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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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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 19
    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:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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North Carolina
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279 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Nice place, good atmosphere, and pretty good food. BUT, not a flexible restaurant at all. Ordered Prime Rib, had to ask what it was served with. Was told a salad, potato and vegetable. Asked about dressing for salad, was given the list, didn't like any of the dressing choices, so asked if I could have a Caesar salad instead. Was... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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dover,de
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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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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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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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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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