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Shady Oak Restaurant

2984 Old New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-8835
+1 386-734-9715
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (20 reviews)
“gator bites” (5 reviews)
“hush puppies” (8 reviews)
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6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
American, Seafood, Bar
2984 Old New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-8835
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I heard it is now temporarily closed. The outside is a bit run down looking and there's nothing special inside BUT the food was very good. We never had a long wait for service but there was a long wait to actually get the food,...More

Thank Ahjah9
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Terrible fire has closed the restaurant but owners say it is temporary. Owners: please let Trip Advisor know.

2  Thank Griecken
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Ordinarily a reliably relaxing and casual place right on the St. Johns River to kill an hour or so with a sandwich, some fries and a beer, a late-night fire in mid-January has temporarily compromised that hospitality; however, the owners promise to reopen 'soon.' Keep...More

Thank Seniorgustatori
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stopped by here after Highland Park Fish Camp recommended us to try it. It is an easy stop if youre on the boat and a neat little place that has seemed to be there a long time. Good hamburgers and catfish sandwiches.

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

RESTAURANT IS CLOSED DUE TO A FIRE that apparently occurred last weekend. We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor & were looking forward to eating by the St John's River. When we arrived we found the restaurant closed with yellow tape around the building. I...More

2  Thank Juliebly
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had stopped in for drinks while on vacation. No greeting or we will be with you shortly. Locals and ignorant staff. It would be great to step it up to make some vacation loving people feel welcome and add some good food to the...More

Thank puckey
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Love stopping by this little slice of old Florida for lunch. It is a hot spot for boaters, bikers and people just wanting to sit by the river and watch the water flow north. The ambiance is rough around the edges by the food is...More

1  Thank Teacher20052013
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A treasure located midway between St. Augustine and Orlando. The perfect place for bfast, lunch, or dinner before or after Blue Water Heron Tour or Kayaking with the Manatee. Gator bites, Hush Puppies, Frogs Legs, and Crab Cakes. Who could want more. Though obviously from...More

Thank George D
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A small place for friends to gather, we all had $1.00 Rolling Rock Food good too Very casual On the river, you can watch the DRAWBRIDGE

Thank FSchrader
Reviewed 31 December 2016

nice place for a quick meal if u like the felling of nothing to fancy there i s wings burgers fish so there is something for all

Thank Lesley B
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Maggie A
5 April 2015|
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Response from tesnjd | Reviewed this property |
The patio is more like a covered porch, which is accessible either by boat or entering through the restaurant. When I went for lunch, I noticed a couple left their dog in the boat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2984 Old New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-8835
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand
  • Phone Number: +1 386-734-9715
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