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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've travelled Florida all week and the Gator has had the best seafood by far! The steamed shrimp, homemade chips and hush puppies are the best yet!!

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Thank Bo C
Dunnellon, Florida
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times with a group of people and stat outside on the river, great place for office gatherings, while not as inexpensive as you would think, once in awhile its not a bad place they have good sandwiches and fries.

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Thank Pat S
Dunnellon, Florida
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, good service. Love their corn casserole side dish and their gator bites! Would definitely recommend place!!

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Thank devilishangl921
Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice food venue with a great view of the beautiful river where you can watch the boats go up and down . A gathering place for families or dates, or out with friends . Saw people watching football games , enjoying a beer and good eats. Also place to hop on an Airboat to explore the river. We... More 

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Thank brelda
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a Friday night in Dunnellon with dinner at Blue Gator. Both were unexpected gems. We sat outside next to the river on a beautiful night. The beer was very cold, the service friendly and the food great. Had the grouper fingers. About the best we ever had. Recommend paying the $1.50 and getting the salad instead of fries. The... More 

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Thank Cysmyguy
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126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting family when my brother suggested this place. I am not a bar person, so I was a little hesitant- I ended up being pleasantly surprised! Our server was friendly. I ordered a salad with grilled grouper and salads in a bar type place are not typically good, but there was a nice mix of lettuce, ripe tomato... More 

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Thank Asolare95
Hernando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We will be back. Had fish taco special & fried oysters. Both good big portion on both. Good beer & cider choices. We would recommend this place for both locals & visitors. Great waterfront view

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Thank earl-kaye
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place to be! Great staff. Great food. Alive atmosphere. Love it! If you are in Dunnellon this is a great stop! Indoor and outdoor seating.

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Thank Pixel P
Lake City, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, very good service and very good food, reasonably priced. The fried grouper sandwich was a stand out, Caesar salads and crab cakes likewise very good. Even on a 50's day outside is fine with propane heat towers for a river view.

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Thank CAGjr
Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with friends here and this place was hoping. Wait staff was so much fun! Food was great! Sitting out by the water watching the boats go by. Will definitely be coming back👍

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?