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Growlin Gator Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-238-1300
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food, big portions, super service, what more could you look for! lovely view of the beach and a great place to people watch.

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Thank Bill B
Brantford, Canada
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with wife, daughter and niece. We were sat on the patio on this beautiful day, best view of the water ever! Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable, the mini jug of rolling rock was delicious and well priced. We all got food, spinach dip was excellent, nachos delicious and cheesy, wings were tasty said my... More 

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Thank Goodburn
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296 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

What a great beachfront atmosphere this place has! We didn't eat - rather enjoyed a few cold beverages instead. Excellent selection, so much to offer it was hard to choose .... Friendly service that was attentive without being over the top. If you are looking for a break from the beach and a cool drink, look no further!

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Thank AmyLynn1980
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Good food and great service. We dropped by on Sunday night on Thanksgiving weekend to watch the Blue Jays game. Would definitely come back here on a hot summer day to chill on the patio.

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Thank Mervin B
Plainwell, Michigan
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant has a huge deck that overlooks Blue Flag Beach. Our server was wonderful! Since we were visiting from out of country, she spent extra time telling us about Grand Bend and other great things to see and do in Canada. The food was good, the view was wonderful! We'll be back!

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Thank mckinney427
Grand Bend, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

During the summer months, this is probably the busiest restaurant and bar in Grand Bend. Not only do they have an unrestricted view of the lake and the beach, but their level of service is impeccable. If you have a choice and do not mind the high chairs, choose the outside bar. What a fine venue! It has the best... More 

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Thank William K
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good and reasonably priced. Nothing too fancy. Good for families or couples. They do have a kids menu.

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Thank L P
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We love to go here and get an table near the west side so that we can watch. We watch the people walking, we watch the muscle cars cruising, and we watch the sun set. Even with things being tight and cutting out a lot of eating out we realized that we could not let a summer pass without getting... More 

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Thank Doris O
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always on our 'must do' list when we are in Grand Bend. The atmosphere is exactly what it should be for a beach front restaurant/bar. The staff are competent and really friendly. They seem to enjoy their jobs. Portions are large and food is great!! Can't beat the view.

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Thank CharltonSJ
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We've been to "The Gator" many times. Mostly for a drink and a couple times for food It's licated right on the beach amd the view is amazing!! Drinks are yummy but the food is ok at best We've eaten there 3 times each time hoping is better than the other. It is very overpriced and we have yet to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Lambton Shores  >  Grand Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 519-238-1300

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