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9700 Southwest Riverview Circle, Arcadia, FL 34269
941-625-4407
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food was mixed some good, service terrible, pricey

Went on a Sat nite for drinks, music and be with friends. The music quit as we arrived, the service was so slow. Drinks and chips and salsa took forever. The service was terrible. Drinks don't take that long, refills nope. They are missing out on many a bar tab!! The waitress could not remember... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
diner421141
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North Port, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

First time. Last time $18.00 for grouper (supposed to be) sandwich NOTHING ELSE just the sandwich. Overlooked,fish taste never tasted in grouper? Before. Butterfly shrimp were like Gordon's frozen you buy in store. Service was not very good. Too pushy to drink more and order more food items. At the end of the meal for the grouper sandwich,shrimp basket, 2... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Charmed by the decoration, great location high up on the peace river. We usually come for the ambience, a cold beer and to show the place to our visitors and friends. It's a good place to rent or launch a boat or kayak.

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North Port, Florida
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68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went on a Sat nite for drinks, music and be with friends. The music quit as we arrived, the service was so slow. Drinks and chips and salsa took forever. The service was terrible. Drinks don't take that long, refills nope. They are missing out on many a bar tab!! The waitress could not remember what we had or ordered,... More 

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North Port, Florida
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84 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were looking for somewhere new to go. Yep, this is where we found (we wanted to be outside on a gorgeous day). Service was terrible. Musician playing outside was worse. The food was edible but we wouldn't go back. It ended up taking us almost 2 hours to have lunch. No excuse for beer and chips/salsa to take 30... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Be sure to walk the grounds when you go to the Nav-A-Gator. Better yet, make a visit when live entertainment is scheduled at the large Tiki hut pavilion, particularly if SW Florida's own Jim Morris is singing. Jim is a talented song writer who mostly sings his own Tropical Rock songs. He has even written one about Nav-A-Gator Afternoons. Probably... More 

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Lake Placid, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not quite sure why I stopped here again except that is an interesting place and I wanted to show it to my friends. The service is consistently lousy and deathly slow. Food is ok but nothing special. the decor is rustic to say the least but quite interesting to look at. A real shame that they can't seem to get... More 

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Dellwood, MN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed sitting outside enjoying the weather. You can come by car, boat or seaplane to this restaurant. Not too busy when we were there but can be packed when a band is playing

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Englewood, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

When you're looking to relax the speedometer and idle for a bit visit here. The rustic surroundings reminds you of Florida as she was. The food is amazingly good from the little kitchen that serves this place. Take a walk around the property and enjoy the old Desoto Marina, visit their unique gift shop or venture down the Peace River... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great music poor service! Have been a patron for years, they encourage you to bring your chair and kick back to listen to Trop-rock. They have a new policy no service if you are not at one of their limited tables. So if you plan to listen to music bring your own food....what are they thinking?

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Haslett, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a beautiful location on the river. Out of the way and can be reached by car, boat or plane. There is usually a band and they have boat rides, etc. Very laid back, bring your own chair and relax and enjoy the show. It feels like this is the kind of place that people come back to repeatedly....kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9700 Southwest Riverview Circle, Arcadia, FL 34269
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Arcadia
  • Phone Number: 941-625-4407

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?