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$3 - $8
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Fast Food, American, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

We've been buying food here for years (always take-away from the drive-thru). All these years, I didn't realize they now have a sit-in dining room as pictured. I believe its under new management since they've spruced the place up and now offer more variety/choices in...their new menu. We usually always order their fried shrimp and oysters - they are always consistent, fabulous fresh off the fryer! The workers are always nice, pleasant, helpful, and gracious. I love their french fries sprinkled with cajun seasoning and hush puppies as well. This place was bustling with phoned-in/take-out orders. Be patient about waiting as they cook it fresh.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Chunky's three times recently and I've been totally pleased with their food, staff and cleanliness. We've had the wings, gyros and Greek salad. The menu has many options and is reasonably priced. Fried gizzards? Indeed! The employees seem to take pride in...their work and were outgoing and pleasant. Don't go to any corporate chain on the Eastside. If you want good freshly made food Chunky's it is.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

This is the type of seafood you want to eat when visiting Florida. They have everything from wings to blue crab. Its reasonably priced and will be hot when you get it back to your place to eat it!

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed January 4, 2016

We visited Chunky's and found it to be a wonderfully friendly, small delicious spot. There were six of us so we were able to try many dishes and can highly recommend the following: corn nuggets, hush puppies, Greek salad, wings, pita bread and grilled chicken...teriyaki over rice. Chunky's is clean, easily accessible (right off Waldo and Hawthorne Roads), and has a drive-thru. The owner was friendly and very accommodating. A return visit is definitely in our future.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

Chunky's menu is so diverse, I know I'll need to go back several times for a thorough review. I've been eyeing this place since it opened, and being that there are limited dining options on the east side of Waldo road, I figured I'd wind...up there sooner or later. Something prevented me from stopping in for months, though. It's a bit strange to have a "wing spot" that also proclaims that it's a "crab zone" and that it has the best gyros in town. Wings, crabs, and gyros aren't usually a combination specialty. When I finally stopped by, I was on my way to an event and figured I'd use the drive through for something quick. The speaker was one of those old-school crackly deals that made it very challenging for me to hear the employee. The menu was haphazard, but I opted for something easy - wings. The meal was pretty cheap. $6 for wings and fries. However, it took about 10 minutes from the time I paid until the time I got my meal and there was not a line inside at the time. It was just that slow. On the plus side, the wings were definitely fresh, having been made to order. It was strange to me, though, that a drive through could take so long. Right after I ordered, a car pulled in behind me. I'd be curious to see if the process was quicker (maybe now the grease was hot and ready?) of if 10 minutes is the standard wait. I'll go back. I still have my eye on that gyro and I'd also like to try their livers. I could take or leave the fries. They weren't fast food fries, but they didn't have that homemade taste either. The service was fine; not too friendly but not rude either. The inside of the kitchen, from what I could see, was quirky and could use a good scrub-down and a fresh coat of paint. It wasn't pristine, but it wasn't a junk heap either. Overall, it was a middling experience. Every aspect was average. I'm not knocking it; I'm not singing its praises.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

I visited Chunky's when they first opened. They were trying to do so much, that nothing worked. That is in the past! The food is really good now. New staff and a remodel so that they now have a cozy eat in area. They have...gyros! They have grilled chicken, rice, and warm pita on the side. The the curry mustard is smooth and taste good on everything, if you like curry. The bald guy is so awesome! I don't know if he is the owner, but he is always there thanking people personally for visiting. Portions are gigantic so consider sharing I'd ordering the gyros or rice dishes. Wings and shrimp are so good. The fries are always seasoned and crispy. Everything is made to order, but you can call ahead and pick up in drivethru.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very shocked at the attitude from the staff. Would NOT recommend them nor would I choose to visit them again. Additionally, the quality of the food is not worth the price.

Date of visit: October 2014
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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Great fry house in west Gainesville. You can drive through or walk up only. everything is cooked fresh when you order it and the staff there is super friendly. they have wings which are delicious and they have other seafood as well like crabs and...shrimp scallops you name it. but most of all they have conch fritters!More

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

we bought 20 pc wings and 20 premium fried shrimp for only $20 . was all super fresh cooked to order, love their lemon pepper garlic wing sauce.great savings there..

Date of visit: September 2012
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Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

I go here at least once a month to grab some of their fried shrimp, chicken wings and crabs, which you can purchase by the bushel if you are feeding a small army. Wish they had more than one location, as its quite a drive...from NW Gainesville.More

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