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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

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12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
+1 352-465-1635
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the steamed shrimp! You need the peel it, but the Bay seasoning coating is great. Also had the grilled yellow snapper which was excellent. The beer and wine prices are the around the lowest I have seen, and the draft amber bock is great. Loved the outdoor seating overlooking the river (too bad the highway bridge is so close).... More 

Thank BostonEngineer
Dallise J, Owner at Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with... More 

Beverly Hills, Florida
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has excellent food, great atmosphere and awesome service. My wife and I have no complaints. We came out for a date night and were pleased with every aspect of this establishment. Our waitress Krystal did an amazing job! We started out with the gator bites and coconut shrimp appetizer. My wife had the grouper sandwich for dinner and... More 

Thank John B
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to eat beautiful scenery friendly staff great food a hands down great place to grab good food and a cold brew

Thank nate S
Dunnellon, Florida
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had family in town and had been wanting to go to the Blue Gator before they left town. Unfortunately for us it was a Friday night. The place was packed with patrons. There were no parking spots and we had to park across the street and their courtesy driver came to pick us up. We ordered drinks and we... More 

Thank Julie and Paul C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had grouper sandwiches on a couple of visits and it was excellent both times. I tried my husband's fried shrimp and they, too, were excellent. Fresh and lightly breaded. Relaxed, outdoor atmosphere.

Thank Carol M
Lutz, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit. It will definitely NOT be the last. My husband and I shared the calamari,grilled shrimp,grouper fingers,fried mushrooms and gator bites..wow they didn't miss a beat..the service was some of the best I've received when eating out. This place is a DON'T MISS place.

Thank daytrippindanni
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gator bites really good! Band on Saturday night had us up and dancing! Great fun for family! The band was Four play and played all songs we knew! This girl should go on the voice!

Thank 60805Angie
Fort Myers
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Gator serves the best fried gator nuggets I have ever eaten! The gator is incredibly tender and the breading has the perfect amount of seasonings. I requested the spicy ranch and it was the perfect combination of flavors! The atmosphere is casual with outdoor seating right on the water. Parking is a concern as the space is limited but... More 

Thank MaureenBrans_11
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot NOT go! Its a Dunnellon and River Favorite for a reason! Indoor and Outdoor seating, Live bands, wonderful people

Thank Katrina V
Savannah, Georgia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 stars for the awesome parking staff, food would get 4 stars if the waitress brought it to us before it was lukewarm, pitcher of beer was left on the bar, for at least fifteen minutes before we picked it up ourselves..... !

Thank TybeeDolphin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?