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Shrimp Boat

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160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
+1 704-864-6441
10:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I had read on TA that prices were high but not really an issue for me so I went to try the "famous" fried chicken. The chicken was very good and I agree the prices are high. What bothered me was the 27 cent charge for a drink refill. The original was 2.00 and mostly ice. The clientele was all... More 

Thank gary p
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Have to try the chicken wings with a side of fried okra will not be disappointed... When passing through make this one of your stops

1 Thank WCarr24
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place has the best fried chicken of anywhere I have ever eat. The have all types of seafood such as shrimp, oysters, fish etc. there as good as any seafood place around.

1 Thank GastoniaMarkr
Belmont, North Carolina
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I love the chicken but to me its some what a little high. They serve everything on paper plates. You get a large piece of chicken and hushpuppies are round and ok. Tea is pretty good. Some days are pretty busy depending on the time you go so if your going around lunch time be prepared to wait a while... More 

2 Thank sdznstowe1111
Mount Holly, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Have had the pleasure of eating the shrimp, fish and chicken. All were wonderful. Just remember to take cash, no cards.

1 Thank cyn2260
Gastonia, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A place I often end up when eating alone. It's a great local place that had great food. The quality is consistent.

Thank Rhonda C
Charlotte NC
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Best fried chicken you will ever eat. they also have all types of seafood that is wonderful as well. You walk up to the counter and order and then they call your number when it is ready, not fancy but so so good

1 Thank BeachBunnies704
Greenville, South Carolina
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196 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The chicken was pretty good, this is more of a fast food restaurant in my opinion. Order from the counter in front and pick up your order which is served in a paper boat basket inside of a paper bag. Cash only!

1 Thank cMac_OnTheGo
Kings Mountain
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Based on the other reviews Shrimp Boat is overrated. Unless you like crusty, greasy fried chicken and shrimp. Over-priced for what it is. There are better alternatives.

1 Thank Strowd1
Gastonia, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I'm not a fried chicken kinda person, but when I want fried chicken, I'll take Shrimp Boat every time over any other chicken restaurant. The shrimp and fish are also excellent. Great value for great food.

1 Thank 1950Max

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-864-6441

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