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Sams St Johns Seafood

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7119 N US Highway 441, Ocala, FL 34475-1215
+1 352-622-2927
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Flintstone, Georgia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I and our friends we travel with were on our way to St. Augustine for our annual after Christmas trip. We got to the merger of I-10 and 295 around Jacksonville about lunch time. My wife found Sams St. John's seafood so we decided to try it. Its located in a small strip mall so we were... More 

Thank kenhE6179KG
Reddick, Florida
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always get the shrimp special. It is more than I can eat so I save some for lunch the next day. However, I never get to eat it because my son finds it and it seems to disappear! Service is very good, atmosphere is OK.

Thank John K
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped and had lunch. Grilled shrimp on a skewer with pineapple, applesauce with cinnamon and sweet potato fries. Wife had crab cakes that were lightly battered. Will definitely stop again.

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

You hungry? Like seafood? Then head on down to Sams St Johns Seafood. It's always a good food , not over priced and an excellent value. Staff has always been great and friendly.

Thank Karl G
Leesburg, Florida
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101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Tried this place out for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. Food was hot and fresh and service was fast and friendly. Really liked the fried shrimp. Will definitely return to try out more items.

Thank SweetPeaMami
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my seafood scallop dinner. Service was ok,we asked for a table to be moved for a large group, waitress would not move table that was available. Others indicated that fish was on the dry side. Cole slaw was excellent along with cheese grits. Definitely will return, not far off 75.

Thank Wen K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Seafood platter for 2, definitely enough for 2! Excellent service! Did not wait to be seated. Went to wash my hands and the food was there Hot and fresh.

Thank Stephen G
Ocala, Florida
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195 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My husband took me here for my birthday. I really wanted oysters, it used to be a tradition at the Elks club for birthdays. They looked good but tasted horrible, a really harsh awful taste. The manager took them back and cooked some shrimp. The shrimp were good but by that time my husband had almost finished his meal.

Thank Soilsister1244
Tallahassee, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about same st johns. If you have a big appetite this is the place to fill you up without damaging your wallet. They have a wide variety of seafood. I especially love the gator tail, cheese grits, fried okra and the all you can eat shrimp. Outstanding food and service. This is the ultimate in friendly... More 

Thank brucew229
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I'm not sure what kind of fish I received the "first time," it was supposed to be Haddock. I never had "light brown" Haddock. The manager was nice and suggested "Pollack." Well, it came and although a bit "whiter," it was tons of small fish (skin visible), and the breading was thick and like carpet. I am used to Red... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 7119 N US Highway 441, Ocala, FL 34475-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-622-2927

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?