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5141 N.W. 43RD ST. Suite 101, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 371-4848
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Seafood

Off the beaten path on NW 43rd St in a shopping plaza, sits one of the best seafood places in Gainesville. It's where the locals go for seafood. I usually do not like hush puppies, but I like theirs. The shrimp is my favorite in Gainesville and make sure you try the mac and cheese for your side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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FL
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The place is not prepossessing, but the staff was friendly and nice. The food seemed fresh but a lot of heavily breaded items. The fried oysters and stuffed mushrooms were fresh and good. The seafood bisque was poor. I would go back but lean toward the lighter grilled items....

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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Now this is a Great Seafood place to check out from the time you come in it's not a long waiting list the service is great the sea food is fresh and the service is wonderful what a wonderful atmosphere do you recommend very highly

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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Off the beaten path on NW 43rd St in a shopping plaza, sits one of the best seafood places in Gainesville. It's where the locals go for seafood. I usually do not like hush puppies, but I like theirs. The shrimp is my favorite in Gainesville and make sure you try the mac and cheese for your side dish because... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I did a call in order to take to a very sick aunt because this is her favorite restaurant. They had me call when I was near so that it was hot and fresh because I still had a distance to travel. Extremely caring and helpful, besides the food is amazing!!!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

All the food is great! Hushpuppies are the best I have ever eaten in a restaurant, and they have very good greens, sweet potato casserole and clam chowder. Best seafood in Gainesville.

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Newberry, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I had lunch and were happy we got here early. Place fills up quick ! We have recently moved back to Gainesville and found that this restaurant had moved to a new location. The food has not changed, it is still good!!!!. I had the combo plate with Oysters and Grouper (delicious) and my husband had Shrimp... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The menu was more extensive then I thought and had read on line they didn't serve alcohol when they served beer and wine. I ordered the fried clam strips. The clams were fried very lightly, very easy to chew , not tough at all and very tasty. Huge amount with great sweet hush puppies and wonderful cole slaw. My son... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Early and still quite a crowd. Expectations high as we are greeted just inside the door. First impression is the restaurant could use a reno. All tables and chairs were clean but are well used. It doesn't help that the waitress' abuse them by dragging them around and pushing them together like if they don't hurry the customer will leave.... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food was good, not great. I had the special, which was flounder and shrimp. The collards tasted canned and were very mildly seasoned. The prices are reasonable. We would return.

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Hamilton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always enjoy great food here, service is good, prices very reasonable. Only problem is limited seating on weekends, usually a 40-60 minute wait most of Sunday, but weekdays are fine. Most of Saturday is ok too, just 15 min wait. Excellent seafood. Probably best prices for a seafood restaurant in Gainesville.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5141 N.W. 43RD ST. Suite 101, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (352) 371-4848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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