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Gator's Dockside

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3920 SW 42nd St Ste 101, Ocala, FL 34474-0006
+1 352-433-2441
11:00 - 00:00
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We keep returning to this gem as there is always consistency in service and quality of food. Wings and burgers are the best - try to Scooter wings - Brian our server was attentive and accurate. Manager accommodated our request to watch our sports team with no problem. Enjoy!

Thank cbacree
Dunnellon, Florida
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gator's Dockside is a great restaurant to visit with kids. They have a wonderful kids menu filled with kid approved choices and activities for them to complete while waiting for their food. Wings are delicious!

Thank brianandbridget
Helena, AL, United States
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Late night stop for food on our way to Orlando. The food was great. The Poboy was LOADED with shrimp and it was delicious. Gator app was very good and the burgers were good. Service was top notch. Give this place a try if you are in Ocala

Thank Roger K
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome decor and atmosphere. Great menu choices. Excellent food. Pretty good service. Good prices. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank MichaelW1969
Springfield, Virginia
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157 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just for fun, check out this menu and look for something that is on the lighter side? No, okay how about something not deep fried? Okay, that is correct. There are ribs, burgers, steaks and even the boneless wings can be grilled. But that is about it. The bar is dark and lit with a dozen big-screen TVs. It is... More 

Thank MK E
Dallas, Texas
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102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We accidentally found this restaurant after a very long ride. We were so tired and didn't really care where we could eat. What a nice surprise! Everything was awesome: service, food, adult beverages, etc. Highly recommend

Thank dpjp88
Union, South Carolina
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stopped in for lunch and the waitress (Stephanie) turned us onto the lunch special and recommended the Scooter sauce on our wings and they were off the chain! Definitely the best wings we've had during our travels this New year !

Thank Craig T
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great little wing spot that is close to the Fairfield Inn I stayed at. The wings are very well made and the service is great. Pricing is right in line with the food served.

Thank Hamshar
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Our Go To place for Wings! My Guy and I love this place for Date Night on the patio, love the sports, and it's a Great place for Chicks Night Out! We love it!

Thank Giddyinhisgrace
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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228 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Arrived on trivia night, and even though we missed the first round, we still came in second place (and got a $30 gift certificate), so that was nice. But what was even nicer was the food -- I had a delicious shrimp/mahi mahi peccata, absolutely scrumptious. The servers are very friendly and prompt, and somehow the atmosphere is not overly... More 

Thank ChristopherOnTheMove

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3920 SW 42nd St Ste 101, Ocala, FL 34474-0006
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-433-2441

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