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Gary’s Oyster Bar & Seafood House

Gary's Oyster Bar & Seafood House has been serving quality oysters and seafood for more than 40 years. The small restaurant in Lake Alfred has a full bar and offers hard to find appetizers and entrees like alligator tail, conch fritters and frog legs.

If you were to ask a local where to get great seafood in Polk County, Gary’s Oyster Bar and Seafood House would no doubt be on their list. Gary’s has been doing seafood the right way in Lake Alfred for more than 30 years! In fact, they are the oldest oyster bar in Polk County.

All About Oysters

Gary’s Oyster Bar specializes in fresh, broiled, steamed and fried seafood. The Lake Alfred restaurant is also well-known for their homemade cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and salad dressings. And because everything on the menu is made to order and battered onsite, you can rest assured you aren’t being served any frozen pre-breaded fare.

Sit at the Bar

Locals know that when they’ve got a hankering for oysters, there’s no better seat in the house than at the bar. Not only can you watch staff shuck them right in front of you, and catch a coveted view of the T.V. when you favorite sports team is playing. The bar is the only place where you can order a bucket of oysters when a dozen is just not enough. And since you can never have enough of a good thing, you should probably always order your oysters at the bar.

Gator Bites, Frog Legs and Prime Rib

Aside from oysters, Gary’s Oyster Bar carries all of your traditional seafood favorites. They even serve up local delicacies like gator, crawfish and frog legs. And don’t forget to check out their specials for a taste of something you won’t find on their everyday menu.

Not into seafood? That’s okay; Gary’s also grills some mean steaks and prime rib.

Casual Restaurant

When you walk through the door at Gary’s Oyster Bar you’ll see eclectic decor, photos and memorabilia from the past years. This is a place to kick back and enjoy family, friends and fresh fare. Don’t worry about dressing up – come just as you are.

It’s an experience unmatched by others, and the crew at Gary’s Oyster Bar & Seafood House pride themselves as a “true Florida seafood experience that the entire family will enjoy” and treat everyone like family.


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