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Gator Joe's

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12431 SE 135th Ave, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5243
+1 352-288-3100
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome location, food, cold beer and service. Stopped here for lunch after 40 miles on the bike. Highly recommend.

Thank reneeh648
Jacksonville, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rode here with some friends from Jacksonville for lunch. When I ride I like to try different foods so I ordered the Gator tail and frog leg combo. AWSOME.

Thank Deadeye3321
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this place because it looked like a fun place to visit. The service was not bad but the food was terrible. The fish was greasy, hush puppies hard as rocks, baked potatoes were over cooked and cold. The salad was wimpy. and the gator tails were so tough they were not edible. We spent $85.00 for 4 of... More 

Thank Elaine D
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the fish basket good food awesome atmosphere great service beautiful location can't go wrong I love the place. Great entertainment saxophone player singer awesome we stayed all night just because of him

Thank ssssssddd
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to Gator Joes for several years. We use to love this place. But the last two times have just been mediocre at best. They have a new menu but it's expensive and the food is just so/so.

Thank suez52
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

On the beach relaxed atmosphere and great views.food was very good and included some unusual items such as gator tail and frog legs. Both of these were very good and had plenty of food for a lunch.

Thank Steve M
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Really like the food here service is always good, really nice Beach area clean environment kid friendly ample parking makes for a really pleasant experience

Thank Steve G
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My husband likes it but I don't. Everything is fried bar food. Servers are nice. Eating outside is fun. There are steps to a little beach.

Thank roseynan
Tavares, Florida
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762 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 927 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a "must stop" anytime I'm riding in this area. Location is prime, right on beautiful Lake Weir. Fun atmosphere with friendly staff. Food is decent and beer is cold. A little pricy this visit. 4 beers, fish sandwich, and pasta.. $50 with tip. Still worth it for the ambiance. You can't find another restaurant like this in Florida... More 

Thank FlaHarlock
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a Florida themed beach bar and restaurant out on a County paved 2 lane road with its own beach front pier and small beach on fresh water Lake Weir . Its big enough that sea planes, jet skis and boats drift in. The food is fresh Mai Mai and Gator tail. Very good burgers and a great Philly... More 

Thank Haley S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12431 SE 135th Ave, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5243
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ocklawaha
  • Phone Number: +1 352-288-3100

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