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“We really wanted to like it.”
Review of City Seafood

City Seafood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery
Description: Come join us for Old' Florida style water front dinning indoor & out! Freah Stone Crabs right off our own boats! Gator, Grouper, Oysters, Shrimp, conch, soft shell blue crabs, scallops,frog legs,wraps, salads, chicken, hamburger, hot dogs! We have all kinds of goodies! Homemade keylime pie & ice cream! We also have our gift shop open daily. We are open 7days a week year round! 6am-6pm Breakfast, lunch & early dinner.
Chicago
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“We really wanted to like it.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

I know City Seafood is rated #1 on TripAdvisor, not only did I read it here, but they had signs up asking us to tell them if we had a problem. The problem is, after you wait for your food, you don't want to have to wait again. Our group had grouper finger baskets (rubbery), fries were tough,not hot, and stone crab sandwiches, with DELICIOUS sweet potato fries. I guess we just didn't know what they entailed, but expected crab, not fried shells with no meat inside. Someone else was eating crab claws that looked good. Our guide recommended Seafood Depot. Wish we could have tried it.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank RoyalsfanChicago
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CitySeafood, Manager at City Seafood, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
I am very sorry you didn't enjoy our restaurant. We really wish you would have brought your problems to our attention instead of posting a nasty review. We would have kindly fixed the problem & refunded your money. Please let me take the time to explain to you about some of the items you ordered. You must have order a soft shell blue crab sandwich because we don't serve a stone crab sandwich. A soft shell blue has already shed it's hard shell, so that you can enjoy eating the whole crab. If you would have ordered Stone crabs you would have paid by the pound, and they would have been steamed, cracked for you and served with our homemade honey mustard.. All of our food choices are spelled out on our menu. Perhaps you should have read it before you ordered, or asked more questions. Thanks for your review.
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Taos, New Mexico
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“Dockside fresh!!!!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Great food, friendly and patient staff. This was our 3rd visit, and the food is wonderfully fresh and cooked to perfection every time. We also rented kayaks thru them and it was quite the bargain. Come for the food, stay for the views . You won't regret it!

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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
“Best seafood ever!!!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

We were looking for someplace to eat and someone suggested City Seafood. What a great place. We had the shrimp basket and it was awesome. It was the best shrimp we ever had. Portions are quite large and prices are very reasonable. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great food overlooking the water. Everyone is very friendly and just a pleasant place to be.
Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank dandapetey
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tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Wait and then Wait some more”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Based on Trip Advisor reviews...we chose City Seafood...it even looked like the kind of place that could REALLY be good....long line to order food (still thinking that was because it was so desirable)...you get a number that is called when your food is ready (which you pick up at the counter). My husband ordered the fried oysters and I ordered blackened grouper fingers....with a side of hushpuppies (neither dish was served with any). After FORTY MINUTES we finally got our food...the h. puppies were $5.95 and even though they were tasty...the serving was six very small pieces WAY not worth it....the oysters were o.k. only and I didn't get what I ordered!!! They gave me a grouper plate....so to sum it up much too long waiting...only average food...pricey for what you received. We won't go back.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank golfingirl2
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CitySeafood, Manager at City Seafood, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
I am very sorry you didn't enjoy our restaurant, and sorry about the wait, and we have corrected that problem. On the day that you were we here we had a fryer go down, which cause our waiting time to go through the roof. We have now since added 3 more fryer to ensure we won't have that problem again. As for the hush puppies you should have received 8 in a order. Which is stated on our menu. If you had realized there was a problem I wish you would have brought it to our attention. We can not fix problems if we are not aware of it. Thanks for your reveiew.
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London
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“Great food and watched the dolphins”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

What more could you ask for great shrimp sandwich, cold beer and a couple of dolphins for entertainment! The best .....

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Louise R
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