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“It's a hike but well worth it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gary's Oyster Bar & Seafood

Gary's Oyster Bar & Seafood
660 E Alfred Dr, Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2312
(863) 956-5055
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Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Lake Alfred
Cuisines: Seafood
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“It's a hike but well worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a small, unassuming, local joint that may make it to Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It's not the prettiest of decors but the food is fantastic. So if you want to "eat where the locals eat" like I do and you are in the Orlando area, go to Gary's. The oysters are the real deal. The fish is fresh and lots of it.
You will not be dissapointed unless you are a snoot!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hole in the Wall Joint, Full of Fun and Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

On first sight, Gary's Oyster Bar looks like a Hole in the Wall, but as a favorite of many locals it's actually a great little place! Sit at the bar for not only for the raw oysters, but for the great company and fun! The guys behind the bars are always stiring up interesting conversation and the famous "Lake Alfred Leg Spreader" a drink that is really yummy! However, I do recommend asking for a tall glass instead of the shot as it does have a tendency to knock you on you butt! The seafood is always a safe bet when ordering and the Primerib is delish!

Visited July 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Super Friendly and GREAT Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We were in town a week and ate here twice. Once at the bar and once at a table, either way you get excellent service, but the bar seating is more fun. They make excellent martinis and seafood is wonderfully and simply prepared; but FRESH and delicious! I recommend shrimp, steamed and fried and steamed oysters, all delicious! GO!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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orlando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“I drive past dozens of seafood joints to get to this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Fresh seafood in central florida is hard to find at a decent price. Garys has got that covered! Excellent

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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central FL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Local spot with predictably good eats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Gary's has been doing it right for many years. A diner on the side of the highway with an oyster bar shucking them as you sit. Good fish and other local treats (gator, anyone?). Full bar and cold beer.

Visited March 2012
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