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“Sit on the Dock” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dockside Dave's

Dockside Dave's
14701 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708
727-392-9399
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Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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
Orlando, Florida, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Sit on the Dock”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Small restaurant with a local feel. Good prices. Friendly staff. Food is not your "Food Service" quality, it's made in house.

Visited May 2013
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Grouper!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A group of us stopped here for dinner while on vacation because it was recommended from a friend and I am so glad we did. The food and service was great! I really recommend their grouper!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Tasted ok, got sick”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stopped by at the advice of a taxi driver Chuck. I did read some reviews and was a little hesitant but we decided to try one of the famous grouper sandwiches. I do have to say that it looked just like the picture, a very large portion. I wish I had not ordered the batter fried. I didn’t find it as greasy as I had heard, but it was really not a light batter, but rather heavy. The bun was so-so and the cheese was plain, nothing special. I was excepting to have that great grouper taste, but I didn’t find that while eating this sandwich. I did order coleslaw and while not a big fan of it I found it to be really good. Hubby got the waffle fries and they were good. Not a fan of those either.

The place itself is what I would call a dive, but I am not fussy about it too much if the food is really good. It is far from that. I ended up getting really sick to my stomach after eating it, so would not return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Always good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We live 200 miles away, otherwise we'd be at Dockside Dave's on a regular basis. The grouper is always good, the servers are friendly and helpful. We asked for the large order of onion rings but our server suggested a half order which turned out to be plenty. The grouper can't get better than here, (I'm a former Hurricane restaurant customer) and when we are in town this is our first stop. Never had a meal here that didn't make us want to say "YUM"!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Grouper heaven and much more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Another annual stop , actually more than once on our annual visits to Medeira Beach. Grouper is out of this world . Add the fried onions with their sauces and your stomach just met heaven. Great foood very fare prices and oooooooh that grouper.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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