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Walt'z Fish Shak

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$$ - $$$
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224 Boardwalk Pl E, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2604
12:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was terrible and overpriced. My shrimp came out to be 6 dollars per shrimp. I only got 5 shrimp in all. The rice had no seasoning with beans in it!!!! The place had a VERY small menu. The grouper cake appetizer was 5 dollar per cake, and you only get 2. The shrimp had cheap seasoning you could... More 

Thank Sam S
Farmington, Minnesota
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would definately eat here again . Fresh grouper was delicious and the best homemade key lime i have ever had . This is a small restuarant and very clean located in Johns Pass

Thank rfire137
Winfield, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just visited and I must say the food was good. My problem came after I paid and was leaving. The owner, older lady sitting outside, said you have to pay your bill and tried to keep me from leaving. I had the receipt in my pocket, with a good tip on it, showing I paid. The waitress came and... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We read about this place and planned to visit. It's a little hard to find and we were very surprised at how ratty the outside of the building was. We never made it inside. The owner (I think) was sitting outside and pointed to the menu written on a chalkboard before telling us they couldn't take credit cards. No menu's?... More 

Thank mikeD9215YK
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fresh seafood joint. Outside and indoor seating w a bar. Only wine and beer. The grouper cakes ($10) for 2 were excellent. The Gulf shrimp blackened were good sized and their freshly made rice&beans and coleslaw were a treat. We also tried the asparagus soup (refreshing). Closed Sunday and Monday. The owners were there (which they are... More 

Thank TikiDreams
Madeira Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All fresh seafood not frozen great place to eat New Orleans style fresh fish! You will love it, very friendly with indoor or outdoor seating

Thank Commonsenseplease
Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant for fresh seafood. We were greeted by a very friendly woman who took us to a table of our choosing. She graciously asked if we wanted a drink while we were waiting. She then delivered the largest serving of wine we had ever had! We ordered the smoked fish spread and it is the very best! The conch... More 

Thank Barbara R
Clearwater, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's a house converted into a wonderful restaurant! They serve the freshest food, right off their boat. The service is excellent. Love it!

Thank Lori S
Port Elgin, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The ultimate in "shacks". Servers are quick efficient and friendly and the food is FRESH, they don't write up the menu until 1PM because it depends on the fish caught that day! Try the blackened grouper or the the amber jack which I believe is better but both are superb. For starters the crab cakes or the peel 'em yourself... More 

Thank Gary S
Belleair Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

A nice, little restaurant. Recommended by a local friend (we are here only for Nov to May) for the fresh fish. The fish was an ample but not large portion. It came with a cole slaw that I didn't care for (lack of flavor) and a rather plain "dirty rice" (my term, not theirs). Pro: fish portion Cons: could use... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
American, Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Boardwalk Pl E, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2604
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Madeira Beach

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?