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12306 46th Ave W, Cortez, FL 34215, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34215
941-778-5018
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Florida Seafood and we live here!!

We were traveling south along beaches going from St Petersburg to Sarasota and desperately needed a great lunch. Found Starfish Cafe on south end of Pass a Grill on Intracoastal. Nice atmosphere, ate outside in covered deck. Our server Sonia was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I had the Cajun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Joe D
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were traveling south along beaches going from St Petersburg to Sarasota and desperately needed a great lunch. Found Starfish Cafe on south end of Pass a Grill on Intracoastal. Nice atmosphere, ate outside in covered deck. Our server Sonia was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I had the Cajun Shrimp on Cheese Grits and although it was over two weeks... More 

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warsaw, IN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I stopped with a friend just to get away from the rush of tourist traps. This little Gem is so laid back. Lots of native birds and locals.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very fresh food. No frills, this is food served on the back deck of a fish company, in paper boxes. But, if you want casual and great food... this is delightful. Bring cash, they don't take cards or checks. It's simple and good fresh seafood.

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Kansas City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is by far our favorite place! No waiter/waitress, outside dining on the docks by the boats, casual out of a box dining but high end taste! We had the blackened grouper and mahi mahi with all of the sides: cole slaw, hush puppies, cheese grits. Best meal yet! Line was not too long and the food came out fast.... More 

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Sheffield(UK)
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129 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Eating at this restaurant should be a 'rite of passage'. This is what fish, freshly caught should taste like. What's more, the taste is all the better for the unique ambience of a working dockside. You are literally eating your meal in the place where the catch is landed. We ate here twice during our two week vacation. It would... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This restaurant is located by the dock where local fishing boats deliver their catch and the fish is just off the boat. In season, it may take you two hours to get your meal, but thr food is wonderful and the price is right. You wait in line to give your order and then sit at an outside table and... More 

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Casselberry, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

the style is open seating and you order at a window. Only beer and wine is served. Food is served in boxes. The food however, is super fresh and much of it fresh caught by their own boats. They even have a retail area where you can buy your own fish and seafood. Delicious! Not your typical dining experience but... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Located near where fishing boats return, so all their fish products are FRESH. Best shrimp dinner I've had in all of Bradenton. Basically it's a kitchen and bar near waterfront, you set outside on picnic tables. During snowbird season, you'll wait a good amount of time to get served. The quality of the food is what brings them, prices are... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went into the store area and bought a huge piece of tuna and swordfish to cook back at our place. It was the most beautiful piece of tuna that I have ever seen! Fish was great, I would highly recommend to pick up some to make at your hotel

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My second trip to the Starfish. It is located right on the water offering what it says are fresh caught fish. It seems fresh but doesn't seem like hours old...It is a special place for the rest of my family..so I agree to go along. I get the grouper sandwich which is $12.00, It is pretty good size and comes... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 12306 46th Ave W, Cortez, FL 34215, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34215
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: 941-778-5018

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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