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Parsons Seafood

904 6th Ave S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4204
904-249-0608
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Established 1966 in Mayport, FL
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Established 1966 in Mayport, FL
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72% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We waited for over an hour just to order our food. Every time someone was ordering and paused, our waitress would disappear and go help another table. I have NEVER seen that type of service in a restaurant before! When we finally got our food, I had to ask the waitress twice for some butter for my baked potato. Then... More

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Valdosta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I wanted some good fresh seafood and decided to try this place because of many positive reviews. Boy were we wrong. I ordered the seafood delight and am regretting it. Lets just say my stomach rejected it. My husband ordered the mariners combo for obe and the fish had that white film on it that many frozen... More

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Milton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Was visiting in Jacksonville and wanted to experience a local seafood restaurant...we googled what was close and came up with Parsons Seafood and decided to give it a try. We were concerned as we appoached the building looking at the exterior but we decided to go in because some of the best seafood we have found in the past was... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Wow! This place is not fancy but they sure can cook. This little piece of seafood heaven is hidden in a residential neighborhood. It's very popular with locals so you know it's good. We ordered grouper with shrimp and seafood alfredo. The place was really hopp'in on a Saturday night but our food came out fast and fresh. It was... More

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Jax, FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Read several good reviews and decided to give them a try, first mistake! this was a special occasion and I was entertaining family from out of town and was looking for a local southern seafood place, to show off the great local seafood. Walking in I noticed the exterior was very run down benches out side were rotten and looked... More

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michaelparsons65, Owner at Parsons Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As the owner of Parsons Seafood Restaurant it can be difficult to hear critical feedback, since we care so much about our customers and want to provide value and satisfaction for every one of them. However, I believe we can always improve, so I will share your thoughts with our team to see how we... More

Piney Flats, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Do not be discouraged by the outside of the building or the fact that it is in a neighborhood (not on the strip). It is in what appears to be an old house that has had additions added and is in need of a little TLC. They obviously do not have time to worry about the outside because they are... More

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Silver Point, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

There are not a lot of family seafood restaurants in Jacksonville worth visiting. So glad I stumbled upon this one. We usually have to drive to St.Augustine to get good seafood. The blackened shrimp was fabulous along with the cheese grits and fried okra. My son got the catfish and it was amazing. We are from Tennessee and know a... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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188 reviews 188 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I have lived in Jacksonville for 10 years but this was my first visit to Parsons. This place reminds me of what an old Cracker seafood shack would be like: not much air conditioning, creaky, uneven floors. If you are looking for something sophisticated, this is not it. If you are looking for a local feel and an authentic seafood... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This restaurant is not on the main streets, but very close. I highly recommend this restaurant for seafood dinner or lunch. The gator tails were excellent, shrimp was excellent, and really everything we ate was at the least very good. Great family atmosphere and my family and I will return. Good prices too!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Not sure what people like about this place. Nothing special about this restaurant. My hubby had the fried oysters and I had the blackened shrimp. I've never had blackened shrimp or fish taste that bad. I coughed several times due to the amount of black pepper on the shrimp. That is not how you blacken something. The fried oysters were... More

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