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Gary's Oyster Bar & Seafood

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$$ - $$$
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660 E Alfred Dr, Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2312
+1 863-956-5055
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Naples, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gary's oyster bar is a local restaurant that is a jewel in Polk County. The oysters are as fresh as they get and the menu items are varied and priced right. The seafood platter is a large offering of different varieties and priced moderately. There can be a wait but it's worth it. the beer is cold and plentiful. Service... More 

Thank Niceinnaples2015
Central Florida, Florida
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd looked forward to trying this restaurant and was happy to have friends accompany us. I was very disappointed. We ordered a pitcher of beer which was kept cold with an insert, excellent! We ordered raw oysters, excellent again! We were very much looking forward to some excellent, fresh seafood and were very unhappy with what showed up. Everything was... More 

Thank Susan B
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Great value for great fresh seafood! We had the Captain's Plate that had a variety of seafood choices ie clam strips, scallops, shrimp, gator and frog legs! The food was great! The service was top notch!

Thank Marcy F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Looking for an unpretentious fish place with great value..... Try Gary's. I have eaten here 8 times while visiting. Fresh fish, daily specials and large portions. Fine dining: no. Fresh seafood at fair prices: yes.

Thank Jim S
DeBary, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

It's probably been about 12 years since we last visited Gary's but it felt like we had just been there. Gary's was a favorite spot for my parents when they lived in Grenelefe during the 80s & 90s. My husband & I drove over from DeBary, my brother & his wife drove over from Bradenton. Todd greeted us like old... More 

Thank Sally M
Amherst, Ohio
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We eat here every time we are in Florida (twice a year) and this trip we ate there twice. We love the atmosphere - local, down-home - always have the steamed shrimp and love it. Not an oyster eater but a lot of people ordered them so they must be good. Great waitresses there also

Thank vicssr
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

I went to eat there for the first time hoping to find a hidden gem of a restaurant. Well I was disapointed. This is kind of a little hole in the wall restaurant. I would say about 30% of their chairs are ripped up with foam hanging out of them. I sat on one and it was scratching up my... More 

Thank carol a
Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

We had a large party of 15, but calling ahead and making reservations ensured a prompt seating. It isn't fancy, but very local and very worth the experience. Prime rib, seafood, frog legs, alligator, and fish were part of the evenings selection. There were no complaints about anything. If you are adventurous you MUST try the frog legs and/or the... More 

Thank Pete S
Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Took a chance. Went out of our way from Davenport... so glad we did! This has to be a local favorite but we felt right at home even though we are from out of state. It is not much to look at from the outside and inside is very rustic but clean. My husband enjoyed large local oysters on half... More 

Thank nanaof3
2 reviews
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Best oysters in central Florida!!! Great atmosphere and staff is awesome only coupled with so easy of the best food out there. If you're an oyster fan, ask for Todd's Parmesean Garlic or Jalepeno Oysters. GOOD STUFF!!!

Thank ryon s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 E Alfred Dr, Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Alfred
  • Phone Number: +1 863-956-5055

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