We had seen the brightly colored trailer parked at a few different locations some time back, then it ended up parked with the end butted up to a small building near Brown's Grocery in Natalia. And like a lot of the places we wait and wait and wait to give a try, every time we found ourselves driving through the heavy Main Street traffic of Natalia, we would comment on the need to stop in and see what all the excitement was about. And now we know.
The menu had a selection of fried delights including gator, which the owner offered us a large sample of just so we could give it a try for our first time there. Good stuff, obviously marinated and fried up perfectly and presented with his own dipping sauce. Sorry, no time for a picture, but trust me, it was good.
The big winner of the night was the fish sandwich Eva ordered. Served with lettuce and such, this huge fillet was nicely fried with a lightly seasoned thin crust and served on a grilled bun. It was supposed to come with chips, but the cook/owner completed the order with crinkle fries. Of course I had a taste, but Eva wolfed it down just as I pulled my fingers away from danger.
As we were finishing up, we chatted with a group of just really friendly folks and talked a little about the plans for the new Gator Shack when it moves down the street. As we were leaving, the restaurant began to fill up with people coming in for dinner, probably ordering some fresh lemonade and getting their Gator on.