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“A bit pricey” 5 of 5 stars
Review of JFD's Seafood Restaurant - CLOSED

JFD's Seafood Restaurant
E Main St, Bartow, FL
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Tampa, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A bit pricey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I ordered a grouper sandwich ($12.95) plain, and got it with some tangy sauce I did not want. Friendly atmosphere, good location, a little pricey.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Bartow, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lunches and Suppers-best oysters I have had in years!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I have been to their restaurant as soon as it opened and at different times of the day and evening to see what variety of food was offered. All selections I have had, especially their oysters have been excellent. My greatest surprise was that they offered your choice of doneness on the cooked oysters-WOW, that really is special. I have always loved raw oysters but they have broiled/braised ones with a sauce out of this world. Their baked rockefeller are also just right. They offer salads, shrimps, chicken, great frog legs, and wonderful soups-you gotta go and try it out and I bet you will retunt to this one! More choices than have room to write.
At 315 east main street,fax is 863-5195338

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Harrington, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

If your into posh and expensive this is not your kind of place ... If you want good seafood, very well done and at reasonable prices then this place is for you and your family. Florida like Maine is really noted for access to fresh and well prepared seafood. So when a restaurant opens and does not meet the standard of the area it does not last ... This one will last and do very well with the current offerings and plans for menu additions as they grow.

Visited May 2012
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