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Reggae Shack Cafe

619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
+1 352-377-5464
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oxtail” (23 reviews)
“ox tail” (14 reviews)
“plantains” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

I enjoyed a great lunch here. So glad I saw it on my way from the airport! Highly recommend the oxtails!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jas0719
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I love Reggae Shack! I always get the jerk chicken sandwich and the dulce de leche festivals are to DIE FOR...get them!! Parking can be a bit of a headache as it is downtown. My only knock on the place is that sometimes you feel...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Coastal755091
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Just a little bit off UF campus, but right to the heart of Jamaica. The staff is friendly and the service is fast. The menu includes everything you can find in the islands, including curry goat and oxtail. The traditional jerk chicken plate was delicious...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank terrys453
Reviewed 26 September 2018

burnt chicken dirty place and no customer service.all staff look angry and aggressive and they don't take criticism well .

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MikeETe
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Ate here for the first time tonight after the football game. I got the jerk chicken and a coconut mango smoothie. Everything was absolutely delicious. The chicken was spicy but had a great flavor. The rice and cabbage were both tasty and the plantains were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jgriess10
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We drove out to this place from Ocala one night looking for some good Jamaican food. We’d heard it was good. I was very disappointed in the food. We had the fish which was very overcooked and so hard we had to change. We also...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alicia P
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

To start we weren’t greeted at all so we went to seat ourselves at a dirty table, then someone came over and wiped it down but left the table top completely wet. It took 10 mins for someone to come over and take our order,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ejay0317
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We love it when we can go in a new restaurant and find interesting vegan choices without having to say, " I order this, but without the cheese or....." Our servers were sweet and chatty. They may have been under some stress as they didn't...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank macevans2018
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

First off, we attempted to call the resturant to order takeout, and the phone wasn't working so we figured going in wouldn't be that bad. We placed our takeout order and sat down to wait. After 45 minutes had passed we finally got the smoothie...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Candace F
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We wanted an interesting lunch and this was just the ticket! The casual atmosphere was eclectic. The wait staff were effective and efficient. The tofu curry was plentiful and delicious. The brown stew fish, with an entire grouper, was extremely flavorful, accented with tasty cabbage,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank goatman2010
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Emily M
17 February 2018|
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Response from janices291 | Reviewed this property |
My daughter is dairy free and they had several options for her. I’m not sure about gluten free. Call the location and they will be able to answer.
24 June 2016|
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Response from Meghan B | Reviewed this property |
About 10-15 min
Dorie S
21 November 2015|
Response from Stuart D | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe that I have ever noticed on the menu of Reggae Shack Cafe that they offer gluten free bread for the sandwiches that are served there. However all of their sandwich choices are offered as full entree items... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-377-5464
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