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.

Hours

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

Michael G. Fredette – General Manager
Email: gm@gatorjoesocala.com

Phone: (352) 288-3100

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Cash

    • A La Carte Items


    • Basket of Chips

      $2
    • Basket of Fries

      $3
    • Vegetable of the Day

      $2
    • Bowl of Coleslaw

      $2
    • Basket of Onion Rings

      $4
    • Bowl of Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions

      $2
    • Celery and Bleu Cheese

      $3
    • Basket of Hushpuppies

      $5
    • Extra Sauce or Dressing

      $0.25
    • 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

      $7
    • 10 piece

      $13
    • 15 Piece

      $17
    • 20 piece

      $21
    • 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


    • Ocklawaha's Famous Fish Sandwich

      $8

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

    • Fried Fish Tacos

      $8

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

    • Blackened Chicken Caesar Wrap

      $8.50

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

    • Flatbread Turkey Melt

      $9

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

    • Lake Weir Club Wrap

      $8.50

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

    • Redfish Sandwich

      $14

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

    • Chicken Sandwich

      $9

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

    • Tuna Melt

      $9

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

    • Mojo Flatbread Cuban

      $9

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

    • Reuben

      $9

      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 $10
      • Chicken $10
      • Gator Tail $12
    • Grilled Shrimp Tacos

      $10

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

    • Dinners

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


    • Baby Back Rib Dinner

      Baby Back Rib Dinner

      $19

      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

      $12

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

    • Jerk Citrus Dinner

      $12

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

    • Beachside Chicken Dinner

      $11

      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

      $14

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

    • Florida Grill Dinner

      $12

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

    • Ribeye

      $18

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

    • Redfish Dinner

      $16

      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, Frog Legs, Clams, or Gator Tail.


    • Choose 2

      $14
    • Choose 3

      $18
    • Choose 4

      $22
    • Desserts


    • Decadent Peanut Butter Pie

      Decadent Peanut Butter Pie

      $4

      Homemade peanut butter pie.

    • Our Signature Key Lime Pie

      $4

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

    • Cheesecake

      $4.50

      Ask your server for today's selection.

    • Chocolate Overload Torte

      $5
    • Dippin Dots Icecream

      $5
    • For Kids 10 and Under Choose a side: Fries, Fruit Cup, Apple Sauce


    • Corn Dog

      $6
    • Hamburger

      $6
    • Cheeseburger

      $6
    • Mozzarella Sticks

      $6
    • Chicken Fingers

      $6
    • Grilled Cheese

      $6
    • Fish Nuggets

      $6
    • Hot Dog

      $6
    • Pasta

      $6

      (butter sauce or marinara)

    • Starters


    • Fried Shrimp

      $11

      A generous portion of shrimp served with cocktail sauce.

    • Fried Okra

      $6

      A true southern delicacy served with chipotle ranch.

    • Crispy Mushrooms

      $7

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

    • Joe's Own Gator Tail

      Joe's Own Gator Tail

      $11

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

    • Chicken Fingers

      $7

      Lightly hand-breaded and perfectly fried.

    • Fish Nuggets

      $7

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

    • Crispy Fried Pickles

      $8

      Lightly breaded jalapeno dill pickle chips served with chipotle ranch.

    • Joe's Sampler

      $8

      A half order of gator tail and hushpuppies.

    • Joe's Jambalaya

      $7

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

    • Peel & Eat Shrimp

      $12

      A generous portion of shrimp served with cocktail sauce.

    • Bahamian Smoked Fish Spread

      $8.50

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

    • Mozzarella Sticks

      $7

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

    • Calamari

      $7

      A generous portion of tasty calamari lightly breaded and cooked until golden brown. Served with marinara sauce.

    • Sesame Seared Tuna

      $11

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

    • Crab Cakes

      $11

      Sweet claw meat blended with breadcrumbs, onions & peppers. Served with remoulade dressing.

    • New England Clam Chowder

      $8

      Homemade creamy clam chowder served in a fresh bread bowl.

    • Corn Nuggets

      $7

      Served with ranch dressing.

    • Salads

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


    • House Salad

      $4.75

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

    • Lakeside Delight Salad

      $10

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

    • Joe's Greek Salad

      $11

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

    • Joe's Caesar Salad

      $8

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

    • Joe's Chopped Salad

      $11.50

      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

      $11

      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

      $13

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

    • Burgers

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


    • Black and Bleu

      $10.50

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

    • Joe's Big Burger

      Joe's Big Burger

      $9

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

    • Baskets

    • All baskets are served with fries & coleslaw


    • Chicken Finger Basket

      $10

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

    • Crispy Clam Strip Basket

      $9

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

    • Shrimp Basket

      $14

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

    • Joe's Jumpin' Frog Leg Basket

      $14

      Lightly hand breaded frog legs, fried until golden & served with remoulade sauce.

    • Fish Basket

      Fish Basket

      $10

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

    • Joe's Own Gator Tail Basket

      $14

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

    • Pasta

    • Served with toasted garlic bread.


    • Linguine and Clams

      $13

      Savory "House Made" red clam sauce over linguine and topped with shredded parmesan cheese.

    • Vegetable Scampi

      $11

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

    • Mussels Linguine

      $13

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

    • Cold Drinks


    • Cold Drinks

      • Coke
      • Diet Coke
      • Sprite
      • Barq’s Root Beer
      • Redbull
      • Coffee
      • Ice Tea
      • Bottled Water

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

Lite Fairs

    • Salads


    • Joe's Chopped Salad

      $11.60

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

      346 calories / 4g saturated fat
      690mg sodium

    • Lakeside Delight Salad

      $10

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

      557 calories / 0.6g saturated fat
      279mg sodium

    • Sesame Seared Tuna Salad

      $13

      Pan seared tuna, tomatoes, cucumbers & onions on a bed of spring mix greens.
      Served with your choice of dressing.

      592 calories / 1.5g saturated fat
      114mg sodium

    • Handhelds

    • Served with a small side salad


    • Lite Chicken Sandwich

      $9

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

      451 calories / 1g saturated fat
      419mg sodium

    • Lite Redfish Sandwich

      $14

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

      365 calories / 1g saturated fat
      498mg sodium

    • Lite Blackened Chicken Wrap

      $8.50

      Blackened chicken breast and romaine lettuce, sprinkled with parmesan cheese & served in a whole wheat tortilla wrap.

      500 calories / 3.2g saturated fat
      607mg sodium

    • Dinners

    • Served with a small side salad


    • Lite Florida Grill

      $12

      A tender & flaky, 10 oz Asian white fish fillet, smothered in sauteed peppers & onions,
      Your choice: chargrilled or blackened. 

      690 calories / 5g saturated fat
      210mg sodium

    • Little Redfish Dinner

      $16

      A fresh & tender, half pound cut of tasty redfish. Cooked your way, chargrilled or blackened. 

      210 calories / 2.7g saturated fat
      287mg sodium

    • Lite Beachside Chicken Platter

      $11

      Two perfectly seasoned chicken breasts, chargrilled or blackened.

      574 calories / 3.6g saturated fat
      552mg sodium

Drinks

    • Redbull Trash Can Cocktails

    • Served in a 24 oz cup with a full can of RedBull


    • Irish Trash Can

      $12

      Gin, rum, vodka, melon liqueur, peach schnapps, blue curacao & triple sec & topped with a can of original RedBull.

    • Bull Gator

      $12

      Club Caribe lemon rum, Stoli Blueberi vodka & a blue curacao, topped with a can of blueberry Redbull.

    • Lake Daze

      $12

      Stoli vodka, sour & cranberry juice, topped with a can of cranberry Redbull. 

    • Redbull

      $3.50

      Original, sugar free, cranberry, blueberry, tangerine, tropical.

    • Bull on the Beach

      $12

      Stoli vodka, Stoli Ohranj vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice & pineapple juice, topped with a can of tangerine RedBull. 

    • Tropical Storm

      $12

      Rumhaven coconut rum, Club Caribe banana rum, peach schnapps & pineapple juice, topped with a can of tropical RedBull. 

    • RedBull Beach Bombs

      $8

      Any flavor vodka or rum served with any flavor of RedBull. A shot goes in the 8oz can. 

    • RedBull Slushie

      $5
    • Vodka Redbull Slushie

      $8
    • Slushies

    • Non Alcoholic


    • Slushie

      $12

      Strawberry, raspberry, pina colada, mango, banana, watermelon or lemonade. Topped with whipped cream & fresh fruit. 

    • Popsicle Freeze

      $10

      Any flavor slushie served in a souvenir color changing cup. Topped with whipped cream, fresh fruit & a popsicle.

    • Wine


    • Copper Ridge

      $5.50 glass

      Chardonnay, Merlot, White Zinfandel

    • Corvo

      $6.50 glass

      Moscato

    • Ecco Domani

      $6.50 glass

      Pinot Grigio

    • Kendall-Jackson

      $8.50 glass

      Cabernet

    • Babe Rose

      $7.50

      250ml can served w/ a fruit skewer

    • Babe with a Popsicle

      $8.50

      Babe Rose chilled with a popsicle

    • Barefoot with a Popsicle

      $7.50

      Summer time red spritzer chilled with a popsicle.

    • Barefoot Refresh Summer Red Spritzer

      $6.50

      250ml cab served w/ a fruit skewer

    • Frozen Mood Cups


    • Dirty Peach

      $12

      Rumhaven coconut rum, Club Caribe pineapple rum, peach schnapps, peach puree & pineapple juice, frozen & served in an orange cup topped with whipped cream, fresh fruit, a Trader Vic's dark rum floater & a popsicle. 

    • Red, White & Boozey

      $12

      Any flavor daiquiri made with light rum, served in a blue mood cup and topped with whipped cream, fresh fruit, a trader Vic's dark rum floater & a popsicle. 

    • Frozen Bayou

      $12

      Boyou silver rum, pineapple juice, mango puree, passion fruit syrup & a grenadine served in a green mood cup & topped with whipped cream, fresh fruit, a Bayou spiced rum floater & a popsicle.

    • Watermelon Crawl

      $12

      Club Caribe lemon rum, a watermelon puree & a splash of sour mix, frozen & served in a red mood cup. Topped with whipped cream, fresh fruit, a Trader Vic's 151 floater & a popsicle.

    • Busted Banana

      $12

      Stoli vodka, Club Caribe banana rum, banana puree & pineapple juice served in a purple mood cup & topped with whipped cream, fresh fruit, a Bayou spiced rum floater & a popsicle. 

    • Frozen Cocktails


    • Daquiris

      $7

      Served with whipped cream & fruit. Your choice of: strawberry, pina colada, banana, raspberry, mango, peach or watermelon blended with rum.

    • Margaritas

      $7

      Classic frozen margarita with tequila and a salted rim. 
      Flavored: strawberry, raspberry or mango with tequila & a sugar rim.

    • Lava Flow

      $7

      Our classic pina colada poured over a strawberry puree. Served with whipped cream & fruit. 

    • Key Lime Freeze

      $7

      Pina colada, margarita & rum topped with whipped cream & graham cracker crumbs.

    • Jamaican Freeze

      $7

      Rumhaven coconut rum, Club Caribe pineapple rum, pina colada, banana puree & pineapple juice, blended & served with whipped cream & fruit.

    • Beach Monkey

      $7

      Cinnabon Horchatta, Bayou spiced rum, banana puree & ice cream base, frozen & topped with whipped cream & cinaamon.

    • Rum Runner

      $7

      Rumhaven coconut rum, light rum, banana liqueur, blackberry liqeur, cranberry, OJ, pineapple juice and grenadine, blended & topped with a Trader Vic's dark rum floater. Served with whipped cream & fruit.

    • Souvenir Spritzers

    • All served in our color changing souvenir mood cups


    • Sun Kissed Spritzer

      $9

      Amaretto, OJ, Cranberry juice & a can of Barefoot Refresh served on the rocks over muddled fruit. Served with a souvenir color changing cup & straw. 

    • Barefoot Beach Bum

      $9

      Club Caribe pineapple rum, pineapple juice, OJ, a triple sec & a can of Barefoot Refresh served with a souvenir color changing cup & straw. Topped with fresh fruit. 

    • Barefoot Beach Babe

      $9

      Rumhaven coconut rum, OJ, pineapple juice, grenadine & a can of Barefoot Refresh. Served with a souvenir color changing cup & straw and topped with fresh fruit. 

    • Froze

      $12

      Any combination or single flavor: strawberry, raspberry, pina colada, banana, mango, peach, or watermelon, frozen &  served with a souvenir color changing cup. Topped with a can of bubbly Babe Rose & fresh fruit. 

    • Sunny Day Rose

      $12

      Frozen lemonade with a splash of peach & raspberry purees. Topped with a can of bubbly Babe Rose & fresh fruit. Served in our color changing souvenir cups. 

    • Freezacolada

      $12

      Our classic frozen pina colada, served in a red color changing souvenir cup & topped with a can of bubbly Babe Rose & fresh fruit. 

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