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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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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine's Day at Cool Springs-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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
samuraiDover_de
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dover,de
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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dover,de
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Milford Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have traveled widely. Cool Springs is one of those gems in strip mall clothing. Get there early if you want a seat, or a parking space.

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Dover, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Our choice when we want fine, fresh seafood wonderfully prepared - each and every time. You can't go wrong taking guests here if you want to impress.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good seafood at reasonable price. The scallops with Gruyere appetizer was disappointing - the tangy cheese complete obscured the scallop flavor, but the mahi mahi and salmon dinners were good. The restaurant looked very full but we were quickly seated. We kind of felt stuffed in though, too many tables and chairs. The waitress was very busy, so she only... More 

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Melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We go to Cool Springs whenever in town... Great food, wonderful service, and a wide variety for all tastes. It is at the top of places available in the Dover vicinity.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

There is a question when if comes to food, often a compromise to be made, excellent food can come with poor service, and good food can come with supreme levels of service, at "Cool Springs" that compromise does not even have to be considered. The food, Sea Bass in my case was cooked to perfection, each flavour in it was... More 

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Dover, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We are regulars at Cool Springs. We have never had a meal that disappointed us. The Oysters Shashimi are fantastic along with the Fish Bait. Our favorite entrees are the Coriander Crusted Halibut, Tilefish, Pan Roasted Cod and the Prime Rib. Whenever we have guests from out of town this is THE place to take them for a fabulous meal.... More 

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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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?