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Shady Oak Restaurant

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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Highchairs Available
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All reviews catfish gator bites hush puppies wings burger corn nuggets onion rings cod john's river cold beer and good food they serve beer and wine hole in the wall great little place my favorite breading
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This is a little "out of the way" place on the St John's River in Deland. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is incredible and reasonably priced. The white fish sandwich is the best value in all of central FL...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank luvsflowersnv
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Great food and down home service on the St. John's River. They make your food to order so it's not fast. Sit back, relax, have a beer and enjoy the view.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cel201
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We docked here for lunch this past weekend. They were out of the one thing I wanted for lunch (fried shrimp) so I had to settle for something else. The gator tail and the popcorn scallops were either over cooked or cooked in old fryer...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Aiptasia
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Shady Oak is a little "hole-in-the-wall" restaurant right on St. John's River. It is a great little place and has porch seating overlooking the river. Gator tail is one of their specialties and it was quite good. I had the clams and they were good,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped her a few weeks ago to grab what i thought was going to be the same old shady oak burger and basket. Boy howdy was i wrong. The food was incorrect i have allergies, ended up in hospital after specific requests were made. Gator...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kayle M
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by a few weeks ago and loved the rebuild. So clean and bright. Had breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. Love just looking at the water while we ate. Glad Shady Oaks is back.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dihdhddj
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is the quaint little place on the St. John's river for the best catfish ever. They serve beer and wine too.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sknb1510
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Beer is cold and cheap which is my favorite! The cod nuggets with fries hit the spot!! Those nuggets were cooked to perfection!! The gator bites well tasted good. The kitchen is small and food cooked to order. So do not come in thinking this...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 209davinaj
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Yep, after a lengthy rebuilding/remodeling process following the fire, Shady Oak(s) is up and running again and we finally got back over there for a leisurely late lunch/early dinner. The outside eating area is virtually the same with the weathered picnic tables, but the inside...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Seniorgustatori
Reviewed May 5, 2018

What a delight to come and visit the rebuild after the fire that nearly destroyed this landmark. We came while boating last week and we love the new interior. The food was delicious and we loved watching the sunset on the deck over the St....More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Ross B
June 8, 2018|
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Response from Daytona_Mac | Reviewed this property |
Go with friends, relax and enjoy yourself. It's not fast food but the quality was good.
Maggie A
April 5, 2015|
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Response from tesnjd | Reviewed this property |
The patio is more like a covered porch, which is accessible either by boat or entering through the restaurant. When I went for lunch, I noticed a couple left their dog in the boat.
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