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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Must visit!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Ann S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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Joplin, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a great local restaurant for some delicious food! I love the Chicken Thigh plate and the Green Shrimp the most! If they sold just the crispy skin from the chicken I would definitely buy it! Service is always great and food is always good and hot! Make sure to have cash there a cash only place. Definitely a... More 

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Chattanooga
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Love the Shrimp Boat but have to admit I always get chicken. Great place and sooo good. Nobody does southern fried chicken better! Unless it's my me-maw!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

With the name of the establishment containing "Shrimp", one would not expect the most popular dish to be the chicken. Yes, there are shrimp to be had here as well. Both are very good.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Have been eating here for over 30 years. They have the best chicken of anywhere around. They also have seafood which is good as well.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We travel many Saturdays to college football games, Shrimp Boat chicken is always part of the tailgate cuisine, for the past 12 years and into the future. If you want it hot eat in, it's better at the game, before during and especially after a win!! Go Clemson!! Cole slaw also rocks and the sweet tea is a a true... More 

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Burlington, NC
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145 reviews 145 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Needing a quick local lunch while passing through Gastonia, TripAdvisor reviews sent me here. Perfect type of little local place I love. Nothing fancy... you place your order at the counter, find your seat and listen for them to shout out your number. The chicken was fried absolutely perfectly with really light and crispy crust. Served super hot right out... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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