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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 29
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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
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Beautiful views if weather permits eating outside. A lot of the food is fried. It mostly seemed to be about the views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Clarksville, VA
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The place was not much to look at from the ouside but it was very clean on the inside. The menu was quite diverse and the orders came out as described. Take a pass on the appetizers and stick to the French fries rather than the tater tots...all of which was clearly frozen and either fried or nuked to prepare... More 

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Clarksville, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views if weather permits eating outside. A lot of the food is fried. It mostly seemed to be about the views.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went with a local for dinner. Atmosphere is good, music was good, food was good, flies were bad. Very enthusiastic happy crowd. The dock and river part are awesome;the staff is great, Sevice is not lightning fast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Most of our party enjoyed it. The seafood orders were delicious, anything else was not that great. Hard to find something without the allergies in them for my daughter.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Sit outside and watch the river, complete with alligators swimming by your table. Order the gator bites from the appetizer menu. Tasty and not rubbery. Draft beer, live music, and key lime pie complete the evening!

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Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I visited the Blue Gator in May and July,2015. My mom, sister and I took an Air Boat Tour by Bob, the owner. The tour was great! After we got back, decided to try lunch. I had the grilled Scallops with a side of fried mushrooms. I gotta say I'm VERY picky about my seafood, and fried mushrooms; this was... More 

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miami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We found this place on BringFido.com so we could take our dog & so happy we found it. They are extremely dog-friendly, bring a big bowl of water first, even before us!😀. The service was quick & friendly and efficient. We ordered fish & chips, I had it with cole slaw and tots & hush puppies, the hush puppies were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We visited Blue Gator during the 4th of July weekend. Fried Gator tail was tasty app and blackened grouper was excellent. No worries about thunderstorm due to covered area. Service was great for our party of seven.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great environment, great staff and great food. Their fried or blackened Grouper is superb! They now have eat-in area so you're not so weather dependent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Shrimp poor boys are excellent. My hubby likes the burgers too. Great view if the river. Waitress are young but good. Worth the stop.

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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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