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Gators Cafe & Saloon

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American, Fish & Chips, Seafood
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12754 Kingfish Dr., Treasure Island, FL 33706
+1 727-367-8951
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, 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
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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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 48
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  • 53
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Place to Hang out on the water

I have been to Gator's several times when I use to live in St Pete. The sandwiches and fried kettle chips are good. I had the Cuban sandwhich and the wife had a rice bowl . Cuban was excellent but I would not recommend the Rice bowl ...to soupy..

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Donald T
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have been to Gator's several times when I use to live in St Pete. The sandwiches and fried kettle chips are good. I had the Cuban sandwhich and the wife had a rice bowl . Cuban was excellent but I would not recommend the Rice bowl ...to soupy..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was a really nice place to eat! The restaurant has a cool atmosphere and the views of the inlet are amazing from the deck. We saw dolphins !! I had the Ruben which was great! My boyfriend said the gator nuggets were amazing! And our friends daughter said her burger was delicious. I definitely recommend this place if you... More 

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Gators T, Digital Media Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks, Deborah! Glad you were able to enjoy some dolphin action with your awesome lunch. Your review will be featured on our Facebook page! See you next time. More 

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went on a Tuesday for lunch..The place had 2 or 3 people dining besides ourselves and the service was awful....We asked for certain items not be on our sandwiches and they were served with them....We sat outside and we had to ask the waitress for another drink...Ice melts pretty fast when you are eating outside....Food was good but would... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I visted this café and saloon march 2006 and upto 2009 was the last year iwent and iam now going to go back to this splendid café and salon this holiday in November I had many good wings and good beers there and like this place very this deserve to be on going and exceed to many more this place... More 

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Oldsmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We are Florida Gator fans and use to go to Gators to watch football games. Always a great location for Gator fans. Being in the area we went for lunch. Going to the Gator bar on the second floor. It is a beautifully carved bar with numerous sculpting of Gators. Enjoyed the Cuban for lunch and the atmosphere. This is... More 

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Gators T, Digital Media Manager at Gators Cafe & Saloon, responded to this review

Wow! We're glad to always be a part of your beach memories AND football games! See you this season. Go Gators! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ate here because I refuse to pay 2 dollars to park across the pass. What a mistake. We ate lunch and it was the worst food but best service ( not saying much) we had during our vacation. My daughter ordered a turkey sandwich with turkey mayo and bread. This was very clearly stated to the waitress. The sandwich... More 

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Barksdale, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The views of the water, sunset, drawbridge and dolphins are wonderful from the decks of Gator's restaurant. While the food and service are just average, the atmosphere makes up for what was lacking. We dined on a Saturday night, so we expected the place to be busy... not so much. Customers are asked to seat themselves and then wait for... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I had great meal, excellent service, right on water, you can eat inside or outside on deck ,they had live music, reasonable prices, definitely need to stop here

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Stopped for lunch with my husband; place was not very busy; service was great; unfortunately other diners were several couples with many small children who thought they had the run of the place and noise level was off the charts; I guess we could have sat on the other side of the restaurant.....

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Live Oak, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My first time here, and I wasn't impressed. They had live entertainment that was very good, but too loud to be able to carry on a conversation. The food was just okay. I had fish and chips, and there was more breading than fish. Will probably not go back.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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