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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
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 36
    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 seafood at a decent price

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Lyn N
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dover, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
29 helpful votes 29 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Senior Reviewer
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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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?