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Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant

2463 S State St, Dover, DE 19901-6304
+1 302-698-1955
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (32 reviews)
“prime rib” (17 reviews)
“seared tuna” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2463 S State St, Dover, DE 19901-6304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Read past positive reviews and thought we would give it a try. My wife had the Crusted Mahi Mahi which was unfortunately dry and I the Prime Rib King end cut. Prime rib end cut can be moist but this was extremely dry and with...More

1  Thank WPD37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We we're happy to follow the recommendation of other Trip Advisor members. We were not disappointed. We had the fish bait appetizer; smallish pieces of fish fried in a light batter. It was all tender and moist. The sauce was excellent, but I prefer just...More

Thank pattelbert
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have to agree with others that this is the best place for fresh seafood in the Dover area. It is worth getting off Del 1 if heading to or from the beaches. A fine selection of oysters, craft beer, and fine wines in addition...More

Thank DelMarVaJohn
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice restaurant; not your everyday menu but it is a little pricey. Everything I tasted here has been really good. The portion size can be improved but I like it. One of the best in this Dover area. Top (03) in taste.

Thank Vernize S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

One a week spot - TUNA - best tuna around - oysters are awesome - I'm sure they have other great stuff but I can't go and not get tuna Never had something bad - make their own sauces - great Wait staff Love the...More

Thank Mdprofe
Reviewed 30 July 2017

You can't find a better seafood restaurant in the Dover area. Had the seasonal soft shell crabs. Yum Yum. Usually get the salmon. You can't beat the roast beef either. Reservations not accepted.

Thank HKonowitz3
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We stopped here on our way from Cape Cod to Bethany Beach. Imagine our surprise when we saw that the oyster menu included oysters from the very beach where we had just stayed at the Cape! That was the start of an excellent meal, which...More

Thank skteach
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Staff was friendly, atmosphere similar to breakfast cafe. The two who ate seafood in our party both had significant upset stomachs the next day. Fried fish sampler appetizer only item in common.

Thank ToryHS
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We were driving through & wanted to stop for an early dinner. This placed was well rated on trip advisor so we decided to stop. The outside doesn't to the inside & the food justice. Our waiter Aaron was amazing! He remembered our names &...More

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you are looking for a good seafood restaurant then this is the place. The lamb and steak are also very good. The portion sizes are good for me as I do not like extra large portions. I usually come here for birthday and anniversary...More

Thank Carol S
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20 July 2016|
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Response from Jacqui M | Reviewed this property |
Prime Rib, Lamb Chops, Pasta
27 August 2015|
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Response from BikergirlRN | Reviewed this property |
They only take reservations on New Year's Eve, but is you can get there early you can beat the crowd.
19 May 2015|
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Response from Debbie062015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do serve alcohol. The have a nice bar area if you need to wait a few minutes prior to being seated.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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