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.

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

Katie Amidei – General Manager

Brandy Gusky – Assistant Manager

Phone: (352) 288-3100

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Cash

    • A La Carte Items

    • Basket of Chips

    • Basket of Fries

    • Vegetable of the Day

    • Loaded Baked Potato


      Available after 4 pm

    • Bowl of Cole Slaw

    • Basket of Onion Rings

    • Bowl of Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions

    • Bowl of Kickin' Rice

    • Bowl of Caribbean Beans

    • Celery and Bleu Cheese

    • Basket of Hushpuppies

    • Extra Sauce or Dressing

    • Wings

      • Tasty chicken wings served naked or lightly breaded with bleu cheese dressing and celery.
      • Pick your flavor: Mild, Medium, Hot, or Garlic.
      • Extra sauce or dressing $.50 each
      • Tossed in BBQ, or Sweet Chile Sauce $1.00

    • 5 piece

    • 10 piece

    • 20 piece

    • Handhelds

      • All sandwiches served with chips and pickle spear.
      • Fries or Rice may be substituted for $0.99
      • Onion rings may be substituted for $1.99
      • Substitute flat bread on any sandwich $0.50

    • 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.

    • Fried Fish Tacos


      Two Alaskan pollock fillets in flour tortillas with lettuce, pico de gallo and chipotle ranch.

    • Blackened Chicken Caesar Wrap


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

    • Flatbread Turkey Melt


      Sliced turkey, onions, and melted cheddar jack cheese on a grilled flatbread.

    • Lake Weir Club Wrap


      Try this spin on an old favorite: ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato served in a whole wheat tortilla.

    • Mojo Stuffed Chicken Sandwich


      Cajun chicken breast stuffed with shredded pork, jalapenos, and provolone cheese grilled with a BBQ or citrus glaze.

    • Chicken Sandwich


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

    • Mahi Mahi Sandwich


      A delicious half-pound of tasty Mahi Mahi grilled, blackened or fried served on a hoagie roll with lettuce, tomato and onion.

    • Mojo Flatbread Cuban


      The same old Cuban just got better! Mojo pork, ham, spicy pickles, melted provolone cheese and mustard on a grilled flatbread.

    • Reuben


      Sliced corned beef topped with sauerkraut, melted provolone cheese on toasted rye.

    • Joe's Phillies


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

      • Steak $9.99
      • Chicken $9.99
      • Gator Tail $11.99
    • Grilled Shrimp Tacos


      Two flour tortillas filled with grilled shrimp brushed with sweet chili sauce, pico de gallo and lime.

    • Dinners

      • Choice of two sides.
      • Your choice of Fries, Coleslaw, Caribbean Beans, Joe’s Kickin’ Rice, Hushpuppies of Baked Potato (after 4pm)
      • Add a house salad to any entree for only $3.99

    • Baby Back Rib Dinner

      Baby Back Rib Dinner


      A full slab of tender baby back ribs dry rubbed and smoked to perfection. Joe says, "by far the best on the lake!"

    • Mediterranean Pork Chop Dinner


      Two center pork chops topped with sauteed yellow squash, zucchini, red peppers and feta cheese.

    • Joe Mama's Mahi Mahi Dinner


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

    • Jerk Citrus Dinner


      Choose from two center cut pork chops or two chicken breasts topped with Jamaican jerk seasoning and fresh Florida citrus glaze.

    • Beach Side Chicken Dinner


      Two perfectly seasoned chicken breasts, with your choice of preparation style of chargrilled, fried or blackened with a side of either honey mustard of BBQ sauce.

    • Florida Grill Dinner


      A tender and flaky 10 oz. Asian white fish filet smothered in sauteed peppers and onions prepared chargrilled, fried or blackened.

    • Ribeye


      The true steak on the Lake. A monster 12 oz. cut perfectly seasoned with Joe's blend of herbs and spices. Cooked to your specification.

    • Joe's Combos

      • Create your own crispy fried seafood basket.
      • Shrimp, Fish, Frog Legs, Clams, or Gator Tail.

    • Choose 2

    • Choose 3

    • Choose 4

    • Desserts

    • Decadent Peanut Butter Pie

      Decadent Peanut Butter Pie


      Homemade peanut butter pie.

    • Our Signature Key Lime Pie


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

    • Homemade Specialty House Desserts


      Ask your server for today's selection.

    • Chocolate Overload Torte

    • For Kids 10 and Under
      Choose a side: Fries, Fruit Cup, Apple Sauce

    • Corn Dog Basket

    • Hamburger

    • Cheeseburger

    • Mozzarella Sticks

    • Chicken Fingers

    • Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    • Fish Nuggets

    • Hot Dog

    • Starters

    • Fried Shrimp


      A generous portion of shrimp served with cocktail sauce.

    • Fried Green Tomatoes


      A garden fresh southern tradition fried to golden perfection.

    • Fried Okra


      A true southern delicacy.

    • Crispy Mushrooms


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

    • 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.

    • Chicken Fingers


      Lightly hand-breaded and perfectly fried.

    • Fish Nuggets


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

    • Crispy Fried Pickles


      Lightly breaded jalapeno dill pickle chips served with chipotle ranch.

    • Joe's Sampler


      A half order of gator tail and hushpuppies.

    • Blackened Chicken Quesadilla


      Blackened chicken blended with cheddar jack cheese melted within a grilled flour tortilla.

    • Joe's Jambalaya


      A tasty combination of cajun spices blended with sausage, chicken and ham. Served with cornbread.

    • Peel & Eat Shrimp


      A generous portion of shrimp served with cocktail sauce.

    • Bahamian Smoked Fish Spread


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

    • Mozzarella Sticks


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

    • Calamari


      A generous portion of tasty calamari lightly breaded and cooked until golden brown.

    • Sesame Seared Tuna


      Served with a balsamic glaze over a bed of spring mix greens and a side of wasabi cucumber dressing.

    • Crab Cakes


      Sweet claw meat blended with breadcrumbs, onions, and peppers over a bed of seasonal greens.

    • Salads

      • Add Gator, Shrimp or Seared Tuna for an additional $4.50
      • Add Mahi for an additional $8.00.

    • House Salad


      Spring mix greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions.

    • Lakeside Delight Salad


      Spring mix greens, crumbled bleu cheese, mandarin oranges, pineapple, candied pecans and dried cranberries. Served with zinfandel dressing.

    • Gator Joe's Greek Salad


      Spring mix greens, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers. Served with Greek vinaigrette dressing,

    • Joe's Caesar Salad


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

    • Joe's Chopped Salad


      Garden fresh romaine lettuce, ham, turkey, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and hard boiled eggs. Tossed and chopped. Served with your choice of dressing.

    • Shrimp and Krab Salad

      Shrimp and Krab Salad


      Spring mix greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions topped with a blend of shrimp and imitations crabmeat. Served with Key West remoulade dressing.

    • Sesame Seared Tuna Salad


      Pan-seared Tuna, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions on a bed of Spring mix greens. Served with your choice of dressing.

    • Cold Drinks

    • Cold Drinks

      • Coke
      • Diet Coke
      • Sprite
      • Barq's Root Beer
      • Energy Drink
      • Coffee
      • Ice Tea
      • Bottled Water

      • Mellow Yellow
      • Mr. Pibb
      • Blue Powerade
      • Lemonade
      • Arnold Palmer
      • Assorted Juices
      • Milk
      • Chocolate Milke

    • Baskets

      • Choice of two sides.
      • Your choice of Fries, Coleslaw, Caribbean Beans, Joe's Kickin' Rice, Hushpuppies, or Baked Potato (after 4pm)
      • Add a house salad to any entree for only $2.99

    • Chicken Finger Basket


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

    • Crispy Clam Strip Basket


      A generous portion of lightly breaded and deliciously crispy strips served with cocktail sauce.

    • Shrimp Basket


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

    • Joe's Jumpin' Crispy Frog Leg Basket


      Several lightly hand breaded frog legs. Fried until crispy and golden.

    • 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 and deliciously fried to a golden brown

      • Full Order $13.99
      • Half Order $8.99
    • Pasta

      • Served with toasted garlic bread.

    • Shrimp or Chicken Scampi


      Your choice sauteed in butter, garlic and white wine sauce with lemon then tossed in linguine and topped with shredded parmesan cheese.

    • Vegetable Scampi


      A zesty blend of sauteed mushrooms, onions, yellow squash, zucchini, red and green peppers, topped with fresh tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.

    • Mussels Linguine


      A full pound of mussels tossed in linguine with white wine butter cream sauce, shallots and garlic. Topped with parmesan cheese.

    • Specialty Drinks

    • Gator Juice


      Coconut Rum, Melon, and Pineapple juice Topped off with a Myer's Run Floater!

    • Key Lime Freeze


      A combination of Rum, Pina Colada and Margarita that tastes like a frozen slice of Key Lime Pie.

    • Gator Teas


      Three Gator Teas to choose from:

      • Green Tea - Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, peach schnapps, and ginger ale.
      • Nectarine Palmer - 44 North Sunnyslope Nectarine Vodka, with home brewed iced tea and fresh lemonade.
      • Raspberry Tea - New Amsterdam Redberry Vodka and sweet or unsweet tea.
    • Voodoo Juice


      RumHaven Coconut Rum, Three Olives Pineapple, Three Olives Mango, and Three Olives Citrus Vodka mixed with pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and orange juice served with floater of Kraken Black Spiced Rum.

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