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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

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12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432
+1 352-465-1635
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is not much to eat around this town. But if you are going to the springs this is a great place to eat!! The staff is friendly, there is only outside dining but the food was very good. And the price was reasonable.

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Thank Kristen S
Williamsburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was here dining with 3 people on a Tuesday about 6pm. There wasn't that many people here. Waitress service was quick and friendly. However it took a long time to get the food out. I ordered the Grouper which was ok but not real hot like it had been sitting for a while. Black & blue burger real good. Gator... More 

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Thank Justin F
North Port, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blue gator has really good food and great service. We got the gator bites and the calamari, they were both delicious! My boyfriend got a pound of shrimp and he said it was excellent! I got the French dip and it was delicious too. If you like strawberry daiquiris I would definitely recommend getting one here they are the best... More 

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Thank emabus19
Riverview, Florida
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413 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived right before a big rain storm so probably not the best time to enjoy the atmosphere but with Florida weather it didn't last very long. We sat under the metal roof and enjoyed listening to the rain and catching up with family. The food was great. I had the BBQ pork Sandwich special which was really good. Alot of... More 

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Thank Tinkerbell1391
Clermont, Florida
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, portions, service was great! The prices are a little high compared to other places we have eaten that have the same type of food. The best time to go is after 2pm, they are super busy for lunch but for good reason.

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Thank virgo162002
Ocala, Florida
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestled on the Withlacoochie River in central Florida this restaurant is a good place to enjoy good food and libations with friendly service and fair pricing. Did I mention delicious and too much to eat at one sitting? The view is marred by a bridge and highway but the total experience more than makes up for this. We will return... More 

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Thank AscDac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food very good service. Mainly outdoor seating haven't sat inside before. Beautiful seating and nice water view.

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Thank Olivia P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch the hush puppy's are out of this world !! The service was good and food was a good price .. Take a boat ride and have some food

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Thank Tammy J D
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little spot right on the river. They have plenty of outdoor river front seating. The full bar was nice and nice selection of beers. The food was good and the fish and chips or Grouper fingers are huge portions. Yes they also have gator on the menu so if you aren't from FL and have never had it you... More 

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Thank adreinke76
Apollo Beach, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Typical bar and grill selection. Service was very good. Ambiance was great. Nice low key, laid back establishment right on the Withlacoochee River. Live band was awesome. And loved watching many folks dance. A lot of drinking and smoking, which I could do without. But it didn't deter from our experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-465-1635
Description
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?