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Gator Tales

American, Pub
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5112 NW 34th Blvd, Across the street from the YMCA, Gainesville, FL 32605-1175
+1 352-376-9500
09:00 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Hampton, Florida
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I went here for my 53rd birthday the food and service was great & the 50 cents wings were awesome also.

Thank James M
Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Just wanted to say that I had a wonderful experience eating at this resturant ... The service was just fantastic !! Don't remember the waitress name .. A very happy person that loves her job and everybody that she waits on ...The food was just awesome !!! I will tell everybody what a great place this is !!!

Thank Steve F
Gainesville, Florida
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

If you like good chicken wings this place does have good wings. Everything else is just alright. Nothing to write home about.

Thank Scott J
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

This restaurant gets two stars, one for our server who was terrific - personable and trying very hard. And a second star goes to the manager for also trying very hard and comping our meal. But the food must get no stars. The only fish available is swai, a cheap, low-quality fish from rivers in Viet Nam and SE Asia.... More 

1 Thank Sally B
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136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

We went here with a groupon wasn't sure how it would be - it was our 1st time here. Very good food, generous portions. We will be going back. Service was friendly and good.

Thank Debra H
Palm Harbor, Florida
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763 reviews
559 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Overall for a bar food it was okay. The dry rub wings were very good, even with the high cost of the wings. The French dip was okay, using bought sliced beef. The grilled shrimp po boy was pretty good. Ordered with no onions and came with onions. The French fries and onion rings were both good. Need to train... More 

Thank smiller560
Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We had a discount so we thought we would try it out. It was dark and seemed dingy. If all you want to do is drink and play pool, it is a good place. We did not order anything complicated, burger, wings. However, it took over 30 minutes to get our food. The food was below average. I would prefer... More 

2 Thank shelley m
Niceville, Florida
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

Didn't eat anything here. Went with my daughter and her friends (30-35 year olds and I'm in late 50s). Thought it was a really fun place to drink and listen to karaoke. I particularly liked the blend of customer ages so i didn't feel like i was partying with just a bunch of younguns.

1 Thank tchalg8
High Springs, Florida
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Went here for lunch recently. We arrived 30 minutes after they opened but walked into a dark restaraunt. There was a lady working at the bar but she never acknowledged us. We waited for about 10 minutes before a waitress finally came out. She said she just got there. Turned on the lights and sat us. The menu is very... More 

Thank gatormomma
SWARTHYLAD, Owner at Gator Tales, responded to this review

Hello! I am very sorry you had such an unpleasant experience with your recent visit. This is definitely not the typical experience and is definitely not what anyone would expect. I appreciate you letting us know so we can correct it. I hope you give us the opportunity to serve you again and show what we can do. Also I... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2006

A group of seven of us had dinner here last week. The food was Ok. Meatloaf portions were huge literally enough for 3 meals. The flat iron steak was good. Coconut shrimp was excellent however it was served with cold sauce. Three members had to send back their cold green beans and mashed potatoes. Prices were reasonable, for a mediocre... More 

Thank putinbaydriver
SWARTHYLAD, Owner at Gator Tales, responded to this review

Hello! We just took over this business in August of 2012. We have made many improvements and are currently updating the menu. Since this review is quite old, if you are still in the area, I encourage you to stop by and check it out for yourself. Thanks for your time! -Fred More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
American, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5112 NW 34th Blvd, Across the street from the YMCA, Gainesville, FL 32605-1175
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-376-9500
Gator Tales is a place that has an area to suit every mood!Home of the Best Tale in Gainesville! Gainesville's Only venue with 3 large separate entertainment areas: TIKI BAR Lounge & relax in our large covered outdoor patio with tropical tunes, enjoy 3 large screen TV's. Bring along your dog to share in the fun.SPORTS BAR Featuring a full liquor bar, you can catch the game on one of our 9 TV's and enjoy the best local live entertainment every day of the week. Swamp Bar Our Newest area features 3 APA regulation pool tables, 4 dart alleys, 3 TV's, along with a large seating area to watch and enjoy! Happy Hour Every Day 2pm-7pm and 11 pm-close.

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