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Growlin Gator Bar & Grill

86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-238-5636
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“nachos” (13 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

We went and had snacks late afternoon. Chicken wings, poutine plus the lobster & crab dip. Sam was an absolute gem to have as our server. She was great making recommendations but the absolute best was the dessert; the Cheesecake Wrapsodie. Excellent spot to enjoy...More

Thank Lyle B
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Really close the beach and has a beautiful patio that it was unfortunately too cool to eat on at the time. But would be awesome on a hot night! The drinks are tasty and strong and the food yummy and affordable. They also took my...More

Thank BrownLibra
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We enjoyed drinks and burgers while enjoying the view of the beach. Very relaxing and the burgers were very good.

Thank cojasak
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Sitting on the patio with a view of the lake and the beach is the best part of this restaurant. Be prepared for a lineup during prime meal times. Food is good and pretty consistent. Parking is across the road and is fairly expensive but...More

Thank parker222976
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

There were many places to eat in this beach front resort town and we chose this one due to reviews on Trip advisor. We all found this place disappointing, the food was mediocre at best and the service was bad. There were 3 blonde female...More

1  Thank Endlesstraveler99
Reviewed August 22, 2017

If you're looking for some place to grab a bite and a beer that includes an unexpected variety of food choices, then head to the Growling Gator on the beach end of Grand Bend's main drag. The food is good, service was attentive and the...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed August 21, 2017

The salmon was excellent, so too was the tiger shrimp. Excellent service with lots of seats. Great place to park which is so limited on Main Street.

Thank mrtropical
Reviewed August 21, 2017

beautiful view, very nice staff, great food. get the bruschetta, extra crispy, with shrimp! They have added draft beer and there is a free concert across the street on sundays in grand bend

1  Thank WatchThisDave
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

The food at the restaurant is wonderful love the salads price ranges excellent and it does have a room for wheelchair access the view is beautiful at sunset while sipping on wine having a good meal

Thank 528theresar
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Watched the sun go down as we ate our dinner, we were luck to get a great table at the bar, as this place was quite busy. Great steak sandwich, and the giant frozen Pina Colada was delicious. Will definitely return!

Thank 75LindaJ75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, 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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Lambton Shores  >  Grand Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 519-238-5636
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