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Gator's Dockside

#160 of 1,873 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5840 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2312
+1 813-341-4445
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Tampa, Florida
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hottie fiancée has a mother. If her mom's happy, then everybody's happy! The two of us will pick mother up and take her out to eat as often as we can. So, naturally, we take her to a place that has gators and grub! (LOL) This was our first visit to this Gator's. We have been to others. It's an... More 

Thank JBVette74
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202 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Gator's since it was near our hotel. Good wings, ribs, fried shrimp. Very friendly staff. All- you-can eat wings Mondays. 22 choices of sauces. Pleasant!

Thank tnelchou
Trenton, Mi
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Restaurant seemed a little run down, but the service was excellent. Both of our meals were so so. My pasta was under cooked and the fried shrimp in the other meal looked to be previously frozen then heated up. Everything was edible but just bland. Would not go back.

Thank Tuscan47
Danville, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

My family and I ate at Gator Dockside in the Temple Terrace area. We have never had gator tail before and tried it. It was great! We had the best service. Our waiter treated us like family. He chatted with my husband and I like he has known us for years. The food was great, the restaurant was busy with... More 

Thank Nikki M
Panama City Beach, Florida
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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Multiple TV screens and a varied menu with sandwiches, wings, and ribs as well as entrees, appetizers and adult beverages. Good service and pleasant wait staff.

Thank Barbara W
Gainesville, Florida
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We all wanted a burger, and the day before we noticed Gator's, and I'm very happy we gave them a try. The wait staff is friendly and fast, and the burgers where fantastic

Thank Steven H
Quito, Ecuador
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Always friendly staff, and consistently good food. Ahead of the competition with a gluten free menu, but strangely does not offer gluten free beer. 2 for 1 wine!

Thank Doug V
New Jersey
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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I was in town with the boys for our annual golf trip. It's tradition we always hit a wing joint up. From Hilton Head, to Scottsdale we have been all over and these are some of the best wings we have had. I am a huge fan of having the option to have them grilled after they are sauced, locks... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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601 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Well maybe they didn't have a thousand TV sets, but they were everywhere you looked! I sat at the bar in front of three different sporting events and really got confused. Anyway, I talked with a couple locals who come here a couple times a week because they like the food and the atmosphere. I agree and I would come... More 

Thank Tim O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

There food and service were delicious and amazing. i had an amazing server and couldnt ask for better gator

Thank Danielle R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5840 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-341-4445

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