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“Love the Fish Company”

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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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love the Fish Company”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

If you want to grill at home this is the Best fresh fish to pick up and take To go They could use more help at the lunch hour If you want quicker service go after 2 on Fridays. Nice spot for a leisurely lunch

  • Visited August 2013
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“Back to the sixties”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Eating at this place was a wonderfull experience. It is so old fashioned.... And that explains it all! Visit and eat. See and enjoy. We did. Wish we had such a place in The Netherlands......

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank japms
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Longboat Key
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“Snobs will hate---NOSE IN THE AIR? Forget it..great for plain Janes...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We defy you to find anything like this anywhere...their fried shrimp are the lightest you can find...beautiful. Soft shell crab sandwich is my daughter's favorite...and of all things my grandson raves about the hamburger...really? Order at the bar...get your beer there...ALL CASH...self service . Be prepared...in the summer this is a killer...so hot and not much breeze...but still worth it. Here's a little known fact...you will see above the 8-seat "bar" ...everything is outside...several zip-lock bags with pennies in them. Why? They say...and others agree that they are fly deflectors. Supposedly these things deflect light to deter flies...and it seems to work...no flies at the bar...now if you are visiting by boat...check the tide table, because at low tide you are out of luck...hard to get in...Other times, cruise slowly into the dock and use the "lines" that have been at
that dock for generations, at least....they remind me of my grandmother's clothes lines...bleached beyond recognition...the only thing missing is the clothes pins...certainly not the ones with metal springs...much too new...the ones as I recall that look like miniature skinny bowling pins with slits up the middle...,but you can tie the boat to them because there are no waves.

This is without a doubt SE FL's best seafood restaurant...if you love plain.

  • Visited July 2013
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Roanoke VA
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“LOVE Star Fish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

I have only eaten here on the dock a couple of times, but I have gotten take out and seafood to cook at home many, many times over the past 16 years and all I can say is YUMMY! If you don't get food here, you are missing out on great seafood! Can't wait to go back in the fall! It's a favorite! When vacationing in St. Pete Beach, I always make a trip to Star Fish Company! Always the same quality, never once disappointed!

  • Visited September 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Go, you'll be happy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

OK, this is THE place to go if you want to sit outside on a covered dock, overlook the bay, and enjoy the best and freshest seafood!
Rules and/or suggestions...
1. Bring cash or a check, they do not take credit cards.
2. Go early, and grab a picnic table - they all have a great view. Go early since the place fills up quickly and the ordering line can be long.
3. Pool your order and send someone up to the window/bar to place your order. There is only one person behind the bar/counter taking orders.
4. Order multiple beers so you don't have to go up and wait in the back of the line for a refill.
5. The food arrives in boxes by a very nice young lady in cowboy boots who announces things like; "hi ya'll, who gets the pompano?" Despite the box, the food is amazing. This is grass-roots dining at it's best.
That is all...........enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank John B
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