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Reggae Shack Cafe

619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
+1 352-377-5464
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jerk chicken” (37 reviews)
“oxtail” (33 reviews)
“plantains” (19 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

The Reggae Shack is not to be missed. The food is outstanding, and the waitstaff friendly and helpful. I had an excellent lunch, with a variety of flavors, well prepared, and the bill was well under $10! I suspect the place must get packed when...More

Thank George E
Reviewed 15 June 2015

loved the casual atmosphere..friendly staff helped me select a great meal..not over priced..and portion was very large

Thank majo0000
Reviewed 11 June 2015

We came here after moving our son into his apartment so we were ready for a good meal, what we got was a great meal!! The service was great, the food even better. I had the jerk chicken on the bone and my son had...More

Thank puggy32250
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

When I come to Reggae Shack Cafe I usually get this ox-tails dinner which consists of plantains, cabbage, I think rice, and of-tails. Sometimes you get your money's worth with this dinner but sometimes you don't. When It comes down to taste it really does...More

Thank Florid1990
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I ate here a few years ago, just passing through with a coworker while in town for work and I remembered being impressed with the food. Well, my husband and I were heading north from Orlando, and I remembered enjoying the fate here, so we...More

Thank Kellie P
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Our daughter attends UF and we visited her for dinner last Sunday evening and tried the Reggae Shack for something a bit different than chain restaurant fare. I had the Chicken in Brown Sauce - very good. My son had the oxtail and I tried...More

Thank MSBH925
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I love their jerk chicken and their smoothies are out of this world! However, if you do not like spicy food, I suggest going elsewhere because most of their food is quite spicy.

Thank FairReviewer11
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

The curry chicken tasted good only mildly spicy the way I like it. There was not a lot of chicken for the price 11.99. I was full when I left but full from the rice and cabbage. I don't think it was worth the price

Thank Christina R
Reviewed 5 May 2015

What's not ot LOVE about Reggae Shack Cafe in Gainesville. I live in the Caribbean and eat at this place EVERY TIME I'm in G-ville. Its a MUST..! Onlt thing I'd like ot see is they could turn up the AC a bit more. Great...More

Thank RichS722
Reviewed 22 April 2015

My experience started with the noise. Standing inside the open doorway waiting for my friend to arrive to share this first visit to RSC, it sounded like someone was using a sledgehammer in back. I stood at the front waiting for the hostess and when...More

Thank tastebuddy2011
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Response from Meghan B | Reviewed this property |
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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