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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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Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My father and I and my daughter all were in dunnelon on spring break. We drove around for 15minutes trying to find a place to eat. We saw how packed the blue gator was so decided to go there. Parking was guided by men and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. The food is fantastic. It is all outside seating so dress accordingly to the weather. It's on the river and very busy so get there early. The staff is so friendly. We had peel and eat shrimp, gator nuggets, grouper fingers,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After doing a river float trip, my family searched for a place locally that would be interesting. It was tough with a vegetarian with our group. We tried the Onion Rings, Gator bites, and fried just about everything else. The crowd is interesting and I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with friends for lunch. The atmosphere was great and the boats were coming and going. Service was good along with the food. My first time having the gator bites and they were very tasty.

Thank chapster52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. Calamari, 2 cups of clam chowder and fish and chips took about and hour which was longer than...More

Thank lifeisgoodatthelake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The servi e was slow 45 min to get food once it was ordered. There is about 10 parking spots to accommodate all the patrons. They have a shuttle service available. Prices are just average. Food was good.

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting with our dog and it was raining so there was Limited places to eat with a doggie. They welcomed us with open arms! Brought our puppy a dog bowl with water. The food was excellent, we had clam chowder and got more...More

Thank Leann P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at Blue Gator. The weather was beautiful & the environment is very friendly. Our pets were well behaved and had a great time getting compliments on how cute they were. The food and service was excellent. Our waiter was terrific....More

Thank Limonius
Reviewed 13 March 2018

If the tiny parking lot is full they will shuttle you to and from a parking lot across the street. Just ask them which one, there's a couple. Go to place whenever we are in Dunnellon. Never had a bad meal. We have gotten fish...More

Thank msabu56
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We came here on a Sunday afternoon. They have a large outdoor patio and we brought our dogs along to enjoy it with us; they even had a fresh waterbowl for the dogs. The gator bites were delicious. We were being adventurous and tried the...More

Thank Kendra B
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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
USD 5 - USD 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
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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