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Cedar River Seafood

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$$ - $$$
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5141 N.W. 43RD ST. Suite 101, Gainesville, FL 32606
+1 352-371-4848
11:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Gainesville, Florida
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you just want some shrimp, tilapia, flounder, or some kind of fish, you can get a decent meal here that's affordable. Since I don't eat crab, I'm not sure if it's on the menu. This is an honest restaurant, not like a big chain that shows you delectable food on TV, but in the restaurant, the portions are much... More 

Thank DrPam32605
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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
CRSmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Cedar River Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Karl. We appreciate your business! More 

Wildwood, Florida
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220 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 

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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 

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Clearwater, Florida
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13 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
CRSmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Cedar River Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try and for the positive review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Winter Haven, FL
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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
CRSmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Cedar River Seafood, responded to this review

So very glad we were able to provide a positive experience for you as you were passing through town. Thank you so much for the kind words. We hope to see you again some time. More 

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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
CRSmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Cedar River Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Richard and for your loyal patronage! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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42 reviews
39 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
CRSmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Cedar River Seafood, responded to this review

I must admit, the stuffed mushrooms are my absolute favorite too! So glad to hear that our staff provided you with a wonderful experience. Thanks for the great review! More 

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 

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Gainesville, Florida
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333 reviews
185 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 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?