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Dockside Dave's

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14701 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2151
+1 727-392-9399
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Black Creek, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Usually make Dockside Dave's first stop while in area and while we made it our second stop we did go back again a few days later. Simply put, the grouper sandwich is enormous and has the best taste of all of the other restaurants in the area. Wife had the jumbo shrimp and told me that is was very good... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Referred to this place by a guy in the kite store so we tried it for dinner. We were the last guests for the evening. We had cream of bisque, gator bites, onion rings, backend grouper, rice pilaf, steamed veggies. Wife had a burger. The food was excellent. The service was superb. All was homemade and the onion rings were... More 

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Thank Jay K
Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service. Been there many times. Always a treat. When we stay at the condo, the first place to go is DSD's. Since we have family living in the area, it has been a topic of conversation and a meeting place for all of us.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you go to Dockside Dave's the grouper is fantastic. Very large portions that have a wonderful seasoning on them. Excellent sandwich and great service. i will be back.

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Kansas City
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went there for dinner, ordered two dinner salads, should have ordered one and shared,huge, also had fresh veggies in it, very good. Ordered grouper sandwich which was excellent and enough to have a sandwich for the next day. Had a side of tomatoes, very fresh and great. Chicken sandwich was also very good! Best part of all were the... More 

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Dodge Co., Wisconsin
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164 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were starving after traveling all day and ordered their giant onion rings and conch fritters to start. The onion rings are as big as a donut and quite fabulous. A little greasy -- but they are onion rings afterall -- so what did we expect. We liked the conch fritters a bit less -- but the sauce that comes... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five of us ate here on a busy Sunday afternoon, yet the service was outstanding and the food was terrific. We all got the grouper sandwiches (some fried, one grilled), and everyone was happy with their meal. The sandwich comes with lettuce and the best, tastiest, ripest tomatoes I have EVER had served to me in a restaurant. An order... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner with our 10 and 12 year old. We had fried calamari and onion rings for appetizers. I had caesar salad with seared scallops (scallops cooked perfect.) The other two dishes was some pasta dish with bread crumbs, it was horrible!!!!! Seafood was cooked great, NOT good dish! My youngest had fried chicken breast, it was good.I'm... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Famous for their grouper and chocolate crust key lime pie. This little mom and pop restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night. Usually a good sign, especially on a first visit like ours. The gigantic onions rings were a great appetizer followed by a succulent lightly blacken grouper. Portions were generous and the pricing was moderate. Never had a... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drinks and apps on the patio, grouper bites, steamed and cold shrimp, onion rings and good service. Have been ther two times this week.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Fast Food
Meals
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
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?