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Growlin Gator Bar & Grill

) #5 of 31 Restaurants in Grand Bend $$ - $$$ American, ,
86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
(519) 238-5636
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I try to eat at the Gator at least once a summer; it has become part of a family tradition. Every time we sit down and observe the spectacular view of Lake Huron we remind ourselves how fortunate we live in this...More

Thank Kimberllyna
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon lunch out on the patio the waitress was friendly and the food was enjoyable my wife particularly loved there Sangrias and the Sangria Sunday promotion lol

Thank S2H1977
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped going a couple years ago, my kids tell me it hasn't got any better. When it first started it was good, but after it got established it went downhill. Now its just get as many people through as possible, quality is long gone.

Thank tom f
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoy going there for a late bit to eat and watch the sun go down. If you can get a spot on the outer railing it makes for good people watching also. Service is great. Good variety of food and drinks. Reasonably priced....More

Thank msteeps
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a fabulous pitcher of sangria with friends on Sunday afternoon with appetizers for a light lunch. Service was awesome and food was fabulous! We also beat the line ups. It's no wonder there were lines up (which moved very quickly) with the service food...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up having lunch here once and dinner twice during our 4 nights in Grand Bend. Service was excellent. Food was very good. And you can't beat the lake view. The salads were amazing!

Thank Santorini Dreamin'
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in the busy long weekend for snacks and drinks. Food was excellent; prices were good. Our server was Megan and she was excellent. I would return.....

Thank Ontime2K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to grand bend on Canada day long weekend. Super busy. 30 minutes wait for a table. Staff was great though. Very attentive for do many people. Food was mediocre but this really isn't a place to go for a great meal. Mostly for drinks...More

1  Thank Jay L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking over Grand Bend beach the Gator probably has the best location in town. Service once seated was very good with drink order quickly taken and delivered. Food service was also very good. Big menu with lots of selection. Food was very good. A bit...More

Thank Aceadventurer123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I go to Grand Bend, there's nothing I look forward to more than going to the Gator for lunch AND dinner. I would consider it one of my favourite restaurants anywhere. What's better than a restaurant right on the beach? Everything on the menu...More

Thank taylorvalnion
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Main Street, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Lambton Shores  >  Grand Bend
  • Phone Number: (519) 238-5636
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