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“Fun place with great food.....love that gator!”
Review of Gatorbites

Gatorbites
Ranked #109 of 855 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
EHT, NJ
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun place with great food.....love that gator!”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

For a fun night in Fort Myers, you can't find a better place. Plenty of sports on the many TVs, if you're into sports. The variety of food... gator bites, burgers, salads, Philly cheesesteaks (as good as in Philly) and delicious drinks (try the strawberry shortcake and pina colada). The owner is very personable and makes it a point to visit every table to make sure everyone is happy. Prices are reasonable, too. The gator is scrumptious and comes in a variety of ways to suit everyone's palate. If you're in Ft. Myers, make it a point to visit. They are on Summerlin Road on the way to Sanibel in the Publix shopping center. We're going again tonight!

  • Visited February 2012
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Plainfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We were pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

Really good food! Good prices as well. The service was good. They gave us a free sample of their gator bites since we had never tried them. I would definitely order those!

Visited January 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Sports bar atmosphere and fried food”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

This is a pleasant enough place with bar food and a pretty friendly staff. The decor is sports-related, with a menu heavy on alligator fried up in little bite-sized portions. "Tastes like chicken." There's lots more on the menu, from burgers to salads, and lots of draft beer.

  • Visited December 2011
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Cleveland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gator fun”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

When in Florida, eat gator? The various sauces help make the chewy gator meat neat to eat. Burgers and fish above average. The staff was very great. We went just prior to Christmas, so the sports bar was fairly calm - good for families. The bar is upfront - so it might be more boisterous at other times of the year.

Note that the map location is misleading. The restaurant is near the Residence Inn, but near the southwestern end of Summerlin -- entrance to Sanibel island.

  • Visited December 2011
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“unexpected dinner delight”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

While staying locally, we were looking for a place for dinner. Odd though that most places were closed for the Labor Day weekend so early. We were referred by a few people at the hotel (staff and other guests) and what a great choice. From the outside we thought maybe too much like a "bar" bar, but they had tremendous food (yes including of course some EXCELLENT gator which even the “twinfants” like) and a fun little gift shop attached, so souvenir shirts for everyone!!
The fish was quite good and so was the burger.
Recommend for its food and service, they were super nice ;-)
And...oh yeah, did I forget to mention they are also a fantastic sports bar?!?!... they had TV's for every favorite team !!!!

  • Visited September 2011
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