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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

We're out of towners but anytime we drop by we hit up Reggae Shack. My partner LOVES the Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sandwich. I myself sadly do not really like spices but I get a few nibbles of his sandwich in before digging into the dutty...More

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Heard a lot about this place from my colleagues, but personally I didn't like the food in this place much.

1  Thank atn_iitd
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Fantastic jerk chicken sandwich! Fun atmosphere and great service. Great vegetarian options for my vegetarian child. We will be back often!

Thank Deb R
Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restuarant is absolutely amazing. We did get our food to go because we had to get back to Jacksonville but it was still delicious after heating it up for dinner. I had the Curry Chicken which you get ALOT of chicken, steamed cabbage, plantains,...More

Thank Jemilla T
Reviewed August 19, 2015

We came for for lunch and what do you order in a Jamaican restaurant ?..... Jamaican beef patty of course . I also ordered the coco bread and Callaloo Bruschetta with an ice cold Ginger Beer, my wife ordered the salad with shrimp. for dessert...More

Thank Petergun1962
Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband, son ,and I went for an early dinner. The entire staff greeted us as we entered. The food was very good and the portions were large. We were well taken care of by our waiter. The music was pleasant and not too loud....More

Thank Paula G
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I wish Omar would open a second location near jonesville area. My husband and I love his food. The jerk chicken is spicy and delicious. Love the escovitch wings. Omar, will you please come to west Gainesville? We highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank kak09
Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Can't believe it took me so long to eat here! This is definitely a new favorite. We had a variety of appetizers and meals, it was all very good. I've never tried Jamaican food so I can't comment on authenticity but I can't wait to...More

Thank ESG1
Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious and was fairly priced with big portions. I got one of the chicken traditional plates and had an entire meals worth of leftovers. The staff was nice and the food came out pretty fast.

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

WOW! I wish I could bring this place back to my home in California. The service was great, the decor funky, and the food delicious. If you like to eat spicy food this is great food.The jerk chicken was fabulous and the fried plantain was...More

Thank SuburbsSteph
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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