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Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant

2463 S State Street, Dover, DE 19901
+1 302-698-1955
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Ranked #8 of 174 Restaurants in Dover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
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Smyrna
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We gave Cool springs another try. Thought perhaps I could have been wrong when I made my first trip/review. Should have listened to myself and went next door to Restaurant 55. I once again ordered the crab cakes. Only ingredient I could find in the thing was mayo. They were still small and tasteless. Service was ok, food no change.

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Dover, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There is nothing special about this restaurant. Overpriced for small portions of decent seafood. I've made better at home. I went once. Ordered shrimp imperial with sautéed vegetables. About three small shrimp with spoonful dollops of imperial stuffing. Locals love it because it's small business, which I understand. However, in my opinion, it was not worth the hundred dollar bill... More

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Dover, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food and service are consistently good. Fish is fresh, fresh, fresh. Vibrant bar scene with excellent bartenders. A Dover area gem.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The seafood was not maxing but not bad either. It was pretty busy but it was a Friday night. I had sautéed rockfish which the portion was big and nicely sautéed. Others had seabass and said it was ok and the tuna au poirve was good but I think it should of been ordered with sauce on side. The zucchini... More

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Manteo, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

After reading reviews could not wait to go this restaurant. But what a disappointment. After deciding to trade off swordfish and salmon for extra shrimp and scallops, I received a total of 3 shrimp and 3 scallops. These were only slightly warmed. Although I don't care for seafood overcooked, I do not want it still swimming. And the salad, Lettuce... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Absolutely amazing! The crab cakes were outstanding! The locals are very nice as well. Very glad I decided to come and will definitely be back! Next time ill save room for dessert.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Excellent service, decent portions, nice setting, clean restrooms, and a willingness to please were easily among the most definite assets of this dining establishment. The seafood was well worth the trip and its central location makes it possible to start here and head to the shore, to the raceway, the casino, or touring the First State's museums. I was please... More

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Wirtz, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Visiting relatives in Dover area I sought out my favorite sea food restaurant, Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant. Jocelyn came to our table with a disinterested attitude, looking around instead of being engaging. We ordered, but when the crab cakes arrived they were fried instead of broiled. When we questioned it, she said "well you didn't ask for them... More

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I live on Cape Ann, MA. We have the fishing boats offloading fish at the docks every day. We buy from the boats!! Cool Springs fish is as good as we get, just off the boat!!!!! I don't know how they do it but man was it a great night out eating.

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Smyrna, Delaware
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Enjoyed the tuna steak, prepared as ordered. Wait staff very friendly. Felt it was a little pricey, so will not go too often. Store front type restaurant. Owner chef also operates adjoining American style establishment.

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Additional Information about Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant

Address: 2463 S State Street, Dover, DE 19901
Phone Number: +1 302-698-1955
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood

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