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Our menu is at http://rjsseafood.com/menu/ We hope you stop by and enjoy our seafood! Now Frying Year Round! N E Style Seafood! Haddock Fish & Chips, Clamakes Chowder Fried Clams plus old favorites Chicken & Tuna Salad, Ruebens, ect
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

I'm from MA and was desperately missing my seafood. I found RJ's and have been happy and well fed since! I always get the fried clams, but my luncheon friends have ordered all sorts of fish and seafood entrees and loved their choices.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

I am not a seafood eater but my husband considers himself a connoisseur of whole belly clams from growing up in CT. He is picky about the source, freshness, the breading and how they are cooked. He thought the ones at RJ's were very good...which isn't always the case about clams in FL. He even mentioned his satisfaction to the kitchen. The couple next to us had the Rhode Island clam chowder and thought it was great. I had the spinach stromboli which was not served piping hot to my dismay. The desserts are homemade. Hubby had the strawberry cake with fresh strawberries in it topped with whipped cream. We will stop again the next time we are in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 5, 2022 via mobile

Finally decided to try them after living here for over 3 years, and it will be way more than 3 years before I go back. Food was overpriced for what you received and just ok. Lobster bisque had little to no meat in it and...was very peppery. Person at takeout was somewhat rude. Extra charge for using cc.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 10, 2021 via mobile

This place is doing it right! The girls are funny and personable. All of our meals were fantastic. Fried scallops fried haddock baked haddock Super generous portions all orders are prepared to order. We are from Maine and Rj”s exceeded our expectations!!! Take out is...just as busy as the restaurant!!! If you’re in the Port Charlotte area definitely try them out!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 28, 2021

My wife and I happened on this place by chance while visiting the St. Vincent De Paul thrift store next door. Decided it might be worth a try. Were we ever surprised and impressed with the quality of the food, the service and overall ambience...of this no-frills, down home eatery! We noticed the servers interacting with several patrons who were obviously regulars and upon finishing our meal, we understood why they returned often. We each ordered a shrimp po-boy and were delighted at the large and perfectly fried shrimp slathered with just the right amount of zingy sauce. We learned that everything is cooked on site with no bulk or commercially prepared side dishes. The potato salad was perfect and the cole slaw had small bits of pineapple to add an extra bit of crunchiness and flavor. Even the robust iced tea is brewed on the spot and not served from a giant container like it is in some restaurants. Can't wait to come back and try some more enticing menu selections as this will become one of our favorite places.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 20, 2021 via mobile

Small seafood restaurant with loyal following that keeps it going even during summer. Nice, friendly & attentive waitresses that do follow up & refresh drinks. Delicious lobster bisque & excellent fish and chips. Large, flavorful shrimp. Almost everything is fried but definitely not greasy! Does...offer some non-seafood meals & can substitute for fries. Restaurant also offers small discount for cash payments. Live entertainment at times.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021

The fried haddock was very good and my son's mixed seafood was also very good. On the negative side, the haddock was placed directly on top of my fries which made the fries soggy. Better to place the fish to the side of the fries....Now that I'm home, I notice that my clothes smell like I just left a greasy spoon restaurant. Ventilation system needs to be improved. If I ever go back here, I'll probably order takeout.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 21, 2021

I moved to the area from the North East in 2017. I kept saying to my wife we have to try them. Finally in early 2021 we tried it. Well all I can say is I wish I had waited another 3 years. We ordered...3 lobster rolls and fish and chips. Well the food was not even average. It was horribly tasteless. I can honestly say I will not go back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed April 20, 2021 via mobile

Outstanding seafood! Shrimp, haddock are great. Chowder is wonderful. Fast friendly service. Authentic New England dishes. Pizza, pasta and Stromboli’s in addition to seafood.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 25, 2021

I may have just ordered the right thing but everyone at our table (6) loved their food. The Lobster Bisque was the best I have ever had! That was complemented with Lobster Ravioli with delicious sauce! I was lucky enough to try my friends Scallop...and a shrimp. WOW! I cannot wait to go back to this place. Reasonable beverages topped it off! Excellent customer service! It is a small place but they do take reservations over 5 people.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 12, 2021

My wife and I stopped in and it was the first time visiting. She got the lobster roll, and I got the whole clam platter and it was incredibly good. We will be back.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 4, 2021 via mobile

We got takeout. My husband had fried haddock (excellent), fried shrimp (excellent) and fried clams (horrible). I had a fried clam plate. (Horrible). I am from New England and know good fried clams. These were terrible. Gave the restaurant a try. Village Fish Market in...Punta Gorda is much better.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 27, 2021

I google "best lobster bisque in Port Charlotte". That's how I found this restaurant. I stopped in to get some "to go". It truly IS the best lobster bisque EVER!!!!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 7, 2021

We just moved to Port Charlotte and were looking for a take out NY's eve meal while unpacking. We were pleasantly surprised... Fish filets were good (fries a bit overdone and cold) and the service at pickup was pleasant!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 12, 2020

I am 64 yrs young. I had my first lobster roll. It was a little over, done but delicious. Order extra butter with the hot. Coleslaw was tastless. My sister had the 6 piece jumbo shrimp basket with fries. Both were good. We brought food...home. The place got busy before we left. Around 2:30 pm. There are two tables outside the diner.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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RJ'S NEW ENGLAND SEAFOOD, Port Charlotte - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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