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Shrimp Boat

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160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 864-6441
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a fried chicken kinda person, but when I want fried chicken, I'll take Shrimp Boat every time over any other chicken restaurant. The shrimp and fish are also excellent. Great value for great food.

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Thank 1950Max
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usually eat here at least once a month. I switch between the fried chicken (very good) and the fried chicken livers.A little pricey for lunch but that doesn't deter me eating here. Always good service and attitude of the staff. I have tried the shrimp and oysters which are very good also.

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Thank Dwain Y
Gastonia, North Carolina
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I've been eating here since I was a boy in the 1970's. Everything I've ever eaten here has been awesome. The seafood, chicken, and sides; you just can't go wrong. My mainstay is the livers dinner. So, so good. Their breading is perfect, just enough to give it a great flavor. Big portions. Great value. The prices are good and... More 

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Thank Friendnc
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

At lunch time this place hops ! Stop in occasionally for chicken livers. The best in town. Friendly staff and service is fairly quick even when they are busy. Variety of items including seafood.It is a little pricy. For 2 people, it isn't hard to spend $20+. Nice size dining area that is always clean. Food is always good and... More 

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Thank Blacjac443
Gastonia, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a great local owned restaurant. They have the best chicken plates! The girls are very nice. Eat here every week!

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Thank Marion T
Gastonia Nc
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

My staff just think that the Shrimp Boat has great fried chicken baskets with fryes and hush puppies.

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Thank pacetax
North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We have to have our Shrimp Boat fix every couple of weeks. It is one of the best restaurants in Gastonia. If you're a local, this is one place you're likely to walk in and see your friends, family, and acquaintances at any given time. I don't really like hushpuppies, but this is the only place I'll eat them from.... More 

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Thank IWannaGoBacktoVegas
Gastonia, North Carolina
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband got a chuckwagon and fries, I got a fish sandwich and fried mushrooms (paid for ranch didn't get)$17.00 total! No drinks! Fish needs some salt or seasoning but was good. Chuckwagon was large. The fries are good. Fried mushrooms would have been good with the ranch I didn't get.... Maybe I would recommend trying the chicken everyone raves... More 

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Gastonia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We visited on a Friday evening between 7:30-8:00 pm. I had read a review about how great the food was especially the fried chicken, which is what we had. The chicken tasted like it was fried in old grease and was not piping hot. We received our chicken in less than 10 minutes which leads me to believe it had... More 

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Thank Na1955
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

On our way to Charlotte my husband had a hankering for fried chicken (which I don't make at home) so I searched online and this place popped up first with some good reviews. Since they weren't too far off the freeway we decided to try it. My husband LOVED the fried chicken, I loved the fried shrimp and son loved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: (704) 864-6441

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