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“Decent food but our waitress was very surly.”

Gators Cafe & Saloon
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Gators Cafe & Saloon is ready for your vacation in Treasure Island, Florida! What was once a small beach bar has grown into a 400 seat sports bar and restaurant complex, with waterfront views of historic John's Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Our second floor comes fully-equipped with the Gator's Saloon Tasting Room, The Tiki Lounge at Gators and a sunset view that will make all of your Facebook friends jealous.
New York
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Decent food but our waitress was very surly.”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We arrived (three adults) to an average crowd and were seated right away. The staff in general seemed friendly but our waitress introduced herself by announcing that she was sick and just wanted to go home to her bed. We found this off-putting and while we sympathized with her we all wondered what kind of "sick" she was and if we wanted her handling our food. She continued in this way throughout our meal, not smiling and making a few snarky comments if we asked for something extra. We are a very laid-back group so normally can go with the flow, which we did here. But her demeanor was not necessary and we probably should have spoken to the manager and asked for a different waitress. Otherwise the food is pretty good and the view is spectacular - right on the water.

Visited May 2014
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Place For Lunch”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great view overlooking Johns Pass. Food is very good - must try the crab cake and the blackened grouper sandwich. It was memorial weekend and busy but the service was good and the beer cold.

  • Visited May 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Holy Nachos!!!”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Have been here several times now, the atmosphere is fun, service is good (when you finally get it) and the Nachos to share are awesome! Onion rings on another visit were very disappointing, but the hamburger was excellent! Entertainment is always good, scenery is amazing watching the boats and water/sunsets and other patrons of the restaurant/bar.

  • Visited May 2014
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Gotta love gators!!!”
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch before hitting johns pass, the server was good and recommended the dogs, wow!! They were great!! The view was great and watched the bridge rise and some dolphin , I bet it's jumping on an evening, great bar and gift shop, see ya next year!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Port Charlotte, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Overpriced and noisy!”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

I am used to higher prices on the beach, but this was not the beach. It was on the river and it was higher priced than the beach bar I was at just prior. They had a one man band, but it was near impossible to hear over the radio. Some other patrons were so loud that everyone in the place was shocked, including staff who discussed it, but let them carry on. It hurt the ears of all in our party, so we left. I doubt we ever go back as there are too many other options in the area.

  • Visited May 2014
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