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“Good Food, Nice Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gator's Dockside

Gator's Dockside
Ranked #31 of 477 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nice Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

When I am in the mood for a good Philly Cheesesteak or my husband wants their grilled chicken dinner, we head to Gator Dockside. We are also seated quickly even when they are busy, the food comes to us hot and the price is reasonable. Of course, if you like sports, they have plenty of TV screens to watch.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Port Charlotte, Florida
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“A fun restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Found this restaurant on line - and happened to arrive on Trivia Night - lots of people eating, drinking and enjoying the trivia questions! They do have superb wings - but also a great menu with plenty to choose from - the wait staff are extremely efficient and very friendly....service is A-1! We wil go back for sure.

Visited April 2013
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Carbondale, Illinois
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not Impressed - Won't Go Back”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

The food looked like it has sat under a warming light all day. The sauce on the ribs and the boneless wings was not freshly put on, it looked dried out from sitting under a lamp too long. Some of the boneless wings were tough, like they had been microwaved. The mandarin oranges the kids got were very bitter. It's an average joe place, nothing special. The appearance of the food was the biggest turn off.

  • Visited March 2013
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Portland, Maine
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great wings, Kid Friendly and Fast Service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Our Host greeting was the only thing I didn't like about this place. Two girls were chatting with their backs to the door when we arrived, about 4pm on a sunday. I said Hi really loud and they turned around. One girl sat us but no smile or anything. But honestly, thats the only thing that was sub-par. Everything else was great!

The food was great, the menu is very broad, our server was prompt and told us all the specials. She greeted the table, I ordered a beer so she told us the beer special. I changed my mind and went with the one she offered.

She suggested a dinner to my friend because he wasn't sure. He loved it. I got the boneless bbq tenders and they were great. they have allot of side options and over 14 sauces to choose from. There are tons of tvs and it was the day of the Daytona 500. They were busy but it wasn't annoyingly roudy or loud. Very kid friendly even in the "bar," area.

  • Visited February 2013
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Ocala, Florida, United States
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837 reviews
648 restaurant reviews
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“Back behind McDonald's off Hwy SW 200.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Lunch today was very good, our waitress - April - fresh, polite, friendly. We had an order of chicken wings with the Honey-Garlic sauce on it. Very good. Then my partner had the Sea Breeze Salad which she said was very good as well.

  • Visited March 2013
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