We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Fiddler's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1306 S Riverside Dr, Highway 51, Steinhatchee, FL 32359-3454
+1 352-498-7427
06:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 165: English reviews
Level Contributor
58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is on stilts over the water. Busy with locals is a good sign. Seafood gumbo was amazing as was the grouper and as was Amber. If we are ever this way again, we'll be back.

1 Thank Michael A
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Run of the mill restaurant that serves semi good food. Both my husband and I ordered the grilled shrimp and felt they were edible but meh...Actually they were on skewers and reminded us of the shrimp skewers you can purchase in a grocery store. Shrimp were also very small in comparison to the other shrimp meals we've had in the... More 

Thank SAR5683
Gainesville, United States
Level Contributor
93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Not a lot of restaurants in this area, but this place was a great find. Excellent fried seafood platter, with more than enough to share between 2 hungry people. The views are ok, nothing spectacular, but the service is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is casual, old Florida. Jeans or shorts with t-shirt is just perfect. Would visit again in... More 

1 Thank Lindsay S
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Friendly staff, Dinners were good. Nice menu selection, seafood and beef. Buffet looks scrumptious but no one can eat that much. Ate dinner there one night plus two breakfasts. Breakfast is hot, good and very reasonable.

1 Thank Taxman64
Warwick, New York
Level Contributor
56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We had buffet. It was very expensive and food not good. Chicken was greasy and seafood was tasteless.

Thank rozee8
Level Contributor
64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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!

1 Thank Lauren H
Silver Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
480 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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 

4 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
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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.

3 Thank Thomas W

Travellers who viewed Fiddler's Restaurant also viewed


Been to Fiddler's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fiddler's Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Adel, Georgia
1 month ago
Hilliard, Florida
9 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Fiddler's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?