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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

So much better tasting chicken than bojangles and especially KFC. Reasonable priced as well. Bring cash because they don't accept debit or credit cards. They do have an atm. Good fries and fried mushrooms

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you love fried chicken this is the place. No one anywhere has better chicken than Shrimp Boat! They are fast to get your food out to you and as everyone else has stated it is cash only but they do have a atm in the dinning room. Try this place if you love chicken I am sure you will... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I know it says seafood but anybody from around here goes there for their fried chicken. ..it is terrific....call ahead and it will be ready for you...oh yeah, ..cash only ...no cards

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were traveling and saw the review and decided stop. It is an order at the counter and pick up at counter. It is cash only. One big room, nice and clean. I had fried fantail shrimp, slaw and. hush puppies. My husband had fantail shrimp and whiting fish filets. It was all good but nothing real special. I would... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I did something I have not done in over twenty years. I went on a first date and we decided to meet in Gastonia. It was up to me to pick a place and I am not familiar with the area so I checked Trip Advisor. I wanted something fun and different, nothing too upscale and full of itself and... More

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South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Don't live in Gastonia, but stop here when passing through! Chicken is about the best I've ever had! Love their hushpuppies, too. Comes with fries, which are not that good...they could do better in that department. Establishment is clean and simple. Location is not great, as there is a Salvation Army shelter or something across the street. If you are... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I have always loved their 2 piece chicken dinner....busy for lunchtime, take outs, but also plenty of seating. My friend gets fish but I love their fried chicken!

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Gastonia, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great down home food. Prices not that bad and been an institution in Gastonia for decades. I've been eating there since the late 1960's when they were located on S. York Road.

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Additional Information about Shrimp Boat

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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