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“What a difference new owners make!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of P J's Sea Shack

P J's Sea Shack
491 E 3rd Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
+1 386-428-8850
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Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We like to say, "We have something for everyone!". Pj's has fabulous food, fantastic decor, lively bar, and spectacular views overlooking the Indian River lagoon. Serving fresh seafood, pasta, steak, and pizza in an open air restaurant. Featuring daily specials, early bird specials and happy hour!
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“What a difference new owners make!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Returning to P.J.'s after a two-year break, I was pleasantly surprised by the creative preparation of fish tacos. Three small fillets, which I ordered blackened, positioned whole in taco shells with several complementary vegetables and a tasty sauce. A spicier avocado sauce is available for the more adventurous (it added just the right touch of fire). This is one place that knows how to make rice pilaf, which accompanied the tacos--perfectly cooked long grain white rice with small bits of onion, green pepper, celery, and seasonings.

Not to forget the wonderfully attentive service from Kristine, who checked in on me often to fill my glass and ensure I was enjoying my lunch. Dana also asked if I needed anything as she breezed by to her tables. This is my first visit with the new owners, who have experience running other restaurants in the area. The place feels different, in a pleasant way.

With their fantastic back deck, P.J.'s is also a great place to enjoy an important Florida wildlife estuary on the Indian River, reputedly the most diverse in Florida, although you needn't worry about critters joining you for lunch. I'll be coming back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lansing, West Virginia
1 review
“Great service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We are from west Virginia on vacation and our condo recommended you so we thought we would stop in and try it... I'm happy to say we were definitely not disappointed!! Great food at a great price and our server Natasha was outstanding and had a great personality. We will definitely be back.

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“New Smyrna Beach Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great service from Sarah who served us an awesome meal of seafood lunch specials on Dec. 10th. Each special was fresh and prepared to suit each of us specifically. Will eat here on our next visit to the area. We have already shared our experience with friends who will give it a try.E ach special only cost $ 8.88 (a real bargain).

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
1 review
“Best service on the planet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We eat there every Sunday. The food is excellent . The atmosphere is terrific and our waitress Sarah is the best of the best!! We ask for her each time we eat there. She never misses a beat. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a nice relaxing meal.

Rich and Janet
Venetian Bay

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carleton Place, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“wonderful evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Went to PJs the night of there lobster bucket special. It was excellent and more than reasonably priced..Service was great and atmosphere relaxing. Would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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