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“Seafood in a totally informal atmosphere”
Review of Dockside Dave's

Dockside Dave's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: 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
Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Seafood in a totally informal atmosphere”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

The Grouper is the menu main event. They'll grill it, fry it, or blacken it. They also have shrimp, scallops, and clams. For the non seafood eaters, there are alternatives on the menu. Dave's is a shorts, T-shirt, and flipflops type of place, relatively inexpensive, and good Grouper. They have a decent Sangria to go with the meal. Nothing at all fancy, just good seafood.

Visited August 2012
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Pensacola, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Just okay”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The food was decent, but nothing to write home about. The service was quick, but only average (not overly friendly, but not rude either). The price was fair for the area and offerings. Overall, I found it to be very.... average - hence the rating I gave it. Nothing bad to say, but nothing great, either.

  • Visited August 2012
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ucliz
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Old time florida”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Dockside Dave's is the traditional Florida beachside restaurant. The grouper was fantastic. My husband really liked his shrimp tacos, and my scallops were perfect. The service was friendly and attentive. The inside of the place did have a musty, fishy smell (not unexpected based on the looks of the place). There is seating outside, but it's close to a busy road. I would go back for the food.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Grouper in Tampa!”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

You would never know it from driving by, but Dockside Dave's is one of the best places to eat. It looks like a dinky hole-in-the-wall on the outside but we have never had a better Grouper sandwich. Their onion rings are big enough to feed a small army and the service is quick. Definitely recommend!

  • Visited July 2012
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Arvada, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Food was good, waitress was overwhelmed but she did her best. Catfish sandwich was good sized, burgers were good. The only bad thing is everything is ala carte. Sat outside, nice breeze.

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