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Reggae Shack Cafe

619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
+1 352-377-5464
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jerk chicken” (36 reviews)
“oxtail” (33 reviews)
“plantains” (19 reviews)
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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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81 - 90 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I ate here a few years ago, just passing through with a coworker while in town for work and I remembered being impressed with the food. Well, my husband and I were heading north from Orlando, and I remembered enjoying the fate here, so we...More

Thank Kellie P
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Our daughter attends UF and we visited her for dinner last Sunday evening and tried the Reggae Shack for something a bit different than chain restaurant fare. I had the Chicken in Brown Sauce - very good. My son had the oxtail and I tried...More

Thank MSBH925
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I love their jerk chicken and their smoothies are out of this world! However, if you do not like spicy food, I suggest going elsewhere because most of their food is quite spicy.

Thank FairReviewer11
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

The curry chicken tasted good only mildly spicy the way I like it. There was not a lot of chicken for the price 11.99. I was full when I left but full from the rice and cabbage. I don't think it was worth the price

Thank Christina R
Reviewed 5 May 2015

What's not ot LOVE about Reggae Shack Cafe in Gainesville. I live in the Caribbean and eat at this place EVERY TIME I'm in G-ville. Its a MUST..! Onlt thing I'd like ot see is they could turn up the AC a bit more. Great...More

Thank RichS722
Reviewed 21 April 2015

My experience started with the noise. Standing inside the open doorway waiting for my friend to arrive to share this first visit to RSC, it sounded like someone was using a sledgehammer in back. I stood at the front waiting for the hostess and when...More

Thank tastebuddy2011
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Order the jerk chicken or shrimp. So good. It's a little spicy but so delicious. The restaurant smells so good. The people are very polite and respectful.

Thank Danny-and-his-family
Reviewed 6 April 2015

I have visited Gainesville twice, and have eaten here three times. The food is excellent, the portions large, and location close to university. I have tried Caribbean food all over the US, and this is by far one of the best. The curry shrimp and...More

Thank TBrattonDesigns
Reviewed 5 April 2015

I had the curry goat. It was some of the best I have had. The goat was really tender and seasoned quite well. I will definitely go back.

Thank jean971
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We have eaten here several times and we absolutely love it. The food is so delicious and the service is excellent. My husband and I are vegans and it's the best vegan food that we've every eaten at a restaurant. My favorite is the vegan...More

Thank kr122785
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How long does it normally take if you order takeout?
23 June 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Meghan B | Reviewed this property |
About 10-15 min
Dorie S
Do you have gluten free bread for sandwiches?
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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