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“Yum grouper”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dockside Dave's - CLOSED

Dockside Dave's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Yum grouper”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is not the most elegant restaurant, but the food was great. I had the seafood bisque,don't be put off by the pink color. I don't know what makes it pink, but it was delicious and full of grouper and scallops. I got the grouper tacos, they had too much guacamole and sour cream for me, so I deconstructed it and only ate the fish and salsa which was a great solution for me. My husband had the grouper sandwich. When they say half pound of grouper, they mean it, he had to cut some off the sandwich in order to be able to eat it. To top everything off, the price was more than reasonable, $13.95 for the sandwich

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank BeachfunMissouri
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food waitress not so great!”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I am a local and work in hosptiality, our waitress (blonde older woman, big boned) was not very pleasant to us, the other server, a younger guy with dread locks was much friendlier. She was nice to the older gentleman but seemed to roll eyes and give attitude. I see in other reviews others have also complained. I'm not sure how a pace maker is an excuse to a waitresses rudeness. It's too bad because I'll only go during the day not at night now. The seafood chowder was very good. The grouper was great. Since I work at a very close resort I'll think twice referring people for dinner.

Thank yogawendy
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Dockside Dave's has "Jumped the Shark"”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

I remember my very 1st time at Dockside Dave's when it was just a little bar/food counter at the marina with awesome food. Then it became "discovered" and then the ride to the top as the best beach bar/restaurant for fresh sea food, waffle fries and good cold beer . Well like with most restaurants this doesn't last for ever. Our last 2 visits to this go to spot was more than disappointing. Last evening my grilled grouper $$$$ was a little on the small side, dry & it just didn't look right to me. Our guests felt their fried grouper & shrimp were too greasy and as someone who worked for 40 years in the health inspection industry I felt the conditions have deteriorated as well and some funky smells of bleach. I will leave the details of my illness 2 hours after dinner out of my review. Lets hope that Dockside Dave's gets back on track

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Rod K
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Haines City, Florida
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178 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good service, good food, come hungry”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Really enjoyed the grouper, shrimp, and basically everything we ate. The service, however, could have been better. So close to 5 stars, but...

Visited March 2014
1 Thank John H
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice folks with great food”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Really good food, KILLER onion rings and the nicest folks run this place. Grouper was very tasty and the portions could easily be split, they are huge - a must do!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Theresa H
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