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Corky Bell's Seafood

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185 N Highway 17, Gator Landing, Palatka, FL 32177-2873
+1 386-325-1094
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As always great service and food. Beautiful location by the St. John's river. Definitely a go place if you're a local or just passing close by. Worth deviating to savor this place.

Thank aquiyo
Lantana, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every time we have been in Palatka, we make sure we go to Corky Bell's Seafood. This restaurant is well known and a favorite of both locals and tourists. They have a very large parking lot and it stays pretty full. Even so, we were seated shortly after we arrived. They have an extensive menu that includes steaks, seafood, ribs,... More 

Thank Cathie_Danny
Satsuma, Florida
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We use to go here all the time and the food was always fantastic. We don't go cheap, so it's really disappointing when your Lobster, shrimp, scallops are overcooked. It seems to be an ongoing issue. My brother and son, came down to visit me and I openly objected to going here after the last 4 visits, but the majority... More 

Thank paulasdotcom
Ocala, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After years of passing this restaurant and talking about eating here "one day"- we finally did it & realized exactly why the parking lot is always full! The fish was phenomenal and the sides were incredible, the service was impeccable and the prices were very reasonable!! Definitely recommend eating here- you won't be disappointed!

Thank poodlemom7
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling on business I like to try where locals recommend. Today that was Corky Bells. Had the grilled shrimp with pineapple. Shrimp were tasty but way overcooked. Waiter was courteous but never asked how the food was. Green beans and hush puppies made the meal without those rating would have been lower.

Thank ladyjacket832000
Trenton, Florida
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast seating. Devin was a great very attentive waiter. They were extremely busy so we had a small wait on order. Devin kept us informed as to when our food would be ready. Order was accurate and hot. The food was worth the small wait. It was a very enjoyable dinning experience. A true 5 star event.

Thank simplyjoseph
Saint Pete Beach, Florida, United States
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were traveling to Tampa from St Augustine and this place appeared with many cars so we decided to stop. Great Southern food. We loved the broiled fish, best cheese grits I've ever had, green beans, hush puppies and greens.

Thank Jean S
Ocala, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to St. Augustine to look at the Christmas lights when we passed this lovely Seafood Restaurant located on the St. John's River that was packed at lunch time. We cut our visit to St. Augustine short & came back for dinner. We sit outside right by the River, they had a Tikki Bar & band... More 

Thank Susan R
Little Rock, Arkansas
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141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out of staters first time here for dinner with friends from St. Augustine (one's home is Palatka). Great atmosphere sitting outside on patio overlooking St. John's River (altho sitting across from live music a little loud for us seniors 😝). Nice menu with varied offerings and fresh seafood. Fried shrimp and oysters were lightly breaded. My oysters were wonderful -... More 

Thank mymeme0226
St. Augustine, Florida
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95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really cannot tell from driving bye, but this is a Large place with a very nice outdoor seating area out back on the water. Amazing menu makes it very difficult to decide. We had awesome gator tail, stuffed flounder and a catfish special that were all very very good. Denver was our server. She knew the menu very well.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 N Highway 17, Gator Landing, Palatka, FL 32177-2873
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palatka
  • Phone Number: +1 386-325-1094

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?