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Nav-A-Gator Grill

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9700 SW Riverview Cir, Arcadia, FL 34269-6537
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little way off the beaten path but "WORTH THE JOURNEY"!!! Visit Captain Kirk, take a boat tour, enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I suggest a blackened fish sandwich with a nice cold beer! One of the favorite venues of the late, GREAT singer/songwriter JIM MORRIS.

Thank Greg S
Tyler, Texas
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245 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We come to Punta Gorda at least twice a year and this is always a place we look forward to visiting. The food and beverages are great! The owners, Dennis and Nancy are amazing people. They have done a little "face lift" to the establishment since our last visit. The changes look great. We always came to hear Jim Morris... More 

Thank caper2
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We arrived here hoping to do an airboat ride but unfortunately there were no tours running that day. However, it was hot and we were hungry so we stopped in at the Nav-a-Gator bar and grill and I'm so pleased we did! The food was fantastic as were the friendly staff and the iced pina colada was amazing! The decor... More 

Thank Mrs_Tommont
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We went for the your guide kayak adventure and had a great time. We came into Nav-a-Gator Grill for a cold beverage and appetizers. It was a such a great restaurant with even better staff. Food was great.

1 Thank Gail A
Punta Gorda, Florida
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

It doesn't look like much from the outside - it is an authentic Florida watering hole. Unfortunately our book tour was cancelled but we stayed for lunch anyway. The wait staff was excellent and the food was very good. There are some unique gator displays and a small outboard motor museum as well.

1 Thank Greg W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

It is a great kick back happy go lucky bar - the menu was extensive but was not much of a variety mostly fried - only had appetizer so cannot comment on food - will go again just to hang out and kick back

Thank Julie G
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

My husband and I ate here for lunch. We ate at the bar. The place was very busy. The place does need a scrubbing. We had the gator bites and the fried grouper sandwich.

1 Thank Emau96
Punta Gorda, Florida
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I used to love this place. I would bring out of town visitors here and take the whole family. Now it just sucks. The last several visits, over 8 month period have been dreadful. The food is average at best, the prices are terrible, service slow and poor, and it's a pain to get to. The bright spot is the... More 

1 Thank Winston S
Osprey, Florida
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Went to hear Sunny Jim's music and a lovely time. We found a place in the shade for 2 of their lawn chairs and enjoyed some liquid refreshments. I had bountiful refills of refreshing iced tea (I am DD) and my husband had yummy frozen daiquiris. We did not eat a meal, but food we saw looked yummy.

Thank ricalla
Lake Placid, Florida
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

I brought a friend here on Saturday and luckily was able to grab a table under the patio. Otherwise I just can't make it outside listening to music on a hot day. I had the shrimp skewers with garlic butter. They were excellent! They allowed me to have a side of the rosemary potatoes that went with the dinner special.They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9700 SW Riverview Cir, Arcadia, FL 34269-6537
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Arcadia
  • Phone Number: 941-625-4407

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?