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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

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12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432
+1 352-465-1635
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: This is a unique tiki bar restaurant set on the banks of the Withlacoohcee...
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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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 13
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and fun atmosphere

When we pulled in to the tiny & crowded (and on a steep hill) parking lot, we were concerned about finding a spot for us and our neighbors, who were in another vehicle. No need to worry, though, as we were greeted by a most pleasant and cheerful attendant who guided us right in to a spot that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

When we pulled in to the tiny & crowded (and on a steep hill) parking lot, we were concerned about finding a spot for us and our neighbors, who were in another vehicle. No need to worry, though, as we were greeted by a most pleasant and cheerful attendant who guided us right in to a spot that was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Found a really nice place, atmosphere was great right on the river with rental boats out back. They let you bring your friendly pooch in n cater to the dog as nice as we were treated. Great food n full bar, can't wait to return😜

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

this place was recommended by friends who live in Citrus Springs. The atmosphere is very casual and friendly. It is on the river and is really a great place if you don't feel like dressing up and want a really great meal with a side of great service. It has a bar in front and back room for dining. The... More 

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Fruitland Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We really enjoy stopping at the Blue Gator for dinner after paddle boarding on The Rainbow River. The steamed shrimp and crab legs were excellent. The servers were all friendly and the food was prepared quickly and steaming hot. Great friendly small town atmosphere and live music on the weekends is great.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food was good, the service was great, but I am not exaggerating when I say that everyone and their dog was there. I am a dog lover, but there were so many dogs there I wasn't sure if I was in an eating establishment or a kennel. Many of these dogs were very large and one of them spent... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

While the staff was good and the scenery was nice the food was overpriced for the quality and quantity. If you go be ready to not want to return

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Bunch of us guys went here for lunch. Great food and cute waitress. I had a cup of clam chowder which was outstanding, one of best I've ever had, and fish and chips. Ordered full portion and it was very large, next time will order 1/2 portion.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great food, wonderful service and the location is terrific! Love the local feeling! Very nice staff! If parking lot is full you can park across the street. We ate inside but the outdoor area has a neat river view!

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We brought friends to Blue Gator the other night for their first time. They were very pleased with both the food and service. We all had something different, and each one of us thought our food was served and cooked very well. The view is very pretty with the river next to the restaurant and it was a nice night... More 

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Andes, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was recommended by the van driver from KP Hole , nice place to relax after an afternoon on the river, good food & friendly staff

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-465-1635

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?