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Gator Joe's

) #2 of 6 Restaurants in Ocklawaha €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
12431 SE 135th Ave, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5243
+1 352-288-3100
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood
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12431 SE 135th Ave, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5243
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were really looking forward to a great lunch on the lake, but all four of us went away looking for more. The fish on one of our sandwiches was cold, the wing appetizer certainly leaved something to be desired. My chopped salad should have...More

Thank TheBuckeye
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great lunch. Not only is the food fabulous here, the atmosphere is just perfect for a nice change to the "norm" in nearby Ocala or the Villages. In the summer it's going to be hot, but it doesn't matter here. A very...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Gator Joe's with a friend. She always raved about Gator Joe's but we never had the opportunity to come together. Today a lazy Sunday afternoon it worked out for us and we got there. Great fish basket (my compliments to the...More

Thank 131rav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the happening place in this area. We always sit outside and enjoy the view of the beach and lake. The smoked fish dip appetizer is a meal in itself. Lots of crackers and dip. We chop up all the vegetables that come with...More

Thank Bob-Susan
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The two of us had delicious shrimp scampi, salad, hamburger and 2 beers at lunch for $55. Pricey but decent food & atmosphere. Lake is clean and beautiful!

Thank Claudia W
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Even before other good restaurants arrived on the lake we enjoyed the food and service here as well as the beach. The restaurant can still hold its own against competition especially for value.. There is no better place for fish and chips and you will...More

Thank Pettitt5
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome location Superior environment surface 4 slow food was okay but after three different beer choices they were out of all of them I think I landed on a land shark the end of the day anyways it's a far cry from Michelob Ultra nevertheless...More

Thank Marcusjlr
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for fish and chips awesome drinks right on the beach. You won't leave here hungry and great beach

Thank Ronald E
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Not fancy. Fun place to go. Nice beach with soft sand and very shallow water for children to play in. Food was really good and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend the pollack. Also, really generous fish tacos. Menu does offer some healthy options. Parking lot...More

Thank lchard
Reviewed 13 April 2017

we enjoy sitting on the dock overlooking Lake Weir and having drinks. Happy hour is 3-6 Mon - Friday. Have not eaten here.

Thank bikingkat
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Beverly S
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Response from drmakh | Reviewed this property |
There is an online website that may answer some of these questions.
4 March 2015|
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Response from Daytona_Mac | Reviewed this property |
There was a dog on a leash, on the outside deck today so ... maybe? No vest so not a service dog.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12431 SE 135th Ave, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5243
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ocklawaha
  • Phone Number: +1 352-288-3100
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