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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Still the best grouper sandwich in Florida

Went to Dockside Dave's twice in a week and the grouper sandwich is still the best. Price is right and serving is huge. Second night most of us ordered soda so we were brought a pitcher filled with Sprite. After filling some of the glasses we noticed krud floating in the pitcher. It was then that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Al B
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Black Creek, Wisconsin
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Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places you have to go to if you are in town. They are known for the best grouper sandwiches and rightly so. We also had the great waffle fries and an order of onion rings so I skipped the bun, not sure that helped the calories much!

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Thank Wantntotravel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was welcoming and very friendly but our food wasn't what we hoped. We ordered and shared two entrees: shrimp/scallops and hogfish. My husband thought the hogfish was tasteless but liked the scallops. I thought the shrimp was overcooked and chewy. The waffle fries were the best part of the meal. We probably wouldn't return.

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Black Creek, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Dockside Dave's twice in a week and the grouper sandwich is still the best. Price is right and serving is huge. Second night most of us ordered soda so we were brought a pitcher filled with Sprite. After filling some of the glasses we noticed krud floating in the pitcher. It was then that we noticed the pitcher... More 

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Thank Al B
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews about how great the grouper sandwich was, had to try it! They were right! Would definitely go back for another!

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Thank Keith J
Moberly, Missouri
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the grouper sandwich! Onion rings and fries were delicious as well. I would definitely go back.

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Thank Gina Z
St. Petersburg, Florida
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great grouper - my husband and I bring all visitors to Dockside Dave's. The grouper was a little smaller than last year and both the lemon and blackened grouper were too spicy compared to last year. We still love their grouper compared to other restaurants.

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time we've been to Dockside Dave's and will definitely go again when we are back in the area. The seafood is fresh and portions are big enough to share. The staff is very friendly. It's not a fancy place, but the food is great!

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Nyack, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten at the one in St.Pete Beach but that one is now closed. This place is the same owner & the food is great. We loved the seafood bisque. Definitely get a grouper dinner or sandwich , you will be very happy. No matter what we order , we are always pleased.

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Thank BrownEyedGirl213
Black Creek, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Use to think this place was super good but just lost interest over the years of eating here. Last year and for sure this year was my cut off due to the waitress telling us last year they feed the stray cats the left overs no one takes and this year a family member had some bugs and dirt in... More 

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Thank lathropb
Largo, Florida
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281 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been quite awhile since I was here. It has not changed much. They used to have one on St. Pete Beach but closed it to focus on this location. The hamburgers, soup are great as well. It is on the Intra-coastal side of Gulf Blvd. Nothing fancy just great eats and reasonable prices!!!

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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, Delicatessen

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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