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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432
+1 352-465-1635
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Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Dunnellon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: This is a unique tiki bar restaurant set on the banks of the Withlacoohcee River. We offer indoor and outdoor dining. Great selection of seafood, steaks, burgers, chicken, Terrific salads as well. Live music Thursday through Sunday.
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Citrus Springs, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Right on the river in Dunnellon , the View of the River is outstanding. We have only had burgers and sandwiches, fries, but all was very good. Service is also very good. This is mostly and outdoor experience, since most, not all, tables are outside with nice umbrellas over each table. The whole outdoor eating area is also under 2... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Server was honest about the excellent fish and which items were prepared on site. Excellent value. Good craft beer beer selection

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I recommended this restaurant for lunch to some out-of-town friends because I'd heard good things about it. I'm glad I did because we thoroughly enjoyed it! Since it was a pleasant day we sat outside on the deck with a nice view of the boats coming and going on the river. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and the food... More 

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Terrell, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very casual place in a charming town was recommended by locals. It is by the river right off the highway, and we sat outside. Really great crab cakes and shrimp. Everyone really enjoyed their meal and the service was great!

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New Jersey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After renting a pontoon boat where we saw a real alligator, we had to try the gator bites at the Blue Gator Tiki Bar. What fun!! Fried gator and sweet potato fries. Not exactly healthy, but a greasy, crunchy, salty treat. Loved sitting outside on the deck by the water.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We enjoyed our meal on the deck, beside the river. Ample portions. Clam chowder was flavorful. Their Gator Bites were the best ever, perfectly cooked. Portion was amble enough to share!

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Inverness, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nice and big for family getogethers,great bar and scenery.Waitress and bartender and manager were nice too.We have eaten there twice in 2014.

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Ocala, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My husband and I took our best friends to The Blue Gator last night. The atmosphere is unique...this fun place is on The Withlacoochee River. A great band was playing, we had dinner there (Yum) it was reasonably priced, very good and served hot. The place has limited parking but the staff shuttles people to another parking lot and back...nice... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very fun place right on the water. Very popular with the local residents. We visit this area several times each year. Very affordable and food is great with lots of fresh fish on the menu. Service is great. Owners stopped by several times to check on our group. I recommend giving it a try. It's a very fun place.

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Belleview, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

-- Need more diversified menu item selections that are not "fried" - - otherwise food was very good.. Wait staff & hostess were all welcoming & efficient..

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Additional Information about Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

Address: 12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432
Phone Number: +1 352-465-1635
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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