Picture yourself eating dinner under the oaks by the water with a beer in your hand and a football game on TV. Sound like the perfect getaway? Drive just a few miles out of Ocala, and experience it all at The Blue Gator.
Bob Jewett, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, Dallise, describes the atmosphere as “a laid back, comfortable outdoor setting.” Situated right on the Withlacoochee River, The Blue Gator’s beautiful outdoor scenery, big screen TVs, delicious food and full liquor bar provides a relaxing atmosphere and one-of-a-kind experience.
Never been there? Bob and Dallise recommend that you try one of their top-selling dishes, like the blackened grouper sandwich with sweet potato fries, the Cuban or the black and blue cheeseburger with tater tots. Start the night off with The Blue Gator bites appetizer, and make sure to try the award-winning clam chowder from Cedar Key.
The Blue Gator also offers airboat tours and boat rentals if you want to spend more time on the water. Get your friends together on Tuesdays for 59-cent wings, and come Thursday through Sunday for live music. The Blue Gator hosts Southern rock, classic rock and country bands that play from 6 to 9pm on Thursdays, 7 to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 to 5pm on Sundays. There’s also enough indoor seating for 60 guests, and Bob and Dallise are planning to open their new Angler Resort in February 2016.
With a menu full of delicious seafood and nights packed with events and live music, The Blue Gator is the place to go for a good time. Take your family and friends to enjoy football games, airboat tours, dinner on the water and everything else that makes this a one-of-kind place. Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page to stay up to date on events and specials!
The Blue Gator
12189 S Williams Street, Dunnellon
Fri & Sat 11a-12a