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“Very Disappointing”

Friendly Fisherman Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 79 Restaurants in Madeira Beach
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

We were staying in St. Pete Beach and were looking for someplace to go for seafood. We found The Friendly Fisherman in Madeira Beach, a short 15 minute drive from our hotel. We were seated immediately and decided to order Grouper which was one of the house specialties. When our waitress came to take our order, we were informed that they were out of grouper completely. When we inquired as to whether they had red snapper, the answer was "no". We ordered a crab cake off of the appetizer menu and were very disappointed - very little crab meat. We proceeded to leave, walked down the boardwalk and found a little outdoor grill that was serving of all things, grouper!! Go figure.

  • Visited March 2013
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Ontario
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good service, food and view”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

St. John's Pass can get pricey and busy, busy, busy with tourists, but the Friendly Fisherman has not disappointed us yet. We have been here a number of times when visiting the area and have always been pleased with the service and food. While some previous reviews have expressed concern about food portions being small and overpriced, this has not been our experience (And we always go for the "more economical" when it comes to selecting restaurants). The salad with blackened shrimp that I ordered on our last visit came with a satisfying - and surprising - amount of plump shrimp. Yumm!!! And the view, if you are seated outside, is a wonderful added bonus.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank CuriousChrissie
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Wisconsin
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Didn't stay to eat...”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were told a 30 minute wait and were told we could have a drink in the lounge downstairs. We went to the lounge and as soon as we got to the bar they called our table. 30 minutes?
We went back upstairs and were seated. The place busy and it was very very load and very warm with no air circulation. We sat and waited for someone to acknowledge us. Several servers walked bye, no one said a word to us. Then a server went to the table next to us, which were seated after us to wait on them. At that point we got up and left.....

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kikiskiski
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Overland Park, Kansas
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great location. Food average and seemed a bit overpriced. My daughter had the grilled salmon and it was a very large portion. Fish and chips were a small portion. The fried shrimp was hand-dipped and fried and was really delicious. Our waitress was wonderful and made great suggestions.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Dantandkinemom
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“ok”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

great view, ok food. Loved the dock view, and the fisherman coming in. Food, it was good but Ive had way better at home.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Matthew B
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