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“Great Sports bar” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gator's Dockside of Apopka

Gator's Dockside of Apopka
Ranked #10 of 113 Restaurants in Apopka
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Apopka, Florida
Level Contributor
66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Sports bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

We really like the grilled wings here. It is a sports bar and there are TV's all over the place. There are also a few arcade games that the boys enjoy playing while waiting for their food. We feel like it is a little pricey but the wings are so good, sometimes it's worth it. My husband also likes the Philly here, it is what he normally gets. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
NC
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food was OK, restaurant could use a little update...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

The food and service was OK, but families beware, they tend to seat families with kids off to the right of the restaurant near the bathrooms and little arcade area. I don't know if this is a common practice, or something they do only on kids night... but in any event, avoid this area if possible.

In this area the carpet was heavily stained and the booths could have been cleaner. For some reason, even though it was still light outside, around 6P, it was very dark in this area. Also there was a slight odor coming from the bathrooms during our visit. The food was OK, but I'm afraid the atmosphere overpowered any excitement about the food. We probably won't be back.

Visited March 2012
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Freeland, Michigan
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice place, but no outdoor seating!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

On vaca in Florida, this bar had good food but no outdoor seating except for three tables facing the parking lot on the sidewalk of this strip mall restaurant.

Their "Dockside" is all "inside". Very misleading name, but kids ate free on Tuesdays from 530-730 pm.

Would not return to this restaurant if back in area again, solely due to no outdoor seating.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Orange City, Florida
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Staff and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

I've gone here a couple of time and have been please. It's like a family sports bar with an area for everyone to enjoy. It's full of local folks but because a couple of springs are close by you get family's from other areas outside of Apopka visit.
I recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RonR66
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Apopka, Florida
Level Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best wings I have ever had”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2011

Pushing 60, I have had a few eating opportunities. The wings are simply the best I have had.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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