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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 28
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  • 12
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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
Layed back atmosphere

I made a number of visits to the Blue Gator while staying in Ocala, FL this year. Along with the good food, entertainment and being on the river, you can also rent a boat to venture off on the river yourself. The wait staff is very friendly and accommodating and will also answer any questions you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
pepperman48
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Wisconsin
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Good burgers on the patio with a view of the river and boats going by with families and dogs on board. The french fries were homemade and delicious. Overall, it was a good experience, and we hope to go back.

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Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I made a number of visits to the Blue Gator while staying in Ocala, FL this year. Along with the good food, entertainment and being on the river, you can also rent a boat to venture off on the river yourself. The wait staff is very friendly and accommodating and will also answer any questions you may have regarding the... More 

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Williston
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice outdoor atmosphere...good food, friendly staff and owners also have live music right on the Withhalacoochi River

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food was good and our waitress was great! A lot fried food-I had shrimp, grouper fingers, and hush puppies- generous portions. There was a fun band playing and our group enjoyed dancing.

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Melrose, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to the Blue Gator on a week day to check it out, after hearing about it many times on the radio. We sat outside, even though it was a very hot day. There were fans on the deck and we enjoyed sitting beside the river. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. We asked for a recommendation... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the best place around ,right on the withalacochi nestles under beautiful. Trees day or night a sweet spot to catch a mahi sandwich with the best coleslaw and yes they have a bar so your thirst will be quenched , a regular stop for locals and vacationer alike come by and get some gator bites some southern food... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Have always had good food. Love that it's on the river. Prices are moderate for being on the river. It's casual dining - summer attire.

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went at 7pm on a Saturday night. There was live music but no tables outside. We ate inside and could still hear the music. The food, while it took a while to come out was delicious.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had lunch at the Blue Gator on Thursday June 25th, 2015 with some friends from Gainesville. The deck was nice to look out on the water, however the service stunk! I ordered a bowl of Chili with Onions and Cheese, shouldn't be a difficult thing. When my order came I was handed a cup of chili not a bowl.... More 

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was the second time coming here over the years of visiting the area. The menu has most items you would expect, but almost everything is fried. Seafood can be prepared in other ways and it would nice if they would expand in that manner. Usually fried seafood means frozen and not fresh, and you would expect better in Florida,... More 

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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?