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Growlin Gator Bar & Grill

€€ - €€€American, ,
86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
(519) 238-5636
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a good lunch here on a long weekend. To be expected very busy but getting in was no problem as there was ample seating. Large patio with multiple levels makes it so that no table is without a view! The food was decent but...More

Thank Ghislain G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a girls day at the beach and went here for dinner. They do not take reservations, but if you call to let them know you are arriving they will try to accommodate you, which they did for us. We did arrive early though....More

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A solid spot for eats and drinks with amazing views of the beach. This place is a staple in Grand Bend, around for years! Food is always great. The renovations make it seam even larger.

Thank Rover701
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to be in the sun, waiter looked after us immediately and was very pleasant. 4 of us had a variety of starters and was presented well and tasty. Great view of the water.

Thank Joyce L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I do not recommend this place whatsoever. I ordered a daiquiri drink and there was a crushed up wasp/bee in it that I ended up chewing on. I almost puked. The waiter simply laughed it off when I informed him and said "oh ya, there's...More

Thank Melbo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shared, poutine, and crab cakes and then each opted for salads. Quinoa salad with option to add grilled shrimp was excellent. No dressing needed. Cobb salad was also made with baby lettuce and excellent. Shared a somersby fishbowl called Forbidden Fruit and it was delicious....More

Thank MarisaLovesSummer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is always a hit - the quesidillas are the best I ever had - service is good - very busy so suggest a reservation. VERY POPULAR PLACE.

Thank Nelson C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went and had snacks late afternoon. Chicken wings, poutine plus the lobster & crab dip. Sam was an absolute gem to have as our server. She was great making recommendations but the absolute best was the dessert; the Cheesecake Wrapsodie. Excellent spot to enjoy...More

Thank Lyle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really close the beach and has a beautiful patio that it was unfortunately too cool to eat on at the time. But would be awesome on a hot night! The drinks are tasty and strong and the food yummy and affordable. They also took my...More

Thank BrownLibra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed drinks and burgers while enjoying the view of the beach. Very relaxing and the burgers were very good.

Thank cojasak
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Lambton Shores  >  Grand Bend
  • Phone Number: (519) 238-5636
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