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RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar

1015 Lakeshore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162-1693
+1 352-751-6935
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“frog legs” (8 reviews)
“fries” (30 reviews)
“wings” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1015 Lakeshore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162-1693
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1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had friends visiting with two dogs and wanted to eat a nice lunch out. I asked if the restaurant would accommodate two dogs and she asked if they were service dogs. I explained, "no", just visiting from SC while Hurricane Florence was churning in...More

Thank Joan M
MichelleG5815, General Manager at RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you, Joan! So glad you love our place so much. We are thrilled that we could get you a delicious meal and give your pups a warm welcome! We are happy the honey mustard chicken salad hit the spot and that the fries, shrimp,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visiting this restaurant; it’s a nice big place with a great atmosphere. We didn’t sit outside it was just too hot in the beginning of June. Our Server provided average customer service; she didn’t check on our food or refills until after seven...More

Thank Lucy A
Michelle G, General Manager at RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Lucy! So glad you enjoyed the food and drinks so much. We are happy the Redfish and Salmon hit the spot and we hope you'll be back for another wonderful meal soon! Best, Michelle Rayborn, general manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate at RJ Gator's a couple of time. The food and service are good! There's an outdoor bar and table seating. Tasty food :)

Thank Aymee C
Michelle G, General Manager at RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Aymee! So glad our food and service impressed you. Hope you'll be back for some more tasty food soon! -Michelle Rayborn, general manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

sat at the bar, did not intend to early bird dine, but the rain came and said different. good choice on the early menu, happy hour pricing on drinks, wife had chicken tacos, i had wings and fries, choice of sauces on wings.

Thank Jim M
Michelle G, General Manager at RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Jim! So glad you love our place so much. We are glad you enjoyed the wings, fries, and chicken tacos! We hope you'll be back for more soon! Best, Michelle Rayborn, general manager

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know this restaurant existed till I found it in a voucher book & I’m so glad I did. We went in early evening on way back from a trip out & was quickly seated. The six of us all ordered different drinks & meals...More

Thank Jeff C
Michelle G, General Manager at RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Jeff! So glad you found our place. We are thrilled we could get your whole party some fresh and delicious food! We are thrilled the Gator impressed you and we hope you'll be back for more soon! Best, Michelle Rayborn, general manager

Reviewed August 6, 2018

As we all know, it is hard to find food in the Villages after about 9:00 pm... RJ Gators is a pleasant option which serves late and seems to cater to a lot of the food service staff in the area. Pleasant service at the...More

Thank John M
Michelle G, General Manager at RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you, John! So glad you are a fan of our place. We are happy that our tasty bar food and great mixed drinks impressed you so much. We hope you'll be back for another wonderful visit soon! Best, Michelle Rayborn, general manager

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

First and last time going here. Sat outside @ the bar. Ordered a Capt & coke($7.99) which came in a rocks glass. Girl said it’s 2 for 1. I have never paid that much for a drink. The menu was so large and lengthy. Suggested...More

Thank HeathersS
Michelle G, General Manager at RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Very sorry, Heathers, that you did not enjoy your visit to our place. We apologize that the food was not up to our usual standards. We know we can do better and we hope you'll try us again sometime. Best, Michelle Rayborn, general manager

Reviewed August 5, 2018

We had lunch here Friday. The lady who sat us was as nice as could be. It's too bad she wasn't our waitress. Our waitress was not friendly at all and not very attentive. I ordered the shrimp plate. What I got was frozen shrimp...More

1  Thank AuditMan001
Michelle G, General Manager at RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Very sorry that you did not enjoy your lunch with us. We apologize that the service you received was not up to our usual standard. We know we can do better and we hope you'll give our place another try sometime. Best, Michelle Rayborn, general...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Well when you need food late night at the Villages this is your spot! Decent food, decent drinks and open late.

Thank Russ F
Michelle G, General Manager at RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you, Russ! So glad you love our place so much. We hope you'll be back for another late night meal soon. Best, Michelle Rayborn, general manager

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

When I arrive, I sat at the bar and ask the bartender what beers they had on the Happy Hour two for one special. She said all of them and told me the names. I ordered the Key West ale. When I got my bill...More

2  Thank deepseadivelover
Michelle G, General Manager at RJ Gator's Florida Sea Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Very sorry if the beer you ordered was a bit pricier than you were expecting. We try to keep all of our prices on par with our competitors and make sure there's always a great deal to be found during Happy Hour. It sounds like...More

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barbarasturtle
May 12, 2016|
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Response from Janice a | Reviewed this property |
sorry don't know...try the salmon dip...fabulous
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babsmangels
April 21, 2016|
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Response from Jan marie L | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I don't have that information available to me at this time. Perhaps a Google search would help you find that answer
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travelingteacher231
June 13, 2015|
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Response from Greeneyes197 | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for the inquiry. We are not open for breakfast however we are open from 11am-9pm daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1015 Lakeshore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162-1693
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  The Villages
  • Phone Number: +1 352-751-6935
Description
Since the ‘80s, RJ Gators has been a Florida favorite full of great atmosphere, great times, and delicious food and drinks. We've expanded to locations in Bradenton and even Fort Worth, Texas, but our legacy is still thriving in the Villages where we’re serving up fresh seafood, local staples (like wings, frog legs, and gator tail), and all the cheerful vibes you could ever want. To top it off, we have tropical drinks at the bar that will knock your sandals off! We’re a place to bring the family, a place to stop by for happy hour, and a place to watch the sun go down over the lake. The next time you want a great dining experience done the Florida way, RJ Gators will be here to give you exactly what you’re looking for.
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