About St Mary's Seafood & More
St. Mary's Seafood & More offers delicious fresh oysters, clams, shrimp, crabs, and fish. Most items on our menu can be served fried, grilled, blackened, or broiled! Bring your whole family today and feast on seafood, steak, and more!
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
St Mary's Seafood & More Ratings and Reviews
The service was really good. The only ...
The service was really good. The only no-so-happy takeaway from this visit was the Collard Greens. They were tough and vinegary, the two worst things that can happen to them. Usually they're perfect and I look forward to getting them. Not so much this time.
Other than that, I'm still coming back. It is still a favorite, git-wat-you-pay-for, great seafood restaurant, thank you.
Fix the greens please.
Family dinner for 80 year old mother's b ...
Family dinner for 80 year old mother's birthday. Everyone loved the fried green tomatoes and corn nuggets. Grouper, salmon and fried clam dinners, which were honest meals. Good portions and options, nice to see both full size dinners and "lite" dinner options! Definitely a family spot. We'll go back.
We had the dinner for two. The portions ...
We had the dinner for two. The portions were huge. Regarding taste, it seemed average and predictable. The seafood had that same middle of the road spice/flavor a lot of other restaurants have. Nothing terrible, but nothing unique either.
We went to St. Mary's Seafood with our 14 year old grandson who loves to eat!! He ordered the special of the evening, Butterfly Shrimp. Portions were large, and served with two sides, proved to be a very adequate meal. We had a very friendly and competent waitress who gave us great service.
I really didn't enjoy my food but it was ...
I really didn't enjoy my food but it was okay. My first visit was superb, food was hot and service made me want to come. I was not thrilled and wasn't really satisfied this time. I guess I need to come later in the evening when it's busier. I will try it again before I call it quits. My oysters were really soft .
Other than that I enjoyed the atmosphere with my friends.
My fiance, children and I really enjoyed ourselves. Our waitress's name was Brooke and she was great, she checked on us often with a bright smile everytime. She kept the refills steady, And our starters were served at great timing. My Fiance ordered the blackened Ribeye with green beans and a loaded baked potato, his baked potato and Steak was absolutely amazing. My son ordered the boom boom shrimp they were nice and tasty. I ordered the Salmon dinner and did not care for it much, my other son had the popcorn shrimp ...i didn't care for that much either but overall experience was pleasing . I will try them again
Okay food, good prices, warm beer
Bottom line: Okay seafood, huge servings, good prices, warm beer, upcharges not worth it.
We were overnighting in JAX en route to spring training and tried St. Mary's Seafood, which also has a location in St. Marys, Georgia. (St. Marys, without the apostrophe, is how the Georgia town is spelled.)
I guess it was okay. The evening started off on the wrong foot when we ordered two drafts. One arrived just cool and the other one warm. We told the waiter, who must be a used car salesman in his day job. Kind of a smarmy guy. He didn't apologize or offer a replacement but told us he would tell the bartender.
Nothing worse than expecting ice cold beers and getting them lukewarm!
Based on the waiter's recommendation, we ordered the fried seafood platter for two (around $35), and it was huge -- far more food than the two of us could eat. It was generally well prepared, except for the two hushpuppies, which were undercooked and wet in the middle. The shrimp were excellent, the oysters pretty good and the rest good. And, again, more food than three or four people could eat.
We made the mistake of accepting the waiter's upsell on the "premium" sides. The "baked potato with the works" (2 bucks extra) turned out to be a big gummy gloppy goop of melted cheese with some bacon and chives on an overcooked potato. Awful! And the onion rings also were third-rate. The regular (no upcharge) slaw was pretty good.
The whole meal only came to about $52, plus tip, so it's a good value for the amount of food, but we felt like we over-ordered and also overpaid for the upcharge items. And of course there was that lukewarm beer with no apologies.
The atmosphere was more downscale than we expected for a place that is on OpenTable.
I understand this restaurant formerly was a Denny's, and it still has that feel.
Would we go back next time we're in JAX? Nope. Life's too short to drink warm beer.
Best Seafood in Town
Nothing we ordered fell short from amazing. We started with the boom boom shrimp which were breaded and tossed in a delicious mayo-based sauce with a kick. We also shared a shrimp corn chowder "cup" which is actually the size of your average restaurant's bowl. The soup was creamy with a hint of sweetness and very filling. At this point we were relatively full so we ordered the Lite Mahi Mahi and the Platter for One. The amount of food was so large that the Mahi went untouched and about half of the platter was taken home. I must add that my fiance and I can consume a hefty meal, but the portions are truly beyond generous. The sides of the day cream corn and sweet potato casserole were just the cherry on top to the main course. There is also a variety of specialty cocktails offered. Leticia, our waitress was such a genuinely nice person and was very knowledgeable of the menu. Her recommendations were all great and she was prompt with all of our order. If you're in Jacksonville you NEED to make a stop at St. Mary's.
Worth a Visit
Because of many favorable reviews, we gave it a try. It's a typical neighborhood go-to-whenever. Food is plentiful; the price is right and the service is outstanding. Our server was very patient, repeating explanations, daily specials and choices, on request. She even noted minimal add on fees for certain items, without being asked. Perhaps, the fish, scallops, pollock, sides, etc were bland because we ordered "grilled," as opposed to fried, blackened, broiled, etc. However, some seasoning would have been welcome. So would a clean Men's Rest Room.
Wow! Great seafood for a very reasonabl ...
Wow! Great seafood for a very reasonable price. Between my wife and I, we had scallops, oysters and clam strips - large quantities and cooked perfectly. Very busy but our server Hope was friendly and very attentive as were all the staff. The family atmosphere there was obvious. We're from out of town but will be back next time we are in Jacksonville.
Great Food for Great Value!
St. Mary's Seafood might have the best seafood in the area! The seafood platter whether fried or grilled is not only delicious but huge. It is a struggle to finish any of the sizes. This is true for most of the entrees, and the price is definitely right! Great for leftovers! Service is friendly, efficient, and timely. The entire atmosphere is friendly! Love going to this restaurant!
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