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Dockside Cafe

340 Marina Dr, Port St Joe Marina, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456-1832
850-229-5200
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Fussa, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped in for a drink and enjoyed some appetizers. The live music and evening breeze were wonderful. Service was quite pleasant.

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Birmingham
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Hadn't been in a couple years. Expanded outside deck is awesome! Tall oversized chairs with drink holders built in facing out over the beautiful harbor view. Grouper sandwich was huge! Fish was fresh and food was nice and hot! I didn't really check notice price maybe $14 and change but well worth it for quality. "Locals" must expect business to... More

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Port Saint Joe, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

worse one of the worse dining experiences ever. customer service was bad food was less than fair and prices unreal. The view was great. owner came over at one time to ask about our food and he appeared to be drunk and had just left a terrible argument with an employee who seem to be in control and humble. Then... More

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Liberty, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is fried food at its worse $79.00 for 2 dinners with tea and extra grease sorry but way over priced save your money spend it on one of the sunset cruises instead.

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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Being locals, we try to support the community by shopping and dining here as often as possible. Most locals won't eat at Dockside because of the prices and the owners reputation around town, but we decided to try it again since it had been about a year. Huge mistake. We were seated in the main dining room and were almost... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the worst restaurant experiences on record. It begins with an hour long 15-minute wait. 15 minutes was the answer to everyone that followed us. They ask for your cell phone number to call you when a table is ready. Great idea, but cell phone coverage in this area is poor at best. The hostess was new... More

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Jasper, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Have visited each summer for the past 7 years...love the setting...just went in for lunch...two adult meals, appetizer, a soda & a tea=$65...Burger & fries were good, coconut shrimp were medium sized and overcooked, chicken wings were overcooked, and the onion rings were really greasy. Our server said he was usually the bartender & didn't seem like a trained waiter...seemed... More

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Mexico Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dockside has probably the best atmosphere in Port St. Joe. The fact that it is on the marina puts it ahead of all the other options, and the food is pretty good, too. Having said that, the value just isn't there. If you're on vacation and want to eat really good food on a marina watching the boats come in,... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

St Joe visitor for 48 yrs...spouse raised there...lived there few years. Dockside was fun when you could look out the windows from your tall stools. Last visit this week: personnel were untrained, no-personality, cleared our plates WHILE we were eating. Had to ask for refills on drinks. Extra $4 charge on shared meal even if it's the $38 seafood plate!... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

MahiMahi fish tacos overcooked, sauce not flavored other than overriding salt in the spice mix. Onion rings over battered so very they were very heavy. My husband had a fried shrimp poorboy that he enjoyed. Large lightly battered shrimp and french fries that were excellent...very crispy outside.Wait staff attentive and service was good. With one water and one iced tea,... More

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