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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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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Lauren H
Silver Springs, Florida
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366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

3 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 6 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.

2 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
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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?