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Friendly Fisherman Restaurant

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150 Johns Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2625
(727) 391-6025
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Scenic view

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  • 172
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  • 207
    Very good
  • 108
    Average
  • 71
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
waterfront restaurant

visited for lunch - friendly waitstaff, great selection on the menu - good selection of seafood, and options for those that do not like fish. We had a party of 7, didnt have to wait for a table, food arrived quickly and was great. Reasonably priced for family dining. We would definitely go back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
MaryGMi
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East Lansing, MI
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food was awesome and the staff was very friendly, efficient, and respectful. Would definitely go again

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Cape Coral, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant lived up to it's friendly name. The service was excellent, and the food very good. Our group had a variety of fish, shrimp, and chicken dishes, and they were all enjoyed. The children's menu was fun, and my little niece loved her mermaid milkshake. The grouper was particularly good. Great place for a family at the beach.

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East Lansing, MI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

visited for lunch - friendly waitstaff, great selection on the menu - good selection of seafood, and options for those that do not like fish. We had a party of 7, didnt have to wait for a table, food arrived quickly and was great. Reasonably priced for family dining. We would definitely go back -

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Dallas, Tx
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This place sits on the water at John's Pass and has a great view but all of the food that we tried was average at best. Not great but not bad. Just a good family restaurant with good prices for what they have.

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Plant City, FL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Dined alone and received excellent service, cocktails and food. Their hush puppies are to die for! Everyone I could hear was asking for more. This is a family friendly restaurant.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Madeira Beach is bursting with stores, restaurants and beautiful beaches. There are an abundant selection for vacationing. Try and get the gulf side. There is a lack of restaurants on the gulf side unfortunate, because I've yet to see a full sunset. Saturday night dinner was done solo due to slight confusion with my mother Gulf the Friendly Fisherman, second... More 

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Hamilton
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Had a couple apps....onion rings and stuffed mushrooms. The onion rings were totally bland, probably the worst I've ever had...3 of us couldn't finish them they were so bad. the mushrooms were very wet and mushy. This place struck me as a total tourist trap counting on business from people that don't know any better and happen to be looking... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Do not be put off as you enter, old and tacky, just sit outside. Had the twin lobster tails and they were perfectly cooked, the food overall was very good. Matt went way above and beyond as our waiter and bartender, thanks for a fun time! We will definitely go again.

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Waumandee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I like the casual atmosphere. Old wood walls. Taxidermy fish. Great clam chowder. The grouper sandwich I didn't care for myself, too much breading, but my daughter really liked hers. In addition to your typical potato, baked, fried, etc, you could get a sweet potato. Baked soft. Very good. And delicious sweet tea. I'd definitly would go again.

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Sparta, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited The Fisherman on a weeknight on vacation and were just not impressed. Our crab cake app came out pasty and undercooked, which is hard to do with a deep-friend item (and which should have been broiled, IMO). They brought out grouper instead of the mahi we ordered and then insisted it was correct--sad that no one could tell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Johns Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Madeira Beach
  • Phone Number: (727) 391-6025

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?