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Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant

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2463 S State St, Dover, DE 19901-6304
+1 302-698-1955
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17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Florida
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I saw this on a list of restaurants on Trip Advisor for Dover, DE and decided to try it. Really glad we did. We liked it so much that we went back 2 nights later. I had crab stuffed flounder the first time and crab imperial the second. Both were excellent. Being from Maryland I am REALLY... More 

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Thank Anne F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool Springs is our perennial favorite. The food is consistent and fresh. Their seared tuna is hands down the best, and we've tried dozens of other restaurants. A seat watching the chefs prepare food is at a premium, but worth the wait.

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Thank Justlooking63
State College, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our meal a lot. We ate there on a Wednesday night so it wasn't busy at all. Food was well prepared and the seafood was fresh. I'd eat here again without a second thought. The location is a little ways out of Dover, but worth the drive.

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Thank Paul V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great seafood and service. They don't open until 5pm - so make sure you get there on time or you might end up waiting an hour for a table. Well worth it though. Delicious food. Crab cakes, bisque soup and their dinner rolls- yum!

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Thank Cya1331
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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174 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice quite restaurant with fantastic service. I had the seafood quartet that was very good and a lot of food. A colleague of mine had the prime rib. It was a huge piece of meat. However, it was over cooked and tasted more like pot roast.

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Thank gwmeyer31
Millington, Maryland
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the menu is pretty limited, the entrees at our table were well prepared and enjoyed. Seafood is their specialty and each of us has one of their offerings.

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Thank number3girl
Dover, Delaware
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I always expect an exceptional meal at Cool Springs, however my last visit was a let down. I rarely eat red meat, but was craving a good steak. It took three tries to get my medium filet properly cooked. Scallops were under cooked and did not have a good sear. Veggies were very salty. I expected at least a free... More 

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Thank 251BlueLotus
Dover, Delaware
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place. The food is excellent. All the desserts are made in house daily by the owner and boy are they good. My personal graviton the menu is the Stuffed Flounder.

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Thank Iva H
Wayne, New Jersey
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Couldn't believe how busy this place was on a Wednesday night...and with good reason! Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Prices were a little steep but relative to the quality of the food. Stuffed rockfish was delicious, as were the sides (roasted potatoes and veggies). Limited menu if you're not going to order seafood, but it is a "fish bar."... More 

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Thank ChristineAsh
Dover, Delaware
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I've been here many times over the years. They pay attention to detail and understand quality in preparation. They do have some creative options but for the most part their wheelhouse is just good simple seafood and sides. I consider this place to be a safe bet for a good meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?