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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!
Jacksonville, FL 32257
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
Great for good food that's inexpensive enough to go often. My butterflied shrimp, grits and fried squash were delicious. The service, as always, was quick and friendly.
One caveat: when we checked in for the Open Table reservation I had made, the young lady checked the computer and said "I've got it".
When my Open Table res showed cancelled, I called St Mary's to ask about it and I was told "That's what we do, when the party checks in, we cancel the reservation".
I had to call Open Table to reinstate it, which was done with no problem.
Just make sure St Nary's eliminated that step.
Food was very poor quality and the mgr even told us the cook either make the food great or poor but not a happy medium! It was told to us like it is normal and did. It take care of the situation. It is not close enough being a delicious food as we could have went to Red Lobster to have better service and better quality of the food.
The food was good but unexciting. One of our party was served salmon that was raw in the middle. The manager came over, saw that a fresh piece was served and took 10% off the bill. Another diner, close to our table received a loaded baked potato with an apology 10 minutes after the rest of the dinner was served. The apologies are fine, but it seems more attention to detail would prevent the need.
You never leave hungry from St. Marys Seafood. Five of us shared three appetizers (fried green tomatoes, coconut shrimp and sidewinder fries with bacon, ranch dressing, green onions and halapenos...then moved onto entrees, which included the mahi mahi, grouper, tilapia and fried clams, plus sides of creamed corn with bacon, cole slaw, rice pilaf, sweet potato fries and green beans. Four of us ended up taking a portion of our meals home - the sizes were huge - grouper included two blackened filets, and it seemed an entire pound of creamed corn came with that side. Delicious, and hearty meals, in a corner booth which made table conversation easy. Good meal and a good deal - prices very reasonable!
We had to wait 20 minutes for a table despite having a reservation. Then they didn't have enough menus for our party of 5. In fairness I think they were overwhelmed by a large party in the back. The waitress tried hard but was very average. The food also came out in batches instead of altogether. However, the food was delicious and reasonably priced.
The atmosphere was fabuLous. Our server was great. She was on her A-game . We could not have asked for a better server. As for opentable service it was well worth trying it. We walked in gave the hostess our confirmation number and was seated within 2 minutes of our arrival. We will definitely use this service again and we most certainly will return to St Mary's again.
As always, service is friendly and prompt. My fried butterflied shrimp was delicious, and so was my grits. The side of the day was white Mac and cheese with bacon. I never do two starches, but I couldn't resist.
My friends' choices made them happy. Fish, scallops, and a couple more had shrimp, all perfect!
Got seated quickly. Had a reservation for 7:00, in by 7:05. The Greeters and seaters at the front desk were very friendly and were working their butts off to get the guests to a table.
We came for seafood, what we ordered was cooked well and tasted very good. Portions were generous. Took some home.
Our waiter was less than splendid. I did not understand what he said his name was. I would suggest name tags for the staff. He came across as if he were rushed, confused, gruff or just having a bad day. He got the orders correct but took several trips to get all the main dishes and sides to the table, then he had to ask who had what. He was not very personable.
We mentioned that we had a birthday in the group (my 67th that night) as we saw other groups having "birthday sings". Waiter said we had to buy a piece of cake for them to sing. That's OK in itself, but the way it came across was not very diplomatic or customer friendly.
I prefer wait staff who are a little more into really wanting to make their guests feel like they are appreciated.
Overall the food was great, atmosphere was OK, would like to see more fresh caught , local seafood on the menu. Next time we will ask for a server who is into having fun rather than one who just wants to get the food to the table.
The service and the Gin & Tonic were the only good thing about this restaurant. I had the blackened grouper, the grouper didn't even look or taste like grouper, even the blackened style was bland. The green beans were straight out of can and super salty. The sweet potatoes fries were decent. We won't be returning.
Consistent, flavorful and exceptional service. Our server Angel must have been a mind-reader because just when we were about to ask for a refill or a take home cup or napkins, etc. she was already TWO STEPS ahead of us! Great family gathering place with plentiful portions, with enough food for 1-2 more take home meals. My family ordered everything from Coconut Shrimp, Salmon, Grilled Shrimp, Mahi Mahi Sandwhich, cheese grits, cheese sticks, to rice pilaf, french fries, green beans. Not one complaint was made. We were too busy enjoying every bite of the well-seasoned, scrumptious food! Without doubt they have the BEST sweet tea in Jax! If you haven't been here you are missing out on the best seafood in town. We always look forward to coming here for lunch in the "chill" ambience. The staff went above and beyond our expectations in order to accommodate my disabled mother and had a great corner spot already setup for us in the semi-private room BEFORE we entered the restaurant. ST MARYS SEAFOOD ROCKS!
We went for dinner on a Tuesday evening after my son's basketball game. We don't live in the area, but read reviews and thought we would give it a try. We had corn nuggets and fried mushrooms as app, both were very good. My husband ordered the mahi-cooked perfectly. I ordered the scallops and that was very good as well. My kids had shrimp and chicken tenders, both were fine. My only complaint was our server. It was a small issue but our issue was with the way she handled it. We noted that she charged our son for his drink when he ordered from the kids menu. On the menu, it clearly states comes with small drink. When we pointed that out to our server, she stated "that's wrong, it doesn't come with it" and then asked if we wanted a refill. The menu states it came with it. If the menu if wrong, then change it. Would have rated higher if it wasn't for this. Minor, I know, but there was a lack of customer service on her part.
Wait service could not have been friendlier!! Very accommodating. Good wine by the glass options and good size pours, too.
The evening's fresh, local fish - sheephead - was recommended by server and it was a good choice. Grilled it was flavorful, very fresh. Just be sure if you don't like your food peppery to let server know to have chef hold back - don't say I didn't warn you! Meals were also served with very delicious hushpuppies, an unexpected treat!
The housemade cole slaw is really delicious.
Portions are crazy large, so unless you have an exceptionally large capacity, consider sharing.
We both had the Island Shrimp full dinner. I had mine fried and hubby had his blackened. Both our meals were excellent. The wait staff was perfect. Very friendly and attentive, never letting our drink glasses go empty. If we were ever to visit Jacksonville again we would go back.
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.
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