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Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant

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2463 S State Street, Dover, DE 19901
+1 302-698-1955
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Choice for a Nice Meal

Tried Cool Springs Fish Bar while traveling through Delaware based on the reviews and the desire for seafood. The service was excellent. The food was very good. Both of our entrées were a nice portion of food. Too many places serve you so much food that some goes to waste. The price was on par with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Neal J
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Springfield, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Tried Cool Springs Fish Bar while traveling through Delaware based on the reviews and the desire for seafood. The service was excellent. The food was very good. Both of our entrées were a nice portion of food. Too many places serve you so much food that some goes to waste. The price was on par with similar places we have... More 

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LaPlata, MD
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Two friends and I were at Dover Downs for a convention .i checked trip advisor for seafood and liked the reviews. The drive was about 20 minutes from the hotel. Place doesn't look like much from the outside & won't win any awards for the inside either. Didn't matter the food was favorable and great. We ordered a dozen oysters... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

In my opinion best restaurant in the county. My family and I have been to cool springs several times over the last few years and have never had a bad meal. For me the oysters shashmi or the fish bait are always the starter followed by the tuna steak and you will not find a better tuna steak in the... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Surprise restaurant in an unusual location... varied seafood menu ... you won't leave hungry, Their specials are unique and very good.

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Dover, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The food was a bit pricey, but tasted really good. Our server however was awful. We were on the verge of leaving when she finally came over. She never told us her name and gave us attitude the whole time. We tipped her even with the poor service and she proceed to collect the pay slips while we were there... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fresh seafood, superb cuisine, desserts baked on the premise! A great farm to table restaurant! A fine dining experience without the white tableclothes! Also able to sit at the bar & watch the chef!

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Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Had dinner with another couple, all food was great. Nice amount of people in the restaurant - a good din of conversation but not too noisy to hear each other. Being familiar with seafood, I was impressed that the waitress was able to answer my question "What kind of flounder is it?" without a blank stare, and even more impressed... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

BY getting there at the door at 4:45pm, we were second inline and when the doors opened at 5:00pm, the four of us were seated immediately. The meal was excellent and the fish fresh was superb. For an appetizer, you can't beat their Fish Bait- a large portion of delicately fried fish that they are serving that day. Each of... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Made a visit here for the third time in the past couple of years. The first two visits were not anywhere near a 4 or 5 star review. The most recent trip was no different. The service was incredibly slow and the food was about average. I asked for my tuna to be blackened, which the waitress said could be... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Sit at the bar and mingle while your food cooks in front of yoy. With friendly staff and the owner chef does not disappoint with great tastes

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2463 S State Street, Dover, DE 19901
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 302-698-1955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?