I just cannot brag on Big Pop's enough!! After finding out my initial gator was delayed and not going to make it in time for this Easter weekend, Larry and his UPS rep Matthew James moved mountains to get another one sent out for a next day delivery. The customer service and professionalism exhibited by this company is world class and without a doubt the best I have ever experienced. I will absolutely purchase from Big Pop's again and tell anyone in the market for gator where to go. Another huge shout out and thank you to Larry and Matt. You guys are the best!
Order gator bites for the Super Bowl and it was a big hit amongst the people up here in the mountains of West Virginia..So glad we ordered. Plan on ordering much more..
We ordered a gator to grill for all the "plungers" that helped to raise money for a local youth camp this past weekend.
It was a HUGE hit, and everyone loved it! Definitely helped to warm everyone up after jumping in the freezing water!
Thank you so much for your quick shipping, amazing customer service, and delicious food!!!
You guys went above and beyond with customer service and a speedy delivery! I will definitely order again ! A great honest company that stands by their products!
Turned out great! Cheers from Virginia Beach
It arrived on time and packaged beautifully! I can't wait to smoke it! Thank you
Larry Burt (Big Pop) was the most kind, considerate, concerned, and professional individual I have EVER ordered a product from. From start to finish, he really is true to his word of being "here to help you up until the point you put the gator on the grill". . He provided us with useful tips and tricks to bbq'ing a whole alligator as this was our first time grilling a whole 14lb. gator. Initially, there was a minor error in the products received in the package. However, Larry went ABOVE AND BEYOND to turn the situation around by sending up AMPLE pounds of shrimp boudin, crawfish boudin, alligator boudin, and pork sausage WITH the pound of alligator meat that was accidentally left out initially. Never in my life have I had such wonderful customer service rendered to me. Everything made its way to us completely frozen and intact! We absolutely enjoyed every bit of gator and boudin we received. ? It was all VERY tasty. We are here living in California (I, personally, am native to Alabama) and I wanted to give people a taste of Cajun/Southern food. Of course, being California, you cannot purchase gator products here which is why we went with Big Pop's to deliver to us! EVERYONE at our party was totally in awe of the spectacle of an alligator on the grill in the middle of the mountains near Yosemite! Larry, we are singing your praises! Thank you for doing an incredible job with the fast shipment, overly generous gifts, and your resonating kindness! We will definitely be back soon to order from you again
Larry is the man , saved my Christmas Dinner. Had a payment issue and he worked with me to get it taken care of. Amazing. Thanks again Larry
The gator was delicious! We let it soak in orange garlic brine. Wraped with bacon Seared then slow smoked with hickory and applewood on the rotisserie with wild turkey and pheasant from the days hunt:) It was a truly amazing meal shared with Family and friends. Thank you very much! I look forward to next time.
So far the gator looks in great shape, we are currently thawing it out and getting it ready for the brine process, thank you again for such a great product
Larry, You're the man! Everything was excellent! I have already referred you to a buddy in Texas just because of how great your customer service is. I will absolutely be ordering from you again! Thank you so much!
I can't thank you enough for the high-quality gator that cooked to perfection, some of the most unique tasting meat I've ever had the pleasure of cooking. I will definitely be buying from you in the future and so will all the people that asked me where I got it. I enjoyed talking to you on the phone and the whole process couldn't have gone any smoother. Thank you again!
Stuffed it with a traditional Puerto Rican dish called 'Mofongo' it soaked up all the juices which kept the meat moist! I was so overwhelmed with everything else I was cooking and forgot to wrap it with the bacon. Im glad the Mofongo stuffing help with the moisture.
Thanks again and will be buying from you again.
I wish I could have ordered from you that 42 pounder but I just don't have the room on the cooker!
Thank you for making my birthday meal a success! I smoked this myself and it came out spectacularly... if you would like detail on how please done hesitate to ask. YOUR company made this possible and I will CERTAINLY be doing business in the near future. FYI the boudin is the best I've ever eaten.
Thank you for helping me during my first purchase of an alligator. You were very helpful. The gator turned out amazing
Hi Larry here are our pictures from our 50th birthday party. It was a hit, everyone loved it!! We will definitely consider doing it again in the future!!
The gator turned out amazing! Ty so much for all the help! Will be ordering more in the future! 5 star service!
Hey Big Pops! Thank you for all the details with helping us with our first gator purchase and prep details. We had a big party for the 4th, it was a big hit with all even the skeptics. It was so tender and flavorful, every last morsel was gone quickly.
Looking forward to the next one!
They are delicious too thank you guys and gals for what you all do. First time doing one yesterday here in Az it was a hit.
Our day turned out amazing! The gator was definitely the star of the show! We prepared this feast at the campground with all of our family and loved ones! We had so many people stop in to take a peak at Gary the gator in the smoker and once he was on the table. The memories we made were worth all the hard work we put in! Thank you very much for your prompt shipping! The gator was received very well packaged and still frozen solid! From start to finish we were very happy with our purchase from Big Pops! We will definitely use your service again. Thank you for all of your advice and we loved the recipes and reading available on your website! Very happy customers.
Hi Larry: Wanted you to know that the whole gator we grilled on Sunday was an absolute hit. We had fun preparing it and grilling it. This was one of those things that was on my husband's list of things to do. I will certainly be ordering more gator items from you and we have already passed your website on to three friends. Your help and assistance you gave any time I called was the reason we ordered the gator from you and also the reason our gator turned out so great. Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the gator. By the way I have a 17 year old niece and she and her friends had to name the gator. So our gator was named "Willie". Monday morning I made my husband a gator omelet with feta cheese and caviar. He loved it.
Can't thank you enough. Did a 19# for my best friend's wedding. It was a huge hit. Very few had ever had gator let alone seen one cooked.
5 star - "It was a hit, everyone enjoyed. We are thinking about 1 large gator of 37 pounds or 2 at 25lb. We will be back in touch. Again thank you for your customer service."
Thanks so much, and thank you for all the help and excellent customer service!! we will definitely be buying more in the future!
Thank you so much For getting back to me so quickly. With all the buzz going around about that alligator, I was afraid I wasn't going to get it as everybody else is talking about it. Thank you again, Larry.
Whole Gator 28lb, 85 lb pig, and 50 lb Crawfish Boil. As we gathered yesterday, it wasn't just about the food, but to remember and honor those who gave their lives for me and you. Thank you to everyone who came yesterday.... a Special Thanks to Larry Keith Burt at Big Pops LA Gator for donating the Gator for this event.....The gator is always the show stopper.... and A special thanks to the Men & Women of the Military who were there yesterday to help honor those who are no longer with us.... LET FREEDOM RING!!
Hello big pops!
Can't thank you enough for such an amazing product. My Memorial Day cookout was awesome and will be quite memorable. All because of that gator. Cooking it was al lot of fun and very successful. Out of 50 people only one person did t try it.....she's a vegetarian. I look forward to getting another one in the near future!! Keep up the great work. Thanks again!"
I am a 101 airborne vet. From Panama war era. I would love to buy a box of meat. But I got chlorinated gassed and since then money's tight.
Ordered a Gator for my birthday celebration. First time seasoning and cooking one myself. Used some simple seasonings that complimented it WELL! Surpassed my expectations, adults and kids enjoyed the beast. Thanks Larry for all the help also in coordinating the shipment.
I got a 13ish lb gator from you last year and it was perfect. I was hoping to get another this year for my annual crawfish boil May 15th. I'm not dead set on the size and really don't care if it has a head or not. I'd like around 12-16 lbs of gator for the smoker. Let me know if y'all can help. Thanks, Greg
Yes, it was great!! Moist tasty white smoked meat! We smoked the tail wrapped in bacon and our whiskey rub. Will order again for sure!!! Took some great photos, will send over in a few minutes!
I'm the guy that drove down from Arkansas, your stuffing recipe was amazing and I made my own Cajun seasonings and slapped her in the grill with misquote and post oak for smoke on some lump charcoal came out amazing and was a huge hit , thank you again!
We cooked our Louisiana gator up here in Northern Michigan and it couldn't have been better! What a great tasty lean white meat! Even better leftover the next morning. Instead of grilling the gator whole and stuffing it - we cooked our fixins in the kitchen and smoked the gator tail and tenderloins on the grill. Wrapped in bacon with our special whiskey rum it hit the spot for everyone!!!
Thank you again and will be ordering again for sure
The best alligator meat in town.
Hi Larry, Not a message about alligators, but rather the scripture you shared. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. My grandmother, who is a godly woman, fighting for her life right now. And when I read this scripture that you posted it made me think of her. She prays without ceasing for her family, friends, and country. She has taught us how to be strong, resilient, and loving. And I know that she has done what He wanted her to do on this earth. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for your concern, following up, and making sure my order arrived as ordered. Even though USP delayed my arrival by 2 days it was still frozen solid.
I also wanted to thank you for the advice on cooking. It was a pleasure speaking with you, sir!
We ordered an 25 lb. alligator for my dad's Birthday. Larry was extremely informative and helpful on how to prepare and smoke it Brined it overnight in buttermilk, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce and a beer. Then put slits all over it stuffed them with garlic and poured a mixture of beer and tomato juice over the whole thing then did a rub of Creole seasoning.. Next sliced a pork belly and wrapped that around the entire thing using toothpicks to hold it on the underside. Then came the best part sat around drinking beer for the next five hours while adding wood to the smoker. Couldn't have turned out better. Larry called to make sure it arrived and told us to contact him with any questions. Could not have been a better experience.
Hello this is Jorge Arteaga this are some pictures of gator I bought from yall I grilled it with charcoal and little mesquite I put a under pan and filled up with apple juice while cooking it I sprayed it down with apple juice to keep it moist when it was done the meat came out so tender and sweet and really good just want to thank yall for the gator this was my first time and for sure it will not be the last time I will order another soon hope yall have a good day
The fact that a business so far away and does not have AG is spending so much time to educate himself to help our small group of sufferers is absolutely amazing! I'm so thankful for people who care so much for others. I've had a lot of experience with people getting upset when I have questions about food that I order that could possibly mean life or death for me, as I go into anaphylactic shock within 30 minutes. Thank you again for your time and effort in keeping us safe and your willingness to educate yourself about AG!
I have enjoyed the alligator meat that I ordered a few weeks ago without any reaction at all.
As I was looking for new recipes and meat, I ran across this alligator website to order fresh meat. The CEO of the company has been such a blessing to me and so understanding of my allergies. Larry Keith Burt has a heart of gold and can help get you set up with alligator and other meat as well as amazing Louisiana recipes that are Alpha Gal free! I encourage you to check them out.
Looks great, my wife was so happy to open the box and receive our Alligator Bits.
Gator was awesome! It will be my new Super Bowl tradition.. our guest loved the presentation and enjoyed the gator meat..... thank you"
"Absolutely great, personalized service. Big Pop's is the only premier service for gator products that you will need."
"Very fast shipment! The Gator was exactly how I needed it to be. Will order again!"
"Not sure what else I could have asked of these guys, I ordered a 16lb gator later than I should have and these guys were still able to go above and beyond to get it to me so that I could cook it on my birthday. If you need a gator these are the guys to go to. Would definitely recommend them. They sent me the gator well preserved and still frozen ready to be thawed out and cooked."
Hello Big Pop's Fresh Crew,
I just wanted to say that on January 3, I got to cook my first gator for my birthday and I loved it!! You guys are the best! I received my 16 lb gator in a timely manner and it was very well packaged and preserved. I don't know what more I could have asked for but you guys are over the top and I will definitely be doing business with you guys again. If you could send me an email I can send the pictures to I would love to show them to you guys so y'all can post them. Thank you so much again for helping me get the gator to my house in time so I could smoke it for my birthday.
Great people to work with which is hard to find today. Very helpful and shipping was more than on time. Will be using the recipe for the dressing when we cook this and will keep you all posted with pictures as well. Special thanks to Larry and the extra mile you went for me.
Big Pop's always delivers on his promise with high quality Gator's at the size you need.
Here is a photo of our 17 lb. Gator we smoked for 5 hours with a light BBQ & Cajun Spice rub.
We had so much fun with this this weekend! It's was so delicious and my husband loved every minute he worked on it. We will definitely be doing this again. The guys are already talking about a huge 4th of July and maybe Christmas alligator lol.
We ordered a Gator from Big Pop's and they delivered. Thank you, our clients loved it!!! Great doing business with you
This was my first and certainly not the last alligator on the smoker. The 27 lb gator was stuffed with crawfish dressing mix (from the web site recipe), injected with creole butter, sweet rib rub, and covered with bacon. The meat was cooked for 6 hours and many different temperatures because we had trouble keeping it regulated and I hadn't used this grill before. The temps went from over 500 degrees down to 200. 225 - 250 was our target temp but average was around 300. Next time we will use a pellet smoker to keep a more controlled heat on it. We feed about 60 people at VFW Post 5077 in O'Fallon, MO during the Car Cruise we sponsored. By cooking more of the dressing, it allowed the gator meat to go farther to feed more people. There are many folks here in the Midwest who have never tried gator.
I want to say a big thank you to Larry who answered all my questions over the phone when I placed the order. The recipes on the web site he referred me to help this new alligator griller learn more about the art of smoking a gator. I'm the person in the dark shirt in the photos.
I will now try my hand at frying a gator for Thanksgiving.
Couldn't ask for a Better Company to order from. Larry was responsive and concerned that the order met my expectations. It didn't just meet it, the order exceeded what I was hoping for. Delicious Gator. Arrived on time, still frozen and Very well packed. Big Pop's is my new Go-To for Louisiana Seafood and Whole Gator. Thank You Big Pop's!
First time ordering they were very kind with quick call backs! Was very helpful with recipes and every detail that was needed. I will definitely be ordering again
I ordered my first alligator and it was such a great experience! I talked with them on the phone for quite some time not only about the gator but personal experiences as well. Very friendly and very helpful as well as fast quality product! I will definitely be using them again!!!
It was everything we expected. When it arrived, it was still completely frozen and not thawed. It also arrived when you promise which was great cause I'm usually at that time. It was a first time for us everyone loved it and we look forward to doing business with you again. Keep up the good work!
I ordered this Bad Jackson mid-week in hopes of being a little Bayou BBQ all the way up to Chicago. The 12-pound gator came wrapped and packaged very well and it was extremely well preserved. The alligator was cleaned and sliced open already and was ready to be stuffed with a good corn bread stuffing. I was extremely impressed with Big Pop's overall and will definitely being going to them every time I need an alligator. GatorFest 2021 cannot come soon enough.
We would like to thank you for providing us with this Gator. We will be serving it this Monday for our Labor Day Event, and can't wait to try it. Will have more pictures for you on Monday. Thank you Again for your business!
The gator was very good. Great easy recipe, thanks for everything.
Just wanted to say thanks for the outstanding customer service.
Would like to say THANKS for the wonderful service that I have received from ordering, receiving this Gator, delivery was late last night ,but it was still frozen solid, the order is everything I was expecting. Will definitely be ordering again. I missed a phone call from you guys last night. Just wanted to reach back out. Thanks for everything.
Thank you Mr. Larry for all of your advice and suggestions, absolutely fantastic service! Pictures coming soon. thanks again! I'm absolutely thrilled with Big Pop's and I haven't even cooked the gator yet! Mr Larry was awesome and very helpful with many suggestions and advice, I'm confident my BBQ game just upped 200 % and am looking forward to lots of great grilling.
Fast shipping and nicely packed all the way up to Wisconsin. That gator was great but the customer service was even better.
Was just garlic cloves and green apples I usually like onions but some people do not like them..it was delicious..when you get a 25 pounder I will be buying another one..
Turned out amazing my friend! Thank you so much!
My first gator It was great delicious and the service from Larry was awesome HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
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Big Pop's is the best in the business. The gator itself was magnificent and delicious, but the customer service was even better. Larry did a great job helping us with our order and questions. The website's instructions for preparing and cooking the gator were clear and worked great, and the recommended crawfish stuffing recipe was phenomenal. If you want a great gator, you need Big Pop's.
I have to give Larry and his family a huge thank you. I called on a Wednesday evening to place an order for an alligator. Last minute decision to smoke a gator. Larry called me right back after checking different shipping option. Said he can have it to Vermont by Friday. He followed up everyday to give me the location of the package. He made the party complete. Thank you again for the amazing work you do good sir!
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Shipped fast to California. Delicious gator!
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Shipping was fast and on time! We will be enjoying for the Memorial Day Weekend. We will definitely be ordering again!
Excellent customer service! Went above and beyond what was needed.
Great people personal service. The quality of his alligator is second to no one. He also has an awesome alligator sausage and alligator meat red beans recipe that is to die for not to mention his alligator sausage. Cheapest price I have ever seen. I bought 10 1 pound bags twice tenderized for making fried alligator bites. Yummy.
I ordered an alligator in early July from Big Pop's for my baby brother's 59th birthday. He is pretty proud of everything he has ever grilled or smoked and I just wanted to give him the opportunity to prove his chops! What big sister wouldn't? Anyway, the alligator was shipped and delivery was VERY fast. The alligator, my brother named him Albert, weighed in at only 8 1/2 lbs. instead of 9, but I received an email from Big Pop's telling me this and informing me that he was sending my brother additional meat to more than make up the difference. And he did. Well, my brother finally smoked Albert on Saturday and invited several friends over to enjoy the feast. Unfortunately, I live too far away to join them, but the report I got was that it was enjoyed by all. It also helped my sister-in-law's diet, because Albert took up residence in my brother's chest freezer until a few days ago, right on top of the ice cream. She wouldn't even open the freezer, let alone reach under Albert for the ice cream! Thanks, Big Pop's, for some great memories!
Excellent customer service. I had a special request for a 35 pound Gator or bigger. Was told they didn't have anything that big but they could harvest me one in a couple days. Within two days I was told they had me a 38 pounder. They worked with me on billing and transaction status due to insufficient funds at the time. They took down the listing for me to be sure nobody bought it before I was able to get to the bank. They even sent pictures of my gator after it was processed and getting ready to go on ice for shipment. They gave me a tracking number and it delivered right on time. Definitely will be going back again!
First of all we want to thank you for your service. Hands down the best company/people to deal with. We are extremely happy with everything and you taking time to make sure we got what we ordered, and the follow up calls and emails during the u.p.s. mix up. The alligator was a huge hit at the party! And was damn good to! We had family from Arizona, New Mexico, Minnesota, and North Dakota who never tried alligator before. And everyone who tried it loved it! Thanks again for everything! We will do another gator and our next family event
I purchased and alligator to celebrate reaching 100k on my YouTube channel ToshPointFroEats. I wanted to do something special and was a little nervous about how soon my gator would arrive. It came sooner than I expected and I was so happy. My audience LOVED the gator and I have a feeling more Youtubers will be purchasing more soon. Thank you for helping make it a memorable experience.
We absolutely LOVE the customer service we received! We were worried about shipping for our wedding, but he assured me it would be there in time! Well due to UPS they lost our alligator and He had no problem overnighting us one to make sure we got to enjoy a alligator on our wedding! Absolutely recommend Big Pops will be ordering a alligator again soon!
First time buyer for an alligator to smoke on the 4 of July Larry is awesome southern hospitality to the fullest the best people i have ever dealt with as a seller they are awesome people to deal with and help you with every step of the process i cant say enough about these folks
Big Pop's was fantastic! The alligator arrived as described and we can't wait to cook the gator up using the recipe supplied by Big Pop's.
Cant say enough good things a out how helpful they were during the ordering process, ease of delivery & follow up regarding suggested recipes and help!
Will order from Bog Pop's again!!
Very informative and all around pleasure to deal with!
Purchase a gator for grandson's B-Day cook out it was a hit, Larry was so nice when placing order, I will be a life time customer. The gator was the best I have had.
Great customer service and quick delivery!! We will most definitely be ordering from them again!!! Thank you Larry.
Customer Service was amazing Larry went above and beyond to help me with every step of the way. Starting with purchasing my fisrt gator, walking me through the delivery process and finally telling me how to cook my gator to perfection! Will definitely buy from them from here on out!!
I just wanted to thank you for helping me make memories for all of the kids(and adults) at my party last night.
Ordered a 10 lb gator and shipment arrived in Austin on time and flash frozen. Smoked the gator with a little bit of Cajun rub and bacon on the tail. Everyone loved it. will definitely use Big Pops for our seafood purchases going forward.
Larry thank you for everything. This was a hit man and I will do it again. The dressing was perfect as well, the meat just fell off the bones. People who don't eat gator even ate it. The best part was the people from Iowa and Illinois who never had the chance. This was a celebration of life party for the passing of my daughter who loved gator meat, I'm sure she has a smile wrapped all the way around her little head.
Thanks again and will be in touch soon to do another.
We use lots of gator for our food truck. This is by far a superior product! It is tender and delicious! I can't say enough about customer service either. Larry is personable and accommodating! Y'all are awesome!!
Thank you! Leah Green. Owner, The Big Easy foodtruck.
So I wanted an alligator for my birthday on July 4th on I was looking through a couple sites, but ultimately ended up going with Big Pop's. I wrote them and asked a couple of questions and could not believe how helpful they are. After I exchanged a couple of emails with Burt I finally ordered my gator and couldn't be happier. These guys really are the best and will answer ever question you have. Thank y'all for making everything easy!
Just ordered a whole gator to put on the smoker. Talked with Larry and he knows his gator. Thanks again for all your help
Great customer service, very informative about product and availability. Shipping was was quick and simple. I will definitely be a repetitive customer.
What an amazing experience we had with this company. Ordered a gator for our wedding reception. The gator some how got lost in Jackson MS. by USP. Called on Wednesday to figure out what was going on. They confirmed it was lost and they couldn't find it. Instantly got bummed out. Thinking no gator for the reception. Talked with the company and they worked it out, They sent 1 in first class (a gator that is). It arrived just in time to get it thawed and smoked. Couldn't have ended any better. Will definitely be a return costumer.
My gator arrived right on time for the fathers day cookout! Appreciate the great service!
Big Pops was very professional and sent me a very fresh gator. He spoke to me through email and wanted to make sure that the alligator get to me in time for my party. The gator was amazingly fresh and was a hit at the party. Everyone loved it and declared that we must smoke one at least once a year. Thank goodness I found Big Pop's. He will definitely by my "gator Man" from here on out.
To start off I live on the west coast and I just called its 8:00pm here 10:00pm there and he picked up the phone to answer my questions! if that's not good customer service I don't know what is! I will be ordering some gators from these guys! thank you very much u guys u will be hearing from me soon!!!!!
Fantastic fresh seafood!!! So friendly & helpful. Very fair with their prices! You can't get anything like this around Springfield. Truly nice people. We will keep coming back.
Big pops is amazing and well worth it. Great folks and the meat is incredible my husband recently bought me a whole gator and it is one of the best things ever this way you get gator wings and the whole thing.
Larry is the best for all your seafood needs. He treats you right and you definitely get your money's worth.
Alligator and shrimp was great...we hope you are coming back we definitely will buy more.
Definitely a fresh taste from the Gulf. Great presentation all around with taste, flavor, and variety to follow. This will now be my seafood destination in Springfield.
So excited to have found this place! It is true Louisiana food and it's delicious! Will be back Friday for gumbo. Love giving my business to someone from my home state! Such a nice guy and enjoyed talking to him! GEAUX Tigers ;)
Might have been the best Po' Boy Sammich I've ever had!
The breading on the seafood was light with just the right amount of spice. The bread... OMG the Bread. A Thick Crusty loaf of Italian? Almost Sourdough.... Perfect!
You guys Rock! See you soon!!!!
Very nice and some of the most cleanest and largest crawfish missouri has ever seen.. I would know cause my family lives in Louisiana down by piere part and these guys got a great lil thing Goin! !!
I can't thank you enough for this guy! You've earned a customer for life and I can't wait to order again!
I was amazed that the last one turned out so incredible! Everyone loved it and we had nothing gator bones left!