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“Worth the wait!”

Star Fish Company Dockside Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

We have been here several times, to the market mainly to buy fresh fish, never ate int he cafe because of the horrid lines. Well we ate there yesterday, the best, at the bar. had the chowder, the special, a crab cake and fried grouper, and wife had the soft shell crab. all was excellent, like really really good. Not sure I would stand in the long lone, but eating at the bar was quicker and service was good. Simply the only place to eat if you want the real thing!

Thank PicassoPaints
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We went to see what all the hype was about, felt like we were really "sitting on the dock of the bay" it was enjoyable to smell the air, take in the sights of natural wildlife and just kickback for some real fried seafood. We enjoyed the fried grouper and the combination meals. Shrimp scallops oysters were all part of the star combination meal for 16.95. Loved the hush puppies and cole slaw just right amount of sweetness. We like a meal like this on occasion. On the way there feels like an old fishing village nothing fancy at all just a slow and easy meal. You can get grilled,blackened sautéed etc. the surroundings are old and just picnic tables to sit on and no one including staff seems to be in a hurry. We arrived around 4 pm and were able to find a table and ordered from the window and received food within 30 min or less. Everyone in our party liked the experience and will go back for more. It was sunny day but a light jacked felt good for the ladies, little breeze coming off the water.

Thank tammy913
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Your eating outside of a fish house, in a fishing village!!!! What does that tell you…….fresh fish. This place might not be for all people but it's our kind of place. There are limited picnic tables on a dock, surrounded by fishing boats, gulls looking for a handout and yummy food. If your in this area of Florida, you gotta go to Cortez Village. Check out how things were in Florida many years ago. If you don't want to eat outside, order your fresh fish from one of the fish mongers and cook it at home…..fresh….fresh….yummy fried shrimp!

Thank piperwings
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food is good, but waited almost two hours in line to order, then almost another hour to get the food. No food is worth that kind of wait. Just too busy during the Christmas holiday break!

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We are spending a week inn anna Maria island Florida and today was not a beach day so we did some eloping. After reading a few reviews we ventured over the bridge to find this place. The seafood was out of this world. Open air picnic bench seating, a small 5 stool bar you order at the window and a while later after your first beer is done, your food comes served in a box. Awesome.

Thank jvleeuw
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