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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%
Travellers talk about
“curry chicken” (17 reviews)
“peas” (14 reviews)
“fried plantains” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank jgriess10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Alicia P
Reviewed July 29, 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

Thank Ejay0317
Reviewed July 18, 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

Thank macevans2018
Reviewed July 14, 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

Thank Candace F
Reviewed June 10, 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

Thank goatman2010
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

What a gem of a restaurant. So many options for everyone and their mama.The food was amazing,the staff was good,nice clean restaurant,great location just wish they could be busier ,It's always so slow in there I'm afraid they will close down and the excellent service...More

Thank Tenny P
Reviewed February 26, 2018

My husband and i are vegan and we were pleasantly surprised to have the tastiest food in town and have choices of tempe, tofu and vegetables. The cabbage was delicious. The curry's were good. Atmosphere was fun. The chef was fun. WE wanted to eat...More

Thank vivianC
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this cafe and it lived up to its reputation with good Jamaica food and music, thankfully the latter not too loud. Friends had smoothies - which looked like a meal by itself. I had shrimp and it was good.

Thank Tasilee
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Traditional Jamaican food with just the right amount of spice. I had a snapper fish which was delicious. The smoothies wete thick wuth a good variety. Good place for casual dining.

Thank Arthur C
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Questions & Answers
Emily M
February 17, 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.
June 23, 2016|
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Response from Meghan B | Reviewed this property |
About 10-15 min
Dorie S
November 20, 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
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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