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Nav-A-Gator Grill

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9700 Southwest Riverview Circle, Arcadia, FL 34269
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Emau96
Punta Gorda, Florida
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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146 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank luckydotty
North Port, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is a very average place. I've been here a few times and it is a novelty. Unique, but not in an outstanding way. Food is not the attraction here. The atmosphere and entertainment is. Just to go out, if your passing by, maybe get an appetizer. Rent a kayak or go on an airboat ride. Prices are high, service... More 

1 Thank Roger T
Guelph, Ontario
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265 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

On April 9, 2016 we went for drinks at the Nav-A Gator Grill. It was a beautiful sunny day so we enjoyed our drinks while we listened to the music. The place was very busy, so on a Saturday most people bring their own lawn chairs. We did not eat but the food that passed our tables looked very good.... More 

Thank goldenboy1947
New England
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I've been to this place several times over the last four years and am continually finding the experience a discouraging one. Sure it has the right look and atmosphere, but the food is of fair quality, the service is awfully slow, and the prices gouge. This last time I was there (Apr. 6) with two friends and we waited an... More 

2 Thank panajef
Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We happened upon this quaint watering hole after a kayak trip. They have a great beer selection and the food is good. There is an outside patio for alfresco dining, an indoor patio and the bar area. Friendly staff.

Thank Joanne M
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Very old Florida look, great atmosphere. But walking thru the inside for seating to the outside: terrible smell. Like dirty dirty mop water smell. It was gagging. Stayed in our nostrils even after we left. Had to shower after we got home. I can understand food odors and cooking smells. But that smell was terrible. Rather high priced for a... More 

1 Thank Lisa O
Burton, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We here after Kayaking the Peace River. Food was great. I had the Agnus Burger, Best burger in a long time! The other folks in our group had the Grouper Dinner. It was excellent as well. Funky "Old Time Florida" kind of place. Nothing fancy, but the food and atmosphere was great. We ate outside at the Picknic tables in... More 

Thank JanieNMarc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
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 Southwest Riverview Circle, Arcadia, FL 34269
  • 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?