Big Al's

Louisiana / March 15, 2012 / by Steven
Big Al's

Big Al’s Seafood Restaurant

1377 West Tunnel Boulevard

Houma, LA 70360


Some of the first things that come to my mind when I think about food in Louisiana are gator, frog legs, and lots of fresh seafood. When we were in Houma we made sure to find a place to sample it all!


After a hint from the amazing guys from Flocking for Gina, we chose to check out Big Al’s seafood restaurant. Walking into this place is like stepping into a bayou. 

If you haven’t had the opportunity to try frog legs, it would be wise of you to find one. I’ve had them a few times in the past and before my first bite I was told that they taste a lot like chicken. The truth is, they actually do taste a lot like chicken. The only difference is in the texture and the slight hint of the color green. If you can get past those two things, then you are in great shape!

Alligator was at the top of my list to try! The first bite was nothing unusual until I discovered that alligator is a lot tougher than chicken. The taste was slightly on the gamey side, but I enjoyed it overall!


Po-boys. A sandwich known all across the southern region. Big Al’s lets you get creative with your sandwiches by choosing a 1/2 and 1/2, allowing you to try more than one. Crawfish, shrimp, oyster, ham/cheese, fish, you name it, they have it in some combination or another. Big sandwiches are a plus and I always recommend getting some sweet potato fries when available!


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