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1360 W State Road 40, Pierson, FL 32180-2802
386-749-1557
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Osteen, Florida
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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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Ocala, Florida
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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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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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Address: 1360 W State Road 40, Pierson, FL 32180-2802
Phone Number: 386-749-1557
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pierson
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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  • 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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