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Fiddler's Restaurant

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1306 S Riverside Dr, Highway 51, Steinhatchee, FL 32359-3454
+1 352-498-7427
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Panama City, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a Monday evening in October....not crowded, sat at bar and had a few cold beers...order the large seafood platter and was real impressed. I'm from Fla and have been eating fresh seafood for 50 years...this was a good platter and I would recommend trying it here for sure.

Thank Thomas W
Vero Beach, Florida
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I find it very disappointing that you sit in Steinhatchee, at one of only three restaurants in town, and they have farmed raised seafood (mostly from China) on the menu. No locally caught grouper, flounder, shrimp, or anything! The servers/employees were all super friendly and nice, but the food was typical wings and burgers, and the same that I could... More 

Thank honorabley
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was just not tasty. I ordered fish and it did not taste like fresh seafood. Grits were thick and too much cheese and the serving was maybe 1/2 cup. The other couple left most of their food. Just not what you would expect from a seafood restaurant on the Gulf of Mexico. Very disappointed!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Inverness, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very quiet as scallop season just ended and hurricane had been through just a month before. Nice meal including small salad bar. Would bet this place would be jumping during high season.

Thank Linda Y
Steinhatchee, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The only buffet in town. Very good buffet with a great selection of food. Priced at $26 for adults. Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday buffet starts at 11am. Seafood buffet is $26. Sunday buffet is $11.99. Service is good.

Thank susan195263
Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We always visit Fiddler's for the tasty meal and warm hospitality. Out lodging has kitchen facilities but there is nothing like Fiddler's. These folk are laying out a spread of seafood that can't be missed, No matter how you like you seafood Fiddler's can make it happen with gusto and a great value. Don't forget the full bar to complement... More 

Thank swflfisher
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to eat out on our last night in town. We were pleasantly surprised by the buffet. Prime rib , seafood, the works. Our server was awesome. Thank you Stephanie !

Thank steve p
Wetumpka, Alabama
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A group of us (fishing trip) went there for dinner. It was crowded, so the wait was not too bad... however, well worth it. The food was great! Large portions and cooked right. And reasonably priced. The inside is a very laid back, relaxing feel. A place to take the family, or to go for a drink with friends. If... More 

Thank dave_meister_67
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

What ever you do stay away from the buffet. Restaurant was hot difficult to enjoy dinner with sweat running down forehead.

Thank Michael J
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Ate three meals. Food and service were excellent. Some patrons were friendly locals. Will definitely visit again

Thank Nancy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1306 S Riverside Dr, Highway 51, Steinhatchee, FL 32359-3454
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Steinhatchee
  • Phone Number: +1 352-498-7427

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Hilliard, Florida
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?