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160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 864-6441
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
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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
Fried Chicken

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Nancy H
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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