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“Good but over-rated to much hype - safe harbour better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Singleton's Seafood Shack

Singleton's Seafood Shack
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fruit Cove, Florida
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good but over-rated to much hype - safe harbour better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

This was second time in a few months. We thought we would give it another try. Camping at NAS Mayport, this time with our teen. Food was good but not excellent. Service just average. Too pricey.. Too much hype. Seafood just as good can be found several places in the JAX area for same prices or less. Disappointed with waitress fish of day suggestion. Place is noisy and needs a good cleaning. Wife's shrimp scampi very good.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Exceptional NE Clam Chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

interesting place - there are several cats that seem to have the run of the place - one was snoozing underneath our table, which was in a screened-in section overlooking the water. There's absolutely nothing fancy about this place but it does have character and great seafood. the NE Clam chowder is likely the best I've ever had, and I've had plenty. The corn fritters were also great, as were the bloody mary's.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We visit singleton's every time we are in the area!! Always fresh seafood and the service is always good! We love this place, it's rough around the edges but that's part of the draw!! The oysters on the half shell were great!! So fresh tasting!! Always a win in my book!!

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Naples, Florida
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“WOW! Worth the drive.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We caught the review of this restaurant on the television several months ago and it was a very accurate depiction of this establishment.

We were in the area with friends to support them as they were being evaluated for an organ transplant at the Mayo Clinic Satellite Campus in Jacksonville. Not the best conditions for going out to dinner, but being at Singletons made for a very enjoyable meal and evening.

The food was marvelous, and the service was perfect. They have an unusual fish selection and the scenery was incomparable. The prospective patient hadn't been out for dinner in months and months and she very much enjoyed her meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Family hype?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

I've always loved Singletons, it's a family tradition to feast here and I always look forward to going...but...every single person I've introduced to this place is let down by the food, and as times gone on, I've come to feel the same. It's so sad when you've built up an experience to someone you care about, only to see the look of confusion and disappointment on their faces. The food here is usually ok, sometimes plain embarrassing, sometimes great, and the servers are always fantastic, but I do feel like it's more of a 'thing you have to do' than a true eating experience now...and for the record we love the cats, views and the wonky tables!

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