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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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Gainesville, United States
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot of restaurants in this area, but this place was a great find. Excellent fried seafood platter, with more than enough to share between 2 hungry people. The views are ok, nothing spectacular, but the service is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is casual, old Florida. Jeans or shorts with t-shirt is just perfect. Would visit again in... More 

1 Thank Lindsay S
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, Dinners were good. Nice menu selection, seafood and beef. Buffet looks scrumptious but no one can eat that much. Ate dinner there one night plus two breakfasts. Breakfast is hot, good and very reasonable.

1 Thank Taxman64
Warwick, New York
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had buffet. It was very expensive and food not good. Chicken was greasy and seafood was tasteless.

Thank rozee8
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband and I visited mid afternoon in winter. Pretty dead. Service was not that great and the restaurant was a little run down. Not many places to eat, though, here, so...View and walkways interesting.

2 Thank Asata
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I loved Fiddlers! Great food (the grouper dip was fantastic, as were the sweet tea, grouper fingers and flounder). Also a great atmosphere and attentive, friendly service!

1 Thank Lauren H
Silver Springs, Florida
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467 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Out scouting the area and picked Fiddler's for a late lunch. It is quite a large restaurant with great ambiance built over the water with good river views. When we arrived, there were very few people eating, so we got a window seat. We were offered the lunch menu, but were told we could order from the full menu as... More 

4 Thank HoopFL
Steinhatchee, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I have visited Fiddlers for years and it is just an great place to grab dinner or just go sit in the bar or the back deck for a cocktail. The service is absolutely great best bartenders and servers around. I highly recommend you visit if in the area!

1 Thank Jake F
Panama City, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

3 Thank Thomas W
Vero Beach, Florida
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 

2 Thank honorabley
Jasper, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 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!!!

1 Thank gailhackle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?