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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

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12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
+1 352-465-1635
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. Had blackened shrimp and grouper. Food was great. Fish dip was excellent! Great atmosphere. No complaints here!

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Thank Jennifer c
Ocala, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is quintessential river-country Florida. We stopped by for the first time recently and enjoyed a delicious meal of blackened grouper sandwiches. The setting is extremely casual, and all seats are water-front. We were there on a Wednesday night in December and it was crowded, ended up sitting at the railing overlooking the river. Parking is a bit limited... More 

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Thank Meg J
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit the Blue Gator at least once a month can't get enough of the fried oysters. They do aa great variety of items on the menu and portions are generous. We don't need the menu when we go as we always order the Anglers Delight and get triple oysters comes with cole slaw and hush puppies, mom and I... More 

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Thank froggie93
Dunnellon, Florida
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to the Gator a lot. It is our favorite spot for out of town guests as well. This trip was excellent mainly because of a super wait staff named Crystal. She was awesome. We had grilled Grouper, a couple of pounds of steamed shrimp and the platter. The platter had oysters, a crab cake and Grouper fingers. It... More 

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Pasadena, California
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371 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here after a fishing trip and very much enjoyed ourselves. The IPAs on tap tasted great, and we ordered an appetizer sampler, sirloin sandwich, and steamed shrimp. All tasted great. It's a bit pricier than other restaurants in the area; however, well worth a visit.

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Thank JackandResh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent except the vegetables were not seasoned well.our server was attentive but not overbearing andI thanked her for the way she served. The noise level was not high but the band was just setting up as we left. I would go out of my way to go back again and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Thank Adedra D
Dunnellon, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The "Gator" has great food and drinks. They have live music on Fri nights (not sure). The atmosphere is superb with the porch right on the river. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The only problem with this establishment is that parking is limited. It shares the lot with a motel. Love going there in the early evening to... More 

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Thank Ken C
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly this place ended up being much better than expected. Their breading is homemade and delicious! Not overly greasy or anything like that. I had the fish and chips (the homemade chips are great!) And the fish was so tender. If you're a beer drinker I recommend trying the Big Nose IPA - it has excellent flavor. I will certainly... More 

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Thank Ashley S
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lot's of choices. Love the Cajun Peel and Eat Shrimp. Serves alcohol, and has live music Thurs-Sat..

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Thank Peggy M
Beverly Hills, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food & a beautiful view !! Plus they are full liquor now also! ! Fair priced but parking can be difficult

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-465-1635
Description
This is a unique tiki bar restaurant set on the banks of the Withlacoohcee River. We offer indoor and covered outdoor dining. Great selection of seafood, steaks, burgers, chicken, Terrific salads as well. Live music Thursday through Sunday.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?