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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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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 76
  • 46
    Very good
  • 20
  • 5
  • 3
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
the food is very good

I like the place the food is good they just don't give you enough. We always leave there hungry an hour later.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
dover delaware
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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Dover, Delaware
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429 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this down home atmosphere. Excellent crab cakes and Rockfish. No reservations so be prepared to wait, but well worth it!

Thank Lisa B
dover delaware
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the place the food is good they just don't give you enough. We always leave there hungry an hour later.

1 Thank hoofer2
Hamilton, New Jersey
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wanted to have seafood and had to make a quick trip to Delaware from New Jersey. I could not be happier with the dinner that was served to us. Very fresh and superbly prepared. The wait staff was excellent. Will be back.

1 Thank 93mom
Dover, Delaware
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food at Cool Springs is absolutely delicious. Service is excellent, and quick. If there is one complaint, it is the lack of ambiance. I can live with the lack of ambiance, as the freshness and taste of the food is absolutely wonderful. Crab cakes come with very little filler, and their stuffed flounder is wonderful. Well worth going to... More 

1 Thank Chief1944
Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

On business to Dover many times over the years and keep hitting up the same chain places. Found this place by chance looking for some good seafood. Did not disappoint and will certainly be back!!

1 Thank ironhombre
Ramat Gan, Israel
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125 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

out of downown dover, the place is great. nice and cozy decoration, kind and efficient service and great food. Food is made of very fresh produce, cooked very well and creatively, and very nicely served. Desesrts are nice, not the prime reason to visit this restaurant. salads and main entrees are great. We enjoyed salmon, rockfish, flounder and chicken with... More 

1 Thank Elhanan S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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444 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Food was pretty good, still not as flexible as their sister restaurant next door, but just the whole place seemed disorganized. Several different servers, and just about every one of them, either brought the wrong items, or relayed info to another server, who brought something totally different. Just not organized.

Thank rryan313131
Camden, Delaware
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Outstanding good and service. I love the seafood and steak. Seafood is the specialty, however. Donbbbbbbbbbbto desert. tto desert.

1 Thank hlahccrp
Magnolia, Delaware
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Good restaurant, seafood dishes are very good, the desserts look great but were a disappointment and we try one every time we go,next time we'll pass on them..

1 Thank frances d
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This was my second visit to Cool Springs. My daughter attends college nearby so I took her and her roommate out for "real" food. We had the scallop appetizer with Gruyere cheese and clams casino. The scallops were great - better than last time - Gruyere is a powerful flavor so the amount put on can make or break this... More 

2 Thank Lyn N

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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