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Gene's Seafood Restaurant

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1571 University Blvd W, Jacksonville, FL 32217-2005
+1 904-448-9888
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Panama City, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SImple clean and interesting décor. Welcoming and knowledgeable staff, extensive seafood menu but not too extensive.

Thank andersenca
Fort Myers, Florida
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450 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Food is ok but the place is so old and out dated. The front of the house looks so bad you are thinking how bad is the back of the house. Lots of seafood in Jacksonville will go some place a little more up dated.

Thank Rock61Rock
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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100 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I had not been to Genes in years. Well, it's still serving the Jax community VERY good Fried and Grilled foods! Last night I got the seafood combo ($17)- large fish fillet, shrimp, scallops, clam strips, stuffed crab, fries and baked potato- all were good (and the shrimp was obviously fresh- came out of the tail perfectly!). However, what I... More 

Thank Swamp_Zombie
Palm Coast, Florida
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lots of choices of fish lunches and dinners at very reasonable prices. Clean and nice. It is a standard atmosphere and easy place

Thank scooterbug42
Jacksonville, Florida
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been to Gene's for quite a while and I wanted to see if they were still as great as they had been in the past. They did not disappoint service was fast, courteous, accurate. We had the fried pickle chips that were huge thick chips served with ranch dressing. They were superb. My friend had the shrimp and... More 

Thank amdfla
Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This Gene's is a storefront in a strip mall on a busy blvd. It was small, cozy and comfortable inside, and the female server was friendly throughout our meal. The food arrived within a reasonable amount of time, and the servings were adequate/large. Food was hot and tasty. We had asked to move from the table where we were seated,... More 

Thank LadyFisher
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306 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is not a high end seafood place but it's affordable and the quantities are large. Our server was pleasant but the service and food delivery was slow for a work lunch. I ordered broiled mahi tacos. The fish chunks were fresh and decently flavored. It was served in two huge tortillas with lettuce, tomato and a load of cheddar... More 

Thank sportyangel215
Jacksonville, Florida
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264 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I expect something a little more from a seafood restaurant in Florida. The food was bad. The service was slow and not very good. Old and rough looking inside. Very disappointed.

Thank Cowgirlkc
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Grand daughter & I wanted seafood so that we try jeans boy do we get seafood Yum Yum Yum! Extensive list of all kinds of seafood and for those who don't like seafood they even had some landlubbers meals! but who would want to eat anything other than seafood when you could have seafood? Had the lunch time combo (shrimp,... More 

Thank Haikulei07
Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I live very close by in san marco and used to eat here often. Unfortunately, I visited for the last time tonight with my family. The place is so worn looking, service is slow, food is decent but just not a good overall value. The kicker is the customer service, its not very good. Servers have a great attitude but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 1571 University Blvd W, Jacksonville, FL 32217-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-448-9888

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