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Gator's Riverside Grill

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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4255 Peninsula Pt, Sanford, FL 32771-8441
+1 407-688-9700
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Casselberry, Florida
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My husband and I have passed by Gator's several times and always wanted to give it a try. It was Sunday afternoon, and a beautiful day so we made the trek to Gator's. It was fairly busy, but since it was nearly 2:00 not too many people were eating. We sat at the bar and since we were starving, we... More 

Thank Suzanne S
State College, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner at Gators on a Sunday. This is basically a fun loving "redneck" grill according to the live music entertainment. Our waitress was fun and pretty efficient even though she was very busy. This is a place with a real down home atmosphere and a eating deck over looking the St Johns River. We ordered draft beers... More 

Thank RMB634
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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185 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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91 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
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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295 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
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 

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?