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Cedar River Seafood

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5141 N.W. 43RD ST. Suite 101, Gainesville, FL 32606
+1 352-371-4848
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

By now everyone should be aware of Cedar River Seafood. Everyday good decent food. No matter if you want broiled, blackened or my favorite fried, this is a great place to go for good food. No nothing fancy. No probably not the best for a date night. But great fir when you are hungry. You can never go wrong with... More 

Thank Karl G
Wildwood, Florida
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212 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Cedar River on a Saturday evening with family. The restaurant was not too busy, but most people were probably watching the football game. Service was decent. I ordered the combo with fried shrimp and Pollock. The shrimp was quite good. The Pollock I had blackened. It was ok, but did not have much flavor. We'll go back... More 

Thank srockey
Frederick, MD
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We enjoyed the "family & friends" atmosphere - bright enough and not too loud. And we all agreed that the high points were the friend shrimp, hush puppies and onion rings. Two in our group also order broiled fish, trying to have a healthier meal. The fish came with a heavy layer of paprika-based seasoning, completely overpowering the fish. I... More 

Thank bj2kb
Clearwater, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Chasing good Seafood in Gainesville and so far this place is the best. Dining area is not large and the wait is long, even for take out. Got a pallock fish dinner with hush puppies and 2 sides for $9.99. Too much to eat in one setting and so worth the wait. Fresh and still hot when I got home.

Thank V H
Winter Haven, FL
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were out-of-towners stopping in for a late lunch (around 2:00), and people were still coming in as if lunch never ended - we still had a short wait - patrons kept coming, steady traffic, right towards early bird dinner. They have a steady, brisk business. All the staff treat you like they've known you forever. Tammy, great server, sat... More 

1 Thank Day_Tripper_2008
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I eat here regularly at least two or three times a month. As seniors we eat from the senior menu. Most entree are under $10.00 and include two sides. If you like a low country boil they offer one for about $10.00 that includes shrimp, potatoes, hush puppies, and corn.

Thank Richard M
Gainesville, Florida
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The food is always amazing. That fish is always sooooo fresh and fried to perfection. The stiffed muahroo.a are amazing baked or fried. But those Loma beans were as always off-the-chain. My waitress Louri was well deserving of her tip. When y'all go there pay attention to the awesome lady they have behind the counter she is such a nice... More 

1 Thank KEENA61
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

If you like to eat fried foods, this place will bode you well. My oldest son always wants to come here when we come to Florida, so he can get fried grouper. The waitress was running around and finally one of us had to ask her to bring our drinks. The cashier noticed that I didn't have any meat in... More 

Thank vacationjunkieok
Gainesville, Florida
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324 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

My daughter and I ate lunch at this location last Wednesday. We arrived just after 11 a.m. and were seated promptly. The restaurant was already beginning to fill up. My daughter and I both had the daily lunch special, which was flounder and shrimp. We ordered both fried, but we could have had it broiled or blackened. The special comes... More 

Thank Gators89
Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

The atmosphere made me think, "my parents would like this place" (senior citizens). The waitress was friendly, but she was working many tables by herself. We visited as a family and ordered the fried shrimp and flounder. HUGE portions! The flounder dinner was enough fish for at least two people. The fried green tomatoes were a disappointment and the food... More 

1 Thank jmunnie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5141 N.W. 43RD ST. Suite 101, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-371-4848

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?