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Reggae Shack Cafe

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Caribbean, Jamaican
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619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
352 377 5464
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: PARKING IN THE BACK

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Jamaican Food

This restuarant is absolutely amazing. We did get our food to go because we had to get back to Jacksonville but it was still delicious after heating it up for dinner. I had the Curry Chicken which you get ALOT of chicken, steamed cabbage, plantains, rice and peas. It had a little spice but not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Jemilla T
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restuarant is absolutely amazing. We did get our food to go because we had to get back to Jacksonville but it was still delicious after heating it up for dinner. I had the Curry Chicken which you get ALOT of chicken, steamed cabbage, plantains, rice and peas. It had a little spice but not too much. HTe staff was... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We came for for lunch and what do you order in a Jamaican restaurant ?..... Jamaican beef patty of course . I also ordered the coco bread and Callaloo Bruschetta with an ice cold Ginger Beer, my wife ordered the salad with shrimp. for dessert we had the Dulce de leche, Our waiter was Jermaine and he was excellent, great... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband, son ,and I went for an early dinner. The entire staff greeted us as we entered. The food was very good and the portions were large. We were well taken care of by our waiter. The music was pleasant and not too loud. Overall it was a very satisfying experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I wish Omar would open a second location near jonesville area. My husband and I love his food. The jerk chicken is spicy and delicious. Love the escovitch wings. Omar, will you please come to west Gainesville? We highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Can't believe it took me so long to eat here! This is definitely a new favorite. We had a variety of appetizers and meals, it was all very good. I've never tried Jamaican food so I can't comment on authenticity but I can't wait to go back. The service was friendly and prices reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food was absolutely delicious and was fairly priced with big portions. I got one of the chicken traditional plates and had an entire meals worth of leftovers. The staff was nice and the food came out pretty fast.

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

WOW! I wish I could bring this place back to my home in California. The service was great, the decor funky, and the food delicious. If you like to eat spicy food this is great food.The jerk chicken was fabulous and the fried plantain was mouth watering. Loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped in to try lunch because we've heard so much about it. I had the boneless chicken curry and my husband had the jerk burger. The curry was amazing! My husband liked the burger but wasn't blown away. I will most definitely be back.

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Ocala, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Every time I visit I'm faced with an unappealing change. Portion sizes have decreased, prices have increased, patties changed... The food used to taste more authentic and it has definitely gone down hill. Really disappointed my last visit when I ordered oxtas and the price had jumped up by 2 dollars and there was only 5 in the box. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We decided to try something new while we were running errands in Gainesville. We saw the great reviews and decided to try the Reggae Shack Cafe. We were not disapointed! The food was fantastic and was served piping hot. They have a great vegetarian selection too. We will come back for sure. The only reason we didn't give it five... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352 377 5464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican

Description

PARKING IN THE BACK
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?