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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432
352 465 1635
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Ranked #6 of 39 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Though we've tried other things on the menu and all were good, we now go there just for the shrimp and beer and find it more than enough. We are new to the area and are having a hard time finding good places to eat. This is one and we have already taken friends and family a number of times.... More

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Hernando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located on the banks of the Rainbow River. the restaurant is nice laid out, The view of the river is somewhat obstructed by a pier roof, Service was very good, food was average. A sandwich called pastrami was really corned beef. Fairly wide selection on the menu, but a bit pricey.

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Johnston, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Complete relaxed atmosphere with interior and exterior dining right on the bank of the Rainbow River. Service was excellent with genuine southern hospitality. The food was delicious and the menu had such delicacies as "Gator Tail." If you're looking for a fun place to enjoy the spectacular view and Florida friendliness this is the place to go. Highly recommended.

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The peel and eat shrimp are to die for. It's typical bar type atmosphere but they have nice little dining area. My husband and I brought the kids and had excellent service. If you are in area...definitely check it out.

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food was good. Enjoyed the band playing. Final Note. They were great. Very accommodating. They drove us back and forth to our parking area. Polite staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Peel-n-Eat shrimp was awesome!!! Also the onion rings & clam chowder was also amazing!!! If you want a dipping sauce for the onion rings asking for a cup of horseradish and thousand island and mix, enjoy!

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Ocala, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The deck railings pretty much take away the view but large. Service was good. We ate inside on the benches. The room was clean and rustic. The bathroom is small and for both sexes. Not a plus by all means following a male. Food was o.k. Will not return unless the bathroom situation is updated and for each sex their... More

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Glenville, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

They say location is everything. I dunno. The Blue Gator definitely has a great location, right on the river in Dunnellon. But I wish it also backed the location up with some value. After an evening of kayaking, we stopped in for a snack. Walking in, we noticed the sign for .59 wings...yay! We ordered a bunch. They were, honestly,... More

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