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Essex Seafood Two

1360 W State Road 40, Pierson, FL 32180-2802
386-749-1557
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Pierson
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 29, 2014
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English first
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 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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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Spent the day at Alexander Springs, and needless to say we were tired and hungry. My friend and I stopped by Wednesday night around 830-9pm. We sat outside on the nice open deck, since I had my dog with me. Service was prompt and friendly, and the beers were ice cold on a hot summer night. Although the menu is... More

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The Villages
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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were going to eat at Lena's in Silver Springs, but found they close Wednesday's at 2 PM. So we decided to take our first try of Essex. Not worth the effort. The clam chowder was watery and not very hot with few clams. The fried clams were not up to par with big bullies. Service was pleasant, but not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went with family that had been going here for years and said it was worth the drive....alas...not! 7 in our party and had a variety of different items. No one liked their dinner. Too greasy. Even the appetizers (fried pickles) taste like fish...yuck! Family says it has def gone down hill. Dont bother!

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We have been going to this place for the past three yrs. but the last 2 times we have been it has been horrible. Quality of food and quantity has gone from excellent to poor and their prices have gone up. My husband got the lobster roll for $17.99 and there were only about 4 chunks of lobster. Not what... More

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Hortonville, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We took a chance on this place when we were on a motorcycle ride from Daytona. The place really doesn't look like much from the outside, but when we walked in, we thought it must be pretty good since the inside was packed.... at 2 in the afternoon! I ordered clam chowder, gator snacks, onion rings and a cheeseburger. All... More

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lamy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

the food was terrible steamed clams smelled like mangrove muck. roll stale on grouper sandwich scallops too expensive root beer was knock off brand very expensive not worth it.clams not properly cleaned.

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Forestdale, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone if they want to try really good fish and chips! It was haddock and it was really really good! There is one in the Western Massachusetts too!

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