We've gone to Gator Joe's over the past 4 or 5 years. The majority of our visits have been good. The wait staff has ALWAYS been just so-so, but we go for the fun of the place and the food. I've never had a bad meal there, BUT below average wait staff is a drag, usually college kids that have received minimal training.
Last night we took an old friend s and actually had the best service we've ever had AND the food was good. Maybe there is hope for better service! JUST REMEMBER, DON'T GO TO GATOR JOE'S IF YOU ARE PICKY ABOUT SERVICE! IT'S A FUN PLACE WITH AN ECLECTIC ATMOSPHERE...NUFF SAID!
My husband and I love this place! but last night was bad. I felt so sorry for our server he was definitely in the weeds but had an awesome attitude. I have been in the industry for 13 years and in my oppinion this guy worked his tail off with only help from one other server while other employees stood around doing nothing to help him. I know when I left the expression on my face was not a nice one and I do feel bad about that. It was not our servers fault just poor management. Dude, I hope you banked last night, sorry about the nasty look I gave you when leaving, it was just not our best night out at Gator Joe's. You did a GREAT job.
WOW. Best gator ever. Brought a group of friends from the Villages and had the best time ever. We Sat Outside on the deck. The Guy taking care of us had us laughing the whole time. Food was very good and the Rum Runners are to die for. Great View, Great Atmosphere. Great Service, Great Drinks. All they need is some steel drums and it could pass for the keys. Ill Be Back Soon
Gator Joe's is a great place to eat and hang out. My cousin has a lake house 5 houses to the West and we sit out on his dock at night and listen to the music coming from Joe's. Great food and since I'm from FL and spent a lot of time there eating gator and frog legs I can honestly say these are the best I have ever had. Let the kids play in the lake with the ducks while the adults sit on the patio and get lit, then just take the golf cart about 30secs back hom, what more could you ask for?
Service is so-so as it sometimes seems like they are acting like they're doing you a favor by taking your food or drink order so I just get my own drinks from the bar. They were really accomodating when we had a 50 or so person wedding party show up and everything went great. I can't wait to go back and veg out at Weir again, hit up Gator Joe's and maybe take another trip up Silver Springs.
during the week, but very hectic and busy nearly every weekend. A great place to go most of the time, because I personaly don't like big crowds. The food is very good and at a reasonable price. The Gator Tail is especially good and so are the frog legs when they are available.