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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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“fried plantains” (12 reviews)
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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 19 September 2015

Fantastic jerk chicken sandwich! Fun atmosphere and great service. Great vegetarian options for my vegetarian child. We will be back often!

Thank Deb R
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This restuarant is absolutely amazing. We did get our food to go because we had to get back to Jacksonville but it was still delicious after heating it up for dinner. I had the Curry Chicken which you get ALOT of chicken, steamed cabbage, plantains,...More

Thank Jemilla T
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We came for for lunch and what do you order in a Jamaican restaurant ?..... Jamaican beef patty of course . I also ordered the coco bread and Callaloo Bruschetta with an ice cold Ginger Beer, my wife ordered the salad with shrimp. for dessert...More

Thank Petergun1962
Reviewed 7 August 2015

My husband, son ,and I went for an early dinner. The entire staff greeted us as we entered. The food was very good and the portions were large. We were well taken care of by our waiter. The music was pleasant and not too loud....More

Thank Paula G
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

I wish Omar would open a second location near jonesville area. My husband and I love his food. The jerk chicken is spicy and delicious. Love the escovitch wings. Omar, will you please come to west Gainesville? We highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank kak09
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Can't believe it took me so long to eat here! This is definitely a new favorite. We had a variety of appetizers and meals, it was all very good. I've never tried Jamaican food so I can't comment on authenticity but I can't wait to...More

Thank ESG1
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious and was fairly priced with big portions. I got one of the chicken traditional plates and had an entire meals worth of leftovers. The staff was nice and the food came out pretty fast.

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

WOW! I wish I could bring this place back to my home in California. The service was great, the decor funky, and the food delicious. If you like to eat spicy food this is great food.The jerk chicken was fabulous and the fried plantain was...More

Thank SuburbsSteph
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

We stopped in to try lunch because we've heard so much about it. I had the boneless chicken curry and my husband had the jerk burger. The curry was amazing! My husband liked the burger but wasn't blown away. I will most definitely be back.

Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Every time I visit I'm faced with an unappealing change. Portion sizes have decreased, prices have increased, patties changed... The food used to taste more authentic and it has definitely gone down hill. Really disappointed my last visit when I ordered oxtas and the price...More

Thank a23drea
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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