Gators Grill & Spirits
3313 E Agency St, Burlington, IA 52601, United States
Review №1

Gator's is always a Great Choice for a Restaurant in Burlington. They have A Very Friendly and Attentive Staff. They have a Great Variety of Food from Sandwiches to Steaks, A Great Choice of Appetizers. A Cocktail Menu with Many Choices, and Also a Seating Choice, You may sit on Lounge Side with the Bar and T.V.'s or on the Dining Side. Their Food is Great and Their Atmosphere is always Pleasant and Relaxing. They Have Been A Family Owned and Ran Business in Burlington for Many, Many Years. It's Always A Pleasure to Eat at Gator's.Don't forget to say Hi to Wally Gator while You're There!!

Review №2

I work there and serve their in house gorgeous food. I definitely recommend a must go to.

Review №3

Our favorite restaurant in West Burlington! The menu is the largest we've seen. There is a photo op next to the gator statue and little "Allie" in the aquarium to greet you. You have a choice of seating at either the bar area or the dining area. The waitstaff is friendly. You can see back to the very clean kitchen. They are very Covid19 careful. You must wear a mask everywhere but your table. Highly recommended!

Review №4

Just went to Gators for a nice Friday night out and we were dissatisfied. First they require masks which is OK and I have no problem wearing one, however they did not provide one. Since the state does not require one I feel they should provide one since they are requiring one in there establishment. Next the service and staff were amazing. However the prices were noticeably higher with the changed menus. Several favorite items from the menus were missing. Then we were not able to substitute any items without paying full price. Portions were EXTREMELY SMALL. However the food tasted awesome.

Review №5

The food was good and the service was on point. They have a gator up front in an aquarium type thing. The the Oreo Milkshake made for a nice dessert. Overall, we would definitely be back. It was an enjoyable experience, and the service was great with refills and checking in on us while we were eating.

Review №6

Great food as always! Never a miss. If your looking for high quality and tired of franchise food this is the place for you. Must stop if visiting Burlington. Great service. Check out the live alligator while your there!

Review №7

They have a LOT on the menu. The food and service was great. I'd definitely go again and would recommend it to others.

Review №8

Wonderful steak meal, good service, not too crowded, able to sit away from others. Very enjoyable dinner.

Review №9

Do not eat here they are letting employees work after having a high fever, they are just telling them to stand in the cooler for a little bit to pass the screening. Completely disgusting if you don't want to get sick don't eat here! 4 employees quit in one day because of this and the owner bad mouths each and everyone of them

Review №10

Great service and great food. Will definitely be back.

Review №11

New York strip steak was cooked as ordered as well as was tender. The seasoning on the steak complimented it well.

Review №12

Great cocktails and fabulous looking food. Nice atmosphere.

Review №13

It was Super Great!!!Hlad to have yuh out all back again!!Our FAV place to get together with family friends or just two of us!!

Review №14

Was visiting area on a Monday, one of few restaurants open in town. Home town diner, lots of menu choices, food was good, service was good, would return. Popular with the retirees.

Review №15

Great food good service had a tenderloin and duck tenders.

Review №16

Excellent service. Amazing food

Review №17

Gators is still serving great food the atmosphere is still very nice even through this pandemic Don't forget about this wonderful place to get you through some hard times

Review №18

Place has good food, fast service and wAs very clean on our visit. Served a group of 14 with no issues but ran out of a cold IPA beer. There's an alligator in the front and lots of seating. I'll go back again.Nice job Gators!

Review №19

Nice staff, great food, and reasonable prices. Came here for a date and she loved the food! She didnt love me though. We broke up a week later. Minus one star.

Review №20

What a great experience! We called ahead for a large group. They were very accommodating, had the table ready when we walked in and the food and service was OUTSTANDING. Thank you so much for taking great care of an out of town softball team. Our server was Blayzia - ask for her next time you go - you won't be disappointed!!

Review №21

Good food and good service as always.

Review №22

One a great place to eat let me tell you! My Grandpa was at the Burlington Hospital for some stuff and had to stay over night! I drove down to visit him and spend time with him! After that followed my Gma here cuz we were hungry and she had been there before!Walked in there and the layout and the place is very nice and sleek!!! The menu is big with a lot of selections!!! I got the Philly cheese steak wrap and OMG absolutely delicious and the fries were on point! The tea was perfect with no after taste like other places!!! And omg the dessert was big and fantastic!!! Our waitress was so good, friendly and on the ball!!! Highly recommend this place if you haven't been here you won't be disappointed

Review №23

The service was excellent and the food and wine were great.

Review №24

We eat here a lot. Food is great. Service is great. My first bar drink was great then they changed shifts. Took forever for bartender to make my second drink and it was terrible! Strawberry daiquiri... no alcohol and no strawberry flavor, mostly pink crushed ice!! Very disappointed!

Review №25

There's a live alligator in an aquarium in the restaurant! So cool! Portions are average size but the food was delicious! My wife and I and three kids under age 10 spent $38 plus tip.

Review №26

Awesome Staff and the food is Awesome also. Definitely will go back again before I leave.

Review №27

Wish I could give more than 5 stars!! It was super busy HOWEVER our waitress Ally was awesome and took very good care of us. We did not wait for ANYTHING!! The food was absolutely AMAZING! The stuffed pepper soup is worth coming back for!! I had the chicken fried chicken omg soo good! We were greeted upon entering and upon leaving. Asked how we were. Great staff!! Amazing food. I'd give 10 stars if I could. To bad we live 3 hours away!

Review №28

I would give a zero if I could. Can't read online menus. Poor quality photos and no printed items w prices. No business from me.

Review №29

This is a great place to eat. They have good food great service and my son loves to see Ally the alligator. Anytime we are close to Burlington we have to stop.

Review №30

It was a nice place , good atmosphere and the drinks were good, good bartender !

Review №31

1st. Time ever there, but Great food and awesome service and great atmosphere for all ages. Definitely will be returning soon

Review №32

Ive always loved going here from time to time. We make it maybe once a year. When the first time when i was in my teens. Not much has changed. Very good food and large portions at what i would say is good prices. 4 of us ate and had drinks (4 beers and 2 pops) for 65 dollars. One steak dinner, jumbo shrimp, hot beef sandwich and blt sandwich.

Review №33

The food is good, service is very good. Would give 5 stars but they are slipping on portion size, quality and price increase. That and they did away with their signature steak item, and has been reduced. The smaller size higher price point for items is not good strategy for the repeat customers. The store is giving openings for a competitive store to mop the floor with them. Still an okay place to eat, but problems maybe on the horizon.

Review №34

Awesome food. Went with a large group and wait staff was good. Loved the poppers. I didn't like the fried avocado slices, but everyone else seemed to think they were good. I got the Bayou and it was tasty, but could have been a bit spicier.

Review №35

We were there to celebrate 18 year old grand son's birthday. Party of 14 with 2 kids. Our waitress Beth was awesome. Ordered appetizers and they were great. Six people had steaks all cooked as ordered. She kept the bday cake in freezer for us as it was ice cream cake. When we were cutting cake gave her a piece because she was just an excellent waitress! Good time had by all! We will all return again!

Review №36

The food was really good. The menu has a large selection. Our waitress was very good.

Review №37

Popular family restaurant that serves a wide selection of American food. Very busy on the night we went, but waitstaff was able to keep up with no problems. Reasonably priced, will go back again to try other offerings.

Review №38

Ordered the ribeye steak cooked medium. Waitress asked if I wanted large or small. I said small. This is what I got... was 17.97. Sent a message to the restaurant via their website and was called by a manager that said the waitress was out sick so she needed to get more details from her when she got back. Few days pass, she calls me again and says waitress is still out. Apparently she's very sick because it's been over a week and no news... This place publicly boasts "the best steaks in town" but I think I'll go somewhere else next time.

Review №39

Good prices and happy hour drinks and appetizers. A large menu including everything from tenderloins to steaks to sandwiches. Friendly servers. A down home atmosphere.

Review №40

A prime rib done well. Not a huge pile of sweet potato fries (more than anyone would care to eat!). And the Iowa Hawkeyes on every TV in the place. That's what's good!

Review №41

Have eaten here several times for lunch and enjoyed it every time. Quick service and polite staff

Review №42

Great steak at a good price. Even the beer prices are good and we weren't there during happy hour. I recommend asking for extra gator seasoning since it is really good!

Review №43

You need to offer condiments with your sandwiches, particularly the tenderloins! But they were great after we asked for mayo and mustard.

Review №44

Sara was great! Food was awesome. Always have a good experience.

Review №45

Great food and good service

Review №46

Nice place with good staff. Food was good. Typical bar/grill food done well.

Review №47

Yummy appetizers

Review №48

Decent place overall

Review №49

Great food and service! Good prices for family of 5

Review №50

Had a great dinner Edith my brother and sister in law. Good was good very enjoyable time.

Review №51

Would not eat here if you care about your health.

Review №52

Always a nice visit to Gators. Great staff good food

Review №53

Great place with great food and great service. I highly recommend.

Review №54

We were there on a busy Sat. Evening and the staff handled it well. Good deep fried pickles . Our meal was tasty.

Review №55

Great food, great atmosphere. Loved it! Be back.

Review №56

Gators is always good. The environment is always super clean oh, the servers are always very courteous and friendly. I have been visiting Gators for the past 15 years and know many of the servers and Cooks by name. If you are ever visiting Burlington Iowa I would say go to Gators if you want good food and friendly service.

Review №57

Waitress changed her happy attitude to cold attitude quickly inadequate. Cold broccoli ...shrimp cold as well. Not a place to go on a special diet.

Review №58

Staff is very friendly and helpful

Review №59

Food was good, waitress was slow . It took 2 hour

Review №60

I had the Prime Rib dinner, it was well seasoned & cooked to my liking

Review №61

Excellent food at decent prices, we have Ribeye and Filet Minon and the kids has fish and fries. The fried clams appetizer tasted amazing. Would definitely go back.

Review №62

I ordered an Alfredo with shrimp and crab meat, it was imitation crab meat, which I was charged 3 dollars extra for and the Alfredo had no taste to it, all together my husband and I spent 60 dollars and I could have spent that at Texas Roadhouse for steak meals, worst food I've ever ate. Definitely won't be back.

Review №63

The food was really good and the staff was very nice and helpful. Food came out a lot quicker than I thought it would which was nice considering we have a 5yr old that doesn't understand that it takes time to cook food. The atmosphere was really nice and we loved the live gator they have there. Will definitely be going back to try more food

Review №64

It is usually a very good place to eat. Last week when I ate there my samon and baked potatoe were both cold. I told my server she just said "really?" I was very surprised.

Review №65

Food was great service excellent and a mean gator guarding the reception area

Review №66

LOVE the extensive menu and service! Anytime I am in the area this is one of my top three favorite restaurants. They have a large variety to choose from, so even the pickiest should be able to find something. I ordered tilapia then had the sauce modified, which the staff/cook was more than willing to do...and it was delicious!! Also ordered the fried pickle chips and would give them two thumbs up.The waiter was young, but fast and efficient and made the atmosphere feel very welcoming. My daughter choked on a piece of food that created a scene, but the staff rushed to bring any necessary towels and made an embarrassing situation bearable. Will be back!!

Review №67

We were seated promptly and the hostess was friendly. The beer was cold and the service efficient. But the food was nothing special. The potato skins had a cheese sauce that was flavorless and processed bacon bits. The burger my husband ordered had canned mushrooms and processed pepper jack cheese. The fries had no seasoning what's so ever, but since my potato skins were drenched with cheese sauce my husband was able to dip his fries.

Review №68

Love the food, the ambiance, the menu! Never had a bad meal! Some of the waitresses could be a little smilier, but they are probably tired on their feet all day. Will keep coming back!

Review №69

Great food.Great service. Great prices. Friendly.

Review №70

Very tasty food and trustworthy staff! Great sights like a real alligator! I left my phone here overnight and they returned it safe and sound. Loved it!!!

Review №71

This was always our favorite place to dine in Burlington. Don't think I have ever had a bad meal here. Wish we could relocate them to Oklahoma. Had the flat bread salad. Was always a favorite, and 7 years later, it still is.

Review №72

Gator's has good food, and the staff has always been very friendly!

Review №73

Love the fries

Review №74

Excellent food. Nice atmosphere. Table staff is fair to good. They could do a little better catering to the individuals who must eat gluten free products due to wheat allergies. Overall, good experience.

Review №75

The waiter was amazing and the door was fantastic

Review №76

Had the flat bread salad, buffalo chicken. It is GREAT! Love this place.

Review №77

Great food!! Awesome staff.

Review №78

Love this place. Great food

Review №79

Our server was fantastic, Neesha. However, we got a burnt appetizer.... took another 10 minutes to get a less burnt version...the oil needed changed probably 4-5 days ago! My dinner came out... nearly an hour after ordering.. and was overcooked and very unsatisfying. So, I thought pasta. . they surely cannot mess that up... WRONG! Greasy, barley warm... and not a single visit from a manager! Let alone an apology or any form of discount... never will be back.

Review №80

Great selection, great food, great prices! Come early, leave full!

Review №81

Great portions. Friendly staff. Food is excellent!

Review №82

Delicious food, pretty decent deals on certain days. Good variety on drink menu. Fun place to go

Review №83

My favorite restaurant anywhere. Never had a bad experience and it's one of my main eating spots in Burlington

Review №84

I liked it. Less expensive than i expected. Great staff.

Review №85

One of Burlington's fine places to eat... Burlington is the best at providing many different classy restaurants... and this is definitely one... excellent atmosphere, service, food and booze... The gator out front is cool too!!

Review №86

The food is great; however, the service can be a little slow at times. Overall, give this place a try!

Review №87

Our first time and our last time after this visit. Ribeye had no flavor, baked potato was not cooked thoroughly, cole slaw was nasty, chili was cold. Waitress didn't check on our party to see if we needed anything. Not very friendly until time for us to pay.

Review №88

Stakes are well cooked to your liking and staff was very friendly

Review №89

Food was good. But nothing was spectacular. Vast variety of foods. Just like a Perkins

Review №90

Very friendly service good prices love the atmosphere. Its a staple in this area very popular!

Review №91

The service is good, comfortable setting for the whole family

Review №92

Fantastic food and wait staff was on their game

Review №93

Excellent food!! Fast service!! Great value!!

Review №94

Great food. Great service. A+

Review №95

Food was great. Service was great as well. Clean place

Review №96

Best prime rib I've had in a long while.

Review №97

This place has been a very special place for my family. Every time we came to town, we knew we'd go here. Great food, outstanding service.

Review №98

First time here. Nice family friendly classic American food. Nothing pretensions. Got a huge pork tenderloin sandwich, side salad and appetizer. Food came as advertised, and was nicely spaced out - appetizer, then salad, the sandwich. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Prices very reasonable. A nice discovery. Will be back.

Review №99

The service was pretty good. But the food was mediocre at best, and WAY overpriced. I'm also not really sure why it is necessary for them to have a "dangerous wild animal" in a seemingly undersized tank in their restaurant. We will eat at home next time.

Review №100

I loved the food and the price, and the employees deserve a employees of the year award.

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4.3 Rating
  • Address:3313 E Agency St, Burlington, IA 52601, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 319-753-2534
  • American restaurant
  • Bar & grill
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–9PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–9PM
  • Thursday:11AM–10PM
  • Friday:11AM–10PM
  • Saturday:11AM–10PM
  • Sunday:11AM–9PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great bar food:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
  • Sports:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Food:Yes
  • Food at bar:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
Dining options
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
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