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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
+1 352-465-1635
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“grouper fingers” (21 reviews)
“tater tots” (12 reviews)
“frog legs” (16 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
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1 - 10 of 566 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the Grouper sandwich and Grouper strips. Both worthy choices. Enjoyed the sweet potato fries and onion rings as well. Service was prompt and courteous. Nice meal for all.

Thank dadsprad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been 3 times so far. I should note it's a 50 minute drive out. :) It's good each time. The staff is friendly and attentive. And...I've fallen in love with their steamed shrimp. I order up so that I can have a doggie bag!...More

Thank DGainer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have had lunch and dinner at this site and have been very satisfied with food, staff and establishment. Love to sit outside and watch the activity on the river. Parking can look full but if you drop off party and park across the street...More

Thank cathie h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After we left Cody’s we stopped at Blue Gator’s for more fun and drinks. We had a great time sitting by the river and enjoying the day the food is really good and the service is great. Ask for sparkles. She is great. You will...More

Thank Mickpage3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here one night and the food was great...I decided to order a burger and I always get it well done, they actually cooked it well done with out burning it. Kudos to the chef. Might have been close to 90 that day...More

Thank tlee470
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the fried oysters with cole slaw. Both were very good, though the oysters were more lukewarm than hot.

Thank Candy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Dunnellon for a weekend trip. Stopped here after exploring the town. We had live music on Saturday night that started at 8 pm. Parking is pretty bad at location. There is parking across the road and a protected cross walk. Food was...More

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to have good food and great live music on fridays. For vegetarians there are unfortunately only sides offered

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In town to see friends and we chose this place because it was unaffected by the hurricane. Good choice. We all had different dishes and everyone enjoyed the food. Parking lot was crowded for a Sunday, but they have overflow parking nearby with a shuttle...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a house guest from AZ, Connie, who stayed with us longer than any of us planned due to airport delays after Hurricane Irma. We took that unexpected block of time to show Connie around Ocala (where we live) and places in Dunnellon. Among...More

Thank Janis H
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1 December 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
30 October 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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