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“Great Meal on the docks in Cortez” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Star Fish Company Dockside Restaurant

Star Fish Company Dockside Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Marietta, Georgia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Meal on the docks in Cortez”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Our family enjoyed a laid back fresh seafood meal on the docks at Star Fish. The place is cash only. I was pleased with the fried platter including shrimp, grouper, etc. fries, hush puppies. Our teens each had the 1/2 order of stone crab claws with a side of fries and cheese grits. Cheese grits were tasty. Did not have a scale, but the crab claws looked to be a little less than .5 pound. My wife ordered crab cakes - they were not overly breaded nor greasy (as some places make them) allowing for great fresh crab flavor.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Turbo_11
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Sheffield(UK)
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“A Great Floridian Institution *****”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you could capture and bottle the atmosphere, ambience, setting and quality of seafood, you would be a millionaire.

This is old world Florida at its absolute best.

Don't worry about queuing (standing in line), just take your camera, grab a beer and enjoy the setting whilst your fantastic fish and seafood is being cooked. In fact have a few beers and absorb the view. The English equivalent for you Brits is fish and chips on the seafront wrapped in newspaper with a wooden fork, only here it is much warmer.

Take time to read the signs that adorn the eating area because they sum up life on AMI to a tee!

Waterfront dining in true Floridian fashion.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Found it at last!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Had tried to find this place last year but turned left over the Cortez Bridge instead of right! It is a unique dining experience in that you queue to place your order, then find a seat. The food is delivered by the waiter calling your name. My other half rated his grouper very highly and I had fried oysters which were great. If you can, sit at the bar cos you can place your order there and get a drink at the same time. Saves standing in line. The setting is lovely amongst the fishing boats and pelicans. Great experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank manytravels_11
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Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
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79 reviews
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“A taste of Old Florida”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Star Fish is a favorite of ours and all the people that come to visit us. It is away from the crowds of the island and is a real taste of old Florida. You are sitting among crab traps, watching fishing boats come and go. You see the old net house in the water the islands with birds -- it is a wonderful setting. Nothing fancy you sit at picnic tables and there are crowds so you may have to wait and you eat out of paper boxes but the fish is the freshest you will get anywhere. A really great spot. You get your table and then get in line to order at the small bar. Then they will bring your food out to you. A really fun spot.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Nancy A
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Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Fishy Fish Joint”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Let us not put too fine an edge on this. This joint will sell you mystery fish and call it Grouper. It is to be avoided at all costs. On a recent visit we bought a "pound" (turned out we were short-weighted) of "Grouper" at the Star Fish fish store. We live on the Gulf. We know grouper. It looked like the real thing, but it was literally inedible and had a texture nothing like grouper. Star Fish is a merchant with a scale you cannnot see who sells you fish arbitralily named, for a price arbitralily set. Go to Publix (not great but better than this) or Whole Foods.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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