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Dockside Dave's

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
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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  • 216
    Very good
  • 57
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  • 46
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  • 32
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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
Excellent food but poor attitudes

We love the food at Dockside Daves! They have by far, the best grouper! The food is incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection! However, I will say the attitudes of the employees, is pretty poor. It has been every time we have been there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Pittsburg, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just average. I had the crab cakes and it seemed like the oil they were fried in was old. Kinda pricey for the type of food you received. Service was kinda slow. When we asked about how much longer on the food, they said they only had one cook that night. In my opinion just a "bar" atmosphere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Funny little building which sometimes looks like nobody's home, but make sure you eat here! Delicious grouper, perfectly cooked. Great service. Reasonable prices. Everyone at Dockside Dave's made us feel very welcome.

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Lakeland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Best fish sandwich you can buy. Great price and great food. Most the time they have hog snapper and if they don't they do have grouper, huge sandwich for the money and you will be full

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Temple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We love the food at Dockside Daves! They have by far, the best grouper! The food is incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection! However, I will say the attitudes of the employees, is pretty poor. It has been every time we have been there.

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I got a fried grouper sandwich with melted provolone cheese, with waffle fries. This was the best fish sandwich I think I've ever eaten-crisp, light, non-greasy, and the flavor of the fish came through (instead of the flavor of the frying oil, which is often the case with a fried fish sandwich). Generous portion.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The seafood bisque, grouper sandwich and key lime pie were all to die for. What a fabulous meal and service was outstanding Kind of a hole in the wall restaurant on St. Pete Beach which is closing this month. Have another restaurant up at Madeira Beach. Will DEFINITELY be back for many more visits. JUST OUTSTANDING!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at Dockside Dave's several times, the last time in June 2015. The Grouper sandwich is always good, and we have eaten it both fried and grilled; I prefer the grilled, but Carol likes the fried. The sandwich is so big that two people can easily split one; that is a good thing because it is pretty expensive.... More 

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Tierra Verde, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Daves has two resturants. Madeira Beach and St Pete Beach. Hard to figue out why...but the St Pete Beach location is WAY better. Beem to both many times thinking it was a fluke but now only eat at the St Pete Beach location. Soup and Gumbo is Way better and so is most of the other items. Worth the drive... More 

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St. Petersburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Small spot across the street from the beach that offers pretty decent seafood for a reasonable (touristy) price. Nothing fancy, just a nice place to grab a bite.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This restaurant has been around for a while and we just never stopped - visited today and was impressed with the quality of the food, especially the 'Grouper', which the real stuff is hard to come by! The grouper sandwich and dinners (grilled, blackened and lightly grilled blackened) were excellent. The Grouper Bits and Onion Ring starters were also very... More 

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Additional Information about Dockside Dave's

Address: 14701 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Phone Number: 727-392-9399
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Madeira Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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