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Gator's Dockside Bay Meadows

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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8650 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256-7424
+1 904-448-0500
11:00 - 02:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of televisions in the bar and restaurant. Quick and friendly service. Good happy hour prices and chicken wings

Thank Louis S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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544 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Nice Gators option located off the beaten path. Tips cal bar foods, great wings and fish sandwiches. Overall, good price and worthy for bar food.

Thank Flyby0161
Miami, Florida
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for dinner while traveling. This place was so loud ( piped creepy music) and unattractive , we ended up leaving. It didn't look clean either. And, lastly, when we asked what kind of wine they had, the waitress said red or white. Sorry I hate to write a bad review.

Thank Karen M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I have made a habit of coming here. I will go miles out of my way sometimes. Nice staff, consistently good food and excellent drink prices.

Thank Eric A
Jacksonville, Florida
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258 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Been here a couple times. Not bad for a sports bar. The wings are pretty good but about the same as any sports bar in town. The beer was cold and service was pretty good.

Thank Cowgirlkc
Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Krystin greatly serviced is! Great time...not that crowded. Salmon was very moist and savory. Thanks Krystin for suggestions.

Thank Thomas M
Palm Coast, Florida
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138 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I don't live near a Gators but used to and always loved their wings. Just stopped in Jacksonville and wings are still good. Not much happening today but service was good and everyone enjoyed their food. From wraps to cheesesteak to fish and chips, all enjoyed.

Thank Chris C
West Memphis, Arkansas
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Food great, service great......I'm telling others and I will be back when I'm in the Jacksonville location.

Thank Spoil2
Ocala, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The service was slow and uninterested in us. The food was average. It was not busy so you would think they would have been better! The place was full of uncleaned tables.

Thank tanjabuck1
St. Augustine, Florida
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302 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We went to Gator's for the wings and the did not disappoint. Love that we could get them grilled well done to add a little more flavor. Lots of different sauces to choose from too.

Thank sdf66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8650 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256-7424
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-448-0500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?