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Singleton's Seafood Shack

4728 Ocean St., Mayport, FL - (904) 246-4442
Singleton's seafood includes nut-sweet shrimp bursting with flavor, briny oysters sheathed in fragile crust, devil crab that is moist and seasoned with eye-opening panache. Every meal comes with a pair of hushpuppies clad in a red gold crust that surrounds insides that are as moist as cake. We also had a good bowl of Minorcan clam chowder with datil peppers that provide a nice buzz to soup that is loaded with flavorful clams.
64% Approval Rating (14 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Three Item Combo
Collard Greens
Fried Shrimp
Banana Cream Pie
Clam Chowder

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"If ever the Encyclopedia of Roadfood gets written and it needs a perfect example of a Florida seafood shack, Singleton's would fill the bill. It is bigger than most – a sprawling dining room, deck, kitchen and museum annex – but its colorful shackitude is beyond ..."   [Read More]

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4728 Ocean St., Mayport, FL
(904) 246-4442

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
For those who cannot decide, Singleton's menu offers a three-item combo for $19.95. This one is shrimp, oysters, and a deviled crab. Shrimp is the best of the three and judging by what everybody else was eating, the #1 dish at Singleton's. The Styrofoam platter also holds French fries, a pair of hushpuppies, collard greens (vegetable of the day), tartar sauce and cocktail sauce.
"For those who cannot decide, Singleton's menu offers a three-item combo for $19.95. This one is shrimp, oysters, and a deviled crab. Shrimp is the best of the three and judging by what everybody else was eating, the #1 dish at Singleton's. The Styrofoam platter also holds French fries, a pair of hushpuppies, collard greens (vegetable of the day), tartar sauce and cocktail sauce."
Michael Stern





Excellent collard greens! Verdant, porky, profound. While good and spicy on their own, I couldn't help but avail myself of a few of the hot sauces supplied on the table to perk them up even further.
"Excellent collard greens! Verdant, porky, profound. While good and spicy on their own, I couldn't help but avail myself of a few of the hot sauces supplied on the table to perk them up even further."
Michael Stern


The one down note at Singleton's was banana cream pie. Although the waitress promised it would be refreshing, it was not. I found it pretty gummy, and the blobs of ersatz whippo on top didn't help.
"The one down note at Singleton's was banana cream pie. Although the waitress promised it would be refreshing, it was not. I found it pretty gummy, and the blobs of ersatz whippo on top didn't help."
Michael Stern


Florida's east coast is serious shrimp country. When one of Singleton's pink crescents snaps between your teeth and spurts sweet juices, you understand the local passion.
"Florida's east coast is serious shrimp country. When one of Singleton's pink crescents snaps between your teeth and spurts sweet juices, you understand the local passion."
Michael Stern


Curated in a, shall we say, unfussy manner, Singleton's boat museum annex is filled with handsome wooden models as well as an assortment of chairs.
"Curated in a, shall we say, unfussy manner, Singleton's boat museum annex is filled with handsome wooden models as well as an assortment of chairs."
Michael Stern


I love museums that directly reveal the passions of their curator. Mr. Singleton, a motorboat man, here assembled three outboard motors. Lacking a museum catalog, I have to assume that these represent steps in the progress of motorboating.
"I love museums that directly reveal the passions of their curator. Mr. Singleton, a motorboat man, here assembled three outboard motors. Lacking a museum catalog, I have to assume that these represent steps in the progress of motorboating."
Michael Stern


Just yards from the terminal of the St. Johns River Ferry, Singleton's is not for the fastidious epicure. But it is a destination for north coast devotees of sleeves-up seafood served in casual abundance.
"Just yards from the terminal of the St. Johns River Ferry, Singleton's is not for the fastidious epicure. But it is a destination for north coast devotees of sleeves-up seafood served in casual abundance."
Michael Stern


Taken from Jaxport Ferry on the St. Johns River.
"Taken from Jaxport Ferry on the St. Johns River."
Eric Johnson


Although meals are ultra-casual and relatively inexpensive (seafood-wise), Singleton's affords a million-dollar view. This picture was taken from the screened-in dining room that perches right over the water.
"Although meals are ultra-casual and relatively inexpensive (seafood-wise), Singleton's affords a million-dollar view. This picture was taken from the screened-in dining room that perches right over the water."
Michael Stern


Just because the service is unsophisticated and the china made of Styrofoam doesn't mean the Minorcan clam chowder isn't elegant.
"Just because the service is unsophisticated and the china made of Styrofoam doesn't mean the Minorcan clam chowder isn't elegant."
Michael Stern


Fried Shrimp and mahi mahi.
"Fried Shrimp and mahi mahi."
Eric Males



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