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Lena's Seafood

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$$ - $$$
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18478 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL 34488-6465
+1 352-625-6489
Today
14:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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793 reviews
612 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

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Thank Gary U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Russell B
Tappan, New York
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Schraders_in_Tappan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Carol D
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This a little restaurant in my little town .I come from New England.The owners are from New England as well. This is the only place i have found in central florida that serves the best fish&chips.Unfortunately they aren't open year round because the owners go back to their home town.It's worth the wait when they reopen. The prices are average.$$.

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Thank lovleylady621
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We have past this place up numerous time's on our way to Daytona & St. Agustine never giving it much thought, just a local spot etc. Decided to try it after hearing some good thing's about it & we're not disappointed! My husband had the Shrimp Plate & I had the Grouper plate. My plate came with a generous amount... More 

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Thank Monica B
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

My husband and I tried Lena's while we were out in the Forest on a kayaking trip. This was our first time trying it. The restaurant was clean, and the staff was friendly. The menu has a lot of fried foods and not too many other options, and for that reason, we will not be back.

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Thank Cheryl M
Silver Springs, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here several times over the past 3 years. Always good food. The staff is friendly. Occasionally they have good specials. I have never gone away hungry. Prices aren't too bad.

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Thank Roger B
Silver Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We really wanted to love this place because it is close to home and we LOVE seafood. We had passed by numerous times and they always seemed to be busy. That seemed like a good sign, but what an experience it turned out to be! My husband was on a diet so we ordered broiled, rather than fried, fish and... More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?