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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
+1 352-465-1635
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Dunnellon, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place too eat with family. has a bar and live music, Great frog legs. Everyone was nice. It is right on the river, so come eat and have a relaxing dinner.

Thank kathyl389800
Loves Park, Illinois
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here for a few beers and a snack before going to Don Pepe for dinner. Nice waitstaff. Live music at night - right on the river. I enjoyed it so much I bought a t-shirt. I want to go back after dark!

Thank Beast308
West Palm Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat and enjoy time with friends! We really enjoyed our meal and sitting outside. It is a kid friendly atmosphere too. The owner walked around and took time to introduce himself and make sure everyone was good. The service was good and friendly.

Thank HurricaneEmpress
Aspen, Colorado
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was too hot to dine outside, so we sat near the bar and had grouper fingers and frog legs. I happen to love frog legs, and these were some of the best I've had. there were four sets, and they were certainly the biggest I've had. Just a light batter, quick frying gave them a perfect taste, juicy inside. Very... More 

Thank richinaspen
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon here during an anniversary trip to Devil's Den. Food was awesome. Gator bites were the lightest and flakiest I've ever had. Steamed clams and grouper fingers were tasty too with very southern, friendly service from the bar. Will definitely find our way back someday.

Thank Kelli S
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a large group of 18 people. They were able to handle our group very efficiently and each order was delivered to the right person! The food was very good. I had the shrimp and grouper which was delicious. They have a full bar which is very nice. I would recommend this restaurant if you are in the... More 

Thank FloridaLovesBoston
Dunnellon, Florida
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is an indoor/outdoor venue. When it rains or cold out we usually choose a different spot. But when the weather permits, this is the spot. They have a great selection of appetizers (gator bites), burgers,sandwiches and seafood. My favorites are the Black and bleu burger, blackened scallops (dusted to perfection). My husband loves the French dip sandwich. My side... More 

Thank Julie and Paul C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Very good food,fast service, very reasonable .prices. Went there with family and friend after kayaking on the Rainbow River. Very nice ending to a wonderful day. This is a very casual place,a lot of outdoor dining.

Thank Thomas M
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Awesome place to go for the day and night time activity they offer a wide selection of food. Most night there is a live music for evening of fun and dancing, they do offer adult drinks for those who are legal to drink.

Thank jamesmA4679DH
Central Florida, Florida
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Three of us dined at the Blue Gator today. First the good stuff. We ordered 2 salads and a child's meal, all of which was good. I felt the food came out in a timely manor. It appeared to me that the restaurant was clean. We were there at 2:30 so they were not busy at all. Now the not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-465-1635
This is a unique tiki bar restaurant set on the banks of the Withlacoohcee River. We offer indoor and covered outdoor dining. Great selection of seafood, steaks, burgers, chicken, Terrific salads as well. Live music Thursday through Sunday.

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