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Dockside Dave's

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14701 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2151
+1 727-392-9399
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Look, just get the grouper sandwich. Don't get anything else. Everything else is good, but you won't be able to eat it. This place gives you too much good food, and you just can't eat it all. Seriously though, we started off with the fantastic calamari, and I added The onion rings to my grouper sandwich. Fortunately the waitress convinced... More 

Thank Chris C
Staten Island, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been coming to Treasure Island and the surrounding area for over 25 years. This was my first visit to Dockside Dave's to try their famous grouper. And WOW they did not disappoint. Delicious ,fresh and the BEST grouper ever.

Thank Travelmom712
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a delicious seafood meal in Dockside Dave's. It was just across the road from our accommodation so ideal location. The staff were friendly and we ended up with a free portion of onion rings which were delicious. It's like a diner and when you go in it's not fine dining but don't be put off it is worth... More 

Thank JackieR71
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is not fancy, but the service and food was outstanding. Both couples ordered clam chowder and split the grouper sandwich. All 4 of us commented how good everything was. We got there at 11:30 and within 20 minutes the place was full....and it was raining. This goes to show you how popular this place is. We will go... More 

Thank Alan M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know if this place truly is world famous, but the grouper sandwich is fresh and delicious. Highly recommended for a casual lunch or dinner.

Thank Aaron C
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went out to find a good bar burger, on advice from a local grocery store local. This was at 7:15 on a Sunday night. Lots of tables with people most of whom had an adult beverage. They must have had employees calling in sick, or been very short staffed. We said we just wanted 4 cheeseburgers to go. We... More 

Thank Richnlucky
Largo, Florida
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It may not look fancy on the outside, bit its my favorite place for a grouper sandwich. They're incredibly huge and taste amazing. Service is always quick and friendly.

Thank cchina
West Chester, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good dinner - I had country fried style grouper and hubby had grilled sea scallops and shrimp. Waffle fries were yummy, cole slaw amazing, even tartar sauce was best I've ever had! Country style fried batter was so light and flaky - great dinner!

Thank Amy K
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been going to this restaurant for the last 2+years. They have the BEST GROUPER SANDWICH ever !! And don't forget to add those Fabulous Onion Rings !! A small order is more than enough for 2 people and the sandwich is Huge and Yummy !! Definitely would recommend to others !! Service is Amazing and everyone is Extremely... More 

Thank Vickie514
Boston, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dockside is a place I look forward going to whenever I am in Maderia Beach. Scallops are the best. Lightly breaded and sweet. The shrimp are great. Folks are very friendly. Dave's is small and crowded so be prepared to wait before 7:30. Don't drive by. A little off the road.

Thank Dennis J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
American, Bar, Seafood, Fast Food, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14701 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2151
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Madeira Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 727-392-9399
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?