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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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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, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 48
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  • 52
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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
Good location

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Cheri B
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Live Oak, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Live Oak, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Live Oak, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant for dinner. They had live entertainment during dinner which was really good. Had the fish and chips - the chips were good; the fish would have been much better if there was a lot less breading on it. Had to pull all the breading off in order to eat the fish! Only my first visit, but... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I've been here twice. Once when it was incredibly busy and once when we were almost the only people there. Service can take quite a while if it is busy (but that's the only downside). The food is good and very reasonably priced. The view is great (you can watch the boats go by and even spot dolphins sometime). Would... More 

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Paris, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The locals says hit or miss when visiting the restaurants. So far after 4 misses this was the best so far. Professional wait staff. We had a very caring waitress named Jackie. We never once had to flag her down for drink refills. The food was also great.

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Paris, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, great service! Our server Jackie was the best---never let our drinks go empty. Food was wonderful---the grouper sandwich was great and the lobster mac and cheese was exceptional. Great portion sizes too!! There were four in our party and we left full with to go boxes! Wonderful view of the bay--nice music, sea birds to feed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Really nice place, Dolphins swimming past as you eat dinner, include a bucket of beer, what more could you want.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I have been here a few times. The food and drinks are good, and the entertainment great. It's has a great atmosphere, and the staff is friendly. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and a nice bar. I would recommend the lobster mac and cheese, and gator bites. Sometimes the staff seems overwhelmed, which causes... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food wasn't anything that great and the service could have been a lot better. I got a chicken quesadilla and that's exactly what I got. Chicken, cheese, and nothing else. It was very bland and nothing special. I showed up and joined my party late, and when I went to go place my order the server was giving me... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have really enjoyed Gators on past trips to Treasure Island, but thus time was mediocre at best. We ate roof top to enjoy the sunset. The initial server was very busy and working her tail off and turned our table over to the bartender. He was less than thrilled to be waiting tables. When we asked about menu items,... More 

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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

2 families of 4. Good food! Good service! Sat outside next to the water.Was seated as soon as we walked in.

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Additional Information about Gators Cafe & Saloon

Address: 12754 Kingfish Dr., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Phone Number: +1 727-367-8951
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Treasure Island
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood

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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: 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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