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The Gator's Tail

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Bar, Pub, Canadian
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970 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8R3, Canada
+1 519-620-9800
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booth seat cover has big rip in in, which i see was noted by a reviewer in 2013. Upon entering this place, i found the music a little loud so i asked if we could sit in the bar as the music was not in there. We sat down and the music turned on in the bar. Asked the server... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew C
lotta_lanna, Owner at The Gator's Tail, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your review. We always have music or live sports playing throughout our restaurant. We have no problem turning down our music whenever requested. If it's still too loud, just let your server know again and we would be happy to re-adjust. As for our leather benches, we have constantly been replacing them as necessary over the years... More 

Level Contributor
74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You should try the gator bites, at least once. We all had the burgers, and all were very good. In our opinion the lattice fries were better than the garlic fries, but both were good. Over all it was a good sports bar they we would go back to again.

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Thank Glen P
lotta_lanna, Owner at The Gator's Tail, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Glad you enjoyed our bugers- if you like the lattice fries, next time try em loaded! Cheese, bacon, green onion, oh my! More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Average pub food... I got Philly Po'Boy sandwich, which was okay. The best part was the generous portion of melted provolone cheese! I asked for New England Clam Chowder to have it as an appetizer, but the waitress came back and told me that they didn't have it that night. They seem to host karaoke nights and yuk yuk shows...... More 

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Thank Chris J
lotta_lanna, Owner at The Gator's Tail, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for taking the time to write us. My homemade clam chowder does sell out fast sometimes as we make small batches on a daily basis to keep everything fresh- (no opening jars here! lol). I would def say it's worth coming back for. I use top notch thinly shaved ribeye for our Philly and yes lots of provolone.... More 

Cambridge, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

$5 Craft Pints on Thursday's are you kidding me :) ...... 7 rotating craft taps Including Flying Monkeys & Black Swan. Great pints Great Lunch!

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Thank gordoons
lotta_lanna, Owner at The Gator's Tail, responded to this review

Haha thank you Gordon's- I sometimes think we are crazy to sell $5 20oz Craft Pints!!! See you again! More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We went here on a whim for a Saturday night family dinner. I was so impressed with the service and the food was pretty good too! For me, service is top priority now because there are many places that have good food but average run of the mill service. I would totally go back based on the customer service. You... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
lotta_lanna, Owner at The Gator's Tail, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write! I'm super proud of my staff and will let them know to keep up the good work- smiles go a long way :) More 

Brampton
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Needed a handy place to grab lunch, make some phone calls. Basically pointed at menu items while on a phone call and server was friendly and accommodating. Fish tacos were one of the best I've ever had, could have used some sauce underneath the fish and slaw, but was very tasty. Followed up with a soup and salad, soup of... More 

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Thank 509red
lotta_lanna, Owner at The Gator's Tail, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'm a fan of fish tacos as well! Funny things- we do spread our "Gator sauce" on the bottom - maybe just didn't put enough sauce on that day and our Caesar salads do come with a lemon wedge, unfortunately looks like yours was missed :( Sorry about that- next time that lemon will be... More 

Guelph, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Arrived for a late dinner on a Friday. No issues being seated. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Ended up ordering based on his recommendation and the Fish & Chips were very good. Karaoke began just after 9pm, not much of a crowd. Also wasn't our scene/should of sat in the bar to avoid it.

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Thank Marie956
lotta_lanna, Owner at The Gator's Tail, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. Glad you enjoyed the fish n chips and yes the bar is a little quieter after 9pm on a Friday :) More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

When the kids are asked "where do you want to go for dinner?" Gator's tail !!! Is the answer every time. Good food always! And they never forget the side of nan for the kids!

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Thank Lindsay L
lotta_lanna, Owner at The Gator's Tail, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I see my toy box trick is working lol. More 

Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Gator has the Best fish and chips! Huge piece of thick Halibut battered delicately, almost tempura and tastes amazing. Not greasy. Our Go to place for Fish and Wings!

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Thank wordsmith99
lotta_lanna, Owner at The Gator's Tail, responded to this review

Thank you so much! See you again! More 

Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here with my partner and it was average in terms of how the food tasted and it's offerings. The service was not great. It was not the fault of the server as she was overloaded with too many people as she working alone. Took too long for food and even the bill at the end. Not sure I... More 

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Thank Jan-Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8R3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 519-620-9800

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