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Walt'z Fish Shak

224 Boardwalk Pl E, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2604
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“fresh fish” (62 reviews)
“rice” (60 reviews)
“snapper” (39 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
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224 Boardwalk Pl E, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2604
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The grouper was amazing.. great coleslaw everything was perfect until the owner came out. What a argumentative personality. Not a very warm person and when we wanted to stay for another glass of wine was made to feel very unwelcome. Great food but would not...More

1  Thank jackiejackshaw
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This was our 2nd visit and we were a little disappointed this time. It wasn't even 7 pm and they were already running out of entrée selections. I ordered the blackened grouper pasta and it was very blah - not a lot of flavor and...More

1  Thank tampatravelerby2
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

If you are at Johns Pass and Walt'z is open GO! Fresh local fish caught daily. Menu is hand written everyday because it's based off of what they caught that morning. Fresh and local! Doesn't get much better then that!

Thank TarynLV
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Cozy atmosphere in old house near the waterfront at John's Pass, but with a limited menu of high-priced fresh fish.

1  Thank Petebond
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We have been to Waltz many times. If you want good fresh fish simply cooked this is the place, but I would agree with other reviews it does seem to have become pricey. Our server (long dark hair) is always fun and helpful. More than...More

Thank zandc
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough about this place. We are from Maine and know about fresh fish. This place is all about fresh fish.

Thank Renee F
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is a tiny place with excellent fresh local seafood, however, there are things you need to know. First it's small so seating can be hard to come by. The menu is just seafood and written on the chalk board. Nothing more, don't ask. And...More

1  Thank jjtmcd
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had read good.reviews about the food, however, we arrived a little late for the dinner crowd and were disappointed to find little to no seating. The service was awful, it was very crowded and the food was pricey. They only accept...More

2  Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 23 May 2017

When you see Walt'z, you may expect this cute little shack to serve up wings and cheap beer, but you'd be wrong! This restaurant unapologetically serves up only the freshest local seafood. We sampled the fish spread, snapper , scallops,and grouper. Everything was prepared perfectly....More

Thank anne d
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Made a special journey here as food excellent but this trip we left disgusted with management. Barmaid (think owners wife/daughter) very rude and condescending. We are English so quite used to eccentric behavior but she left us seething and totally spoilt our evening and to...More

5  Thank pauline b
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16 March 2017|
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Response from megantracy | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations, but you should have reservations about eating there!! Click on poor reviews and read carefully! So you don't upset the staff or management, and ruin your experience! Good Luck!
5 July 2016|
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Response from amosesq | Reviewed this property |
Their cole slaw is very good. Maybe they'll share it if you ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
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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