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Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant

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12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
+1 352-465-1635
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food prices and drink prices are high for the area. Everything is served in plastic. Staff not that friendly. Owners on site. Not friendly either. Could be a great place as it is on the water. They need better food, and better deals.

Thank Ginapage
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This mainly outdoor restaurant is set on the Withlacoochee River amid beautiful river hardwoods. The menu is varied; from gator(alligator) bites to pressed Cuban sandwiches ( which are large enough to share!) and everything in between. On weekend evenings, musical entertainment is enjoyed. It is very family friendly and you may see moms dancing with their little ones and grandfolks... More 

Thank Joan H
St. George, Utah
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

fun experience & quite good local seafood - mostly deep fried but still yummy!!! it was quite warm out but umbrellas on the patio made it all very enjoyable and the waitperson was a kick!

Thank ivoryspirit
Ocala, Florida
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91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for fun with friends or family. Eat outdoors and listen to music at night. Food was very good, chunky monkey is a drink they make and it's fantastic. Highly recommend if you are going to be in the area while in Florida

Thank Linda B G
Williston, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here numerous times and the food is always good and the staff is always helpful and polite. This is a must go to restaurant if you are ever near Dunnellon. Very kid friendly.

Thank Softballmomx5
Dallise J, Owner at Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you More 

Saint-Augustin, France
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I went there, both times in the afternoon, once on a weekend, once on weekday. Busier of course on weekend. Food both times was consistent. I won't rave about it, but as far as fried food goes, it was not greasy, tasty, and just the right amount. Fish Taco was good, Gator fritters good, calamari... More 

Thank MikeL37
Dallise J, Owner at Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations . We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a range of options available to you when seeking out a business to meet your needs. Therefore, your praise today means more than... More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat at the bar one evening and enjoyed cold beers and a friendly staff. The food was good and atmosphere was fun. The parking is pretty tough since there are few spaces but the staff will help direct you.

Thank Sue E
Dallise J, Owner at Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We consider reviews by actual customers to be an important part of our business because it reflects upon how well we serve our customers. We will continue to work extremely hard to please everyone who comes through our doors. More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went Saturday April 29 and was dissapointed. We've been going here for the last few years but this visit ended me going there forever. The scallop portions have always been skimpy but they were tasty. It's served on plastic as are the drinks. The soda is more ice than soda and it's in a 10 ounce cup. ($2.49) The scallops... More 

Thank Russell B
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came by boat and was very welcome to tie up and enjoy dining, relaxing and socializing with others there.

Thank Beookeaileen20
Dallise J, Owner at Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we serve....our greatest asset....our clientele. Please revisit us time and time again and feel free to... More 

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107 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the steamed shrimp! You need the peel it, but the Bay seasoning coating is great. Also had the grilled yellow snapper which was excellent. The beer and wine prices are the around the lowest I have seen, and the draft amber bock is great. Loved the outdoor seating overlooking the river (too bad the highway bridge is so close).... More 

Thank BostonEngineer
Dallise J, Owner at Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?