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Gator's Dockside

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5147 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-0500
+1 863-619-7619
11:00 - 02:00
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hampton twp., nj
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Can't say the food is more than OK. Group of 10 of us and half were disappointed with their food the other half was satisfied. Service was Not the greatest. One of our groups food came out half an hour before everyone else. This trip not so great, have been there before and it was better. Maybe this was just... More 

Thank andrioti
Lakeland, Florida
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great food and Great friends. I am always here. LOVE the new menu especially the muscles and the Mahi. My favorite place to meet up with friends on a Friday night to relieve the stresses from a long work week.

Thank DebbieInFla
Lakeland, Florida
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384 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I where here for lunch. I really liked my boneless weeks. My husband had the nachos, and really didn't like them. Out server Lynda P. And she was awesome.

Thank Ellie W
Bartow, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Love this place!!! If you're a Steeler Fan this place rocks it on Sundays during football season!!! Great food, great service and great prices!!! If you can't dine in then get it to go!!! Haven't had anything off the menu that wasn't fantastic!! Wings are a favorite!!!!! Lacey is the best server but they all can take care of you!!!!

Thank Sue P
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a typical sports bar. I do like that they have a smaller portion nachos available.I also like their Seabreeze salad. The service can be hit or miss depending on which server you get. They play loud music & louder sports tv. Like I said typical sports bar.

Thank sbbartow
Lakeland, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Always great wings. Lots of tv's great for watching the games. Ufc fights. Full bar but still a great family place .......

Thank H5297VLrebeccad
Safety Harbor, Florida
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696 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Recently a friend and I stopped by Gators in Lakeland for lunch after a nearby photo shoot at Circle Bar B Ranch. This is an attractive, casual local restaurant in the sea of close-by chain restaurants. I had the Half Seabreeze Salad that included chicken. It was outstanding with a Low Zin vinaigrette dressing. My friend had the Bacon Bleu... More 

Thank Radiohutch
Portland, Oregon
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152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Stopped in for lunch. We started with Gator Tail which was DELICIOUS tender and flavorful and the sauce was great. I had the Chorizo Burger and my wife had a salad with mandarins, cranberries, nuts, etc. Both were very good. Service was also very prompt, efficient and polite. I will definitely go back.

Thank Happydevo
Lakeland FL
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144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Gator's Dockside is a sports bar. As such, they serve sandwiches, ribs, wings and the like. We've been there several times and the food has never disappointed. Their cole slaw is excellent. On our most recent visit, I got the baby back ribs wit smoky sauce. They were delicious. My wife got fried shrimp. She usually doesn't finish her entire... More 

Thank jstancil
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Place is your typical sports bar. Lots of TV'S and good food. Service was fine, after all it's not fine dining. Nice place to bring your kids and hand them a bunch of quarter's to play video games.

Thank Losgil10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5147 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-0500
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-619-7619

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