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Cedar River Seafood

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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

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  • 8
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 1
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
57 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This place does fried best but unlike my husband I order my fish broiled or slightly blackened (just be sure to ask for it to be "dry" - as they will load it with oil). Hush puppies are awesome and you must try their lima beans .

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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Good food for an affordable price and the portions are plentiful.. The fried okra and sweet potato casserole were delicious!

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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
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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