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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
+1 352-465-1635
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“grouper fingers” (22 reviews)
“tater tots” (12 reviews)
“frog legs” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very pleasant experience dining there. You have a beautiful view to look at because it is near water. The food is delicious and reasonable. They offer some delicious drinks that you can partake in. Go once and you will return..

Thank G D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! Food was superb!! Loved everything. Had the blackened salmon - wow! Hubby had Grouper fingers and shrimp. Kids loved their meals. Awesome drink prices!! I appreciate a restaurant that offers healthy choices like a salad on the kids menu and non fried seafood. Also...More

Thank travel4fun425
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner. Sat overlooking the river. Very relaxing way to enjoy good food, music and friends. This is a Dunellon tradition - don't miss it!

Thank Pennie B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to have a nice lunch and relax overlooking the river. Decent food and nice atmosphere. Live band on occasion.

Thank Sonya T
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Had lunch today with a friend at the Blue Gator. The atmosphere on the water is very nice except the view is restricted by the boat dock. Fish and chips took about 45 minutes which was longer than expected based on how many people were...More

Thank lifeisgoodatthelake
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The place was hopping on Saturday night. Were able to get a table without too long of a wait. Long wait for food as kitchen was very busy, but, it was worth the wait, grilled salmon was excellent. Entertainment by rstyle was terrific. Provided great...More

Thank funnyfeet2
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The staff, tiki bar, view and food are just great. we travel from Spring Hill just for the Grouper fingers and home made potato chips. the staff is always friendly and concerned with our puppy, Marty, It is always peaceful to watch the Withlacoochee river...More

Thank Lyzze
Reviewed 24 October 2017

After a river tour with Captain Thomas we enjoyed a great lunch here. We enjoyed sitting outide and eating. we would eat here agin.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Everything we ordered was delicious, service was excellent and your sitting by a crystal clear river. I had the yellow tail (which actually was fresh yellow tail snapper) others had shrimp, oysters and sandwiches. The prices were very reasonable and everything we ordered was great....More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Stopped by for lunch on a weekday. Got there as they opened. Just a few customers. staff polite and friendly. Order taken and served in a reasonable time. Place was clean in dining area and restroom. Prices were reasonable, also. Food was very good. Glad...More

Thank SrSarge
Dallise J, Owner at Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks...More

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Cysmyguy
4 February 2017|
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Dave P
1 December 2015|
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Response from Hal R | Reviewed this property |
According to the management of the Blue Gator, Swai is what is used for the fish and chips. Swai is a white-flesh fish native to Southeast Asia—Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia—and sells locally for around $3.99 a... More
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michaeltenerife
31 October 2015|
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Response from Angel R |
Friday through Sunday oysters are on special 6 for 8.99 12 for 16.99 Tuesdays are .59 wings drinks vary from day to day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-465-1635
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Description
This is a unique tiki bar restaurant set on the banks of the Withlacoohcee River. We offer indoor and covered outdoor dining. Great selection of seafood, steaks, burgers, chicken, Terrific salads as well. Live music Thursday through Sunday.
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