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 Chips

    • Basket of Fries

    • Vegetable of the Day

    • Bowl of Coleslaw

    • Basket of Onion Rings

    • Bowl of Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions

    • Celery and Bleu Cheese

    • Basket of Hushpuppies

    • 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, or Garlic.
      • Tossed in BBQ, or Sweet Chile Sauce $1.00
      • Extra sauce or dressing $.50 each
      • All flats or all drums add $1.50 per 10 wings

    • 5 piece

    • 10 piece

    • 15 Piece

    • 20 piece

    • Handhelds

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

    • Grilled Shrimp Tacos


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

    • 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 with lettuce, pico de gallo & chipotle ranch. Served in flour tortillas.

    • 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.

    • Redfish Sandwich


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

    • Chicken Sandwich


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

    • Tuna Melt


      Albacore tuna salad, steamed on the grill, with fresh tomatoes & provolone.

    • 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, topped with provolone or American cheese.

      • Steak $11
      • Chicken $11
      • Gator Tail $13
    • Dinners

      • All dinners come with french fries & coleslaw
      • Substitutions may be made upon request

    • Redfish Dinner


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

    • Ribeye


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

    • Baby Back Rib Dinner

      Baby Back Rib Dinner


      A full slab of tender baby back ribs dry rubbed, smoked to perfection & glazed with bbq sauce. 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.

    • Jerk Citrus Dinner


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

    • Beachside Chicken Dinner


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

    • Shrimp & Grits


      Large shrimp, red & green peppers and andouille sausage in a cajun cheese sauce served over creamy grits (does not include sides).

    • Florida Grill Dinner


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

    • Joe's Combos

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

    • Choose 2

    • Choose 3

    • Choose 4

    • Desserts

    • Chocolate Overload Torte

    • 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.

    • Cheesecake


      Ask your server for today's selection.

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

    • Pasta


      (butter sauce or marinara)

    • Corn Dog

    • Hamburger

    • Cheeseburger

    • Mozzarella Sticks

    • Chicken Fingers

    • Grilled Cheese

    • Fish Nuggets

    • Hot Dog

    • Starters

    • New England Clam Chowder


      Homemade creamy clam chowder served in a fresh bread bowl.

    • Corn Nuggets


      Served with ranch dressing.

    • 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 & peppers. Served with remoulade dressing.

    • Fried Shrimp


      A generous portion of shrimp served with cocktail sauce.

    • Fried Okra


      A true southern delicacy served with chipotle ranch.

    • 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.

    • 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. Served with marinara sauce.

    • Salads

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

    • Sesame Seared Tuna Salad


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

    • House Salad


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

    • Lakeside Delight Salad


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

    • 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.

    • Burgers

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

    • Black and Bleu


      A juicy half-pound Angus beef patty, blackened with grilled onions and melted bleu cheese crumbles.

    • 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 & coleslaw

    • Joe's Own Gator Tail Basket


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

    • Chicken Finger Basket


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

    • Crispy Clam Strip Basket


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

    • Shrimp Basket


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

    • Fish Basket

      Fish Basket


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

    • Pasta

    • Served with toasted garlic bread.

    • 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.


    • Signature Cocktails

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Salty Joe


      Coconut rum, grapefruit juice, soda, and lime juice with a salted rim.

    • Watermelon Splash


      White rum, Sprite, and watermelon liqueur.

    • Jon's Go Go Juice


      Spiced rum with orange and pineapple juices, Grenadine, and Jon's Secret Twist.

    • Banana Nana


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

    • Victoria's Secret


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

    • Very Cherry Limade


      Cherry vodka, lime juice, and Sprite.

    • Liquor

    • Top Shelf


      Grey Goose, Patron, Maker's Mark, Glenfiddich, Woodford Reserve, Bailey's, Grand Marnier, & Jagermeister.

    • Super Premium


      Stoli, Bombay Sapphire, Crown Royal, Crown Royal Apple, Dewer's, Jameson, & Gentleman's Jack.

    • Premium


      44 Nectarine, Tito's, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Private Stock, Jack Daniel's, & Jim Beam.

    • Call


      Smirnoff, Smirnoff Flavors, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Cruzan, Cruzan Flavors, Malibu, Rumhaven, Jose Cuervo Gold, Jose Cuervo Silver, Fireball, Seagrams 7, Seagrams VO, & Southern Comfort.

    • 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.

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.