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Corky Bell's Seafood at Gator Landing

185 S US Highway 17, Gator Landing, East Palatka, FL 32131-4042
+1 386-325-1094
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hush puppies” (85 reviews)
“seafood” (138 reviews)
“shrimp” (96 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
185 S US Highway 17, Gator Landing, East Palatka, FL 32131-4042
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First visit yesterday [10/17/18]. Ordered the Corky Special COD LOIN with "crunchy" slaw, fries and unsweet iced tea. Everything was excellent; almost too many fries [next time will try shrimp and two slaws]. When I arrived, after lunch hour, many of the tables were not...More

Thank MFL32950
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch and sat outdoors. The location is great and the service and food were also very good. We selected from the lunch specials and were not disappointed. I ordered the Filet of Flounder and had the vegetable of the day (broccoli cheese...More

Thank PurpleLady2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently went here for my mother in laws 60th birthday. Now I admit her choices of birthday dinners as of late has been substandard. But, I will have to admit that she redeemed herself on this one. We ordered a little bit of everything...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute alligator decor. Looks very much like a seafood restaurant. With family and friends for dinner. Really liked the shrimp. Loved the sides. Specifically the okra with tomatoes! Great job. Hush puppies were fresh and tasty. Drinks plentiful.

Thank Reader70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had grilled Mahi wit baked potato and coleslaw. Sister had shrimp, baked potato, and coleslaw. Both were delicious. But the view of the St. John's River can't be beat.

Thank JenniferN152201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy Florida seafood, you’ll love this place. Great views of the river outback in the fall and winter too!

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Seafood, if you like baked, grilled or fried, this is the place for Seafood. Excellent atmosphere and delightful food. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy their salads, adult beverages and wait staff is full of southern charm!

Thank Roam722736
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prices are good to servings, great food and great service. Seating can be riverside or inside. Welcomes big parties, boaters and even bikers.

Thank lb20002018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server Lisa was great. Good recommendations. The booths could probably use a little work, at least the one we sat in, you really sink down low. Nice seating area out side but for the end of Sep it was just too hot for lunch...More

Thank Hogride
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate dinner here on Saturday. When we were first seated it was in a booth that felt like the seats were going to fall through. The waitress responsible for the table moved us to a table on the side of the restaurant. Our waitress took...More

Thank McRae127
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Johanna B
22 September 2018|
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Response from Mistie B | Property representative |
Our old location in Palatka sat about 200, we now can seat 300+ :)
17 June 2017|
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Response from Mistie B | Property representative |
Hi :) Lunch times run from 11am-4pm every day!! We hope to see you soon!
31 March 2017|
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Response from Mistie B | Property representative |
Hi!!! We are not directly affiliated with the Cocoa Beach Corky Bell's. Corky's brother owned the Cocoa location. If you haven't been to our location, come check us out, if you loved Cocoa, you will love us too!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 S US Highway 17, Gator Landing, East Palatka, FL 32131-4042
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  East Palatka
  • Phone Number: +1 386-325-1094
Charles “Corky” Bell has been serving generations of hungry North Floridians perfectly delectable crispy fried, broiled, blackened, or grilled fish and shellfish since he opened his first restaurant at Pacetti’s on the Trout Creek in 1979. Since opening Corky Bell’s in Palatka with his wife Betty, he has created an array of specialty dishes from Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Creamy Seafood Alfredo’s, Corky’s Stuffed Fish and Swamp Treats like Gator Tail and Frog legs. Now Corky Bell’s is located at beautiful Gator Landing located on the St. John’s River where Corky’s high standards of quality food and excellent service will continue to impress each guest that walks through the door. The history of this well known Palatka landmark will continue to be shared. Gator Landing is located on a part of the St. John’s River known as “The Devil’s Elbow” and from 1938 until 1995 a marine repair and supply yard owned and operated by Frank Oliver occupied this site. Recognizing the beauty and uniqueness
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