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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%
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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 13 September 2017

I love eating here. This is one of our favorite restaurants. It has lots of vegan options and great options for family and friends who are not vegan. Spicy and non-spicy options. Salads or hot food choices.

Thank aliaforest
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

After I had traveled for 14 hours to escape the hurricane, we stopped here to eat. The food was great and Whitney gave great service. The Sock-It-To-Me vegan cake was better than any desert I've had! It it definitely a place I will visit again...More

Thank janices291
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have always enjoyed the food and the service at the Reggae Shack Cafe whether it's a business lunch or dinner with clients or just with family and friends. My favorite is the Jamaican Curried Goat dish. The cook would always cut up a fresh...More

Thank Mel_CanJamusa
Reviewed 19 July 2017

After a full day of shopping and under the suggestion of an employee of one of the stores we visited the Reggae Shack Café was looked up and GPS entered and am I glad I did. There is a carefree, light hearted atmosphere when you...More

Thank Shags-Boston
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My wife and I enjoyed dinner at the Reggae Shack Cafe. We do enjoy "typical" plates from many countries, so we looked forward to our first meal at RSC. My wife had curry chicken; I had jerk pork. Both entrees were spicy, the jerk decidedly...More

Thank DRA1947
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We went to celebrate a birthday, but didn't tell the staff. We sang happy Birthday over dessert, and staff came out and sang again, then gifted us one dessert! Service is great, they will give you suggestions, if asked. My dish was a bit spicy...More

Thank Chattycathy642
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Was very excited to hear about a Jamaican restaurant near me. Upon arrival staff very friendly. Will say that they need some noise reduction for the inside, just plain concrete walls painted with a drab grey. Placed order for the Jerk Chicken then afterwards server...More

Thank Stoney B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This place had really good food. The restaurant is nothing fancy. You could honestly wear a t-shirt and athletic shorts to go. The food is close to what I have eaten in the Caribbean, it reminds of being down in the island. I enjoy the...More

Thank nwalker0608
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant advertises as vegan/vegetarian friendly but has been out of vegan protein options on two separate occasions. I ordered a sandwich, and it came out with only 2 meager slices of veg protein on it. I would love to see more protein & less...More

Thank julia_robertson15
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We went with a group of over 15 people but the service was still quite good. The menu has a lot of Caribbean dishes, including many jerk-seasoned dishes, curries, and a large selection of vegetarian dishes. I ordered the callaloo and crab, which was interesting,...More

Thank lizardtiff
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Emily M
17 February 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.
23 June 2016|
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Response from Meghan B | Reviewed this property |
About 10-15 min
Dorie S
20 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
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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