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“Excellent Grouper, big portions.” 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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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
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Grouper, big portions.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

an informal atmosphere but great food and value. Grouper was excellent and so were burgers. While onion rings were top quality as comfort food, so was side salad.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“best grouper ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

If you're in the area, you'll have a myriad of options if you're looking for a grouper sandwich. If, however, you want one that is amazingly fresh and ENORMOUS, head for this unassuming little restaurant on Gulf Blvd. We started with the smoked amberjack spread, which was great with a dash of hot sauce and any of the accompanying pepperoncini, tomatoes, or bread and butter pickle slices.
We were there, though, to try the grouper. I had the batter fried grouper, which dwarfed the bun. My bf had the country fried option, which was about 2/3 the size of mine. One basket of crunchy, salty waffle fries was just right for both of us, and we left in a lovely grouper-sandwich-coma.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Racine, Wisconsin
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“Let me count the ways...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

The food here is great! We had fried scallops, waffle fries, grouper tacos and seafood bisque and they were all wonderful. The service is fine and the location....right on a busy street but good for people watching. Go there for the food. We actually went twice in one day. Prices are very reasonable. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. Great place to stop after shopping or a day at the beach. Liked least....well the menus could use a good cleaning. They were a little icky for this germaphobe. But then again there is a gallon jug of hand sanitizer for your use right on the bar.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lilly Lover
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“THE BEST fried Grouper and onion rings!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

Not a place to watch the calories, but handsdown the BEST on the beach for fried Grouper and Onion RIngs. They are mouth wateringly delicious. Old FL ambiance, very casual- perfect beach dinner stop!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Iowa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Enjoyale”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

Just driving by and decided to stop and have lunch. Glad we did we had a very good lunch.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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