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“Great View. But That's All” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shady Oak Restaurant

Shady Oak Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 179 Restaurants in DeLand
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Ormond Beach, Florida
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great View. But That's All”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013 via mobile

Just left Shady Oaks What a view. Food and service were not great. Fish was good. French Fries were the CHEAP frozen ones lots of little pieces. Sides were just OK Go somewhere else on St Johns river. Ex Swamp House Grill, Outback Crab Shack are very good.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pat9037
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English first
Waynesville, North Carolina
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Authentic river front restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Great service, good, reasonable food. Generous wine portions and reasonable prices. Ate there twice, once by land and once by water. Very consistent.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 007GrannyK44
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columbiana, ohio
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83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“BEST WHOLE IN WALL”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

My MR found this place 5 YR ago when he came for Bike week. Loves their Pongo fish grilled with Lemon. He now takes anyone who visits with him. Won't break your wallet, food always great .Nothing like a cold beer. good fresh florida fish and sitting at the river. Good service too

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank countrymouse_9
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DeLand, Florida
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Looks can be deceiving.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Like the other reviews say, this looks like a hole-in-the-wall tavern. But the fish is great & the drinks are cheap. The waitresses are friendly & attentive. There's only 1 cook so if they're busy you'll have a bit of a wait for your food. Nice view of the St. John's River.

  • Visited March 2013
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank motomuse
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Convenient from the water.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

I've ate here twice with a medium sized group. We arrived by water and were seated immediately both times. The food is bland. Not bad, but not worth driving to. The only real thing they have going for them is if you're on the water you can drive the boat up and tie off at the restaurant for a quick bite.

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1 Thank pshivers
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