This is just my opinion, because i live very, very close to Gators and I know tons of people who love it. If you like fried food and lots of it, then you'll love Gators. We eat hardly any fried food, never do McDonald's, Burger King, etc. So when we choose to eat out we would never go to Gators although we are within walking distance. We've been there maybe once or twice since it opened. Too much fried food for us. And is mobbed when they have any sports events. They have volleyball in the summer and the parking lot is chock full. So although I don't go there, lots of people do. The food isn't bad, just not our thing.