76740 Garner Ln, Grosse Tete, LA | Directions 7074030.417049 -91.434439
We visited the tiger truck stop based on the reviews below and were sorely disapointed and angry. The reviews misled us as we had a totally different experience. Despite the nice welcome by - I assume the owner or manager - the restaurant food contained a hair in my sandwich. When I showed it to the waitress she came back with a hand on her hip, a smirk on her face and the manager who argued with me. It was embarrasing. I could not finish the food and they only discounted a couple of dollars off..!
When I visited the bathrooms - they were so filthy - I declined and mentioned to my friends I'd go at the next stop. We were also approached in the lot by two men and a woman who looked like they were homeless asking for a handout.
It was then that we saw the animal - zoo I guess you'd call it - that was the worst. Never, never again will we visit this place much less pass through this awful state.
Tiger Truck Stop is the BEST! – I've been to the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La so many times I can't count. We always stop there on our family vacations. I love the Tiger, he is so beautiful and majestic. We always have lunch at the truck stop restaurant and if you want some down home style cooking its the best! The people are a nice bunch of folks always willing to serve you to their best ability and make your stop one to remember! Can't wait til we get back there next month!!!!
We plan on going to Tiger Truck Stop this summer. We have heard so many good things about it. I have seen so many videos of this place I can't wait to take the grand kids. Louisiana is getting our vacation this year!
Tiger truck Stop Is A great Place To Stop – The Tiger Truck Stop Is a Great place To stop....as an OTR driver like myself ...this place not only gives us and other customers a great place to rest and fuel and to enjoy the company of such a beautiful tiger....With the STATES in trouble and CLOSING rest areas down ...it's getting harder to find SAFE parking ....most shipper's and receiver's do not allow on the property before appt. times....some drivers LIVE near this truck stop......This Truck Stop provided us with a SAFE place to park and rest, eat, fuel and shower....and to save the best for last......."TONY".....to see such a beautiful tiger who is loved by all and is well cared for.
Tony the Tiger in Great Conditions with a Loving Owner! – Tony the Tiger is in a perfectly healthy condition with an enclosure much larger than any zoo or private sanctuary would typically give him, actually 4 times the size of the minimum requirements! He is fed top of the line zoo carnivore diet and is seen regularly by a veterinarian. His owner, Mr. Sandlin, loves him as a family member not a novelty or pet. Obviously by stating things about the "cruelty" or previous "3 tigers removed" the other review has no clue what it is talking about. As far as the noise or light again you have no clue. Neither of you have actually been to this truck stop just by those comments alone. How can you review a place you have false information about and have never been to? "The feds cited them 10 times for animal abuse" ... are u sure about that, the feds did it, really? Anyways, the point in a reviewer is to review something that you have been to, attended, seen with your own two eyes, etc. Clearly neither of you fall under any of those categories. There is nothing in the slightest wrong with The Tiger Truck Stop, the conditions of Tony the Tiger or Tony's owner Michael Sandlin. Speak about what you actually know, not what you think or what someone else has filled your head with!
Definately Worth the Visit – Tiger Truck Stop is one of my favorite places to stop on my way through. The food is great. The staff is very courteous & the owner treats the customers like family. The highlight of my visits are with Tony. He always has chuffs for me whenever he sees me. He's so personable & well taken care of. I recommend this to anyone near Grosse Tete. You'll love everything about Tiger Truck Stop.
Tony The Tiger – The Tiger Truch Stop in Grosse Tete Louisiana has been the focus of MANY of my families vacation. My children have grown up watching Tony. Every vacation my children ask "are we going by to see Tony" so every vacations travel plans have been routed through Tete Louisiana.
The love that Michael (Tony's owner) shows for his cat is BAR NONE! Better enclosure than most zoo's, and its very disheartening to see the bad comments left by Sky Williamson, who has her own agenda trying to take him away from his family.
Everytime I have seen Tony he was playing with his toys, or enjoying his air conditioned den, or just loving the people who stopped to see the world famous Tony.
It would be a horrible injustice to have someone listen to the hateful woman, and not go see Tony for yourselves. Take my word for it, you would glad you did (except you will have to route every vacation from then on to go and see Tony) HA
Much love goes to Tony and Michael for allowing my family to watch you and your tiger's wonderful bond.
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