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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food. Decent prices. Sit out side and watch the water. We saw an alligator swim by while we were there. Staff is friendly. Highly recommended by locals.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was okay; however, the prices are way out of line for the value.This is not a 5 star restaurant as the prices were infer. Serve was okay but really over worked. Had to request refills on beverages ever time.

Thank Bryant S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every time we are in Ocala, we make a trip to Blue Gator and have never been disappointed. Normally I get the Super Grouper Platter but this time I had Gator bites and a salad and it was terrific! Other family members have had fried...More

Thank Marilyn T
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can sit beside the river and watch boats go by or eat inside the air conditioned restaurant. The food is good, especially the burgers. The beer is cold and service is good. It can get busy on weekend evenings so be a little patient.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would highly recommend this place. You are sure to get a great bite! The service was top notch too!

Thank aCraftyStitch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time listening to the Boogie Bros while we waited for our food. It was crowded and loud...and there,was s long wait for the food...but we enjoyed ourselves. The grouper is great and the portions large enough for a 3nd meal!

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service was good, wide variety. Nice outside area that you can sit, eat and watch the boaters.

Thank shemarshall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here. Was disappointed only because they did not have oysters. The clam chowder was good, a little loose but very good. The grouper sandwich was a good size and tasty. Fish tacos looked good. The any comment was a little to much cheese....More

Thank Golfer0222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Blue Gator with about a party of nine were seated in the outside covered dining area . even though it was a rainy evening we all stayed perfectly dry. the server greeted us immediately and took our drink orders and gave...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went for the weekend to Dunnnellon Fl and just had to go back to this place. Bob and Dallas are the owners and they make you feel right at home. From burgers to oysters there’s plenty on the menu to satisfy eveyone in your...More

Thank darcdet
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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
31 October 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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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