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160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 864-6441
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Shrimp Boat Chicken Best in the World

There is no doubt that The Shrimp Boat in Gastonia, NC has the best fried chicken in the world! We absolutely love their chicken whci is always fresh & fried up to perfection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
jslowery
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There is no doubt that The Shrimp Boat in Gastonia, NC has the best fried chicken in the world! We absolutely love their chicken whci is always fresh & fried up to perfection.

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Gastonia, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Shrimp Boat is a local "standard" and known for its chicken. I am not of that persuasion. I occasionally go when my wife wants to give it a try again, but have found it to be less than what I personally want. Folk here swear by it and there is always a good business there. Just not for me.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The seafood is prepared with A little tender lovin care. The service was good and the food was great. The staff are friendly and the price is moderate with the average seafood meal.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stopped in an yes the chicken was delicious. So was the gizzards. I think they should add a few more side items

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They have the best fried chicken. Fast and friendly service. Their sweet tea is really good too. Trying to lose weight so don't go there as often as I would like to.

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Lincolnton, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Best chicken I have ever had...it is the only place I will eat the skin....crispy...juicy...also very good onion rings...its always busy but the wait is short...they are well staffed... Everyone is very nice...I have been eating here for years and never had any problems...great place.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The fried chicken is WONDERFUL. I have liked everything I've ever had from there. They provide delivery for huge orders going to a business.

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Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I dined here for a business lunch and ordered chicken AND fish AND liver and gizzards. Oh my goodness. It was sooooooo good. Some of the best liver i have ever tasted. I would definitely come back here for more. Yummy!

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Dallas, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Fried chicken is always crisp and moist. I go for the chicken. Livers are crunchy without being overdone. Banana pudding is fresh and exquisite taste. Take cash. They do not accept check or credit cards. They do have a charge for service money machine.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Like Tony's, the Shrimp Boat is a Gastonia legend. The fish and chicken are the best around. My funny story about The Shrimp Boat is that a while back a couple of people were arrested for allegedly yelling out that that there were 2 bombs in the restaurant, which was not the case. I said they probably said "there are... More 

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Address: 160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone Number: (704) 864-6441
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: (704) 864-6441

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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