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Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, Destin, FL 32541-3410
Phone Number:
+1 850-654-4200
Description:

The area's only free alligator attraction houses 100 of the creatures.

The area's only free alligator attraction houses 100 of the creatures.

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Gators and good food.

1st Tim visiting as a family. The kids wanted to feed the gators, they had fun doing that. We visited the gift shop while we waited for our table. It was only a 20 minute wait... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
SVT86
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Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fudpuckers: the alligators were cool to see. you can hold them & have a photo taken, you can also feed them with a pole & line. both were a neat experience for our kids. the staff here was also very friendly.

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Thank Baopham316
Navarre, Florida
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410 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Our first visit here was less than spectacular as the gators were very small and unimpressive. This visit was so much better. Many gators of various sizes and even a rare albino in a tank. Recommend a stop to check it out. No problem if you don't want to eat as they are very welcoming and gracious even if you... More 

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Kentucky
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

1st Tim visiting as a family. The kids wanted to feed the gators, they had fun doing that. We visited the gift shop while we waited for our table. It was only a 20 minute wait which went by quick because there is other stuff to do while you wait. We were then seated, our server was very friendly. We... More 

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Benton, KY
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219 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It's hard not to see this place is different. From the street it looks like a party waiting to happen. They have a gift shop right inside the door. Actually a nice place to get local souvenirs, and the cashier was great. They have an area to view and even feed alligators. The whole building is covered in graffiti. Names... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

It's not a very large attraction, so don't expect a zoo. There were a lot of people both days we went; however, it was not overly crowded. Good, cheap fun with the family.

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Thank Richard C
Sesser, Illinois
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time. We love all the gators and it is a must visit every time we are through that area. Over the years we have learned to just see the gators and not eat the food. The restaurant has never been anything but over priced average food. We go in through fat daddy's arcade so you can... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for about 15 years now and this past time was nothing but horrible. The service at the hostess stand was bad, the waitress was bad and the good was not good at all. Will not be back!

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Thank bailey h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This place is really neat. My kids loved seeing all the gators and getting to feed them. They also got to hold one of the smaller ones. I like the decor of the place also where everyone that visit looks like they write on the walls. The place is something to see if never been there before. Food was ok... More 

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Thank Heather B
Columbia, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The staff is wonderful, the food is amazing. I will for sure be back. They have a ton of stuff to do for the kiddos. My kids had a blast we could not get them to leave. Never been to such an amazing place.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food was as expected about average. The gators and playground are great for young kids and well with the trip. Our waiter DJ was awesome but the hostess (maybe Stacy or something that ends in 'ay') was rude and belittling. They had no wait but she just was rude. Don't go for the food but rather go for the... More 

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