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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: 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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  • 256
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  • 45
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  • 38
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  • 26
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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
Good place

Very good place. Fish tacos lightly blackened were the best!! Very friendly wait staff. Family of 3 ate for about $35 (fiah tacos, grilled chicken salad and a cheese burger) and we all had water so it isn't the cheapest place, but still would go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jessica F
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Richmond, Virginia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had to wait a long time to get a table, but were glad we waited. This restaurant is nothing fancy - actually it is a bit of a dive. But, my husband enjoyed his grouper. I had a mixed seafood plate which I enjoyed as well. The food is good, the service is very quick. It is fine but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very good place. Fish tacos lightly blackened were the best!! Very friendly wait staff. Family of 3 ate for about $35 (fiah tacos, grilled chicken salad and a cheese burger) and we all had water so it isn't the cheapest place, but still would go back.

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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The place is small and has an old school Florida appeal. The food was great and very fresh. The best grouper sandwich in Florida, get it lightly blackened, you wont be disappointed.

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Rochester, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant, really not knowing anything about it. The parking lot was packed, and the patio in front was full of people -a good sign. The service was fast, and the fish was fantastic! Don't be fooled by the appearance- the place is small and looks a little run down from the outside. Great food, good price.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I stay across the street every Spring-Dave's is still the best place on the beach for grouper-in a casual place-we don't hit many 'nice' restaurants on these trips, they're beach vacations for us. Love the massive onion rings (smooth batter covered, yummy and big as your head-the rings themselves) and the service is always top-notch.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

So you're in Florida near some of the best rated beaches on the planet and you want seafood. If it's lunchtime, go here and order the Grouper sandwich. My favorite way is blackened. Also order the onion rings. They are gigantic and awesome. I've lived here locally and now I eat here when I visit. By far the best seafood... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

the hipe around this restaurant is all great but we experienced something different. The restaurant is a shack with outdoor space. We ordered an appetiser to share and then 2 entrees, all arrived at the same time, was this an error? No is the answer it happened on 2 tables either side of us. The food may have been very... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Delicious seafood. Good sides. Can't. Beat it! Good location. Big selection of preparation of sea food. Also great burgers.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You can't get a fresher piece of grouper anywhere. I had the grouper sandwich and Hubby had the country fried grouper dinner. The light batter was great. Waffle fries were a nice addition. The waitstaff were super friendly, service was quick and attentive. No wonder this place is always packed. We went before 5pm so seating was not a problem,... More 

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Kalamazoo
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37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here one night while spending a few days in Madeira Beach. We were looking for seafood and heard this place was good. The appearance of the restaurant is not real attractive, and it seemed small because the outdoor areas were all closed off because of the weather. We went on a Wednesday night about... More 

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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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