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“GREAT SEAFOOD... Fresh” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Simply Seafood

Simply Seafood
12149 S Williams St Ste G1, Dunnellon, FL
(352) 465-7887
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Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Dunnellon
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
1 review
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“GREAT SEAFOOD... Fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Although small and a little hard to find, the food is great, service was terrific and for fresh seafood... prices were fair. Everything thing is fresh so they were very willing to cook to taste and combine favorite elements of different menu items. Although cozy in size, several in our party mentioned the cleanliness and good aromas coming from the kitchen. By the way the kitchen is realitivly easy to see into.

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dunnellon, Florida
1 review
“Dunnellon's Seafood Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Upon entering this establishment, you are greeted two-fold. The friendly, and very helpful owners and chef and the delicious aromas of their amazing food! You are in "seafood heaven"! Their menu choices range from appetizers to sandwiches ( who doesn't like a lobster grilled cheese) to dinners both for the seafood and land lover alike. There are also daily specials that are so good it's hard to choose! The chef is very creative and takes pride in what he makes. Dishes are made from scratch - no jarred sauces here! The freshness of the dishes are a "palates dream". Don't let the restaurant size fool you. It's small - seating for 12-14 but it's menu is grand with a keen balance of flavors and an atmosphere of natural charm and charisma. It's the best around. You won't be disappointed. A true treasure of this area!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A Rare 5 Star Review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

How do you tell if a restaurant is serving fresh of packaged Cisco seafood. In Dunnellon, it couldn't be any easier. Visit the two other popular restaurants on the river nearby. They will always have Grouper and other (so called) fish. They also will swear to you that it's fresh and often even claim it to be fresh caught locally. It's a flat out lie! Legal length of a Gulf Grouper is about the length of your forearm. A Grouper sandwich is NOT a 5 inch fillet that resembles a whole fish. These other two restaurants are preying on uninformed snowbirds who think dining on the waters edge equals good quality seafood. Just ask you server at one of these places if you fish is in a vacuum sealed package. It's sure test of their honesty and the seafood quality.

Simply Seafood is quite the exception here. The entire seafood menu selection clearly states that not only "your choices are what we have is stock, it's also subject to market price", both of which, is exactly how a real seafood place has to operate to do honest business.
Simply Seafood is simply the best you will find within 50 miles in any direction.
It's small, and only seats about 12 people at the most. It's simply the only seafood around that is the real deal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We walked in at 8 of us and there are only 4 tables which were reserved. The owners did everything they could to accommodate us from moving tables around to making special food for us. There food was amazing. Everyone there were so friendly, We all enjoyed everything we ordered. They have wonderful specials daily. My only complaint would be is they close at 6. I will be going back tomorrow. Our table had shrimp grill cheese, Shrimp pasta alfredo, Shrimp, clams mussles pasta Provencal (Amazing) Mahi, and chicken sandwich made special for a non seafood lover. Great food and wonderful service. :)

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A tiny gem in Dunnellon.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Friends alerted us to this unique restaurant and to watch for a Groupon. We went today and it lived up to all our expectations. Tiny but with a chef who will create anything we wanted using the freshest of sea food, veggies and salad. I tried the shrimp and scallop lasagna which was delicious. My husband had the blackened Mahi. We'll be regulars for sure.

Visited June 2014
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