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Star Fish Company Dockside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12306 46th Ave W, W Cortez, Cortez, FL 34215
+1 941-794-1243
11:30 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared for a wait at Star Fish....We had heard this but didn't expect an hour waiting in line to getting our food. Despite this, the food was wonderful....from shrimp po'boys to soup to blackened grouper & Mahi Mahi.!

Thank lrmusicmama60
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So classic, you won't know what to say ! Just be prepared to wait in line to place your order for excellent seafood. CASH only and be ready to eat using disposables. The fish is fresh, well prepared and the beer is cold. Get ready to chill out old-Florida style.

Thank danbrowning13
Camden, New York
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Eat in the rough. Great fresh food. Long line to order as well as long wait for our food. Enjoyed the location.

Thank 78KarenR621
Geneva, Switzerland
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to Star Fish for years and although there is always a wait to order and then to find a table, it was acceptable because the food was very good. This most recent visit was disappointing. It was an hour before they closed and we stood in line to order as usual. Found a table and waited... More 

2 Thank Priceofruby
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This my favorite restaurant when visiting the area. You will find no frills fresh local seafood. I love sitting by the dock enjoying the local catch. This is a very popular place with the locals so I advise getting there early. We arrived at 4pm on a Wednesday and the parking lot was almost full.

1 Thank Terry T
Houston, Texas
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229 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It does not get more authentic than this: fresh seafood right on the docks, outside seating at bar/picnic tables, pelicans swimming/flying nearby, and delicious food served in paper boxes. This is a very pleasant time warp that you will never forget. Tons of character and taste. My shrimp po' boy was super. Served with fries and an extra order of... More 

1 Thank marko18745
S. Natick, MA
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually, it probably was - we both enjoyed fantastic grilled grouper sandwiches - right up there with the best! However, from ordering to dockside delivery, total time was over an hour. Lots of signs posted around saying "Relax! You're on Cortez time". It is a great spot to sit and watch the shorebirds while you're waiting... just don't show up... More 

1 Thank Callisto S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first need to preface this by saying I am no prude, and being raised a farm girl, I have pretty much seen it all as far as the circle of life, etc. The good: as many before have stated, the food is very good. We both had shrimp Po boys, and altho I have had better, these were ok.... More 

Thank Cool_drink
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish is excellent here as were all the sides. You sit outside on the water. Really fun place--not fancy.

1 Thank Liz M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything here is fantastic except the wait. The atmosphere and scenery is wonderful however plan on beibpng there for quite awhile. You wait in a line to order which takes no less than 1/2 hour and then at leasrpt that much til you get your order. It is well worth it

1 Thank Sharon I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 14
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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