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“Can't judge a book by its cover”

O'Shucks Oyster Bar & Grill
Ranked #9 of 51 Restaurants in Wildwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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The Villages, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Can't judge a book by its cover”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Went here with friends for Wed nite special, only because of reviews on TA. THe inside isn't any prettier than the outside but we didn't come for the ambiance. Inside seating very small. Disappointed that truck with oysters late but they gave us coupons for special. Friends who were leaving recommended the fried fish, halibut - fried, grilled or blackened. OMG, the blackened was best ever, light blackened flavor not over powering, not burnt, and not greasy. Nice piece if fish, fresh and perfectly cooked, my wife had jumbo clam strips. They were jumbo, not the bites n pieces reminiscent of Howard Johnson's. lightly breaded, not greasy, you could actually taste the clam. Sides - Cole slaw good, green beans, ok. Cold mugs of beer - great. Servers worked together to get food out and get refills. Can't wait to go back and try the fresh oysters, fried calamari and burgers! Would definitely qualify for Guy Fieri's "Dives" on Triple D.

  • Visited May 2013
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New Minas, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not your typical oyster bar!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

O'Shucks was recommended by some friends and I am so glad we went. While visiting from Nova Scotia we wanted to make sure we tried different eating establishments. O'Shucks was an adventure because we weren't sure we wanted to eat inside after seeing the outside. It was absolutely a great choice for the evening. The steamed oysters were delicious and the burgers were excellent. All the food ordered at our table was thoroughly enjoyed. Everyone was friendly and the prices were great. Definitely a place to return to.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Cindy R
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The Villages, Florida, United States
Level 6 Contributor
331 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Appearances are deceiving...”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

For three years we have driven by O'Shucks Oyster Bar and Grille, usually wondering what kind of place it was and what was served there. We heard from some neighbors that they served good food. My husband went there a couple of days ago with some golfing buddies for lunch. He had some oysters and wings and said that they were very good. His buddies had cheeseburgers and double cheeseburgers which he said looked wonderful. We went tonight and were surprised by the rather large menu, which included quite a few appetizers, many varieties of burgers, many kinds of sandwiches and quite a vareities of dinners which includes two sides - all reasonably priced. We had delicious cheeseburgers on a toasted roll ($6.96 with fries). Included on the top roll is ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickles, lettuce and a thick slice of tomato. The cheeseburger is handmade , thick and delicious. Neither of us could finish our portions. One of us had ordered fries, which come with every sandwich, and one of us had upgraded to fried onion rings for $1.50. The onion rings are homemade, large, light and scrumptous and come with a dipping sauce. A mug of ice cold beer is only $1.00. My soda was huge and cold. When you are finished eating, you pay at the bar. We sat on the back patio which consists of a couple of booths and about 6 large tables with chairs. The inside is a little dark and old-fashioned. The building appears a bit ramshackled, but be brave and be ready to have delicious food and drink. This is a real slice of life!

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank AttitudeofGratitude
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Level 2 Contributor
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“Such a great dive”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

After seeing that all the tourist featured restaurants were slammed we were losing hope for dinner that night. we had passed o'shucks on the way to the others and thought, well that place looks dinky but interesting. We decided to check it out and it was delicious!! Food was fresh and came out timely. Staff was friendly and atmosphere was great! Plus good beer on tap. We ended up going back the next night too!! I think they try to stay local and kind of special by not advertising too much.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Frolickingpanda
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Tavares, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Burger you will ever eat.”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Don't judge this book by it's cover. The service is outstanding and the burger is the best in the county. We love the clam chowder;and who has ever had fried green beans? Love this place. We try to get there at least once a week. It is a favorite.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank jrjbutter
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