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Gator's Riverside Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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4255 Peninsula Pt, Sanford, FL 32771-8441
+1 407-688-9700
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drive your boat or jet ski right up and have a fun meal on the River. Plenty of parking for your car as well. Live entertainment on the weekends and Tuesday night. Lots of beer on tap with a varied menu of fried, grilled or blackened seafood items. Salads and chicken for the land lovers too. We love the Grouper... More 

Thank Randi4712
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Nestled under overpass along the St. John's River, we found a nice little place to rest and have light lunch. I asked to order the Spinach Artichoke Dip but was told that it was no longer on the menu.... so chips and salsa it was. My guy had the wings..... Thought I'd have a margarita, but they only serve beer... More 

Thank Lisa H
Daytona Beach, Florida
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171 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is an amazing place to stop on your water adventures or come by vehicle to the south end of Lake Monroe. The wings were delicious and so were the chicken fingers, nachos supreme and the jalapeno poppers too!

Thank Teacher20052013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Had time to kill before my flight. Stopped in for my traditional Bloody Mary before I fly it was fabulous! Sherri was my waitress, she mixed it herself, it was great! This will be my new pre-flight beverage stop before I leave Sanford

Thank Sharon D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I love to sit at St John's River and have a beer. It is so relaxing to watch the slow river moving into Lake Monroe. That you can do at Gator's Riverside Grill. Friendly staff. Good food. Cold beer. Some days live music.

Thank KenGoller
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place on the St John's River. Wings are real good with French fries. Open air dinning area over looking the river, and all its glorious wildlife. The beer is cold & pitchers seem bottomless.

Thank vincentseb221
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I love going to restaurants and bars that are off the beaten path. Great view. Nice waitress. Food was decent. Beer was cold. Would return when in area.

Thank mekopp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This restaurant is right on the water and it's fun to eat and watch the boats go by. The fish and fries meal was good and the portion was large enough for leftovers. Prices are reasonable for a waterfront location. The seating area is outdoors under an umbrella and to cool off they have misting fans which was great for... More 

Thank chelseasly
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

From the minute we walked in, I wanted to like this place. It has terrific character, a wonderful waterfront setting, live music and a large menu to choose from. Our waitress, who was also serving as a bartender that day, made it impossible to come up with more than a 2 out of 5 rating. Her service of two men... More 

Thank Cathy H
Roswell, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes for this place. Pulled up to it. In the marina nice dock side location. The service however was deplorable. It was actually embarrassing. We had other waitresses came over more than once to see if anyone was taking care of us. We ordered a steamed platter and the crab was cold. The oysters were bad. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4255 Peninsula Pt, Sanford, FL 32771-8441
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-688-9700

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?