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Shady Oak Restaurant

2984 Old New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-8835
+1 386-734-9715
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (20 reviews)
“gator bites” (5 reviews)
“hush puppies” (8 reviews)
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Bar
2984 Old New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-8835
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

View is great and we sat outside to enjoy the day. I had catfish which I could not eat and the onion rings were so greasy we left them. My mother's food was completely wrong and everyone was finished before they got her food to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a long time waiting for them to re-open after fire and floods. well worth the wait they are still getting their act together after such a long time being closed so they could rebuild. the food was as good as before the problems brought on...More

Thank Arnold R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch, good view of the river. Local beer was good, the gumbo stuffed with seafood and the burger was “just right”. Great service and worth the trip!

Thank Daytona_Mac
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We went with folks we were visiting in Deland. Right on the St. John River. We had catfish fingers with Okra, corn nuggets, and fried green tomatoes. Everything was served quickly, hot and tasty. The breading on the catfish fingers was light like a tempura....More

Thank Aron C
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I heard it is now temporarily closed. The outside is a bit run down looking and there's nothing special inside BUT the food was very good. We never had a long wait for service but there was a long wait to actually get the food,...More

Thank Ahjah9
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Terrible fire has closed the restaurant but owners say it is temporary. Owners: please let Trip Advisor know.

2  Thank Griecken
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Ordinarily a reliably relaxing and casual place right on the St. Johns River to kill an hour or so with a sandwich, some fries and a beer, a late-night fire in mid-January has temporarily compromised that hospitality; however, the owners promise to reopen 'soon.' Keep...More

Thank Seniorgustatori
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stopped by here after Highland Park Fish Camp recommended us to try it. It is an easy stop if youre on the boat and a neat little place that has seemed to be there a long time. Good hamburgers and catfish sandwiches.

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

RESTAURANT IS CLOSED DUE TO A FIRE that apparently occurred last weekend. We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor & were looking forward to eating by the St John's River. When we arrived we found the restaurant closed with yellow tape around the building. I...More

2  Thank Juliebly
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had stopped in for drinks while on vacation. No greeting or we will be with you shortly. Locals and ignorant staff. It would be great to step it up to make some vacation loving people feel welcome and add some good food to the...More

Thank puckey
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Maggie A
6 April 2015|
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Response from tesnjd | Reviewed this property |
The patio is more like a covered porch, which is accessible either by boat or entering through the restaurant. When I went for lunch, I noticed a couple left their dog in the boat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2984 Old New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-8835
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand
  • Phone Number: +1 386-734-9715
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