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Shady Oak Restaurant

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2984 Old New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-8835
+1 386-734-9715
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

it was ok. nothing great...fried food ..people smoked on the porch; ruined it for the rest of us. cheap beer

Thank mborneman1964
DeLand, Florida
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

We've been coming here for over 20 years. It's a little "hole in the wall" place, but with a great staff and fantastic Buffalo Wings. The food is good and the beers are ice cold.

Thank tms1203
South Florida
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Went there on the recommendation of a local shop owner in Deland. Ordered the catfish as recommended it is delivered fresh daily. The hush puppies were delicious but the catfish was not cooked all the way through. The service was great the location on the river is very relaxing.

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Corinth, Kentucky, USA
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I had the cod nuggets, hush puppies and a salad. VERY good and those hush puppies are worth a second helping! Wait staff very friendly and atmosphere is cozy with an awesome view of the river. Definitely would go again!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

We read on Trip Advisor where someone rated the catfish very high. We tried it and it was NOT good as it was so overcooked that even the local cat wouldn't eat it. The wings were good, the gator tail chewy. It is a good place to stop by boat to get something to eat. Restaurant is very rustic, but... More 

Thank cassully
Ocala, Florida
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I have been stopping hear on my way back from Daytona for many years. I always get the whole Fingerling Catfish, fried perfectly everytime! My wife enjoys the Garlic Wings and I have stole a few off her plate when she wasn't looking, and they are tasty! A beautiful view of the River and the boats traveling by. Not a... More 

Thank Goatman1962
DeLand, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Best wings, great location, view, price . definitely recommend to everyone . Also great seafood, gator, salads

Thank Chgontve
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Great place to grab a beer. Sit right on the river. Try the gator tail ! Come by boat or car. They serve breakfast now too :) it is our favorite spot on the river.

Thank Elizabeth W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

If you're looking for fancy, this isn't it. But if you're looking for good food at decent prices served in Florida style, then you've found it. I've been here several times now - worth the drive from Orlando for a low-key, rural Florida experience. Haven't had a bad experience or bad food yet. A couple times, we've had family get-togethers... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

They advertise great food but it is Sysco food. They bragged about the fried okra and said it was the best. It was straight out of the Sysco bag and not good. Wine served in water glass. Our waitress, Renee, was very good as was the view of the St. John's River. We would not go there again.

Thank Tweets7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2984 Old New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-8835
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand
  • Phone Number: +1 386-734-9715

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?