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“Best Fried Shrimp”

Akins Bar-B-Q & Grill
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Bell
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I have been to Akins many, many times and never left disappointed. Everything is wonderful but try the Fried Shrimp, the best we have found!

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Always good food or they will make it right. Service is very good. Small town restaurant with excellent food at a good price. They serve Breakfast, lunch and supper. Open 6 to 9 everyday, Except SUNDAYS.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Bell is the sort of community where families have lived for generations. Everybody knows each other and they all go down to Akins' Bar B Que weekly as much to visit friends as for the consistently good food. The staff is friendly and attentive; the prices quite reasonable.

Two areas they could improve: the salad bar is only so-so, and their fish filets are mushy. They are now serving cheaper fish like Vietnamese swai or farm raised catfish instead of the local catches. So order the shrimp!

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Akins is more than just good food. It's a slice of north Florida farm country. People come in in jeans and tractor caps, everyone seems to know everyone, and if you listen in conversations are about crops and cattle and weather. I've eaten here a few times and the food has always been consistent. There is a salad bar better than in most small towns but pretty much everything else on the menu is fried; shrimp, fish, vegetables, appetizers...That having been said the barbeque is terific and steaks are flavorful. Unfortunately the soggy "baked" potatoes are straight out of the microwave so go for the sweet potatoe fries instead. This is no place to count calories but it's great when you're in the mood to overindulge.

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Thank chicksfly000
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Akins has been around for years and is always consistent, always good. They have a pretty diverse menu and really friendly staff. It is the main draw in the tiny hamlet of Bell.

Thank Jack M
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