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“Ugh” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hurricane Dockside Grill

Hurricane Dockside Grill
Ranked #8 of 64 Restaurants in Tavares
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Ugh”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We planned ahead and made arrangements for a large party coming by water. Hostess unable to accommodate seating. Not enough boat slips. Service staff unprepared and when they got overwhelmed became rude and condescending. Entertainment WAY TOO LOUD. Couldn't have a civil conversation. Overall not a good time.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Altoona, Florida
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hurricane Dockside is Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

The food, the service, the presentation, the ambiance, the price--EVERYTHING is great! Plenty of parking, the waitstaff is attentive without hovering...I'm just glad I don't live next door or I'd be broke!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eileen B
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Orange Park
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun place to have dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We have eaten there before when in the Tavares area. The food is very good but we were disappointed with our waiter this time. Our ketsup bottles on the table (2) were both empty. He did not seem to know the menu very well and mixed up the checks at the end. We had a group of 9 people so our evening was still enjoyable. I guess the waiter just needs more experience.

Visited December 2012
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Thank oesjoy
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Camdenton, MO
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192 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Food good, service good, view great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We were part of a group of 50 that descended on the restaurant for lunch today (pre-scheduled of course), taxing the establishment's resources I'm sure. In spite of the size of our group the food was served hot and quite tasty. The seafood soup is excellent and the burgers are great, fries are generous and not at all greasy. Their menu offers a number of seafood/fish dishes and salads. We haven't tried dinner, but we've lunched there a number of times in the past.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank darrelltloz
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Central Florida, Florida
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A Sunday Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Kind of place where you can bring the kids - outdoor sandy play area - a little inlet with a few little alligators to watch. Large outside deck- covered in part where you can spend some time and let the kids play within your view. The beer is cold and the wine is just average. Seafood baskets are not that expensive and good. They have their own version of a kettle fry which is worth having. Staff tries hard to please especially the male staff. Young female staff behind the bar are more interested in their own chatter and do little to make your stop at the bar wothwhile. Early dinners inside are worth the visit. Not an exceptionally expensive place to eat.

Visited October 2012
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