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Cedar River Seafood

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5141 N.W. 43RD ST. Suite 101, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 371-4848
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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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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great for sea food.

Always crowded, so expect a wait. Great old fashioned seafood dishes. Wait staff is attentive once you get seated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
redscho
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Newberry, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great southern seafood! Hushpuppies are very good, fried shrimp is excellent as well. Large drinks, and they give you one to go. Sometimes it is crowded and service can be a bit slow when they are very busy.

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Sanur, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We shared the seafood platter for two and it was more than enough. We didn't really like the deviled crabs, but then it was not really our thing to begin with. The fried fish was delicious though. The meal includes the option of two sides and all of them are delicious. I had the collard greens and baked potato, and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Terrible. Waiter came to our table (4 people) and took drink orders. Two soup and fried mozzarella appetizers ordered. Told him we wanted to place dinner order. He took 1st person...2nd person did not know what he wanted. Instead of taking orders for other two people, he went to another table (of 2), then table of seven (7), went across... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Under-done french fries, and soggy fishy. Mediocre food, coupled with too many TV sets get this neighborhood seafood place a low rating. It would get one more star if the TV's were trashed. The service was friendly and efficient.

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Newberry, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Always crowded, so expect a wait. Great old fashioned seafood dishes. Wait staff is attentive once you get seated.

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FL
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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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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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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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Additional Information about Cedar River Seafood

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

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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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