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Posted July 30 2012 - 10:38 AM

now that take me way back when my dad was still around... (many Moons ago) Lone cabbage fish camp has been there for YEARSSSSSSS..
If you are used to Nice super clean place this isnt for you.... the place is OLD but!! thats what makes it pretty good and IMO it take you back to in
time to old Fl
I also have to agree that Gator is way overrated and i have it cooked many ways, but alot of folks want to try it.... hell everybodyd knows that Armadillo taste
way better then gator and no i'm not kidding :D

But if you really want to eat gator, dip it in spicy sause and have a couple pitchers of beer it will taste really good then :)


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Posted July 30 2012 - 4:46 PM

Gator the Famous meal.......... Nobody really loves.

Armadillo.......... the awsome meal nobody will admit to.


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Posted July 31 2012 - 3:56 AM

I proudly Admit it :D but that was many many moons ago
when you are young you will eat almost anything ................................once :D


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Posted July 31 2012 - 10:30 AM


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Originally Posted by TLDig View Post

if you are going to do gator, do gator right.
look up "Lone Cabbage Fish Camp" online and get thee over there and eat it. have some frog legs on the side while you are at it!
they do gator right.
not to mention it's right on the river, and you'll most likely be able to sit there and eat and look at the gators in the wild.



 



I realy enjoy frog legs. That would be an awesome combo. If they don't do the gator right, at least I would know how they make the frog legs.



 



Thank you


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Posted July 31 2012 - 10:46 AM


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Originally Posted by eaglesfanguy View Post

Gator the Famous meal.......... Nobody really loves.
Armadillo.......... the awsome meal nobody will admit to.



 



Should I start another thread, "Reastaurant were they serve Armadillo?" I saw Andrew Zimmern eating one on his show. He said it was delicious, but then again he saids alot of the unusual meals are. So, if it looks good, try it.


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Posted July 31 2012 - 12:34 PM

I've eaten alligator. I thought it was kind of bland. Basically just something to hold batter that you can then dip into something else. IMO, it's a McNugget.


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Posted August 01 2012 - 11:39 AM


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Originally Posted by TLDig View Post

if you are going to do gator, do gator right.
look up "Lone Cabbage Fish Camp" online and get thee over there and eat it. have some frog legs on the side while you are at it!
they do gator right.
not to mention it's right on the river, and you'll most likely be able to sit there and eat and look at the gators in the wild.



I was going to mention this place as well it is a very unique place to say the least. 


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Posted August 03 2012 - 5:06 PM

alligator can be really good.
i've seen a lot of people cook it badly.
it is ok fried... but best broiled after slathered in mayo. sounds disgusting? it's not.
armadillo is ok.
tapir and capybara aka jungle rat.... best meat you'll ever taste.
iguana tastes like rattlesnake.

lone cabbage certainly does the best frog legs around.


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