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“Wonderful waterside local relaxed bar/restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Miss Vicki's On the River

Miss Vicki's On the River
1029 Baillies Bluff Rd., Holiday, FL
727-940-7237
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Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Holiday
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful waterside local relaxed bar/restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

For a dive bar as it was described to me, it was quite a surprise....bright and had lots of excitement; we watched 2 dolphins play within a very short distance of the shore. Food description - yum! I really enjoyed my she crab soup. My husband tried it and liked it too. He ordered blackened shrimp wrap and was quite pleased with the flavor, fell in love with the spicy sauce they put on it. I enjoyed my shrimp Po boy. Beers were quite cold and we were served by a delightful and helpful waitress named Beth-El, who was very attentive and me us feel welcomed. We will definitely be coming back. Be advised that this is an open air spot and smoking is not designated to any particular area. We don't smoke but sat off to the edge of things and were not bothered by smoke. Place is not real big and is busy.The parking immediately in front of restaurant is not a lot but there is another parking lot out by road side. Oh and a side note, no dogs allowed, this is noted clearly by signage as you approach the restaurant.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Richey, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Location, Great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went for a friends birthday, The Crab soup is a Must have! Everything very fresh and good. The Cole slaw is tasty and above average. Get there early as seating is limited.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Health Reports Public in Florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just a quick response to the review a couple below, in the state of Florida the health reports for restaurants are PUBLIC record. Please go check it out yourself if you'd like. There has NEVER been any kind of critical hit on Miss Vicki's at all. And although it has been said, Basa is sold in every grocery store, most restaurants (whether they admit it or not).

Visited July 2014
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“Miss Vicki's Rocks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

In response to the other review regarding health reports---Miss Vicki's has NEVER had a a health violation and the kitchen is probably cleaner than most home kitchens!! Most restaurants serve some type of farm raised fish and guess what? it is usally basa or swai, they just arent telling you! At least Vicki's doesnt try to disguise it as something else---one local restaurant even calls their fish sandwich "BASA" on the menu. If you don't like it don't eat it, you can order a hamburger instead--that will kill you even quicker!!
If you are going to complain at least be honest and don't make up lies to try and put a GREAT little restaurant down.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Crystal River, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“If you like seafood and want to be poisoned eat here!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Despite being on a river that is wall to wall seafood fisherman providing the best grouper and fresh shrimp obtainable, this hag ) miss Vickie) still sells a fish known as "Basa"..

If you do a simple Google search, or follow any nutritionist, they'll tell you that "Basa" can provide you with a life altering bacterial infection of your entire intestinal system. It can kill you! Why does she do this to unsuspecting customers who think they're getting a fish dinner safe enough to eat? It's called greed! Up yours Miss Vickie for selling something you know to be dangerous. In addition, continuing Pinellas County health Department inspection reports show the same health code violation over and over again, and that is raw meat stored over ready to eat food, namely vegetables and salad fixings with raw chicken or other things left to drip down on the ready to eat foods... Happy diarrhea Campers!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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