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Gary's Oyster Bar & Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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660 E Alfred Dr, Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2312
+1 863-956-5055
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 15:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took a chance. Went out of our way from Davenport... so glad we did! This has to be a local favorite but we felt right at home even though we are from out of state. It is not much to look at from the outside and inside is very rustic but clean. My husband enjoyed large local oysters on half... More 

Thank nanaof3
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best oysters in central Florida!!! Great atmosphere and staff is awesome only coupled with so easy of the best food out there. If you're an oyster fan, ask for Todd's Parmesean Garlic or Jalepeno Oysters. GOOD STUFF!!!

Thank ryon s
Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small friendly restaurant that can be to crowded at times. Oyster's are very good but other menu items are average.

Thank vinbellucci
new jersey
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW a pleasant surprise we had for dinner on march 10 and we totally enjoyed the experience. not much to look at from the outside and the inside is rustic but totally old florida . while waiting about 20 min n a friday niite at 5pm i ordered a beer at the bar and went i offered to pay for... More 

Thank maddog59
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the oysters several different ways. All absolutely delish!! I usually don't like them cooked, but these were not overdone at all. A very memorable meal.

Thank Chris K
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Hubby and I went for our anniversary. The oysters were fresh and tasty as always. We tried the fried lobster for the first time. Hubby thought it was delicious. He had the broiled platter and I ordered the fried platter. Both were perfectly cooked. The service was great. Our waitress was busy but attentive. If you... More 

Thank Beverly C
Concord, Ohio
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Upon arrival you feel as if Gary's should be on a wharf near the water. A relaxing Floridian experience. An old wooden bar where the oysters are opened as you enjoy the banter of the bar tenders with the quest. Extremely friendly, a taste of southern hospitality, and awesome seafood. We have the fresh jumbo shrimp to start off. A... More 

Thank 19Danny56
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Never had a bad meal in 19 yrs and the food is always fresh and awesome. Sitting at the oyster bar you get to know everyone. A real hometown experience for all to try. Todd always works with his customers to make sure they have a remarkable experience. A real Polk County gem.

Thank Deborah H
Davenport, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Not real fancy place, but really good food. We go there at least once a month and get the most delicious raw oysters. I've had most of the seafood on the menu and none of it was less than terrific. The staff is very friendly and the folks who eat up at the oyster bar seem to really be enjoying... More 

Thank Lynn M
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is the second time I've eaten at Gary's and I brought a crew with me this time. Excellent oysters and amazing rock crab. It even amazed the local friends who know good food. Great service along with the food!

Thank Copernileo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 E Alfred Dr, Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Alfred
  • Phone Number: +1 863-956-5055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?