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Lena's Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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18478 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL 34488-6465
+1 352-625-6489
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was bland fried and the usual - nothing special. The employees were very friendly. The tables and seating areas are not very comfortable too. It's an okay place - I just wouldn't go back. Very expensive for fired food served on paper plates.

Thank Denise M
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in after an afternoon of diving the springs. Appears to be a favorite with locals. Everyone in our party was very happy with what he or she had ordered. Emphasis here is on fried seafood, make no mistake, but there was plenty on the menu for other choices. If you leave hungry or dissatisfied, well... it's not their fault.

Thank Patricia S
Osteen, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the all you can eat shrimp. Horrible, fried, so small shrimp, not sure they were shrimp. Over priced, eat at a picnic table, low quality surroundings. Never going back!

Thank Aimee O
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been dying to eat at Lena's since we moved here from NH.1/03/2017 was the day, we couldn't wait for dinner. Just to make sure they had fresh haddock, I called before we left the house and was guaranteed they had haddock and that it was fresh. We are very spoiled,you see, we have both grown... More 

Thank Linda D
Ocala, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so yummy. Fresh fish great onions rings and the coleslaw was to die for (would have loved a larger portion). My problem with this place is the service. The waitresses spent more time on their cell phones than taking care of customers. Overall I would go back for the food not the service.

Thank marshafelds
Gainesville, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We visited this place after camping at Juniper Springs. We were hoping to have nice fish and shrimp. We went with seafood chowder and a full Flounder meal which was served with fries, onion rings and coleslaw. Chowder was okay. Onion rings and fries were so greasy that it made me feel nauseated. Fried fish was very bland and coleslaw... More 

1 Thank Shilpa C
Ocala, Florida, United States
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810 reviews
627 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Driving back across Hwy #40 westbound from Daytona Beach (a delightful day at the Turkey Trot) I stopped in for carry-out smelt - (mouth watering again!) thought it may take a while, but NO! In and out in under ten minutes! WOW, great service. Now to drive another hours smelling that wonderful fried smelt! Boy, were they good!

Thank Gary U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, generous portions and the staff makes you feel like family .... what's not to like! You will love this unpretentious gem.

Thank Russell B
Tappan, New York
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103 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Thought I could only get full belly clams in Maine but lucky for us, you can get them in the middle of Florida. They were really good but too many french fries and a small small portion of cole slaw, We will definitely return but will order a little differently.

Thank Schraders_in_Tappan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Quite the find in Central Florida. All fried seafood with a token hamburger on the menu. Fresh hot and good. Rustic, all Styrofoam and disposable tableware. Ice cream stand on the property for dessert. Fun, simple, tasty.

Thank Carol D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18478 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL 34488-6465
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Silver Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 352-625-6489

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