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!!