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“Good place for sports”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Gator's Dockside

Gator's Dockside
Ranked #31 of 476 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boynton Beach, Florida
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172 reviews
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“Good place for sports”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Food was OK, but its a sports bar. The TV set up for sports, which is why i went, is outstanding, and they were very accomodationg to put an 2 soccer games on simultaniously for me, on ten foot screens. Gator bites were good, wings were so, so, but again, their wings, how much can you do with them. Worth a visit, I will go back next time I am in town, they have a decent selection of beers too.

Visited April 2014
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Nice greeting when we walked in the door. Service was great, food was great. Had the shrimp dinner & it was more than I could eat and very tasty. Hubby had a fish sandwich & said his was very good. We will go back again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Key Largo, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good Football place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stopped in for a Packer game, lots of fans, great place to watch a game. So, So service, one meal ok, sent the other back, a salad dripping with dressing. I would go back again though, not a bad place.

  • Visited December 2013
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Albany, NY
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405 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
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“Great Sports Bar, Very Good Food, Service a Little Slow, Confused”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

We went to Gator's with our friends to watch the SU-Duke basketball game and were pleasantly pleased they decided to take us to Gator's. We sat towards the back of the restaurant and had good views of several TV screens. Upon entering, the staff wasn't aware of the SU game, which channel it was on, etc. They kept asking us if we were there for "the big fight" which we had no knowledge of and could care less about.

We ordered sandwiches all around with beers (two for one special) and wines. The food was very good and the service was good, but slow as our server would disappear for long periods of time, including at the end of the night when we wanted to pay our check. We wanted to hand her the bill vs. leaving the $80+ on the table where someone could pocket it after we left. Each time we tried to hand it to her, she insisted we leave it on the table - annoying!

Suggestion to management: Make sure staff is aware of the major games patrons might be interested in, whether you will carry the game, etc. Also - wait staff should take the $$ from patron vs. leaving it on the table - someday you'll thank me as you won't be missing $$ from potentially sticky patron hands.

  • Visited February 2014
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Paw Paw, Michigan
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“Great sports bar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Wanted to golf but raining all day in Ocala so decided to find a sports bar to drink beer watch football and eat. This is the place. Food was very good, service by Kelly was excellent and great beer and cocktail specials. Two for one on a lot of drinks and cocktails. Plenty of wide screen TV's and they have the volume at a very reasonable level. Will come back.

Visited December 2013
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