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Dockside Dave's

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14701 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2151
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kalama, Washington
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have gone here multiple times over the years and it never disappoints. This time I tried the grouper Philly and it was amazing. The waffle fries are so good. The Key Lime pie is worth trying the crust is a chocolate graham crust which at first I looked at and thought it was weird, but tasted it and it... More 

Thank Autumnjs
Simcoe, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch with friends. Grouper Sandwich is excellent, friends had crab cakes which were large and tasty, since I don't eat fish I had Caesar salad and garlic toast, it also was very tasty! We would all return for sure. It's certainly not fine dining but food was fabulous

Thank Annette H
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have driven by Dave's quite a few times over the years vacationing here. But it was time to stop by. The restaurant is a little unassuming and a little old fashion but don. t let that stop you from going in. The service was great and the food matched the service. They have a limited menu but what they... More 

Westfield, Indiana
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday night, very busy which is always a good sign. Great food and wonderful service. Nothing fancy so a good beachy place to eat.

Thank JessicaMomof4
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was slow, one fried grouper sandwich with waffle fries was $18.40 Food was ok, nothing to complain about, but didn't see or taste the big deal. Felt like a sucker tourist after leaving. Also, not on a dock.

Thank Julie C
St. Petersburg, Florida
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming here for years the country fried grouper sandwich is to die for fried mushrooms unbelievable great place great help great atmosphere!!

Thank beth ann h
Kitchener, Canada
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is very little that DOESN'T look delicious on this menu. They and the locals will tell you they are known for their grouper sandwich. Yes, it is delicious. What got me was the onion rings. Huge portion, huge rings, beautiful crispy light batter and the dipping sauce was a nice touch. Great small, casual restaurant with dog friendly patio.

Thank 1traveljoy
Crossville, Tennessee
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here during a visit to Treasure Island. I lived on the area for 28 years before moving for work. Dockside Dave's was always a favorite. 6 years later and it did not disappoint. Large portions cooked to perfection. Always a stop when in the area.

Thank Oakrr
Ostrander, Ohio
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered country fried shrimp. Biggest shrimp I've seen! We also ordered onion rings. They were huge and quite tasty. Shrimp was very good. Cole slaw and waffle fries were good. One of our party had blackened shrimp and said it was excellent. Ice tea was very good also. Highly recommend the shrimp!

Thank figgle0907
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The specials of the night were not communicated so I thought their menu was very limited. However I overheard the table next to me ask and they were told to check the boards. I chose something off the regular menu but would have preferred one of the special offerings. Grouper was good.

Thank Susan G

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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, 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: 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?