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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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Ocala, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled here a few times and after our first visit , we go out of our way to eat here. Entire menu has no bad eats! Can recommend the grouper so fresh and tasty! Next time anywhere near here we are back again!

Thank nancyhurley
Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice friendly eatery. The grouper sandwich is truly the best in the area. A nice thick bun covering piece of fish that is very tasty. A must if you are in the area. Very small place and they get busy.

Thank Bob G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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178 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a recommendation. We had 6 in our group. We ordered ordered 3 fried grouper sandwiches, 1 blackened grouper sandwich, 1 Buffalo chicken sandwich, crab cakes, Caesar salad, onion rings, conch fritters and fries. The grouper was good but not as a sandwich. Caesar salad was very good. Onion rings were excellent. Buffalo chicken was good. The fritters... More 

Thank David M
United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed eating at Dockside Dave's which offers some of the best that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, fresh fish.

Thank MikeSA232FL
Independence, KY
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant and the staff are consistently good year to year. The grouper is available any of seven ways and is very, very good; waffle fries are excellent and the chowder of the day tops things off.

Thank BYoung8044
Denver, CO
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything we had here was great - grouper chowder, krab cakes, onion rings, but the homemade key lime pie was the absolute best. It was delicious!

Thank HMDenver
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My lunch was excellent – I had the Philly cheesesteak made with blackened grouper. However, across the board, the prices seemed a bit steep.

Thank acaywd
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several years ago we had dinner here. It was outstanding. We had high expectations when we arrived. I had the Grouper chowder, which was delicious. My wife ordered the shrimp dinner and I ordered the grouper dinner, just like we had done several years ago. We had high expectations. She expected large gulf shrimp. Instead she received little ones of... More 

Thank Mark D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dave's Blackened Grouper sandwich is my husband's favorite meal in all of Madeira Beach. We visit about 4 times in our 2 week stays. Crab Cakes and Grouper Bites are also good. Seafood Bisque is wonderful and the Onion Rings are TOO GOOD. The biggest problem with Dave's is it's usually very busy and sometimes it's hard to get a... More 

Thank Lynn K
Milliken, Colorado
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

GF and I both had the grouper dinner with tomatoes and the vegetable medley. The fish was coded blackened on the grill and had a nice kick to it, a bit spicy. The tomatoes were good. The vegetables were firm but we didn't expect the garlic. I liked it but my GF thought it was a bit strong. We had... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?