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Gary's Oyster Bar & Seafood

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660 E Alfred Dr, Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2312
+1 863-956-5055
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16:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have family that lives in Winter Haven and every time I visit we make it a point to visit Gary's. The food is fresh and delicious. The servers were very attentive. My only complaint is it seemed the hosts were too eager to take away dirty plates.

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Thank amandabullard14
Winter Haven, Florida
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place for oysters, hands down, and everything was made to order. They are fresh. Try their Grilled Jalapeno Oysters, but order ahead since it is fresh and take sometime to grill. There are limited sitting. So I recommend going there around 4:30. Well worth the drive and worth the wait.

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Thank Alex H
Winter Haven, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have lived in the area for 7 years. We kept hearing about this place. We went tonight. The service was good, the staff very inviting but the food.....my husband liked the oysters but they were not worth $58 which was our total cost even at early bird prices. The flounder, which we both had, was fishy tasting not blackened.... More 

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Thank anklebiters
Lake Wales, Florida
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549 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to head out late for dinner ( after 8 PM ) didn't have to drive far to find some of the best seafood in Florida! Gary's is a quaint eatery with lots of character. Wonderful selection of seafood, nice bar area, friendly staff, along with great service. Mid priced but seafood is expensive no matter where you go.... More 

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Thank Bob S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Out of the way but easy to find. The BEST fried oysters a little south of Orlando, you won't be sorry for the short ride. Ms Kelly made sure we had everything for an enjoyable evening. I highly recommend this Mom and Pop type restrarant to everyone. Quiet cozy and very friendly, not to mention great food. Thanks girls and... More 

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Thank jbwise1
central florida
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200 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

People, you have to understand this place before you go. It is a local hole with unconventional practices. In my opinion the place rocks. Again and again I LOVE eating here. But it is a hole. Don't go thinking you're going to the Ritz. It ain't. It's an oyster bar. It's been there forever and with the grace of God... More 

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Thank Travelswell4fun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

What an absolutely awesome hole in the wall. Casual, local, and laid back. Sat at the oyster bar, had beers, oysters (steamed and raw). Fast and fresh. Loved the smoked fish dip. Cocktails are top notch and tasty. Had one of the nightly specials; fresh blackened Hogfish, it did not disappoint. Flaky, fleshy, and seasoned perfectly. All in all, when... More 

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Thank Crob4769
Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Gary's serves fresh oysters. Raw, steamed, grilled are all absolutely excellent. During a recent visit with a party of 12 we arrived on Saturday at 4pm opening to attempt to seat as many as possible at the oyster bar. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our group. We had excellent service and food. The oyster bar experience... More 

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Thank rblmc3
Lake Alfred, Florida
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's a local bar scene with all ages and often crowded and noisy. But the service is friendly and if you like seafood, it's a fun place to dine. When my sister visits, we have to eat here as she loves oysters. It's entertaining to sit at the oyster bar and chat with the server as he pops those shells... More 

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Thank Sandra N
Haines City, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Visited with my husband for the first time. I was unpleasantly surprised. The food was not good and over priced.

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Thank Hilda R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 20:30
Monday
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 21:30
Saturday
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 E Alfred Dr, Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Alfred
  • Phone Number: +1 863-956-5055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?