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Gator's Dockside

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Ocala, Florida
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109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend and I were looking for a casual place for lunch and found Gator's Dockside tucked away in a shopping area. The service was exceptional. Farren promptly took our drink and food orders. We were impressed how many times she checked back with the table to see if we needed anything else. We ordered their homemade soup of the... More 

Thank Dan R
Ocala, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. I don't think we'll need to eat dinner. I got a shrimp po'boy and onion petals. Delicious! And lots of it. Highly recommended.

Thank Marianne D
Ocala, Florida, United States
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794 reviews
613 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a lazy lunch mid afternoon with the wife. Ordered the Onion Pedals as an appetizer - very good. Then for lunch I had the "American Burger," with cheese and the trimmings - also very good. She had the Cuban Burger - different but very tasty.

Thank Gary U
Ocala, Florida
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On October 21, 2016 we took our autistic son there with a few friends for his twenty second birthday. When we were done eating our delicous foodI approached one of the servers and asked if she would bring him a dessert, and maybe find someone to serve it to him and we could all sing Happy birthday to him. It... More 

Thank Linda D
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner and was looking for something a little different. Tried their Cuban Pork with Black Beans & Plantains - thought I was back in Little Havana in Miami - the pork was very flavorful although a bit fatty and the beans and plantains were great ! Service was good and attentive. Recommend.

Thank Rich L
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the time we walked in we felt like we were at home with friends. Very efficient staff who were helpful in our menu selections and were spot on with meals. Many of us tried different entrees and not a person was disappointed. Rare these days. Everyone had fun.

Thank Jim M
Queens, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Gator's is a typical sports bar. Very casual. They have buy one get one free tap beer specials I believe every night. The food was surprisingly good for a sports bar. Their Bacon n Bleu (?) Steak was delicious. I was very impressed. The staff was pretty friendly and attentive and service was quick. They also have 3 large screen... More 

Thank PBuck17
new jersey
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337 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Brittany was awesome. Great cobb salad. Good sports bar. Nice extensive menu. This is my go to place when visiting family in Ocala

Thank doc491002
Ocala, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Bree was our waitress and she was excellent! Very attentive and knew the all the drafts beers. Took 4 order and didn't write it down and got it all right. My husband and I come specifically for the grilled scooter wings. They are the best!! Great place to go to watch sports because there are HUGE tv screens throughout but... More 

Thank Josie A
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been here several times. Mostly have had very good experiences. Good menu, good food. Yesterday things were a little slower than usual but it would not keep us from coming back.

Thank Pamela C

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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?