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Cedar River Seafood

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5141 NW 43rd St Ste 101, Gainesville, FL 32606-4400
+1 352-371-4848
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Crawfordville, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gator tail appetizer was ok. Blackened cobia was ok, cheese grits were underseasoned, but with s&p were ok. $20 total and the service (Ashley) were the best things about the visit. Hushpuppies were some of the worst I've ever eaten. Bland cornmeal balls.

Thank Walter_Gray
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been a long time since I had eaten at a Cedar River establishment. Was craving shrimp so I stopped here. Walk in and the lunch crowd was picking up. It was standing room only at the hostess booth. Being greeted and seated took way longer than it should have. Seemed as though wait staff were also doubling as hostesses. I... More 

Thank Scott B
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

As dinner request from our grandfather he wanted to go to cedar river for his birthday. The staff was not that friendly and the food was just okay. Nothing tasted fresh.

Thank Jeremy L
Ponce de Leon, Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visited last week. My friend and I met a former co-worker and her two children for dinner. We had a short wait, but it was a busy Friday night and they were busy. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had two appetizers, the cheese sticks and stuffed mushrooms. Both were delivered promptly and were hot and delicious. We... More 

Thank Carolyn H
Gainesville, Florida
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I had the special again along with my double order of lima beans and rice. These surn things are soooooo good I'm addicted. I love you guys.

Thank KEENA61
Gahanna, Ohio
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We normally stop at the restaurant in Lake City. This was our first stop in Gainesville. We were travelling and our willing to take an extra few minutes to eat at local restaurants. This is worth the time to get to from the interstate. However, be careful of following older GPS information - they have moved. We called and used... More 

Thank Tom P
Wildwood, Florida
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243 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We visited Cedar River on a Saturday evening with family. We arrived about 6:15pm and were seated promptly. The restaurant was busy, but not overcrowded. The waitress came and took our drink and food orders at the same time. With our drinks, we received crackers and some fish/shrimp dip. The dip was decent and was a nice appetizer before dinner.... More 

Thank srockey
Gainesville, Florida
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 

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

Wildwood, Florida
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243 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 

Thank srockey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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 NW 43rd St Ste 101, Gainesville, FL 32606-4400
  • 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?