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1360 W State Road 40, Pierson, FL 32180-2802
386-749-1557
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Seafood around

The food is excellent, as is the staff, especially the young blonde. The only problem is you need cash. They don't accept any credit cards.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Karlabuz
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Pierson, Florida
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Pierson, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is excellent, as is the staff, especially the young blonde. The only problem is you need cash. They don't accept any credit cards.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The best fried clams I've ever had outside of Maine. This little place has the best seafood of anywhere in the area. It's a very casual restaurant and nothing fancy except the food. A very nice menu and the portions are BIG. It's not cheap but a GREAT value for what you get. CASH only so be prepared. Service was... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

I'll start by saying this is tough one to rate. Part of me thinks I could rate it very good, but in the end it's average. Decent portions of fried seafood. The clams seem to be fresh, lots of onion rings, cold beer. I know there are a lot of people that rave about it, but in the end this... More 

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After fishing with the family we came in for lunch. Had to stop at the gas station to get cash at the atm as they are cash only. Ordered, shrimp, gator and frog legs. Everything has the same dredge to let the flavor of the seafood shine through. Very simple food at good prices. Their Boston Creme Pie is phenomenal,... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Drove by this place for years and saw the sign about their fried clams. With a New England background I was skeptical. Finally we stopped in and tried them. I thought they were great, my wife was not as impressed. Still we agree that they are definitely the best we've gotten in Florida. We have gourmet friends who travel 40... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Been here twice, first time waitress was phenomenal, she alone for whole place which is small, maybe 10 tables. Food, exceptionally good, im from boston so i know a good chowder and essex has near best ever, no flour thickness, nice fish based broth and buttery. I wanted steamers of course, so ready to order, waitress then decides to tell... More 

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Salt Springs, Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have been going here for years always good food and plenty of it If you like New England seafood this is the place excellent priced

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Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Fried clam roll- excellent . Fried clam strip roll- excellent. Got my mummy a lobsta roll to go. When I got home I opened the box and was truly disappointed. There wasn't even the meat from one claw! For $17 plus dollars this New England girl expected her money's worth.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Out of the way; little or no atmosphere but WOW the fried full belly clams are sensational and the portions are huge. Fried shrimp and onion rings are also excellent. The cole slaw is very good too. If you crave really outstanding fried clams, this is the place to go. Prices are excellent as well. Based on other reviews, keep... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

I have been eating at this restaurant for over 20yrs. and have done nothing but rave about it. I am from N.H. originally ,so know what good bellied clams are all about. Reading some of the new reviews it is hard for me to believe that it has gone downhill since it is a family restaurant. I will try it... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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