Unless you want to sit at the bar itself, R.J. Gator's is NOT the place to go to watch a football game. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy eating at Gator's and think the atmosphere there is unique and fun; however, I've never been able to see a television set anywhere I sat. There are booths set up along the perimeter of the bar that have their own remote control so you can tune to any TV set you want. One time, I could see the picture (although I had to hold my head crooked and it hurt my neck) but we couldn't hear the sound. The waiter and manager tried to help us fix the problem but to no avail. Another time, we got sound but couldn't see any of the TVs.
If you do decide to go to Gator's for one of the games, you will be able to order anything from their menu. You won't be limited by sitting at the bar. The menu is very creative, both in design and content. Some of the specialty items include alligator tail, 7 pepper seared ahi tuna, Gorgonzola cheese and bacon burger, grilled chino Cubano salmon, Havana banana style shrimp, chicken or mahi mahi (dolphin) and a cute "gator tail" ice cream pie for dessert. The last time we were there, several people at the bar were served the Gulf Coast Bucket. It's a great presentation of fried shrimp and is what I'm going to order the next time we go back.
Next time you do go to Gator's, be sure to ask about the V.I.G. (Very Important Gator) Club. You'll get 1 point for every $1 spent (double points on Tuesday). Once you earn 100 points, a $10 credit will automatically be applied to your bill. Also, you will receive a $20 gift on your birthday. What a great deal!
While I wouldn't choose R.J. Gator's to watch a football game, I thoroughly enjoy eating a meal there.