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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Grouper Sandwich

I've eaten here and it's St Pete Beach Twin on many occasions, in fact It's one of my in-laws favorite places to eat. (Was rather upset when the SPB one closed, as it was closer) Dockside Davies is known locally for its Black Grouper Sandwich, and massive onion rings. The place is nothing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Bishbosh70
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Largo, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here about 25 times, I am a local. This is the best grouper on the beach. The onion rings are to die for. Please note I have eaten at 75% of the restaurants from Clearwater Beach to Pass a Grill. Great staff and atmosphere.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were introduced to Dockside Dave's several years ago. Each time we visit, the food is consistently good. They serve the biggest grouper sandwich I've ever seen! It's a meal for SURE! We look forward on the drive to Madeira Beach to stopping at Dockside Dave's before we even hit the beach! Good local folks who are serving good food... More 

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Davisville
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We tried both lunch and dinner while on vacation. The seafood is always fresh and excellently prepared. The sandwiches are as good as any place we've been. And if you're lucky enough to be there in days they're serving the gumbo don't miss it! It's spicy and better than I have had in New Orleans.

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Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Don't waste your time or your money on this restaurant. The food is poor and the atmosphere is seedy!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The blackened Grouper sandwich was excellent just the right amount of spice and very fresh. The sandwiches are huge you won't leave hungry. The onion rings are very good as well. This is a small place with seating inside and out and parking around back. Well worth the stop!

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've eaten here and it's St Pete Beach Twin on many occasions, in fact It's one of my in-laws favorite places to eat. (Was rather upset when the SPB one closed, as it was closer) Dockside Davies is known locally for its Black Grouper Sandwich, and massive onion rings. The place is nothing fancy, - go in your flip flops... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great seafood with relaxed atmosphere, not fancy, just good and casual. Dine indoors or outside; great service with generous portions. Fish spread is a hit and so is the fish and chips. Grouper is a must and enjoy the key lime pie!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to Dockside Daves after looking through a few local seafood joints. I am glad we did! The service was excellent and the food even better. We ordered the Captains platter lightly blackened on the grill. It was so yummy! Serving size was just right. We can't wait to go back!

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Covington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We ate dinner here our first night. We liked it. Good portions. No liquor drinks. Only beer and wine. Small , nothing fancy.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is one of the best Grouper Reuben Sandwiches anywhere on the beach! We live in Clearwater Beach where Grouper sandwiches are found in every restaurant you pass, but this one wins the prize! Well worth the drive a bit south to Madeira Beach! Nice outdoor tables too!!

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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: 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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