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Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: +1 850-654-4200
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Description: The area's only free alligator attraction houses 100 of the creatures.

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Fun for the kids

My boys ages 6-20 yrs old enjoyed feeding the alligators. Food is average. The restaurant decor was fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
RuthP3373
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went here for my son birthday, he made 12. He wanted to go here this was our second visit. The food portions are average, our service this time was good, nothing to rave about, and the gators are small and lay around. The kids like this place because they get to feed the gators and hold a small gator... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The "gator beach" was a small, over crowded area of tiny gators. The service was so horrible, we left after 20 minutes because we hadn't even given our drink order.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great place to come and learn about Gators. You can also fed the gators and hold them. There is a small fee for feeding the gators and taking a picture with them while you are holding them but its so much fun. The staff will answer any questions that you have about gators and there is even a show to... More 

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Fudpucker's Gator Beach, responded to this review

Thank you! I truly is...we do alot of sharing with the community about them. Happy you all enjoyed!!! :) More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My boys ages 6-20 yrs old enjoyed feeding the alligators. Food is average. The restaurant decor was fun.

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Fudpucker's Gator Beach, responded to this review

Thanks, for the review! Happy everyone had fun and enjoyed themselves. Hope you all will visit us again. More 

Gardendale, Alabama
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We go to Destin every year and always end up at Fudpuckers to eat dinner. Honestly, the food is only average, nothing spectacular, but my daughter loves to feed the alligators and take pictures with the baby alligator. Don't come for the food, come for the experience.

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Fudpucker's Gator Beach, responded to this review

Sorry, the food isn't what you expected. We WANT you to LOVE the food and would appreciate your help improving by sending us a private message about the entrees at fudpucker@fudpucker.com. The experience we aim is to have great food and great fun. Thanks, for the review. More 

Bloomingdale, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nice place to stop with the kids. We stopped at Fudpuckers around 3pm because we had heard that the place could be busy and we wanted to avoid the crowds. Maybe we planned a little too well because the place was totally dead. I was hoping to enjoy a drink at the outdoor bar and let the kids play at... More 

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Fudpucker's Gator Beach, responded to this review

What an awesome mom you are for noticing our healthy kid entrees!!! :) Thank you, for your review. We reaaaaaaally wished the family could have eaten with us. Next time, right? :) More 

Fishers, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was a place we went for the kids. They wanted to see the alligators and that was certainly a highlight. It was very, very busy. They do have a playground but it was insanely busy for a toddler to play on. You can feed the alligators, watch an alligator show, etc. Our wait was an hour and during the... More 

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Fudpucker's Gator Beach, responded to this review

Thanks, for the review. We want you to come back, again! :) Hope to see you soon. More 

kalamazoo
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Free to get in, no pressure to buy but you can buy food, 4 pieces for $3 and feed the gators from a sort of fishing pole. You can also hold one and get s pic for around $10, less if you buy more. We spent about an hour here. Would be ok for rainy day. They have an albino... More 

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Fudpucker's Gator Beach, responded to this review

Happy the kids enjoyed Gator Beach! Thank you, for your very kind words about our establishment. We try to educate the public more about alligators and Pearl (albino alligator) is a rare sight! Thanks! More 

Smyrna, GA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Enjoyed our visit here on our last night in Destin. It's really focused on kids with an outdoor/indoor playground, the Alligator attractions, mechanical rides and lots of music. There was a variety of dance, limbo and hula hoop contests going on. Next door is Fat Daddy's arcade which the kids played for prizes. There's a restaurant with basic bar food... More 

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Fudpucker's Gator Beach, responded to this review

You got my vote for Georgia's Best Mom! Thank you, very much for sharing your experience with us! We want you to come back to Destin soon and visit us here at Fudpucker's! Hope you have a great week! More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place is a stop to make with kids, it's free and my son actually held a baby alligator. We went on a day were we did not have much of a beach day it was raining and the kids wanted to do something outside of the hotel room. This was a perfect choice.

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Fudpucker's Gator Beach, responded to this review

Wow! You're awesome! Thank you! Fudpucker's enjoys hearing all the delightful reviews from our guests. I appreciate you mentioning that it's FREE and the kiddos can actually hold a baby gator! Not just for show, you can get up close and personal...and take a souvenir pic! Please, come back soon. Thanks, again. More 

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