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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
Chicken or Seafood - Both Great

Very popular place in downtown Gastonia. The seafood or fried chicken are both good choices. Their sweet tea is legendary. Unlimited refills - serve yourself. Their hushpuppies are made in house from their own recipe. I usually choose chicken but, I have had their shrimp and fish and enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
william B
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very popular place in downtown Gastonia. The seafood or fried chicken are both good choices. Their sweet tea is legendary. Unlimited refills - serve yourself. Their hushpuppies are made in house from their own recipe. I usually choose chicken but, I have had their shrimp and fish and enjoyed them as well. YOu orfer at the counter and then they... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have always gone for the fried chicken (I personally like the salt and pepper), but all their food is very good and the owner and staff are great people. It is a Best of Gastonia winner.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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