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Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant

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2463 S State St, Dover, DE 19901-6304
+1 302-698-1955
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Dover, Delaware
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cool Springs does not have any competition in the Dover area, or they would be out of business. Although the fish is fresh and prepared to perfection, the salad and sides leave much to be desired. The bread is lame and needs to be stepped up to an artisan level for the prices they charge. Salad needs real greens not... More 

Thank ShirleyGirl2014
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality, fresh food, prepared well. service was great. Would be nicer if bathrooms served more than 1 person at a time.

Thank Jennifer P
Dover, Delaware
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food service was a bit slow on this evening which is normal for this restaurant, but the food was excellent and they were able to accommodate our group of 6 on a Tuesday evening with no problem. I especially liked the honey bourbon salmon which was moist and flakey.

Thank Kim L
Dover, Delaware
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Dover. They have the BEST Caesar salad I've ever put in my mouth, their appetizers are beyond compare, and the entrees are simply fabulous. And that's not even mentioning the desserts, all of which are made right there on the premises! (You MUST try the Chocolate Marquee cake!) They have a very good wine... More 

Thank lanisongbird
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I keep meaning to get out there as I'd heard it was one of the best for seafood I'm the area. We started with the shrimp app. It was presented well but flat in flavor. I had assateague oysters that were awesome. I had the mixed seafood platter. The sauce was delicious but the clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops were... More 

Thank Ftcguy505
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The crabcakes are awesome and the service was great! I highly recommend this place for good seafood in Dover! Make reservations because it is very popular!

Thank John A
Dover, Delaware
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food here is good for the Dover area. I went on a Saturday night and it was pretty crowded. The staff was friendly and it was clean. It was a mixed crowd. There is a bar area that separates the sit down portion and the bar area. Seemed like the bar crowd were regulars. Good place to eat if... More 

Thank Lily M
Magnolia, Delaware
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

From the outside, it does not seem too exiting; but once you step in the smell of good seafood engulf you. Very nice!

Thank Gloria S
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is where the locals eat. Great food and service. Family owned and operated. Owner is the chef. They also own restaurant 55 which is next to it

Thank D1609SRrobertp
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Consistently exceptional food. The portions are generous but not oversized. The ingredients are always fresh and the dishes are creative. The fish is always a hit with me. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Pam H

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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
US$20 - US$25
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2463 S State St, Dover, DE 19901-6304
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 302-698-1955

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?