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Walt'z Fish Shak

224 Boardwalk Pl E, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2604
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (59 reviews)
“rice” (60 reviews)
“snapper” (39 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
224 Boardwalk Pl E, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2604
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say enough about this place. We are from Maine and know about fresh fish. This place is all about fresh fish.

Thank Renee F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny place with excellent fresh local seafood, however, there are things you need to know. First it's small so seating can be hard to come by. The menu is just seafood and written on the chalk board. Nothing more, don't ask. And...More

Thank jjtmcd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had read good.reviews about the food, however, we arrived a little late for the dinner crowd and were disappointed to find little to no seating. The service was awful, it was very crowded and the food was pricey. They only accept...More

Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you see Walt'z, you may expect this cute little shack to serve up wings and cheap beer, but you'd be wrong! This restaurant unapologetically serves up only the freshest local seafood. We sampled the fish spread, snapper , scallops,and grouper. Everything was prepared perfectly....More

Thank anne d
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Made a special journey here as food excellent but this trip we left disgusted with management. Barmaid (think owners wife/daughter) very rude and condescending. We are English so quite used to eccentric behavior but she left us seething and totally spoilt our evening and to...More

2  Thank pauline b
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Walked to John's Pass on our 4th night. Ended up at Walt'z Fish Shak. It's a very small place with a small area that you can sit outside. We chose to sit outside and look at the water. Another couple was out there and turned...More

Thank dmhufnagel
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We've stopped going to Walt'z - much as we lve the fish, the proices have gone through the roof and there are never any options other than a salad or island rice and peas. 'there are better restaurants, with more choices and lower prices now...More

Thank floridabrown1
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The fish couldn't be fresher! Walt'z serves what is caught that day, and when they run out, they close for the day. The menu varies according to what is caught, and the menu is on chalkboards. We had grouper and amberjack. The fish is prepared...More

Thank kimmyklc
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The food was terrible and overpriced. My shrimp came out to be 6 dollars per shrimp. I only got 5 shrimp in all. The rice had no seasoning with beans in it!!!! The place had a VERY small menu. The grouper cake appetizer was 5...More

3  Thank Sam S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I would definately eat here again . Fresh grouper was delicious and the best homemade key lime i have ever had . This is a small restuarant and very clean located in Johns Pass

Thank rfire137
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you take reservations?
17 March 2017|
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Response from megantracy | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations, but you should have reservations about eating there!! Click on poor reviews and read carefully! So you don't upset the staff or management, and ruin your experience! Good Luck!
stopped there in February and loved it! Any chance of getting the recipe for their cole slaw?
6 July 2016|
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Response from amosesq | Reviewed this property |
Their cole slaw is very good. Maybe they'll share it if you ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Boardwalk Pl E, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2604
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Madeira Beach
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