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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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“seafood” (60 reviews)
“salmon” (21 reviews)
“prime rib” (19 reviews)
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2463 S State St, Dover, DE 19901-6304
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious...I sampled everyone's...I might suggest getting sauces on side (even for the ribs, so you can control the amount of flavoring you want).

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We met friends here for my husband's birthday dinner. The food was delicious, the restaurant clean, and everyone was attentive and wanted you to have an enjoyable experience. Our wait staff, Sandy, was extremely helpful and had a lovely sense of humor. And quite thoughtful...More

Thank Anita V
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is the best restaurant in the area of Camden and Dover. The quality of the food is excellent. The service is also excellent.

Thank jmdarcey
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful cocktails and seafood - not a dessert person but everyone else said they were great. This place gets very crowded so find the best time - there is minimal waiting areas.

Thank bgoliv
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is my favorite restaurant and many people agree with me. The food is consistently exceptional. Drinks are also very good. There are no reservations so it can be crowded at times but it is worth the wait

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I love going to Cool Springs. SImple interior, great food and staff. I love the fish bait appetizer!

Thank DaveW19904
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Took my wife out here for her birthday dinner and was very pleased with the quality of food and service. Parking can be problematic at times because a number of businesses share the same lot. Jacket and tie not required but you might feel out...More

1  Thank Ed T
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

What a great find! Clearly, a family owned business. They do what they do and they do it well. First of all she (the bartender) knows how to make a proper drink. And, from the stuffed mushrooms that were simply delicious and the salad that...More

2  Thank Holly P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great seafood and prime rib. Desserts are homemade. Nice to watch food being prepared while having a drink at the full service bar. Service is great and lots of parking.

Thank Travelinkmilford
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We came here on a Tuesday, to less than a full house. Seated quickly greeted immediately. Wife opted for the seafood bisque, while I tried the "fire roasted" shrimp for appetizers. She loved her's. Mine was OK. Her Maryland crab cakes were fresh and flavorful,...More

1  Thank John I
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Questions & Answers
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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