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Essex Seafood Two

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1360 W State Road 40, Pierson, FL 32180-2802
386-749-1557
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Wonderful clams!

This is about the fifth or sixth time we have been here. We are usually camping in our RV so we always order takeout for lunch(which is actually dinner as well since the proportions are huge) The clam strips and onion rings are wonderful, lightly battered. We ordered the whole belly clams just for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is about the fifth or sixth time we have been here. We are usually camping in our RV so we always order takeout for lunch(which is actually dinner as well since the proportions are huge) The clam strips and onion rings are wonderful, lightly battered. We ordered the whole belly clams just for a comparison but unless you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stumbled on this place while on a short road trip. My wife had a fantastic cheeseburger and I had the best clam strips ever! Love this place - can't wait to go back.

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DeLand, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

On a 2 lane road in Aster, Highway 40 Small, but very nice place to eat seafood. Get Big servings. I always get fried clams with onion strings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If you like fresh catfish this is the place to go. I got the catfish plate and received 6 whole fish that were fried to perfection. Hush puppies were ok but the fish was excellent. Only $10 for the plate and so worth it. Located just East of the St Johns River on hwy 40.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Whats these clams doin' here? This place just could be the best place to get fried clams ANYWHERE! Cooked to perfection, piled high, priced right. Great onion rings too. Other offerings on the menu but why bother. Clams are their specialty. This ain't no fancy place. The food does the talking. This is one of those secret spots. You won't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We have been here several times. Generous portions, simple casual seafood restaurant. Efficient service. Authentic New England seafood like lobsters, fried clams, fried onion rings, lobster roll, French fries. And really really good. No fake flavorings, just real good food. Don't expect a fancy place, go for great food.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The best seafood in Florida. Price is VERY reasonable and food quality/quantity outstanding! Will not eat at another seafood restaurant again. Nothing compares. I can't say enough good things about this place. From the staff, to the food, to the location,. Very down to earth and worth the drive to Astor. Nothing fancy, just good seafood. They do only except... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had lunch on Sunday, was disappointed because friends had said how good it was. Son got the gator snack which he couldn't eat because it had no flavor and was like rubber. Husband got the frog legs he could only eat one, the were way over cooked, and almost burnt.. .My shrimp was ok, but the fries were over cooked.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My girlfriend and I stopped in to Essex recently. I had been there about 5 years ago and it was ok. But I was craving whole belly clams. I got the 2 way combo with Clams and scallop's. First i forgot. They take CASH only. Nothing else. So I had to run next door to the gas stations ATM. Waitress... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I used to love to travel to get the Whole Clam dinner - the 2nd place on Route 40 to offer them. My last visit the price was the same - near $20.00 for the dinner, however the size of the Clams were no less than 1/10th the size of the usual clams. The server admitted many people have complained,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1360 W State Road 40, Pierson, FL 32180-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pierson
  • Phone Number: 386-749-1557

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  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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