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“Good basic seafood”

Marina Seafood Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Beaufort, South Carolina
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good basic seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We hesitated to try this restaurant based on some of the reviews but were very glad we did. This is a basic family seafood restaurant, with the kind of décor you would expect in an older restaurant. The staff is very friendly and we were served promptly. There is only a limited beer and wine menu but I tried the house sangria and found it refreshing and not overly sweet. One of us had the seafood platter and it was BIG - clam strips, shrimp, fish, and oysters-all fried and all tasty. The cole slaw is of the sweeter variety, which one of us liked and one preferred the tossed salad. Our other entrée was fried chicken and it was excellent-3 big pieces, a mixture of white and dark. The restaurant was full but is not noisy at all. We really enjoyed our meal here and would not hesitate to return.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Asheville
2 reviews
“Not good experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Worst crab cakes ever, filled with filling! Bad sangria. Service just ok. Won't make same mistake twice.

Visited March 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Crab cakes to die for!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

This appeared to be a "Mom and Pop" type place with good selections on the menu. Fried calamari was great as an appetizer. The crab cakes were really good. Not the fanciest place, but great food.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Susan C
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Toronto
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160 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Busy but excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Arrived at the right time and we did not have to wait for a table. 1/2 later and the lineup began. We had excellent service, good food and extremely reasonable. I ate the fried chicken, very good and plenty of food. My wife had the special shrimp in the basket - $12. and also very good. With wine and beer the table was under $40. Definitely eat here again.

Visited February 2013
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“Best Fried Chicken in NE Florida”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I live in Jacksonville and drive to Fernandina Beach several times each year to eat the fried chicken at The Marina Seafood Restaurant. I have looked everywhere and have not found anything that evens comes close. My daughter had the fried shrimp and said it was fantastic.

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