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Star Fish Company Dockside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12306 46th Ave W, W Cortez, Cortez, FL 34215
+1 941-794-1243
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Peoria, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a fish lover, but our group said it's the FRESHEST. Watch professional fishermen bring their catch in 30 feet away and clean them for the attached fish market. Must experience! Very casual. All outside. If boating, choose someone other than Cap't Kathy.

Thank debbiemoser01
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Grouper! Need I say more? Yes, it's ultra casual, yes you will wait in line, (good sign, no?) But always good food!!! Do not feed the birds...they already know how good it is!

Thank Sharon D
Osprey, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Florida Waterfront dining. 40 minute wait to order - but no one seems to mind (have a beer or two). Well worth the wait. We all had a different seafood choice and sides - all very good. Served in a to-go box. All outside dockside seating. Well worth a visit.

Thank spikenails
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome place to eat - great atmosphere overlooking the docks and fishing boats. The food was excellent. Huge hunks of fish in the fish chowder. 5 of us dined and each of our meals were excellent and they did not skimp on anything. It was worth the wait. It is a must stop when in the area!!

Thank Ducky21
Linden, Michigan
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a few hours of kayaking at Palma Sola Kayaks (north of Cortez Rd), we grabbed lunch at Star Fish. The place is Old Florida - fishing boats, pelicans and other birds and slow life as it should be. The food at Starfish was fresh and delicious! We especially like the Grouper and Mahi Mahi sandwiches. Seating is outside on... More 

Thank mifan011
Troy, Michigan
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210 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Long wait (at least an hour) for food from a tiny kitchen. This is how they get you to drink a few beers by the dock with seabirds around you.

Thank tlc248
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, overlooking the docks and the fishing boats. The fish and seafood was terrific. If you are looking for upscale, go someplace else. But if you like super-fresh fish and seafood, with a cold beer, served in a paper box, at a fair price, with friendly service, and a great location, this is your place. You will leave full... More 

Thank onekbear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The take out market has very fresh crab, shrimp and fish. Staff is friendly and helpful. Have good assortment of sauces and seasoning as well as a few souvenir items. Had lunch there last year pretty good but not worth the wait

Thank Kimtuttle
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a dump and stand in line for over an hour just to place an order. I ordered a blackened grouper dinner and it was so hot I could not eat it without scraping the seasoning off

Thank Pa-flip
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a casual dockside restaurant that is very popular, often with long waits. It is best to get there before 11:30 am for lunch and before 5:00 pm for dinner. The fried seafood is very good and watching the pelicans and egrets looking for fish is an added treat.

Thank judymeyers01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12306 46th Ave W, W Cortez, Cortez, FL 34215
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 941-794-1243

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