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“good food, good service, seating too tight, too loud.”

Palm Valley Fish Camp
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Part of a small chain that includes Marker 32 and North Beach Fish Camp
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“good food, good service, seating too tight, too loud.”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Overall we had a very good meal and a nice experience. However I feel like they try to jam too many tables and too many people in the restaurant to make this a really great experience. The setting and decor make for a nice ambience but with all the people it is loud and difficult to hear. Parking is also very limited, but the valet did a magnificent job in maneuvering all the cars. Definitely try to get a reservation or come in an off time.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Phil R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“So So service, good food”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We came to the restaurant for dinner on August 7. We did not have a reservation. When we arrived, we were first told that we could be seated immediately if we were willing to sit outside. That was quickly revised to a 30 minute wait. No problem - we were told that there were 2 tables about ready to go and we were second in line. One hour and 5 minutes later we saw that the second table was empty. We asked if we could sit down and were told by the waitress that she just needed to check with her manger. He then came out and said that they were running 30 minutes behind seating reservations and that they needed to be seated first. He refused to give us any estimate of when we would be seated! I understand that there needs to be a certain loyalty to those who reserve, but it is not ok to tell walk ins that it will be 30 minutes and then after 65 say "oops - it could be forever." Fortunately, sanity prevailed and we were seated at that table 10 minutes later. The food was good and our waitress was awesome. My advice - get a reservation and be prepared to wait even then.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank SDTraveller420
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Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great experience. Very popular place. Get a reservation.”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I heard many good things about this place, so I decided to bring my girlfriend for dinner on a Saturday night. The parking lot was full, and I was alarmed that the valet parking attendant yelled at me for parking off-site. Sorry that you missed out on your tip, dude, but get some manners, bro.

Regardless, we were seated right away upon arriving at 6 pm. Our server, Chasey, helped us pick the right items on the menu. We ordered the Asian Tuna Salad, which we highly recommend. It was the most unique salad we've ever tried, and delicious with every bite. We ordered the Blackened Mahi Mahi with cheese grits. It was cooked perfectly. Overall, the food was excellent. Outdoor seating was a bonus. Arrive earlier than 6:30 on the weekends because it's a small, but popular place. Chasey was very helpful and attentive. We will be back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ambiance plus fab food equals a great time!”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Visited my first fish camp on the intercostal and was wowed with great service (efficient valet parking, knowledgable servers). We were promptly seated, availed of the specials, and food was produced in a timely fashion! Excellent seafood options ( mahi mahi, shrimp, crayfish). Having never had grits before, I am now a convert! Yummy offerings all around. Sure to return (time and time again)!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Janis D
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Conf meals”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Ate here on Fri so good returned on Mon. Great native seafood on inter coastal. Prompt service, modest prices.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank doylemoore
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