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Dockside Dave's

14701 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2151
+1 727-392-9399
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“waffle fries” (117 reviews)
“grouper sandwich” (417 reviews)
“onion rings” (226 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14701 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2151
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Reviewed today via mobile

The place inside is relaxed and kind of small, but there are good kids choices and our service was great. We split the grouper and the bisque. The bisque was outstanding, so much seafood and not too heavy on the cream. I would love to...More

Thank Boymomstl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again and again and again. It is worth the trip just to eat there. Just a hole in the wall, but very clean and always busy.

Thank circa1840
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was just HORRIBLE. The food was not prepared properly and tasted awful. The Seafood Bisque was disgusting and it looked like pink vomit. The Service was Horrendous, we made a complaint and our server disappeared. If your vacationing do not go to Dockside...More

Thank DaddyJune
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s no secret Dockside Dave’s has been making one of the best grouper sandwiches in the area for decades. Generous portions of fresh grouper grilled blackened or fried to perfection and placed upon a non pretentious sandwich bun with lettuce, tomato and onion. It’s really...More

Thank Matthew Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small and comfy restaurant with a friendly staff. The food was awesome I had the grouper blackened and enjoyed it immensely, perfectly cooked.

Thank Excursion596564
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by a local person, this place turned out to be a great eatery. Nothing fancy, but we had an attentive server and hearty, delicious food. The lightly fried shrimp/scallops/grouper dinner was so good! Spouse finished off with the key lime pie which was a...More

Thank j9mitchell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We received a local’s recommendation for this restaurant and honestly, it’s between a 3 ⭐️ and 4 ⭐️ but the food was good enough to push it up. So I’ll start with the 3 ⭐️ qualities...the dining area is cramped, but clean and they have...More

Thank 1moreinthebucket
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This place is great for dinner! We go every year when we travel here. The grouper is amazing any way you like it. Seating is small so a large party would be a tight fit. Service was GREAT! Thanks again!

Thank J J
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for the 8oz burger $6.99 and split a small onion rings $3.49. Great service and really good food!

Thank Cam G
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The plus is that there is dining outside. The prices were average and the food was OK. Kind of a bare bones type of place.

Thank whatofit
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Kathy L
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure but there is an outside patio so maybe there!
Nichole S
August 15, 2017|
Response from Artist_Aboard | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in whatever amount that you like. Also, the gift cards do not expire.
June 4, 2017|
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Response from 278scarroll | Reviewed this property |
Grouper is a great white fish from the Gulf,and if you like things blackened, i highly recommend this blackened. at Dockside Dave's you will get a much bigger piece for the money.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14701 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2151
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Madeira Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 727-392-9399
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
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