Gator Joe’s Beach Bar & Grill Menu

Marion County’s only Key West style waterfront restaurant. Established in 1926 on the water’s edge of Lake Weir, Gator Joe’s is a family friendly restaurant with a laid back casual atmosphere and island cuisine.


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Gator Joe’s features Burgers, Sandwiches, Seafood & Steakhouse Cuisine.

Great for groups and the whole family. Excellent service and outdoor seating, serving lunch, dinner, and drinks.


Mon-Thurs: 11 – 9
Fri: 11 – 10
Sat: 10:30 – 10
Sun: 10:30 – 9

Justin R. Sirmons – General Manager

Phone: (352) 288-3100

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Cash


    • A La Carte Items

    • Basket of Fries

    • Basket of Hushpuppies

    • Basket of Onion Rings

    • Bowl of Rice

    • Broccoli

    • Extra Sauce or Dressing

    • Wings

      • Tasty chicken wings served naked or lightly breaded with ranch or bleu cheese dressing & celery.
      • Pick your flavor: Mild, Medium, Hot, Garlic, or Dry Rub.
      • Tossed in BBQ, or Sweet Chile Sauce $1.00
      • Extra sauce or dressing $1 each
      • All flats or all drums add $1 per 5 wings

    • 10 piece

    • 5 piece

    • Handhelds

      • All sandwiches served with fries and pickle spear.
      • Onion rings may be substituted for $1.99

    • BLT


      A traditional bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich.

    • Caesar Wrap

      Blackened chicken breast, romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and caesar dressing served in a whole wheat tortilla.

      • Chicken $10.5
      • Shrimp $12.5
      • Gator $13.5
    • Chicken Sandwich


      A tender chicken breast that can be grilled, blackened or fried served on a kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, and onion.

    • Fried Fish Tacos


      Two Alaskan pollock fillets with lettuce, pineapple salsa & chipotle ranch. Served in flour tortillas.

    • Gator Tacos


      Two flour tortillas filled with our signature gator, bacon bits, feta cheese, and lettuce all topped with Joe's secret sauce.

    • Grilled Shrimp Tacos


      Two flour tortillas filled with blackened shrimp, pineapple salsa, Joe's secret sauce, and lemon.

    • Joe's Phillies

      Made with sauteed mushrooms and onions, topped with provolone or American cheese.

      • Steak $11.5
      • Chicken $11.5
      • Gator Tail $13.5
    • Ocklawaha's Famous Fish Sandwich


      Two full Alaskan pollock fillets lightly breaded and fried to perfection served on a hoagie roll with lettuce, tomato and onion.

    • Redfish Sandwich


      A delicious 1/2 pound of tasty redfish, grilled, blackened or fried. Served on a hoagie roll with lettuce, tomato & onion. 

    • Dinners

      • All dinners come with coconut lime rice and broccoli

    • Blackened Shrimp Skewers


      2 large skewers of shrimp dusted with blackening seasoning and grilled.

    • Joe's Combo

      Create your own crispy fried seafood basket: shrimp, fish, clams, or gator tail.

      • choose 2 $16
      • choose 3 $21
    • New York Strip


      Hand cut 12oz. strip with just the right amount of marbling.

    • Pineapple Bourbon Chicken Kebobs


      12oz. of chicken marinated overnight in a homeade Maker's Mark marinade, then grilled to order.

    • Redfish Dinner


      A fresh & tender half pound cut of redfish cooked your way: fried, chargrilled or blackened.

    • Joe's Combos

      • Create your own crispy fried seafood basket.
      • Shrimp, Fish, Chicken, or Gator Tail.

    • Choose 2

    • Choose 3

    • Desserts

    • Cheesecake


      Ask your server for today's selection.

    • Decadent Peanut Butter Pie

      Decadent Peanut Butter Pie


      Homemade peanut butter pie.

    • Homemade Key Lime Pie


      Finish Key West style with Gator Joe's key lime pie.

    • Kids 10 and Under Choose a side: Fries, Chips, Fruit Cup, Apple Sauce Dinks: Coke products, iced tea, Powerade, Apple juice $1.5, Milk $2, Chocolate milk $2

    • Cheeseburger

    • Chicken Fingers

    • Corn Dog

    • Grilled Cheese

    • Hamburger

    • Hot Dog

    • Mozzarella Sticks

    • Pasta


      (butter sauce or marinara)

    • Starters

    • Bahamian Smoked Fish Spread


      A flavorful spread with a variety of veggies, crackers, and jalapenos.

    • Crispy Fried Pickles


      Lightly breaded jalapeno dill pickle chips served with chipotle ranch.

    • Crispy Mushrooms


      Fresh button mushrooms, lightly breaded and fried until golden brown.

    • Fish Nuggets


      Delicious bite-sized pieces of our flaky white fish, lightly breaded and fried to perfection.

    • Fried Shrimp


      A generous portion of shrimp served with cocktail sauce. Plain or Buffalo style.

    • Joe's Own Gator Tail

      Joe's Own Gator Tail


      Made from locally caught alligator, slowly marinated and deliciously fried to a golden brown. Traditional or Buffalo.

    • Mozzarella Sticks


      A basket of 8 crispy fried mozzarella sticks served with a side of marinara sauce.

    • Peel & Eat Shrimp

      A generous portion of shrimp served

      • Served cold with cocktail sauce $12.5
      • Served hot with drawn butter $13.5
    • Seared Ahi Tuna


      Coated in blackening seasoning and seared to perfection, then chilled. Served cold with a balsamic glaze drizzle and wasabi cucumber dressing.

    • Salads

    • Add Gator, Shrimp or Seared Tuna to any salad for an additional $4.50

    • House Salad


      Spring mix greens, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, mixed cheese & croutons.

    • Joe's Caesar Salad


      Garden fresh romaine lettuce tossed in a parmesan caesar dressing then topped with croutons and shredded parmesan cheese.

    • Joe's Wedge Salad


      Wedge  lettuce with ranch, Bleu cheese crumbles, bacon bits, avocado, and grilled chicken.

    • Salmon Berry Salad


      Fresh berries, grilled or blackened salmon, feta cheese, and citrus vinaigrette.

    • Burgers

    • Add Bacon, Cheese, Sauteed Mushrooms, or Sauteed Onions $0.75 each

    • Joe's Big Burger

      Joe's Big Burger


      Build your own burger starting with a juicy half-pound Angus beef patty chargrilled to perfection.

    • Baskets

    • All baskets are served with fries & hushpuppies

    • Chicken Finger Basket


      Lightly breaded and cooked until golden brown. Served with ranch, honey mustard or bbq sauce.

    • Fish Basket

      Fish Basket


      Tender Alaskan pollock lightly breaded and fried to perfection. The best fish you can get on the lake!

    • Joe's Own Gator Tail Basket


      Made from locally caught alligator, slowly marinated & fried to a golden brown. Served with a creamy horseradish sauce. 

    • Shrimp Basket


      Lightly breaded and deliciously crispy fried shrimp served with a side of cocktail sauce.

    • Pasta

    • Served with toasted garlic bread.

    • Cajun Chicken Pasta


      A twist on our signature alfredo, we add blackening to the sauce for a little extra kick, then add a healthy portion of blackened shrimp and chicken to finish it off.

    • Pasta Alfredo


      Cooked to order linguini noodles, tossed in a cheesy garlic cream sauce. Add Chicken or Shrimp $5, or Gator $6


    • Signature Cocktails

    • Banana Nana


      White rum, spiced rum, orange juice, and banana puree.

    • Gator Juice


      A layered drink with coconut rum, melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and a dark rum float.

    • Island Mule


      Coconut rum, strawberry puree, ginger beer, and lime juice.

    • Very Cherry Limade


      Cherry vodka, lime juice, and Sprite.

    • Victoria's Secret


      Spiced rum, Amaretto, peach schnapps and cranberry, pineapple, and orange juices.

    • VooDoo Juice


      A mix of pineapple, mango, & citrus vodkas with coconut rum, plus pineapple, cranberry, and orange juices all topped with a dark rum float.

    • Watermelon Splash


      White rum, Sprite, and watermelon liqueur.

    • Liquor

    • Call


      Smirnoff, Smirnoff Flavors, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Cruzan Banana, Malibu, Fireball, Seagrams 7, & Southern Comfort.

    • Premium


      44 Nectarine, Tito's, Tanqueray, Teramana Blanco, Teramana Reposado, Captain Morgan Private Stock, Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, & Rumple Minze.

    • Super Premium


      Stoli, Crown Royal, Crown Royal Apple, Dewer's, & Jameson.

    • Top Shelf


      Grey Goose, Patron, Maker's Mark, Bailey's, Grand Marnier, Hennessy, & Jagermeister.

    • Well


      Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Bourbon, Scotch, & Whiskey.

    • Frozen Cocktails

    • Margaritas


      Classic margarita with a salted rim. Available in Original, strawberry, raspberry or mango.

    • Pina Coladas


      A mixture of white rum, and premium pina colada mix.

    • Strawberry Daiquiri


      A mixture of white rum, and premium strawberry daiquiri mix.

Ask your server or bartender to upgrade your drink to a double!!


Eating raw or undercooked meat, poultry, eggs, or seafood poses a health risk to everyone, but especially to the elderly, young children under age 4, pregnant women and other highly susceptible individuals with compromised immune systems. The cooking of such animal foods reduces the risk of illness.