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Walt'z Fish Shak

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$$ - $$$
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224 Boardwalk Pl E, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2604
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was in the area with my girlfriends for the weekend and stopped by Waltz's Fish Shak. We got the last table outside, make sure you get there early as they fill up fast. We had the fish salad and black bean hummis for appetizers. I had the blackened snapper, coleslaw salad and rice. Best meal during our whole weekend.... More 

Thank diane s
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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215 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were Reccommended this place by someone who worked locally. He said their fish was fresh off the boat. We had our dog with us so I asked if we could eat outside with him. We were told yes, then as we approached another lady very rudely said NO DOGS ANYWHERE!!!! So I let my sis take the dog back... More 

2 Thank megantracy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for a special place to go on my birthday. We had heard about this little place and thought we might decide to make it one of our local hangouts. I noticed their warning that “high maintenance types would not be tolerated”. If their food was great (or even mediocre) then they would have no problem with us. The... More 

2 Thank John W
Cleveland, Ohio
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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walt'z is for fish lovers only.... Landlubbers will go hungry! Walt'z small menu is limited to only very fresh fish. Don't come late, you may not have choices, or they may even be closed.....when you're out of fish....you're out of fish. But if you're looking for fresh fish, simply prepared with light, flavorful sides, you've come to the right place.

Thank Stephanie B
Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always try and eat and eat at this place. The menu changes daily and is written on a chalk board. Great seafood, definitely try the Red Snapper!!! Owner and staff are always great!!!

Thank Don S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lights caught our eyes so we decided to check it out. The atmosphere is so warm! The food is so fresh it's written on a chalk board and it was awesome! Walt himself came over to our table to talk with us and tell us his story! When they ran out of their food they stopped receiving customers! We'll... More 

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waltz fish shack has won the best dinners in Madeira Beach right for couples or families. I would recommend giving it a try.

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After many years of visiting St Pete Beach we always return to Waltz and are never disappointed. Food is not cheap but fresh, simply cooked. If you want fast food with fries this is not the place for you. As usual there is no menu just a chall board. So get there early as they can soon run out. The... More 

Thank zandc
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places for fresh fish. Walt closes when he runs out of fish. Charming place ,great food and atmosphere, you can sit on the porch or inside.

Thank Rhonda Kay W
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Happen to be in Madeira beach this past week and read a review on Waltz's so we decided to give it a try. Glad we did food was excellent, staff was friendly and efficient. I had the grouper and it was great. The other dishes were also very good. Small an quaint little restaurant but packs a great meal.

Thank jwilliams1228

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 21
American, Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?