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Walt'z Fish Shak

224 Boardwalk Pl E, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2604
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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“fresh fish” (64 reviews)
“rice” (70 reviews)
“snapper” (40 reviews)
All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
224 Boardwalk Pl E, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2604
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1 - 10 of 522 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Small restaurant with a nautical theme and many related signs and décor. Located in the John's Pass area northeast of the boardwalk. Lunch consisted of one appetizer of crab cakes and grilled fish. The crab cakes were tasty with a bit of jalapeno included, although...More

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we come down to Florida the first place we go for dinner is Walt'z. We have eaten there four nights of a nine day vacation. It's quirky and has an island atmosphere. We love the food....the freshest seafood and fish! Try the shrimps cooked...More

Thank sherry l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointing in several respects including service,food and price. Tables wobbled, small eating area,uncomfortale temperature. We got no bread up front.had to ask for utensils Drinks limited to beer and wine. Most importantly the meal was very disappointing. grouper devoid of taste, and rice and...More

Thank rbaglira
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waltz is a trip back to Old Florida charm in decor at busy John’s Pass, and it is easy to “miss” in the hubbub. We have fished for our own table by boat and beach, searched 7 of 8 continents for good food, live locally,...More

Thank Douglas K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very fresh grouper cooked to perfection. Hard to find little place but worth the search. The food is fresh but the prices reflect that, little more money than the other restaurants at Johns Pass.

Thank Cheritaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the seafood festival and decided to stop in to get out of the rain. The restaurant is very rustic and casual. I was surprised at the prices. We decided we would share an entree $31 snapper with slaw and rice) thinking the...More

Thank boudta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time we walked into this restaurant to see the menu on a chalk board the owner asked us to leave as I had a drink in my hand. Three days later there were 4 of us, we ordered drinks and told the server...More

2  Thank Arden S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have been visiting Waltz for the last three years and we love it! Walt and his wife are wonderful and friendly people who have a love and passion for food and wine. The cooking is done using Walt's family recipes and the food is...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 30 September 2017

For a party of 3 lunch - with no alcohol- was $95, including tip. The fish was over-cooked so that it was hard and dry. The chairs, tables, and floor were filthy. A/C and credit card machine did not work.

1  Thank simmons888
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

If you love fresh seafood you can't go wrong at Walt'z. Had another great meal here, both of us selecting the red snapper which was lightly blackened and perfect. The sides, beach slaw and island rice & peas, were a nice compliment and also very...More

Thank Nordschleife51
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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!
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
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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