Ocean Paradise

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$30 and under
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At Yummy Crab Seafood and Sports Bar, we are not your average seafood restaurant! Here, our live seafood is literally served from our salt water aquarium to your table, and you even have the option to select one from the tank yourself!

From creating your own seafood boil to hand crafted cocktails, Yummy Crab has something for everyone. Here, the world is your oyster!
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Dineoutalot
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a difficult start because the restaurant changed their name so it was confusing. It was obvious that they have been having a rough go of it recently; hardly any customers were to be found. The ambiance was not very good as well, but that said the food was surprisingly good and the waitress was superb.Prices were very reasonable and a good value for the money. If you’re looking for some basic seafood recipes that include lobster tail etc. this is your place.

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Meek
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

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DonnaJ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The reservation was not valid, the restaurant was CLOSED. A note on the door indicated the restaurant is Closed through the 25th of December and the name of the restaurant is changed to Ocean Paradise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was very mediocre. Appetizers were bland and all breading. Think they were frozen. Green beans were greasy and overcooked. Brought crab but nothing to help us open the crab? Almost empty on a Saturday night. Now I know why. Won’t go again. This place will not last much longer unless they dramatically change their food.
Service was average.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Disorganized at the hostess stand. Made us wait 15 minutes to get seated because the hostess was disorganized and preoccupied. There was no one in front of us and we had a reservation. The server was ok but seemed rushed and when food was brought out it was the butter was dripping off the plate all over me and they didn't acknowledge mistake (accidents happen) but a simple apology would have been nice. Utensils would have been great also! Kudo to the other waitresses who was the one who got us seated after being observant of what was going on and who got us the crackers got the crabs. Very disappointed.

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vipNacoleG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was ok and the service was good. There wasn’t anything special about the food’s flavors, but it was hot and fresh.

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BrooklynFoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Abundant portion. Corn on cob tasteless. Tartar sauce lacking flavor. Appetizer deals excellent

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optann
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

One of our party must eat low salt and our waitress went out of her way to be sure they accommodated him. My grouper was good but too salty for my taste buds.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This place was unique. As you approach and walk in your immediate thought is “Oh it’s a sports bar”. There are TVs everywhere, you can watch any sport program from anywhere in the dining room and into the bar. The menu is mainly seafood items with the usual fish and shell fish items. We got the half seafood tower, which is a low country boil. It can with shrimp, crawfish, clams, mussels, sausage, potato’s, corn, and snow crab claw clusters. It was a lot of food for two! I would recommend having the suggested sauce for the low boil on the side. Ours came out drench in butter, oil, and garlic. It was tasty, but the food in the bottom half became saturated in grease. I don’t like the name of the place “The Yummy Crab”, it’s not a Japanese steakhouse. I would come again, it’s a good family with kids spot and not overly priced.

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PattyH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered “pick 2” seafood boil. Chose 2 lobster tails. Lobster was over cooked, red potatoes tasted leftover & reheated and the corn on the cob was so over cooked it was soggy. The sausage was also over cooked. The flavor & spices were good, just everything was over cooked.

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Susz
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven of us were there to celebrate a friend's birthday. Everything met our expectations & the 3 ladies who hadn't been there before know to go there with their family for dinner ! We came as a gruop from Unity of Jacksonville Beach Spiritual Community. Thank You for taking good care of us!

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MJLouie
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal for family and we love crab legs yummy sauce very tasty

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Tony
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious and I like how you can create your own sea food boil. Other places don't allow you to change or sub items in the boil.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ll start from the beginning. 1. We made 8:30 reservations showed up at 8:17 to give them a heads up. We weren’t sat until nearly 9:30. Granted the manager did give us 2 free appetizers for the wait. Once the waitress took our order we didn’t see her again until WAY after the food came out. I ordered a side Caesar salad and I had to remind her about that. By the time she brought it I no longer wanted it because it was brought out with my crab cakes. She did take the salad off my ticket. I ordered crab cakes and they were flavorless. No seasoning at all. When the manager came by I told him “I’ve seen you more than I’ve seen our waitress” and he expressed that she also had a large party in the back and he was trying to help her out but here’s the kicker ... he never came by our table either !

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My guest and I forgot to tell our waiter that he didn’t eat pork. One the food came out I told the waiter and I was told a fresh plate will be out. Well a dish that originally too 30 minutes to come out in the beginning only took ten minutes for the new plate. Well the food wasn warm and not hot. Second, I found a piece of sausage in the plate so they never made a new plate they only removed the sausage and forgot a piece . Not happy with the deceptive kitchen staff

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vipDavid77
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good neighborhood restaurant

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vipDeliciousDinner
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner for 4. Excellent service (Zack), excellent seafood. He recommended their “yummy” sauce and he was right!
Yummy sauce was delicious on our mussels appetizer, on the lobster/ king crab legs dinner plate. It was great on the Mahi dinner, and on the grouper dinner. My husband liked the (new to him) yummy sauce and put it on the coleslaw. Yummy to him! We will return.

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vipFreya
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Make joes look like amateurs. Fantastic sauces in the boil. Lots of fresh food in the tank.

Ocean Paradise
Responded on July 24, 2019

Alex, thank you for the 5 stars! Happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Yummy Crab!

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vipTravelop
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

able to seat 9 people and served drinks, appetizers and food in a timely manner. Food was hot and delicious The yummy sauce is excellent as all 9 of us ordered a variety of shrimp, crabs and seafood boils. Something for everyone Fried lobster bites were excellent!

Ocean Paradise
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you for leaving such a nice review! We are delighted to hear you had such a great experience dining with us and enjoyed all of the food you ordered, especially the fried lobster bites!

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Brandi
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a good seafood restaurant while in town. My girls and I loved the half tower of seafood we ordered. My son got a big boys burger off the menu and he was so full he didnt know what to do.
When ever I come back to Jacksonville we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience at yummy crab, as usual! This time, Matt was our server and he was very attentive and made great recommendations. The menu has been changed recently so I wasn’t familiar with a lot of the dishes even though I’m a regular customer. Matt was able to explain all of the new items very well and the food that I received matched his descriptions perfectly! I love the atmosphere at Yummy Crab. The lights and music are really nice and there are wood features everywhere that add a classy touch. My guests were very satisfied with their experiences as well and I will definitely keep coming back!

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vipRichard
Jacksonville
40 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there. Wonderful dining experience. Food was hot and perfectly cooked.
Server was professional and polite.
Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great seafood restaurant.

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lisac
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the crab leg and shrimp. The yummy sauce is so delicious. Although my blood pressure went up, I still want to go back there. I’m glad we went to the right place on mother’s day. Our server Regina is so attentive and check on us if we need something.A little pricey but worth it.

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SkilledGuy
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was almost excellent as far as taste. However, the mashed potatoes were lukewarm fading toward cool. Seafood taste Was very good. I would definitely recommend yummy crab restaurant to a friend or acquaintances.Our waitress was very good. The food was served in a timely manner. The wine menu was perspectively average but sufficient. If you are a crab lover, this is the place to hang out.

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DonnaJ
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The portions of crab, potatoes and sausage in the crab/seafood boil were much smaller than previous visits, the number of shrimp increased, however. Very tasty but portions change was a bit disappointing.

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vipStihlbolts
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a rambunctious little corner bar and sea food grill. Easy going place to eat or drink. Our first visit and if we lived here it would be a regular casual dining choice. The food was very good with plenty on your plate.

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KHenMo
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My second time there and everything was overall outstanding!!!!

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Najlac
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fun Zack was awesome and i will be back soon!!

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DanM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regina was awesome. Great food and service

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christinad
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Yes, for the drinks only. The seafood was ok, the seasoning could have been better. Excellent customer was provided.

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vipJimmy
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good seafood and Service

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EileenK
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

food mediocre. service good and responsive to time constraints (theater tickets). will probably not return.

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StephanieT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time there was great will be going back, reservations was quick and easy, waitress was great.

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vipKristiB
Jacksonville
46 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I would wait for them to figure it out as very discombobulated upon arrival, slow service, and uninformed servers regarding menu, seafood items and wine. Way too expensive for what we got.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the half steamed platter with yummy sauce and added a pound of dungeness! The food was amazing. Server was nice and we enjoyed the music/ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great

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CBomega
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service is very slow. They had a couple wait 30 minutes. And there was tables open. Food came out slow. Drinks came out slow and cold. Will not return

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Not enough food for the price and super slow service. The food was good.

FAQs

Ocean Paradise does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ocean Paradise also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 853-5295.

Ocean Paradise is rated 3.1 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.