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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” (122 reviews)
“grouper sandwich” (430 reviews)
“onion rings” (236 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 6 days ago

This year we especially enjoyed the sea scallops, Can't wait to have the grouper sandwich that will be our next treat. There is always the best of food just waiting for you to try.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dbmcgow
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dockside Dave's was right across the street from our condo, so very convenient for our group. This place was fantastic and a bargain at that. Next trip Dockside will be our first stop in Madeira Beach.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wander793015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spontaneous stop, so glad we did! Before sitting down we asked if fish was local and fresh, not frozen. Snapper, grilled, was special on Monday night. great choice with fresh vegetables and waffle fries. Very friendly server. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sbtavenor
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been around for years. They do grouper right in a fun place. It is kinda dive like, but great quality food. The grouper sandwiches are huge and the fish fresh. The homemade tartar sauce is the best. Every time we are in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dale W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with wife, son, grandson. Our son from up north wanted a blackened grouper sandwich, which we heard they were known for. He was not disappointed. We spilt the chicken tenders and waffle fries also very good. Grandson had chicken tender kids as well. Would...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank havingfuntraveling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had grouper tacos for lunch. Hubby had blackened grouper and I had fried. Both were delicious. The onion rings are huge and meant to be shared. Will definitely come back on our next trip.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Passport768655
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a while since I've been there only because I've moved further away. But if you want the best grouper sandwich anywhere, Here's the place.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank waynedwilson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best shrimp in all the area. Fresh and delicious. Was a child and windy night so only a handful of customers but every night after we're drive by it was packed. You won't find better hot or cold shrimp than at dockside Dave's.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank K135FGtimg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty authentic atmosphere, nice little spot. Had the grouper sandwhich dipped in buffalo sauce (very original) it was awesome, and the portion was huge. Was not a fan of the seafood bisque here. We did see another table order onion rings that were HUGE and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Journey23639586015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we went in for lunch, not busy, sat outside in front, Donna was out server and she was terriable, terriable, rude, unfriendly, we orders drinks and she was upset becuse we didn't have happy hour, I wanted just a good fish sandwish, not grouper, didn't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rock M
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Kathy L
17 August 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
15 August 2017|
Response from Artist_Aboard | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in whatever amount that you like. Also, the gift cards do not expire.
4 June 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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