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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Heard about this place from a number of people. Despite being busy we found a table fairly quickly. It’s first come first serve, they don’t seat you so you just have to watch for a vacancy and grab it quick! This is literally an old...fish house and freezer turned restaurant. Interesting locals kind of place with dollar bills stapled to the walls. It seems there was 1 bartender, 1 waitress and 1 food runner. She was running like crazy trying to keep up and did a pretty good job. There were 4 of us and we got 2 pounds of steamed shrimp which were ok, not great but not bad. Nicely cooked and plenty of shrimp and not spicy. The cocktail sauce was good but the butter was very weird tasting almost no flavor to it. All 4 of us agreed it tasted strange. Hubby ordered a cup of clam chowder and our guest ordered the chowder in a bread bowl. The flavor was ok but the clams were so tiny you could barely find them. They were out of smoked mullet and fish dip so didn’t get to try that. Just an FYI, bring Cash! They do not take credit cards. Cash only. But they do have an ATM machine. Also restrooms were clean which is always a good sign. I would say there is room for improvement. I would try it again if in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All we have heard is that the shrimp is the best they ever had. Well it’s not we couldn’t eat the half order of shrimp it was yucky. The clam chowder was watered down couldn’t eat it. I would never go back to this place

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

None of the workers of this establishment seem happy. They all looked pretty stressed out. Since they don't fry anything you won't be having french fries or onion rings or anything like that. It's not clear that you have to order at the bar but...I knew that since I had been there before. Food was so so and it took a really really long time to come out. Not impressed at all and it would be unlikely that I would return if I were in the area again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 5, 2024

Food was hands down the best we had while in Florida! There isn’t table service - you order at the bar and they bring the food out when it’s ready. We sat outside and it was a very nice area right by the water. Food...was delicious and super reasonable! We had two full orders of steamed shrimp, steamed mussels, mac and cheese, steamed clams, and crawfish and 4 drinks for under $100! That’s a real deal and we waited less than 10 minutes for our food!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 22, 2024

Was in the area and went for lunch as it was highly recommended by a friend. As expected it is an authentic Florida bar and restaurant on the water. I wanted the Mullet Fish dip and Blue Crabs. They were out of both. This was...on a Thursday and you would think they would have stocked up for the weekend. So, we ordered Clam Chowder and steamed shrimp. The chowder tasted OK but was not hot enough…and it hardly had any clams in it. The shrimp were seasoned well and drawn butter and cocktail sauce came with them. I went to dip a shrimp into the drawn butter and it was solid…as in cold. Had not been melted. Staff was polite and it would be a great place to hang and have a few beers, but I won’t be back for the food.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 22, 2024

The food was good and the prices were reasonable. Despite being crowded the service was fairly quick. The steamed shrimp were excellent. The clam chowder bowl was good.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 15, 2024

The shrimp was delicious and the beer was cheap.. BUT I never could have guessed that their Mac and cheese that they sell for $ 5 bucks came from a box (kraft) what a rip off!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 14, 2024

The shrimp is out of this world along with the clam chowder in a bread bowl. It gets very crowded so go early. You can sit inside or out , we highly recommend sitting outside.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed March 9, 2024 via mobile

It was a fun experience. The crowd caused us to make friends with a nice couple. The salmon dip was delicious. The atmosphere was nice. My only complaint was the guy taking orders named Tim. He was hateful, off putting, and a jerk.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 25, 2024 via mobile

We were in town watching the Manatee and hit a hole in the wall bar, we always ask the locals where the best place for seafood is they said right away the Freezer. Great shrimp and crab! Cold beer on tap also. 2 lbs of...boiled shrimp and 1.5 pounds of crab for $42 can’t go wrong.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 16, 2024

Don't expect to get a waitress or a clean table- esp inside. Watched for over an hour and NOBODY wiped off any tables. Don't expect to get a menu either. It's written on filthy boards you can't read. Wings and fries only on Sunday. Steak...on Wed. If your not a seafood person go elsewhere. One line to place food order, another for drinks. Had a disgusting hot dog that tasted like fish. The garlic bread is a slice of toast with butter and garlic powder- seriously? Yuk! Won't waste time going there. Others in party liked shrimp. They need to scrape all the moldy & dirty dollar bills off the walls and make some improvements. And it's cash ONLY.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 6, 2024 via mobile

The food is fantastic! Steamed shrimp, clam chowder in bread bowl and huge pretzel with melted salty butter! We shared and loved every bite. The shrimp is deveined and partially peeled so easy to eat. It’s on our list of must visit every time we...go to Florida.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 30, 2024 via mobile

If you want da Peel and Eat Shrimp, this is the place!! Not sure what season they use, but dang, it's gud! Then get a cold beer! Yum! Just bring Cash...no CC accepted. Most are nice taking your order, but sometimes grumpy will take your...order and be very specific with him.....More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 23, 2024

the positive was the prices were great. negative was it was really crowed and noisy. very limited menu. peel and eat shrimp is the only shrimp option.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 3, 2024

Best shrimp ever !! Everyone we bring here , wants to know when the next visit is . Planning next visit in a couple weeks .

Date of visit: March 2023
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Jon M
October 16, 2022|
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Response from VieraBob | Reviewed this property |
I know nothing about any political signs at this establishment. The Freezer is known for simply prepared seafood at a good price with fast service.
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August 6, 2022|
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Response from dmurtaugh99 | Reviewed this property |
Gulf as far as I know, Shrimp boats come in there and we have parked our Sponge boat there
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February 28, 2021|
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Response from luke47 | Reviewed this property |
Hmm, I did not see any pets there. There is outdoor seating, so that is probably your best bet.
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The Freezer is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4