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“It's a shack, but the food is excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak

Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak
3100 Canal Rd, Lot 7, Lake Wales, FL 33898-9100
863-439-2031
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Ranked #13 of 60 restaurants in Lake Wales
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Houston, Texas
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“It's a shack, but the food is excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We came when it was still happy hour and the drinks were 2 for 1. So we got 4 beers, 2 mixed drinks and a diet Coke for $11.50. Cheap! The atmosphere is very rustic - it is a trailer that has been converted and added onto several times. So be casual! However the service was quick and efficient, drinks were great and the food was excellent. It is known for its steak, seafood and oysters. We all had seafood or chicken and all were very tasty. You get a lot of food for the price. We did not try dessert - too full! It gets packed Thursday to Sunday and they don't take reservations, so plan ahead.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winter Haven, Fl, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not your fancy franchise dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Celebrating a 51st wedding anniversary at Cherry Pocket was wonderful. A Sunday afternoon and the place was crowded, as usual, but we only had to wait about twenty minutes for tables seating 11 family members. The food was delicious and served up hot. We could hear live music coming from the outside deck even over the noise inside the restaurant. This is an Old Florida Fish Camp folks so don't come here looking for fancy dining. Even though the place is off the beaten path they don't lack for customers.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Horrible service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

The food is good flavored. Although 3 people in our group had to send back food (cold and cooked wrong). The waitress was a sad excuse for a server. One in our party didnt have a soda until after she got her food. Because the check was split she made each ticket sit together ( which upset the childen). And worst of all she came to take our order then just walked away abruptly without letring us complete our order and didnt return for almost ten minutes

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Winter Haven, Florida
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“We are back!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This has become our go-to place for seafood when we are at home in FL. After months in MI and suffering from the lack of seafood...it is good to have a good place to go. ...The service was not the greatest this time but it is a Seafood Shak... and the lunch portions seemed much smaller. We look forward to the oysters and they were not as good as the previous visits. We may have to go to some of our other seafood favorites and see how they are doing until the busy snowbird season is past and they again appreciate locals ...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Beckley, West Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Yum yum yuuuum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Although service was off a little they were polite for the most part. We got fussed at for placing food on napkins and eating off of them but we had no plates or silverware to eat with. Besides that the food was great my favorite kind of place out in the middle of no where, fun crowd and cold beer . 4 of us ate and all 4 meals were great.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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