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Reggae Shack Cafe

619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
+1 352-377-5464
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 22 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and i are vegan and we were pleasantly surprised to have the tastiest food in town and have choices of tempe, tofu and vegetables. The cabbage was delicious. The curry's were good. Atmosphere was fun. The chef was fun. WE wanted to eat...More

Thank vivianC
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this cafe and it lived up to its reputation with good Jamaica food and music, thankfully the latter not too loud. Friends had smoothies - which looked like a meal by itself. I had shrimp and it was good.

Thank Tasilee
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Traditional Jamaican food with just the right amount of spice. I had a snapper fish which was delicious. The smoothies wete thick wuth a good variety. Good place for casual dining.

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 11 January 2018

The food was ok, but nothing too good! They take too long to order and some tables was dirty for long time after people leave. The place do not smell very well. I really did not feel very good in that place

Thank martaferreira78
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Mahi sandwich was horrible, very over cooked. The onion rings were bad too. The lettuce in the salad was old and soggy.

Thank forsaken65
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing food! Try the bread fruit app! Two vegetarians, two GF, and everyone had a wonderful meal! Try the patio for a less noisy experience, but the food is all really good! If you like hush puppies, you will love festivals!

Thank REM1663
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Loved the curry shrimp and curry chicken. Kids liked the jerk chicken sandwich. The Caribbean chicken sandwich was also good. Fries are sweetened slightly. They have a good beer list with several alcoholic ginger beer and of course DG sodas

Thank Jay509
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here in multiple occasions previously but will not be returning again. Love the food, but the service was very slow, got my food before my silverware, and the background music extremely loud, causing everyone to talk even louder. Given the poor acoustics,...More

Thank jelsrtrav
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Plant based? Vegan? You will love this place. The sauces used are unbelievable. Sooo delicious. Reasonable prices, friendly and attentive service, great background music. So glad I could experience on our way through Gainesville tonight!

Thank Hilda0414
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

If your pallet is in the mood for Jamaican food, this is the place for the Caribbean island foods. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Authentic style Jamaican food and the Oxtail dinner is out of this world. No jerking around this place is 5 stars

Thank Tseman
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Emily M
17 February 2018|
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Response from janices291 | Reviewed this property |
My daughter is dairy free and they had several options for her. I’m not sure about gluten free. Call the location and they will be able to answer.
24 June 2016|
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Response from Meghan B | Reviewed this property |
About 10-15 min
Dorie S
21 November 2015|
Response from Stuart D | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe that I have ever noticed on the menu of Reggae Shack Cafe that they offer gluten free bread for the sandwiches that are served there. However all of their sandwich choices are offered as full entree items... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-377-5464
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