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Octopus's Garden

440 N Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-6706
+1 386-410-3038
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  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
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21 May 2016
“Some of the best food in town ”
19 Apr 2016
“Good but small”
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Seafood, American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
440 N Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-6706
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I'm a regular here and I've never had a bad meal. The Mahi Caesar salad is to die for. I could literally eat it every day of my life and not get tired of the perfectly cooked fish and freshly made croutons.

Thank Katelin B
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Food is good but very small portions on the clam plate and the lobster rolls. Outside picnic tables so if it's raining or windy, you better stay in your car.More

Thank Paul L
Jim D, Owner at Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

Thank you for commenting! We do our best to serve a fair portion at a fair price. Both the real "whole belly" fried clams and fresh lobster are high cost, highly perishable items that require quite a bit of special attention on our part. Although...More

Reviewed 15 April 2016

Recently opened by a friendly couple from northern Maine, this place is a very welcome addition to South Volusia! Fresh, plentiful, genuine New England fare. It is very difficult to find full belly fried clams in the south (as opposed to fried clam strips... NOT...More

Thank Brian D
Jim D, Owner at Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

Thank you for your enthusiastic and encouraging words!!! We're so happy to be here and really happy to know how much you enjoy our fare. We try to be uniquely New England while also catering to a variety of tastes. We look forward to serving...More

Reviewed 1 April 2016

Terrific, authentic Maine seafood. The cod fish is flaky, the lobster rolls are fresh, the onion rings are homemade & the real New England clam chowder should not be missed. The owners are friendly & eager to please. Outdoor seating.More

Thank Jayne Y
Jim D, Owner at Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

Thank you for your kind words. We work hard to bring New England fare to N.S.B. and have a great time doing it. We've recently refreshed our menu with new entrée selections as well as side dishes and desserts so please continue to check on...More

Reviewed 24 March 2016

On arrival, we received the menu and while pricy, New England lobster and chowder teased my taste buds. The chowder was good. The lobster roll was very small with meager lobster claw meat. It was OK. There is another lobster roll shop in town (beachside)...More

Thank JBS110
Jim D, Owner at Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience here at Octopus's Garden to the extent to consider it "A Real Disappointment". In regards to the lobster roll, we are from New England and have chosen to serve ours on an authentic 6" cut...More

Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is the new shining star in NSB. The lobster roll is full of lobster to the extent that it keeps falling out of the bun. Very reasonably priced even if it did not come with two sides. There is no inside dining but who...More

2  Thank James B
Jim D, Owner at Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

Kind words indeed, thank you so much. We're planning to create a more all-weather friendly dining area in the near future, but in the mean time please continue to enjoy your favorites with us al fresco on our beautiful patio in the (almost always) good...More

Reviewed 15 January 2016

I hate wasting meals or calories on mediocre. After a long drive visiting friends in North Florida and having no food at my condo, I stopped by for a late lunch intending to try the restaurant that had previously been at this location. The previous...More

4  Thank AnAnthropologist
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 N Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-6706
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-410-3038
Take-out with an outdoor dining area focusing on New England seafood such as Lobster (live tank on premises), chowder, fresh cod, real whole belly fried clams and steamers. House smoked meats, salads and great sandwiches.
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