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Sam's St Johns Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1464 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073-4908
+1 904-269-1460
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love their cheese grits and catfish. Grits are creamy and cheesy and cat fish fried just right. Prices are good. Staff friendly and personable.

Thank F8321VPthomasa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those places you would pass by if you didn't know about it. But let me tell you it's worth the stop. It's located off of route 17 so sometimes that street is busy but write the address down and stop by a great place to eat. So far everytime I do stop the food and service... More 

Thank E9496KWsharons
Jacksonville, FL
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seafood at its best and very friendly service! Don't hesitate to give it a try! The food is fresh and well prepared!

Thank nicedirve1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent an well as the service. She kept my tea glass full and heat checking on us to see if we needed anything. We ordered all you can eat shrimp and she would bring us more without us having to ask for more.

Thank John B
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted seafood. Had gift card. Driving by. LUNCH! Trying to be good on Weight Watchers. Ordered broiled scallops and shrimp. Even ate 1 hushpuppy. Service was great. Hubby said this was better than the seafood restaurant we usually go to. We will be back.

Thank Judy B
Central Florida, Florida
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We plan our north-south trips to include a meal stop at this place, whether for lunch or for dinner. It's easy to miss, especially southbound on US 17, but turn around and go back if you pass the sign. Nothing fancy and among ordinary surroundings at the edge of a strip mall, but the food is excellent and the service... More 

Thank Thomas D
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We live not too far from here and have been trying local eateries. We pass Sam's almost every day and had been wanting to try it since we both love seafood the Southern way - fried. I had the Shrimp and my wife had the Scallops and Shrimp. The wait staff are very attentive and the food was served hot... More 

Thank Dustoff81
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I went there for lunch and ordered the whole catfish. It was delicious. My fellow worker was delighted with his order too. Great experience and highly recommended

Thank Mustafa E
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner and the food and our waitress were excellent, we even had to come back the next day for lunch!! Good food and affordable prices!! A+++

Thank Alvaro B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

It's always great to find good seafood in plentiful portions for a few dollars but when you get Great Service along with it OUTSTANDING!!! Ashley was a true gem all of her suggestions were on point👍👍👍 Truly great dining experience I understand why they're a local favorite

Thank Catina J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1464 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073-4908
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Orange Park
  • Phone Number: +1 904-269-1460

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?