Delicious Southern Cuisine

Delicious Creole & Cajun Food including 10,000 pounds of live crawfish straight from Louisiana! Cooking demos by Southern chefs!

Delicious Creole & Cajun Food
Delicious Creole & Cajun Food

If you think that Gator By the Bay is only about music and dancing, you’re missing out on one of the tastiest facets of the festival.  Gator By the Bay is also about fantastic food—and in particular the signature cuisine of Louisiana.


In the French Quarter Food Court you’ll find all sorts of Louisiana specialties – Crusty, complex Po’Boys; Wood Smoked grilled Hot Links; Sweet potato fries; Melt-in-your-mouth pork chops; Smoky salty red beans and rice; Jambalaya; Seafood Gumbo, Chicken Gumbo, Gator Gumbo; Gator on a Stick; Etouffee (dark or light roux); Boudin and Andouille Sausage; Hush Puppies; Corn on the Cob; Breaded and deep fried Cat fish; Cornbread; Greens; Beignets; Sweet Potato Pie; Cobbler; Pecan Pie; Pralines; Bread Pudding and more… Oh my!

Mitch the Crawfish Man will be boiling up 10,000 lbs of crawfish, straight from the bayous of Southwest Louisiana, and he’ll be glad to teach you how to eat them if you don’t know the “pinch those tails, suck them heads” technique. (This video will give you a good head start! ).

If your looking beyond the borders of Louisiana Parishes, how about delicious Thai, Island Grill featuring Jamaican cuisine, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Fries, Tri-tip, Pulled Pork, Crepes, Funnel Cakes, homemade Ice-Cream, Kettle Corn, Choc-Kabobs (fruit meets dark or light chocolate) and many more fresh, gentile and delicious dishes including several vegetarian options to nourish any festival guest .