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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 40 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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Ocala, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had luck today at this quaint, very Florida establishment on the Withlacoochee River. The restaurant and bar features both inside and outside dining. It was a hot day so we chose to eat inside. The restaurant was spotless with acres of knotty pine. The service was extremely prompt and efficient. We had everything from Gator bite appetizers to clam strips... More

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I took my wife, and 2 daughters here after kayaking Rainbow River. We worked up a big appetite, and this restaurant made us happy campers. The location is beautiful, right on the river. We had burgers, and tater tots. They were amazing. I tried the clam chowder...Tony's award winning! The staff were very nice, and the food came quick. I... More

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The Villages, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

A party of 10 and everyone enjoyed their dishes. Tony's clam chowder, scallops, shrimp, grouper, Caesar salad, fish n chips, and of course cold beer. Entree n platters a little pricey but fish is not over breaded or fried, fresh, not greasy. Convenient to nearby canoe n kayak rentals, they also have their own. Easy walk from other rentals as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere, average menu, clean and friendly, good fried shrimps and wings. Live music Thursday and Friday .

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We often go to the Blue Gator on Thursday evenings and have always enjoyed the music and food very much. My wife's favorite are the Fish Tacos and I always order the Fish Basket. It's always cooked perfectly and never a disappointment. The servers and staff are extremely friendly and always make you feel welcome. The music provided keeps the... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a late lunch here a few days ago. The shrimp bites, the gator bites and the tater tats were excellent, the service congenial and attentive and the view across the river quite agreeable. I thoroughly recommend it.

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Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's a mixture of things depending on time of day and venue. It good for families to get a burger or so after some time on the river. Weekends they usually have live music so maybe leave the kiddies at home. Always good for a cold beer or something a little stronger. Food I'd say is average but always friendly... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Ate here twice? The first time was for drinks and a few appetizers after returning a boat rental, which is on site. Returned the second time for the live music. Had dinner, food was just ok. They used the same ranch dip for several dishes. Had some different beers on draft, though the local brew was the second highest priced?... More

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Ct
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We have gone there several times with the same results. Service is good food is just average , if you like sitting next to a Miskito infested river and fly's trying to carry your food away then this place is for you !!!

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Citrus Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Good hamburgers....nice atmosphere being outdoors on that perfect day....with a cold beer....on weekends they have music which is good also...I go there for lunch more then anything....

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