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Gatorland restaurants: A taste of the wild in Orlando

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Gatorland, a cherished attraction in the heart of Orlando, Florida, is not only a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve but also a hub for some of the city’s most delightful dining experiences. Whether you're in the mood for classic southern fare or a refreshing beverage, Gatorland has something to satisfy every appetite. Stay on this page to explore the park's dining options and make the most of your visit.

Gatorland restaurants

Gatorland restaurants

Pearl’s Good Eats

Pearl’s Good Eats, formerly known as Pearl’s Smokehouse, has been a favorite among Gatorland visitors since its establishment in 1991. The menu at Pearl’s Good Eats is packed full of family favorites, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, and chicken sandwiches. The guest favorite here is the ‘fried gator nuggets’. Picnic table style seating is available in a screened enclosure located next to Pearl’s, providing a comfortable and relaxed dining experience.

Timings: Open throughout the day

Price range: $3.5 to $11

Location: Near ‘Gator Wrestling Arena’

Gatorland restaurants

Snack Shack

Since 1965, the Gatorland Snack Shack has been a go-to spot for delicious, southern flavors. From chili dogs to pulled pork sandwiches to corn dogs, this restaurant is perfect for a midday break. There are tables surrounded by pools of sun-loving alligators and turtles lounging on decks nearby. It’s a perfect Florida setting for a cool ice cream and snacks.

Timings: Open during the opening hours

Price range: $2 to $9

Location: At ‘Alligator Capital of the World’

Note: Be sure not to not feed the animals or birds human food.

Gatorland restaurants

Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop at Gatorland features a variety of coffee and espresso-based beverages. In addition to delicious coffee, you can find a wide variety of cold beverages, including iced tea, fruit smoothies, lemonade, and carbonated drinks. The Coffee Shop offers a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for unwinding and enjoying a refreshing beverage.

Timings: Open during the opening hours

Price range: $2 to $4

Location: Next to ‘Screamin’ Gator Zip Line Depot’

Gatorland restaurants

Gator Gully General Store

At Gator Gully General Store, you’ll find everything you need to cool off and enjoy the rest of your day at Gatorland. There is a patio area that is a perfect place for you to escape the sun and relax in one of the Adirondack wooden chairs overlooking the splash park. You can enjoy a cold beverage and relax here while the children can play nearby.

Timings: Open during the opening hours

Price range: $2 to $4

Location: Near Gator Gully Splash Park




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Frequently asked questions about dining at Gatorland

Are there any restaurants inside Gatorland?

Yes, there are four restaurants at Gatorland. They are Pearl’s Good Eats, Snack Shack, Coffee Shop, and Gator Gully General Store.

Are outside food and beverages allowed at Gatorland?

No, for the well-being of Gatorland’s animals and birds, outside food and beverages are not permitted inside the park.

Are there vegetarian or vegan options available at Gatorland?

While outside food is not permitted, Gatorland's dining options include kid-friendly items such as hot dogs and macaroni & cheese.

Is there a place to eat while watching the alligators at Gatorland?

Yes, the Snack Shack offers a shaded seating area where you can enjoy your meal while watching the alligators.

What are the specialties at Pearl’s Good Eats and Snack Shack?

Pearl’s Good Eats is known for its ‘fried gator nuggets’, while Snack Shack offers a variety of southern flavors including chili dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and corn dogs.

What kind of beverages are available at Gatorland?

Gatorland offers a variety of beverages including coffee, espresso-based drinks, iced tea, fruit smoothies, lemonade, and carbonated drinks.

Is there seating available at the dining areas at Gatorland?

Yes, there is seating available at each dining area, providing a comfortable place to enjoy your meal.