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Bates New England Seafood and Subs

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1201 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787-4380
+1 407-347-9861
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Miami, Florida, USA
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

The dining room has seating for about 16-20 people, not a lot. It is hidden in the corner of a small l shaped strip mall. Various preparations of seafood. Lobster rolls are really good. Will be back.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love going to Bate's New England Seafood every chance we get! We've tried several items, including the fried shrimp, clam strips, and whole belly clams, which are all delicious. My absolute favorite, though, is the Lobster Roll. It comes cold mixed with mayo or warm with butter. Both are worthy, but warm with butter is the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Love this place! I met the owners on my first visit. They have whole belly clams and haddock. Those two things are rare to find down here. Along with that the waitress was very nice. Lobster rolls are $18 but totally worth it. If you haven't been it's a must!

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Clermont, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here again, 2nd visit for us. Kids and husband love the steak and cheese subs. I had the warm lobster roll and lobster bisque. The owner was our server and was wonderful. Friendly, prompt service and personable. Always a good meal, just a bit pricey for the seafood.

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Thank Barbara F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

The lobster roll had hardly any Lobster in it. The French fries had absolutely no taste. The waitress tells me put salt and pepper on them. Duh! The clam strips were good. Lemonade so tart. We told the waitress and she said customers complain about that but the owner likes it that way. Well then let her drink it. Very... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This place is just like one of the Mom and Pop seafood shops you'd find on Cape Cod. Friendly owners who sit and chat with their customers. The Fried Whole Belly Fried Clams were amazing, perfectly breaded and fried. We will definitely become regulars here.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I live in Windermere, and finding a local seafood restaurant that is locally owned and close by was our goal. We found Bates on a Google search, and decided to give it a try. After entering in the address on the GPS, we were excited to find it was only 10 minutes away. However, the address doesn't... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

What a hidden little gem. I have driven by this restaurant several times, but we finally stopped and I have been their twice in the last couple of weeks. The food is very fresh and the staff is extremely friendly. It is small, but clean and a nice change from everything else in Winter Garden. The prices are a little... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

The food was good, so was our service. The problem was that it was just overpriced. Too much money for where it is located. We went once and haven't been back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Four of us traveled to Winter Garden for shopping & fun. Based on a couple recommendations, we chose to have lunch at Bates New England Seafood. It was perfect! A husband & wife team with other family members in attendance serve & man the kitchen. The Ipswich Clams are shipped in directly from Ipswich, MA. The lobster roll is Maine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787-4380
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Garden
  • Phone Number: +1 407-347-9861

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