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

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

    • Broccoli

    • Cocount Lime Rice

    • Jumbo Wings

    • Tasty chicken wings served naked or lightly breaded with ranch or bleu cheese dressing & celery. Pick your flavor: Mild, Medium, Hot, Dry Rub, Garlic, or Parmesan. Tossed in BBQ, or Sweet Chili Sauce $1.00 Extra sauce or dressing $.50 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

    • Caesar Wrap

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

      • Chicken $11.5
      • Shrimp $14
      • Gator $15
    • 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 grilled shrimp, blackened with cream sauce, pineapple salsa, and lemon.

    • Joe's Phillies

      Served with sauteed mushrooms and onions, topped with provolone

      • Steak $12.5
      • Chicken $12.5
      • Gator Tail $15
    • 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.
      Upgrade to redfish $6.5

    • Shrimp Po' Boy


      Delicious and golden fried shrimp served on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato, and Joe's Secret Sauce.

    • Dinners

      • All dinners come with coconut lime rice and broccoli

    • Blackened Shrimp Skewers


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

    • Chicken Marsala


      Tender chicken breasts swimming in a slightly sweet and deliciously savoury marsala sauce

    • New York Strip


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

    • Redfish Dinner


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

    • Salmon


      Served your way, blackened or grilled

    • Desserts

    • Cheesecake


    • Decadent Peanut Butter Pie

      Decadent Peanut Butter Pie

    • Homemade Key Lime Pie

    • Ma's Brownie Sundae

      Ma's Brownie Sundae

    • Kids 10 and Under, Over 10 years of age will be charged $2 extra Served with fries, apple sauce, or fruit cup Dinks: Coke products, tea, Apple juice $2, 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 crackers and jalapenos.

    • Crispy Fried Pickles


      Lightly breaded jalapeno dill pickle chips served with Joe's Secret Sauce.

    • Crispy Mushrooms


      Fresh button mushrooms, lightly breaded and fried until golden brown. Served with a creamy horseradish sauce.

    • 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, marinated and fried to a golden brown. Served with a creamy horseradish sauce. Traditional or Buffalo.

    • Mozzarella Sticks


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

    • Peel & Eat Shrimp

      A generous portion of shrimp served cold with cocktail sauce $14

      Steamed and tossed in Old Bay $15

    • Seared Ahi Tuna


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

    • Salads

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

    • California Cobb


      Chopped chicken, bacon bits, avocado, Bleu cheese crumbles, and ranch served over romaine lettuce.

    • House Salad


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

    • Joe's Caesar


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

    • Salmon Salad


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

    • Burgers

    • All burgers are served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle spear & fries. Add-ons: Bacon, American Cheese, Provolone Cheese, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, 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

    • Chicken Finger Basket


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

    • Choose 2


      Choose any two of the proteins in baskets.

    • Choose 3


      Choose any 3 of the proteins in baskets.

    • Fish Basket

      Fish Basket


      Tender flaky white fish lightly breaded & fried to perfection. The best fish you can get on the lake!

    • Joe's Own Gator Tail Basket


      Joe's secret recipe of locally caught alligator. Served with a creamy horseradish sauce.

    • Shrimp Basket


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

    • Pasta

    • Served with toasted garlic bread.

    • Cajun Chicken and Shrimp 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 $5.5, or Gator $6.5


    • Signature Cocktails

    • Frozen Drinks


      Ask your server about today's frozen drink creations!

    • 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.

    • Joe's Old Fashioned


      Made with Hochstadter's slow and low rye whiskey, all this signature cocktail needs is ice

    • Lake Breeze


      A  combination of coconut and banana rums, pineapple & cranberry juices, topped with sprite.

    • Lake Pirate


      Spiced rum, melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and sour mix

    • Tropical Sour


      Our twist on a classic whiskey sour, this drink has a splash of pineapple juice, too

    • 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.

    • Wine

    • House Wine

    • Kendall Jackson Brands

    • Moet Splits

    • Liquor

    • Call


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

    • Premium


      Tito's, Tanqueray, Atoll Citrus, Hope Town Lime, Teramana Blanco, Teramana Reposado, Captain Morgan Private Stock, Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam.

    • Super Premium


      Stoli, Crown Royal, Crown Royal Apple, Dewer's, Jameson, Hochstadter's Slow and Low

    • Top Shelf


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

    • Well


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

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

    • Trash Can Drinks

    • Bull Gator


      Lemon vodka, blueberry vodka, blue curacao, topped with blueberry Red Bull

    • Irish Trash Can


      Vodka, gin, rum, tequila, melon liqueur, blue curacao, sour mix, topped with regular Red Bull.

    • Royal Gator


      Whiskey, peach Schnapps, and cranberry juice, topped with a peach Red Bull

    • Tropical Storm


      Coconut rum, banana rum, peach Schnapps, pineapple juice, topped with tropical Red Bull

    • Watermelon Krawl


      Raspberry vodka, peach Schnapps, sour mix, topped with watermelon Red Bull

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.