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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
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Karl G
Leesburg, Florida
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97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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.

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Thank SweetPeaMami
2 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.

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Thank Wen K
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6 reviews
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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.

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Thank Stephen G
Ocala, Florida
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193 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Soilsister1244
Tallahassee, Florida
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13 reviews
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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 

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Thank brucew229
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Sam4u2
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about Sam st. John's if you're hungry for some great Seafood you don't have to travel to the ocean just go to Sam st. John's they have some outstanding seafood dishes there plenty of for one is outstanding what do you have it fried or broiled either way it's delicious and they're cheesy grits are worth... More 

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Thank Bigguylikefood
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

every time i visit my food was on point waitress was friendly, nice and clean even the bathroom great prices

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Thank Lynda W
Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Which is not to say that there is anything undesirable about this restaurant -- there really isn't. If you like fried food (with a few options for other preparations) and lots of it at reasonable prices, this restaurant will definitely deliver. Just nothing special beyond that and a casual, pleasant atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?