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“Really good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Reggae Shack Cafe

Reggae Shack Cafe
Ranked #18 of 567 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$11
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: PARKING IN THE BACK
Florida
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Really good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

I always get the curry chicken. I've tried other things (oxtail), but always come back to the curry chicken. So tender and delicious. Gotta have the juice!

Be warned that the burger is really yummy but enormous! Bacon, cheese and a stack of onion rings, with the fries, too! I loved it, but you better be ready for that.

  • Visited February 2014
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Orlando
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Five Star for Vegetarian Options”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

This was a great experience. I am giving this 5 star for vegetarians and 4 star for meat eaters. They simply have so much choice for vegetarians and they normally don't get many exciting options. The meal was delicious. My husband had jerk wings - I still think of the taste. The vegetarians with us loved their dishes. I had some kind of curry with hearts of palm. Maybe too much cabbage on plate if I had to complain. Festivals for dessert - OH MY God - good! Casual atmosphere. Service may have been a tad slow and it was not very busy on a Sunday early afternoon.

  • Visited December 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Fantastic vegan options!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

We love the vegan options here. If it were all vegan we would have given it five stars. All the vegan dishes are fantastic! Try the curried tempeh..... the steamed cabbage ......anything with jerk sauce is very very hot.

  • Visited January 2014
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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, service was OK.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Been here before and the food was good as always. The jerk sauce is very distinctive and spicy. The service was a bit mediocre, the server didn't give it the extra effort that she should have. Would still go back.

Visited December 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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“Yum-O, Jamaican Chicken - but it's SPICY!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

OK, the food here is OUTSTANDING! The spicy jerk chicken is SPICY but really, really good. Falls apart, makes you sweat and cry but you just can't stop eating it.

The other food is good too but the jerk chicken is really outstanding.

Not so good if you are trying for romantic - ambiance is very cafeteria like but I'll sacrifice ambiance any day for good food :-).

Oh, but our waiter was FABULOUS. Working student who took time to chat and tell us about himself when things had died down a bit.

  • Visited December 2013
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