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“Seafood treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dockside Dave's

Dockside Dave's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Tampa, Florida
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“Seafood treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

A nice variety of fish sandwiches with a good portion. Can't go wrong with the seafood soup. I enjoy sitting outside. Service is good, a little slow but worth the wait.

Visited February 2014
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docksidedave, Owner at Dockside Dave's, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Susan, thanks for you post. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Come on down to Dockside Dave's Madeira beach or St Pete beach and enjoy the awesome food and people that await you here. :)
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Dockside Dave's Madeira Beach FL”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were told by a boat arena to go to Dockside Dave's in Madeira Beach FL because they had the best country fried grouper sandwich.
We were staying at Indian Shores Beach, so it was a 10 min drive.
I got the country fried grouper and it was delicious and BIG.
Another person with us got the blackened grouper sandwich and it was very very spicy, but that is how he likes it (you can get it lightly blackened also)
I would give this place a thumbs up.
Too bad these places are not on the water - that would be something!
Susan P

  • Visited May 2014
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docksidedave, Owner at Dockside Dave's, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Susan, thanks for you post. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Come on down to Dockside Dave's Madeira beach or St Pete beach and enjoy the awesome food and people that await you here. :)
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Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

This place really has the best grouper. Service was slow as there was one waitress doing te whole place an there was a line outside but there were several tables open. But time shouldn't e an issue here. We are on island time so I u are in a rush u may wan to come back when u have time to sit back and relax. This was out second trip here and we loved it again. We will definitely be back.

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docksidedave, Owner at Dockside Dave's, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Thanks for your post. You are right! We are not fast and I will also add we ain't fancy or pretty but man do we have "YUMMY" food and great people to serve you. So come on down to Dockside Daves and see what all the five star reviews are about. We look forward to seeing you!
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OTTAWA
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“Fresh Grouper Sandwiches!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We checked into the Shoreline and headed to Dockside Dave's to find out why his sandwiches were the rave of Madeira Beach. After a few bites we knew the answer. We both order the same sandwich platter, deep fried grouper along with delicious coleslaw and fries. The sandwiches were amazing. so tasty and so very large. The fries were waffle fries and I was not too keen on them but the grouper made up for them. We ate here twice in a 9 day period and had great service.

  • Visited April 2014
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docksidedave, Owner at Dockside Dave's, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Thanks for your post. When I read it I wondered why we missed the five star rating but after reading your other reviews it appears we are in awesome company with your four star rating. So come on down to Dockside Daves whether you rate on a four star scale or a ten star scale - the best is the best and we look forward to seeing you ....
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Buffalo, New York
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“Good seafood in a convenient location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

We visit Madeira Beach twice every winter. During those visits we always go out for seafood. Sometimes we are looking for an upscale dining experience and other times we are looking for a convenient, more casual location. Dockside Dave's is definitely not an upscale dining experience - but the food they serve matches the quality of the seafood you get at the more formal and expensive locations. Dockside Dave's is located across from the beach within a half mile of our beach front condo. In short, it is extremely convenient for us. On a recent visit, with short notice, the restaurant accommodated our party which included six adults and three children. The menu was wide and varied enough to meet the needs of all the diners - even the very young children. We started with a selection of appetizers - fish spread, jalapeno poppers, onion rings, etc. They were all plentiful and excellently prepared. For my entree, I ordered the grouper sandwich. The sandwich was as advertised - very large, perfectly prepared, and fresh tasting. To accompany our meal, my wife and I split a pitcher of sangria. The sangria was very good and arrived with plenty of citrus fruit slices and ice to keep it cold. While we were generally pleased with the meal and drinks, our service left a bit to be desired. When our party was seated, utensils were not available for each member of the party. Those utensils were never delivered despite the fact we asked for them. Ultimately, one member of our party had to secure the utensils from a serving station located adjacent to the bar. Unfortunately, she had to revisit that station two more times as the roll of paper towelling that serves as the source of napkins was empty AND as a result of the fact that side plates were not delivered to the table along with the appetizers.

  • Visited May 2014
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docksidedave, Owner at Dockside Dave's, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thanks for your post. You are right, we do have food as great as those fancy places. The freshest seafood prepared the way you want it at prices a hobo like our own Quinton can afford. We may forget your silverware and that fancy roll of paper towels occasionally because we ain't pretty, fancy or fast. So come on down to Dockside Daves and if we forget your silverware and paper towels, please feel free to remind us, help yourself, or use your fingers because we are all about the food and fun here at Dockside 8<)
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