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Dockside Dave's

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14701 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wife and I always go and get their grouper sandwich and great onion rings. Can go dressed any way and be welcomed. We never miss going.

Thank Jim V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is a mainstay! Fried food hole in the wall. It's small, always busy, and incredible. A few draft beers. A must stop if you're in the area.

Thank Jim M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go here for the grouper! My son loves the gator bites. Every visit to Florida we HAVE to go to Dockside Dave's. We have been doing it for many years. This is a newer location, but still good food! Not fancy, but a great place to grab a bite and a beer before hitting the beach! Reddington Shores Beach... More 

Thank Zylnz
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great dining experience!! I'm a "dive joint" kinda guy. Point me to the best food at best prices and that is where you will find me. Dockside Daves had the most incredible grouper fritters I've had. At only $6 for 3 large fritters you will not beat that anywhere. To top it off the kids meal fish sticks... More 

Thank 657clayw
Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had this place recommend by a friend and was she right. The atmosphere is really local Florida with a bar for eating, small dining room and outside patio. The first night we ordered the shrimp and scallop basket with waffle fries and slaw. Everything was perfect. Nothing oily or fishy. Just a dusting of coating. You taste the freshness... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate lunch here yesterday... We had: grouper fritters (amaaaazing), fried clam strip special with fries and slaw (perfectly cooked) and grouper sandwich (which my niece loved). Good value, big portions, grouper was very fresh. Don't assume the red sauce on the tables is ketchup... It's not! I typically don't eat waffle fries, but these were really delicious, not too thick,... More 

Thank Brads-socks
Steubenville, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sits along main street in Madeira. Was close to our hotel. Had about a 30 minute wait. We sat outside.(too hot , should have insisted on inside)...waiter was friendly and knowledgeable....daughter number one got hogfish as that is all we had been hearing about...she wanted it as close to baked as possible so it was lightly charred....the fish basically had... More 

Thank Lisa C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great seafood restaurant. Get the Grouper sandwich! Best one I've ever had. The portions are very large and very good!!!

Thank startravel860
North Redington Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with friends for an early dinner, so there was plenty of seating. The hogfish was delicate and perfectly prepared. The fried oysters were tender and juicy inside with a crisp outside. Some of the best I have ever tasted. The mussels were a little fishy tasting however. My wife's fried clams were her favorite ever, very juicy. I... More 

Thank donf798523
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have always loved the shrimp tacos. Unfortunately they only serve them weekday at lunch. Bisque was very good, but I don't know what they're thinking. A couple left without eating when they found out no tacos.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $18
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?