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Reggae Shack Cafe

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: PARKING IN THE BACK

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  • 74
    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
Great Lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
munyajs
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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St. Petersburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was our first visit to the restaurant. It came highly recommended and I see why!! Andrea B the waitress was very knowledgeable and explained the dish I opted for( Calaloo and crab). My boyfriend opted for the boneless chicken curry. The portions were big and we both needed boxes. They both came with red beans and rice, a cabbage... More 

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Naples, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This place is great!!! Food is awesome! If your looking authentic Caribbean food this it. I would recommend to anyone eating Caribbean food for the first time. If you like heat try the Jerk wings! Not your regular wing house jerk wing, these are the real deal! I had ox tail with peas and rice Excellent! Then to top it... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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133 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Reggae Shack is not to be missed. The food is outstanding, and the waitstaff friendly and helpful. I had an excellent lunch, with a variety of flavors, well prepared, and the bill was well under $10! I suspect the place must get packed when UF is in full session, so I will enjoy the Reggae Shack this summer. Some... More 

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gainesville fl
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

loved the casual atmosphere..friendly staff helped me select a great meal..not over priced..and portion was very large

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We came here after moving our son into his apartment so we were ready for a good meal, what we got was a great meal!! The service was great, the food even better. I had the jerk chicken on the bone and my son had it boneless both were equally as delicious and perfectly flavored. My wife had the curry... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

When I come to Reggae Shack Cafe I usually get this ox-tails dinner which consists of plantains, cabbage, I think rice, and of-tails. Sometimes you get your money's worth with this dinner but sometimes you don't. When It comes down to taste it really does not matter because it is great. The atmosphere is very relaxing. Waiting for food can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I ate here a few years ago, just passing through with a coworker while in town for work and I remembered being impressed with the food. Well, my husband and I were heading north from Orlando, and I remembered enjoying the fate here, so we drove a bit backwards to try it again, and I'm so glad we did. The... More 

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Additional Information about Reggae Shack Cafe

Address: 619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
Phone Number: 352 377 5464
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
Cuisine: Jamaican

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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?