BrunchinLubbock: Gator’s Bayou

Welcome to the NEW BrunchinLubbock series, brought to you by our contributing writer, Taylor.
Taylor moved to Lubbock four years ago to attend South Plains College. The idea for BrunchinLubbock came about due to the lack of a one-stop shop for the best brunches in Lubbock.  Let’s change that!

Brunch with Me: Gator’s Bayou

I went to two different locations on the search for the perfect brunch! The first spot did not work out, so we will just skip ahead to the second place I went. I only mentioned the first place so that everyone reading this is aware that by the time I got to the second location – Gator’s Bayou – I was gripy, hungry and, quite frankly, just ready to go home. Gator’s quickly changed that. As soon as my group and I walked in, we were given a warm greeting and almost as quickly as we sat down, we had a waitress at our side! I did not catch her name but she was spectacular. I started out with a drink called “Woo Woo” which was vodka, peach, and cranberry. I can already tell it will be my new obsession.., I would go to Gator’s just for that drink!
For my meal I had bananas foster pancakes which were outstanding. Everyone at the table tried them and we were all in agreeance with how amazing they tasted. BE WARNED: they are huge and you get three of them! Two of the girls with me got the Cajun breakfast burrito, one got it normal and the other got it without the tortilla. They were also more than pleased with their food. And the other girl in our group got the omelette, it was amazing as well! I have never thought of Gator’s as a go-to place for brunch, but it has definitely become one of my favorite brunch spots; from the food to the drinks to service and a good price, I can not think of one single complaint!

Head over to my Instagram page and Snapchat (brunchinlubbock), or email me at to let me know if you have tried their brunch or if you have any suggestions for the next brunch spot I should hit!

Until next time,


Gator’s Bayou
Sunday | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
5217 98th Street
Brunches prices range $8-$10
$3.75 Mimosas, Bloody Marys, or Bloody Marias!



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