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Star Fish Company Dockside Restaurant

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12306 46th Ave W, W Cortez, Cortez, FL 34215
+1 941-794-1243
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dining out is more than just food consumption. It is about atmosphere. Sometimes you just need a quick bite of sustenance. This is not that kind of place. This is a place to go enjoy the backyard of FL. Check out the docks, and then kick back on the porch swing at the end of the dock and watch the... More 

1 Thank trbizwiz
Woodbridge, VA
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157 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Shrimp/Oyster Combo was really good. Served with cole slaw and cheesy grits or french fries it is really a good amount of food. Even though I chose the fried option, the shrimp and oysters were lightly battered and not greasy. It is on a dock so do not expect fancy or indoor seating. They do not accept credit cards... More 

1 Thank GallivantingGranny
Cortez, Florida
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fresh seafood market was the object of our visits. Their daily catch selection provided a different flavor each evening. The spread and sides they sell added to the evening dinner.

1 Thank HonestFeedback16
Perrysburg, Ohio
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friends have been telling us about the Star Fish but the trip from Siesta Key was 40 minutes. We were a little taken back by the outside but once you go around back and see people in line to place their orders you know you came to the right place. Very extensive seafood menu with a few meat options. Basic... More 

1 Thank jjdblzg52
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Star Fish is a must for those of you that enjoy a taste of Old Florida. You can literally sit on the dock and watch the fishing fleets bring in their catch, check out the cleaning stations in their fresh catch market, and enjoy the sandwiches and baskets prepared for you. Make sure you have cash on hand, as that... More 

1 Thank David K
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything is delicious! Everything. But bring cash. We love the scallops and shrimp, grouper... it's all good.

1 Thank TheSchnecki
Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've heard people talk about this place for years and can now say all the raves were true. I ordered the grilled Pompano which was perfectly grilled. My friends are still raving about the grouper sandwich! The smoked mullet was also yummy! Customers cue up to order and then find a seat at one of the picnic tables on the... More 

1 Thank S M
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried three different meals. Tuna - good a lot of old bay. Crab - good. Mahi mahi needed little more spice. Hush puppies were the bomb Enjoy

Thank RichmondFab5
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't eaten here in years and we decided to stop in the other day. Best grouper sandwich I have ever had. Hands down. And I have probably eaten over a hundred in my lifetime. Big and unbelievably fresh. You need to check this place out

1 Thank Jenjojo
Palm Harbor, Florida
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128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a pretty good menu of fresh-caught fish, Florida Gulf favorites like smoked mullet and shrimp po boys. I recommend splitting a large serving of the blackened grouper. My son ate the grouper tacos - the fried fish within was very good. They do seem to use a celery salt on the tacos which was different. Daughter's cheeseburger was... More 

1 Thank blairah98

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12306 46th Ave W, W Cortez, Cortez, FL 34215
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 941-794-1243

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