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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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“grouper fingers” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sons and I came for lunch yesterday. We had great service and the food was excellent (grouper sandwich, grouper fingers, and a Philly cheesesteak sandwich), but it took a solid half-hour before our food arrived. Thankfully, we weren't in a hurry, although we were...More

Thank linnki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great menu selection. Got the Captains Platter and my wife got the fried clams. Their Cole slaw and fries were excellent. They have large fans covering every space for warm to hot evenings and gas tall heaters for the night time colder nights. They make...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a small band of teens in Citrus Springs who have had me so scared lately with their aggressive behavior, I've been going out of the house a lot more eating out and staying out, and the food here is a great comfort to...More

Thank oldmarine2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorites in Dunnellon. Try the blackened grouper sandwich with home made chips! The drinks and atmosphere are great and service is even better

Thank Jessie E
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank Mandy H
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 April 2018

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

1  Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed 8 April 2018

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 1 April 2018 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 31 March 2018 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
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November 30, 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
October 30, 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
US$5 - US$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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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