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The Gator's Tail

$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Pub
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970 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8R3, Canada
+1 519-620-9800
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed a handy place to grab lunch, make some phone calls. Basically pointed at menu items while on a phone call and server was friendly and accommodating. Fish tacos were one of the best I've ever had, could have used some sauce underneath the fish and slaw, but was very tasty. Followed up with a soup and salad, soup of... More 

Thank 509red
Guelph, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Arrived for a late dinner on a Friday. No issues being seated. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Ended up ordering based on his recommendation and the Fish & Chips were very good. Karaoke began just after 9pm, not much of a crowd. Also wasn't our scene/should of sat in the bar to avoid it.

Thank Marie956
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

When the kids are asked "where do you want to go for dinner?" Gator's tail !!! Is the answer every time. Good food always! And they never forget the side of nan for the kids!

Thank Lindsay L
Cambridge, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Gator has the Best fish and chips! Huge piece of thick Halibut battered delicately, almost tempura and tastes amazing. Not greasy. Our Go to place for Fish and Wings!

Thank wordsmith99
Cambridge, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here with my partner and it was average in terms of how the food tasted and it's offerings. The service was not great. It was not the fault of the server as she was overloaded with too many people as she working alone. Took too long for food and even the bill at the end. Not sure I... More 

Thank Jan-Michael M
Cambridge, Ontario
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234 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

If there was a good rating, this restaurant would have received that. The food was good, the service really good, and prices okay. We had Cobb salad, a nice full plate, and fish and chips, which was a very tasty and large piece of fish. It is worth eating here

Thank mamamoose
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Came w a big group from work . We pre ordered. Food and drinks were good, service was top notch. Recommend the burgers, and the salads

Thank malscum
Cambridge, Canada
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Its an awesome pub, a little noisy when events are happening on the Box. Otherwise food has always been good, served quick as possible. Chicken with bacon delicious with fries or sweet potato fries even better. Pork juicy and tasty bbq with salad

Thank sugarlipsinfo
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We visited here with our family of 32. This is a local place for some of our family and I have to say, I can see why. The drinks flowed all night in the warm, sunny evening on the terrace. The food was great as was the service by the staff. We visited again and we had exactly the same... More 

Thank stuartclasper
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Plenty of good eats at the Gator's tail. Dining or bar seating. Food is well priced with good size portions and plenty of variety. THere is something for vegetarians as well. Different days have beer specials so ask! Lots of big screens so you can watch your favourite sports live. I have been here a few times and will go... More 

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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
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8R3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 519-620-9800

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