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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432
352 465 1635
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Ranked #5 of 41 Restaurants in Dunnellon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Beverly hills, fl
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Having passed the Blue Gator many times and always seeing a crowd there I decided to give it a try myself. I was not disappointed with the great service and food. Our waitress Sparky was very attentive to us and very friendly as if she was serving family members at home seeing to all our needs. As it was a... More

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visiting friends in the area and had dinner last week. The food was very good, priced right and the portions were huge. We had enough leftovers for 2 more meals the next day. Would recommend stopping here if in area. It was also very clean and the service was excellent.

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Ocala, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

What a surprise! We accidentally stopped at this water side restaurant and was very surprised at the view, atmosphere, food, service, and fun we had. The fish and chips - I opted for the fried sweet potatoes and they were some of the best I have eaten in about 50 years, were delicious, hot, and the half order was way... More

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Dunnellon, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Blue Gator is a fun place to eat outdoors and to celebrate birthdays. The setting is on the Withlacoochee River, so you can see beautiful trees with Spanish moss hanging on them and people paddling or pontoon boating. It's a great place to relax and have a variety of good food, beverages and hear live local entertainment. They are... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

They had live music and the place was jamming. Good food, friendly staff and good drinks. The staff is great and very knowledgeable about the area. The frog legs are a must. I have gone here several times and have never been disappointed.

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Melrose, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had spent the day cruising the Rainbow River next door to the Blue Gator. The place sure looked enticing from the water. Tried to dock our pontoon but the sight seeing pontoons from the resort (Anglers) attached to the restaurant had them all taken. I believe the tour guides were quaffing a few before heading home. They vacated the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great time out for a sunset veiw on the river. Alittle pricey, and great value of food if its fried but not so cost affordable and givibg for us healthy ones.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great view and the service is good. We have had a few items on the menu in the past and the food is pretty good. I wish that the portions for some of the items were just a little larger, but the food is good. We usually go on Friday or Saturday night because we love the live bands. Place... More

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Inverness, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been to Blue Gator numerous times. Outside seating is awesome, most tables now are sheltered from the sun/rain etc. The prices and amount of food you get is very good. Staff is normally very quick and friendly. The owner always makes an appearance and talks with the customers. Very nice!!! This is right on the Withlacoochee River which... More

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McDonough GA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went on late Saturday afternoon but it was still very busy, and parking is very limited. Even though it was a hot day, it wasn't uncomfortable thanks to large fans. Ordered clam chowder which was very tasty, different. Then combination of shrimp, oysters, and frog legs, all cooked perfectly. Very good overall experience.

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