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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful view and good food

Came to treasure island for a weekend and eat here twice. The view is beautiful. There are a few dolphins you can see from the restaurant, which is pretty cool. The food isn't bad and the staff is really friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
StephAlmonte
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Detroit, Michigan
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in superbowl Sunday and all I can say is it was very hot in there and it wasn't because of the weather, they had the heat cranked way up which is enough to drive me out by itself. The food is low grade bar food, the beer is alright. The scenery is what it has going for it,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dtestworkin
GatorsCafe, Public Relations Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

We are very sorry about your unpleasant experience. We are undergoing a major renovation beginning in May to address the restroom entry way. We are also releasing our new menu in the upcoming weeks and we hope that we can have you back in to try the new items. Thank you for your review and we hope you will give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a great night out at Gators last night with a bunch of friends, grouper sandwich was delicious and the ice cold beers were a little too good, band was pretty good so I will be going back ( maybe tonight if my wife allows me)

Helpful?
Thank Denis C
GatorsCafe, Public Relations Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time! We hope your wife will allow you to come back tonight, bring her with! Thank you for the review. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to treasure island for a weekend and eat here twice. The view is beautiful. There are a few dolphins you can see from the restaurant, which is pretty cool. The food isn't bad and the staff is really friendly.

Helpful?
Thank StephAlmonte
GatorsCafe, Guest Relations Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks Steph! We are glad you had a great experience. We love having the dolphins swimming through the pass. Such a great site to see while enjoying Gators. Hope you will visit us again real soon. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been a few times before when visiting from the UK....this time with my extended family. Food was fine, but the number of people smoking cigars in a food area was not good. Won't be back.

Helpful?
Thank Jeff P
GatorsCafe, Guest Relations Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

We’re sorry you had a bad experience with people smoking outside near your table. We enjoy a no smoking policy, per Florida Law, inside the restaurant, but we do allow smoking outside on the deck. If you come back and would like to sit outside I am sure we can seat you so that you are not near smokers, we... More 

Norwood, Ontario
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of different places to sit depending on your mood and the weather. Great food. Cheap drinks. We really enjoyed our 2 or 3 visits there during the week we spent in Treasure Island.

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Thank Ben-Laurie H
GatorsCafe, Guest Relations Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for your business and we hope to see you back on your next visit! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right next to the Johns Pass causeway it's a perfect little outdoor spot. Great drinks and good eats.

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Thank tracyl810
GatorsCafe, Public Relations Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased you enjoyed visit and we hope thatyou make it back soon. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We live locally and we used to like Gators. The Mojo pork sandwich was dry and tasteless. The grouper sandwich was the same! The waitress from Ohio, Emily was very nice ! They did not charge us!

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1 Thank RESTAURANTSURFER15
GatorsCafe, Guest Relations Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for your informative review. Please bare with us as we try to dial in our menu to include the best of flavors from the past that people enjoy, as well as include some new additions to complete a well rounded, flavorful menu. We are pleased to hear that the service was to your liking and that they we... More 

Gulfport, Florida
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I have gone twice and both times it was pretty bad. I like to go a second time just to see if they had an off day--however I wasted both my time and money. Food was barely tolerable, beer was okay but you can't screw up bottled beer too badly. Great location, but the staff or owner does not make... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jim H
GatorsCafe, Guest Relations Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

We’re sorry you had an unfavorable dining experience. Gator’s Café and Saloon is definitely not going out of business and in fact we are under new management and will have a new menu out soon. As of late we have been hearing positive comments from customers about their meal and we are still working to make each menu item enjoyable.... More 

Franklin, Ohio
Level Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stopped at the bar area for drinks and football. The bar is a nice place to sit and watch a game with many TV's. Their menu for mixed drinks wasn't very big but what they had was good. Beer prices were average for the area.

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Thank Karen G
GatorsCafe, Guest Relations Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

Good Morning! Thanks for your review. We are currently reworking our new Specialty Cocktail menu, we hope you will have a chance to stop back in to give some of our new drinks a try. Thank you again for you business, we hope to see you soon! More 

Charlotte, NC
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My husband, son and I were visiting the area over New Year's weekend and stopped in for some lunch. It's across the bridge from the congestion of John's Pass and they have plenty of free parking which is why we chose it. Waterfront seating is good. We had good service - the Manager even stopped by to ask if we... More 

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Thank Su-sea
GatorsCafe, Guest Relations Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

We appreciate your honest review, as we are always looking to improve the customer experience. We are currently working on expanding our menu to offer a wider range of options outside of typical bar faire. We hope you had a pleasant visit to Treasure Island and that you will consider stopping back in on your next visit. More 

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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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