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200 Florida Avenue, Mangrove Marina, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2641
+1 305-401-3465
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“ahi tuna” (3 reviews)
“fish dip” (3 reviews)
“sampler” (2 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
200 Florida Avenue, Mangrove Marina, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2641
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

My wife and I were looking for a place to grab a late lunch in Tavernier, I looked up reviews of places that were close and found Dockside. We were there with only 2 other people, the service was great. The BOGO on Beer was...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Based on positive reviews, stopped by for dinner on a recent Friday night. We were the only customers there. Probably should have seen that as a sign. The server was cheerful and friendly. He informed us right away that the credit card system wasn't working...More

Thank MrsWDE
detroitlivin, Owner at Dockside, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

First my sincerest apology for the flies... I hate them too. The wine based tropical drinks we offer are always two for one... Your server should've told you that. Two for one all the time has been very positive for us. As for the electricity...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We live in town and just came across This gen in the last few weeks. What a great spot. The ambiance is Key's Casual like most places but you kind of feel like your really away on vacation, Even for those of us that live...More

Thank Labioslindo
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were recommended this place and were not disappointed. Very friendly staff, excellent food and a great location for sunset! They only serve wine and beer, how will we survive?! We kayaked here one day, a great option, and walked here another evening. There was...More

1  Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I always check trip advisor for top 10 restaurants in towns we stay in. I have to assume that many have a great visit for it to be #9 but wow... just not up to par at all. We arrived and knew what to expect...More

Thank travelingclark
detroitlivin, Owner at Dockside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

We're a fresh only restaurant. It should have been made more clearly to your party that when we sell out of an item, we sell out. no frozen food, no leftovers. Everything from the fresh tuna to my Florida lobster... fresh. I pride myself on...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

When we first drove up, we were not sure how this place would be, but I had read good reviews, so we gave it a try. It was awesome! We loved the beachy feel and peaceful setting. The food was great-we had the catch of...More

1  Thank awollschlager
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the last day of our stay and had the dockside entree sampler and chorizo steak. All excellent. We we had gone sooner. Happy hour and Manatee sightings where a bonus. Thanks, can't wait to come back next year.

1  Thank William C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Dockside is a lovely way to unwind in a beautiful setting while enjoying a delicious seafood meal (there are also burgers, hotdogs and steaks on the menu). My friends and I shared an appetizer sampler and a seafood entree sampler, both of which were very...More

1  Thank FelicitySpike
detroitlivin, Owner at Dockside, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It's heartfelt when people come to Dockside and leave satisfied with a full tummy, affection for our ambience & appreciation for exceptional food and service. It makes the venture started totally worth it! Please come again soon and...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We've come to Tavernier several times and have our "go-to" places to dine. Dockside just moved to the top of the list! PERFECT location, excellent food and laid back. The service was a little disorganized (But who cares? You're on vacation!). We had Ahi Tuna...More

2  Thank wannaberetiree
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Coconut Grove which is only a short walk away from this excellent restaurant. It is open air although covered. It is directly on the marina dock. There has been a lot of investment in the place including lovely seating and...More

1  Thank IANandARI
detroitlivin, Owner at Dockside, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thanks so much for your kind and insightful review. I'm so happy you like what I did to my little slice of paradise in the keys... Again, my apologies for the internet lapse. Your patience was appreciated. Please stop and visit soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Florida Avenue, Mangrove Marina, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2641
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo  >  Tavernier
  • Phone Number: +1 305-401-3465
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We at Dockside live simply. Easy. The way the Keys used to be. No airs. Just simple great food, great bay views and great service. At Dockside we say Swim. Eat. Relax. Repeat. Come join us for the best 2 4 1 happy hour in the Keys. See you there!
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