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Gators Cafe & Saloon

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American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hamburgers
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12754 Kingfish Dr., Treasure Island, FL 33706
+1 727-367-8951
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gators Cafe & Saloon is ready for your vacation in Treasure Island...
Gators Cafe & Saloon is ready for your vacation in Treasure Island, Florida! What was once a small beach bar has grown into a 400 seat sports bar and restaurant complex, with waterfront views of historic John's Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Our second floor comes fully-equipped with the Gator's Saloon Tasting Room, The Tiki Lounge at Gators and a sunset view that will make all of your Facebook friends jealous.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 48
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Menu size disappointing, Charged double for drinks, but good Nachos

Thought we might find a big menu of seafood at this place since it's right next to the water. They menu is a little small. We ordered an appetizer. The large nacho's were HUGE - would feed 4! I will say the nacho's were very yummy. Disappointed in the waiter. My husband ordered Tea and it was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
atlantanutcracker74
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Atlanta
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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369 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We ate here for dinner. We started with an order of onion rings that were so disgustingly greasy, there was a puddle at the bottom of the basket. My husband had the Jamacian Jerk Beef Tips, they had no flavor and the meat was cheap. I ordered the fish tacos which were very wet and basically fell apart. This dish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Back when I had A boat used to frequent gators on the pass. It's been a couple years and I was staying at the beach somewhere in this weekend. I guess it's been sold and the new owners thought the location in history with carry it.Dirty, AC didn't work upstairs, no draft beer for more than a week. Don't waste... More 

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Atlanta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Thought we might find a big menu of seafood at this place since it's right next to the water. They menu is a little small. We ordered an appetizer. The large nacho's were HUGE - would feed 4! I will say the nacho's were very yummy. Disappointed in the waiter. My husband ordered Tea and it was really bad. He... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The prices were high. The food was not that great. The ice cubes were so chlorinated that it tasted like you had a pool in your cup. The view however was fantastic. The building visually was appealing.

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Awesome location! Live Band, they played a song for our wedding too! All around great food and good people! Service was outstanding!

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Sarnia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Food was good but the service was slow . Never came and offered any thing else .Had to wait a long time just pay my bill to get out of there

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Was there on a Saturday night and to our surprise they had NO BEER on TAP, WTH? So we ordered mixed drinks and bottled beer. The food was not there best. The "famous Gator Nuggets" were not good. The meat was not white but looked more like fried breaded ground beef. One nugget out of the basket was the only... More 

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Martinsville, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

So this isn't the best food in the area, but you can not beat the view and atmosphere. We have been coming to this area for over 28 years and it is a tradition, on our first Saturday, to go to Gator's for lunch. This year was no exception and our service was GREAT and QUICK and the food was... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant had come highly recommended by another couple at our hotel. They said it was great for watching the Dolphins. Well, that was all it was good for, as the service was poor and the food was worse. The coke was so watered down, I only knew it was coke by the color. The fish had so much breading,... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Rustic water side restaurant great for drinks and fried food. Next to draw bridge and tourist shopping across the water. Beautiful spot and place to enjoy. Service was great food average to good and prices fair. Would go back anytime, big selection of restaurants at the pass....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12754 Kingfish Dr., Treasure Island, FL 33706
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Treasure Island
  • Phone Number: +1 727-367-8951

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view

Description

Gators Cafe & Saloon is ready for your vacation in Treasure Island, Florida! What was once a small beach bar has grown into a 400 seat sports bar and restaurant complex, with waterfront views of historic John's Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Our second floor comes fully-equipped with the Gator's Saloon Tasting Room, The Tiki Lounge at Gators and a sunset view that will make all of your Facebook friends jealous.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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