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“Best Grouper ever!” 5 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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Ranked #10 of 61 Restaurants in Madeira Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout
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
Pittsburgh
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Best Grouper ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is an unassuming little restaurant, but they have the best grouper we had in the area - well really ever. I think what I had was called grilled lemon-pepper grouper and scallops. Both the fish and the scallops were large, juicy and had so much flavor. It was the first place we ate at on this trip. I thought it was really good, but then I had grouper at several other places, and nothing else topped it. I wish we would have come back to Dave's. Definitely next time.

Grouper was pricier this time in all the places we tried, but well worth it here.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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docksidedave, Owner at Dockside Dave's, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thanks for your review! 80 degrees and sunny today another day in paradise here at Dockside Dave's across the street for the beach. Come on in and see us. The grouper has never been fresher ...
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Excellent, the fish and shrimp perfect.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Just excellent food, i ask for the plate with grilled fish and shrimp, with french fries and salad, everything so good,

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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docksidedave, Owner at Dockside Dave's, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
So glad you enjoyed it! We are excited to be ready for another great season with new specials, the tried and true award winning favorites, and your same super friendly staff. We can't wait to see all of our seasonal friends and family coming down to enjoy the warm Florida sunshine and making more fond memories with us here are Dockside Dave's!
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Still the best grouper in the area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Have been coming here for years on our winter visits to the area. We are never disappointed. My husband always orders the grouper (see picture) and he raves about it. I always order the shrimp. Have had it deep fried, grilled and country fried. My favorite is the deep fried. Friendly servers. Casual, no frills...just the best food around.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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docksidedave, Owner at Dockside Dave's, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear Happy, thanks for your post. We are glad that our food and humble staff here at Dockside Dave's was soooo great! We have some locals that eat here almost everyday. They get upset when we are closed on a few holidays each and always show up early the next day after a holiday staring for more Dockside Dave's great eats, fair prices and outstanding staff. Thanks again!
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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The night we ate there they had King Crab legs. They came with drawn butter, waffle fries and Cole slaw. My husband had lemon pepper sea scallops and chose fresh vegetables and Cole slaw as his sides. Both of our meals were outstanding. Another night we ordered take out appetizers. Fried mushrooms, poppers, and chicken fingers. All were excellent.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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docksidedave, Owner at Dockside Dave's, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Dear bug and musles, sounds like you visited us a few times and really enjoyed it. Thanks for your review. Say "hello" to our friendly staff next time you come in. We are all about great friends and food here at Dockside Dave's!
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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Grouper and fried oysters, tomatoes were yummy, and a glass of wine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We ate here tonight Jan 24, 2014. Grouper sandwich and fried oysters, sliced tomatoes, house-made key lime pie...move over Publix. Service friendly and casual. So glad we went there.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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docksidedave, Owner at Dockside Dave's, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Thanks for your feedback. Here at Dockside Dave's we sure are not as fancy as most folks but if you want the best food and the friendliest staff, come on over and find a new favorite. We are now taste testing new snapper and mussel dishes to add to out already great line up of the freshest seafood you can find anywhere. We have to perfect it before it ever is served to our best friends the customers who truly make our place the best place to have an unforgetable experience.
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