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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
First stop after fishing

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
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Osteen, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Been twice. First time, awesome burger. Today I order the lobster roll and very disappointed. Came on a Kaiser roll, not the traditional split top as I was told on my first visit. Lobster was terrible, very chewy and not worth 17.99. I ate half and couldn't eat it. Would eat there again but would not order lobster. I'm from... More 

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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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

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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256 reviews 256 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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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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