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“Best Gumbo ever!”

Billy's Oyster Bar and Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bryant, Arkansas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Gumbo ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Their seafood gumbo has crab claws in the shell and I was very sceptical of eating it at first, but it is actually the BEST seafood gumbo I have ever eaten. Give yourself a treat and eat at Billy's!

Visited September 2012
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English first
Grand Terrace, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had lunch here every day during our stay at a condo on the Beach. Service was great and so was the food. Rustic atmosphere, crayons supplied for the kids to draw on the paper table covering. I mostly had the shrimp dinner, but my family tried several dishes including baked oysters, a favorite.

  • Visited July 2013
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Marshfield, Missouri
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had an amazing dinner at Billy's. Our food was delicious & our portions were large. Be prepared for a more expensive meal. Most plates were over $20

Visited July 2013
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Macon, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“First Visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I went to Billys based on the review found on here. We had a party of 6 with kids and the weight time was 30 minutes and the service was good. The blue crabs were over rated, the shrimp, frys,crap cakes,oysters were good. The coconut shrimp was dry and you couldn't taste much coconut. Prices were average.

Visited July 2013
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Springville, Alabama
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Love the steamed oysters”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were there during the 4th. Because of the rain, the restaurants were having trouble getting in oysters. Thankfully, Billy's had some and they were fantastic. Also got some gumbo that was pretty good. Tables are covered in Butcher Block paper so the kids can draw all over the table. Big thumbs up! Sad to see that they didn't have any mac & cheese as that is what my 4 yo eats at almost every meal!

Visited July 2013
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