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Parsons Seafood

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904 6th Ave S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4204
+1 904-249-0608
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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, Reservations
Description: Established 1966 in Mayport, FL

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Not a bad restaurant. Good food. Good staff. Can sometimes be difficult to get one when you need or want something. Very casual. I have eaten here with my husband many, many times. I find it better than other seafood restaurants. It is not priced highly. Only thing I object to is the fact... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were in town today on business on the far side of Jacksonville. ...killing time and thought a ride out to the beach would be in order. And what trip to the beach would be complete without some seafood....so to TripAdvisor I went searching for a place..to fill that need. Don't expect Joe's crab shack NEW....for the building. ..it's not... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Parsons Seafood does a whole lot of things -- very interesting things -- but just not all that well. Their menu is crazy nutty with both fresh- and saltwater oddities like gator tail, conch fritters, squid, frog legs, deviled crabs, dolphin mahi-mahi, etc. That dare-to-be-differentude and a certain craving for hush puppies -- which our hush puppies expert proclaimed to... More 

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concord
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Had dinner on a Thursday evening, wasn't very crowded when we pulled in. We were a little skeptical at first, as the place is not well kept. We figured it's a local seafood dive and sometimes they have great food. The inside was very run down, dirty, just a lack of effort. Service started alright, but went downhill quick as... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Not a bad restaurant. Good food. Good staff. Can sometimes be difficult to get one when you need or want something. Very casual. I have eaten here with my husband many, many times. I find it better than other seafood restaurants. It is not priced highly. Only thing I object to is the fact that they do not want to... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very friendly staff,an excellent menu variety from gator (which is very good) to shrimp and many type of fish. hush puppies good stay away from the coleslaw! other than that had great time hard to find,but well worth the hunt.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Like previous reviews this restaurant is very casual. Food was great! Had the fried shrimp and scallops and it was delicious, not greasy or heavy. Husband had the crab sandwich and it was huge. Prices were good too and service was fast and friendly.

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Kissimmee, FL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food was bland and full of butter. The hushpuppies lacked flavor. The whole restaurant is OLD and clearly no one bothers to clean it or even update it by say taking down the random xmas decor. Never will go back - can't believe it's been open for 50 years.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very friendly staff. Ambiance gave the restaurant a very homey feel. Had to wait a very long time for the food, but the fresh seafood was definitely worth the wait. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a seafood place to eat in Jacksonville, FL.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Was visiting Jacksonville Beach on business and my client recommended that we meet at Parsons for lunch. Good call on his part, especially if you, like me, like old Florida, "beachy" types of restaurants. Place is certainly not fancy, but has a nice, cordial, comfortable atmosphere. Waitress was very pleasant and happy to offer suggestions. I wound up having the... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I've been here now several times and the food and service is great!!! Have to say I get the same thing every time because I love their friend shrimp and it's some of the best I've ever had. I've been in this area a lot, mostly going down to conventions, and everyone I've taken here has love the place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 904 6th Ave S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4204
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-249-0608

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Established 1966 in Mayport, FL
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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