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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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Washington
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate a meal between meal times and were surprised how good the service and food was. We try to remember good servers names and Stephanie was a good one. The view of the river and boats was great. Pick a nice day because most of the seating is not covered. My wife had salmon and it was a meal... More 

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Thank David D
Florida
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love going here, the food is good and reasonable, the drinks are stiff and the scenery is prefect.

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Thank sirrahirret
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleased with the service received...very attentive. Food was great....had the boiled shrimp and burger...both were excellent...no skimping. Great atmosphere as well...ate at the bar overlooking the dock.

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a nice spot. Sat outside and enjoyed the evening. Food was good, staff was very friendly. The only reason I did not give it five stars was the singer. Not very good on the night we went.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice early dinner here. Very busy, but food came out quick and the staff was very friendly. The sliders were great. It was also dog friendly, so our pup was able to sit with us on the deck

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived in area for 10 years. Finally, remembered to check this place out for dinner. I got the grouper tender strips. Was actually very good. I think I got like 5 strips. They should give a couple more for what I was charged. Other than that I sure we will go back. I need to try the steamed clams, but... More 

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Thank Ralphy_L
Dunnellon, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, band on the weekends at night. Always crowded. They have shuttle service for parking. You can park your boat there.

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Thank revpew
Inglis, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Gator is a fun place to visit and eat. Always busy (a good sign), always a treat. Staff is friendly and fast. Tables have umbrellas and stool seating looking directly on the water. Food is good and moderately priced. It's one of "the places" to be. Watch boats and kayaks as they travel up and down the river.... More 

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Hobe Sound
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was not good and bill was high. We were excited to dine here based on the reviews but were disappointed when we left. Because we were there on a Friday night, we were told that we would have to wait an hour for food. Not much else in the neighborhood so we decided to stay. Not sure why it... More 

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Thank SH_Hobe
Clio
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fun time with family. We were on vacation and took my sister-in-law and her family to the Blue Gator. My hubby enjoys gator so when we find a restaurant with them on the menu we like to try it. Gator bites were really good. It was a beautiful night to be outside. Music was fun, food was... More 

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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
Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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?