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160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 864-6441
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Aint no Chicken Like Shrimp Boat Chicken...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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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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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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74 helpful votes 74 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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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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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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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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