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Dockside Dave's

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14701 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708
727-392-9399
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Voted Best Grouper in the South...Southern Living Magazine, DuPont...
Voted Best Grouper in the South...Southern Living Magazine, DuPont Registry, Best Grouper Sandwich!Now open for Breakfast: Saturdays 7:30am-10:30am • Sundays 8:am-11am
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 251
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  • 176
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Onion Rings

If you want good food and great service, this is your kind of place. Food servings were huge and very good. The service quick and everything was fresh and to order. The seafood bisque was a little thick for my preference but still tasty. Get the onion rings! Some of the best I've had

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Billie V
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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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532 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you want good food and great service, this is your kind of place. Food servings were huge and very good. The service quick and everything was fresh and to order. The seafood bisque was a little thick for my preference but still tasty. Get the onion rings! Some of the best I've had

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It's easy to drive right by this restaurant as you're driving up/down the strip trying to find a place for dinner. I'll admit, I'm one that often judges a place by the outside vibe. Good thing I read the reviews, or I wouldn't have stopped by this place, based on the look of the outside. There was a 30-minute or... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Read about this place in the Tampa Bay Times and on Trip Advisor and couldn't wait to try it. Will never go back. Did not enjoy eating outside watching the cars wiz by. Just really a run down place in general. Service was fair. Ordered beers, bottles put on table. Not even asked if we wanted a glass. Yes, the... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place you have got to eat at!!!!!!!! Very awesome atmosphere, great priced drinks that are amazing get the sangria pitcher the spices are to die for!!! Good grouper bites!!

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Winchester, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stopped in because of a recommendation from friends. Located on the highway, the traffic is always present, especially when outside. Service was really friendly and quick. Food is very fresh, and very tasty. The grouper sandwich is spectacular. While a typical fish house atmosphere, don't let appearances stop you from experiencing Dave's.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Dockside Dave's has progressed from a small restaurant with great food and atmosphere to a slightly larger restaurant with its own building and a great outside eating area. The service is great and the food terrific. I recommend the grouper.

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Chattanooga,TN
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is great. THe food is really fresh, the grouper was cooked perfect, shrimp tacos were spicy and great. The onion rings were outstanding. The horseradish sauce is perfect. The service is helpful, informative, and attentive. Atmosphere is a typical fish shack, with paper towels on the table but was clean.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a dive, barely passable food, and barely adequate service. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to lunch several times. Best Grouper Sandwich I ever had! Great service! Great location! Fun crowd!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is THE place to get a real Grouper sandwich. The fish is a generous portion that is grilled to perfection! I have had the shrimp tacos on another occasion and they were excellent. The restaurant itself is nothing special but we go for the food and the friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14701 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Madeira Beach
  • Phone Number: 727-392-9399

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Voted Best Grouper in the South...Southern Living Magazine, DuPont Registry, Best Grouper Sandwich!Now open for Breakfast: Saturdays 7:30am-10:30am • Sundays 8:am-11am
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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