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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Dover, Delaware, United States
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Cool Springs. The food is excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed. It's a great place to go for a special occasion or for a relaxed dinner. I will be going back

Thank Richard V
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very good dinner. Ordered the Grilled Seafood Quartet, and everything was prepared very well. Would have liked it even better if there was some other kind of seafood instead of two types of fish (i.e. shrimp, scallops, fish, and something else). Would definitely go back if in the area again.

Thank BubblerGuy
Lincoln, Delaware
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard my mom in the past rave about this place. I have driven past this place dozens of times and actually eaten at a great restaurant next door, but had never dined here before. For starters, the staff is pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. The salads are actually tasty. The seafood is plentiful and prepared tastefully. The... More 

Thank arewethereyet2578
Smyrna, Delaware
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the best evening meal in Dover. Always freshly prepared seafood (and steaks) with great service.

Thank Michael W
Dover, Delaware
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Cool Springs does not have any competition in the Dover area, or they would be out of business. Although the fish is fresh and prepared to perfection, the salad and sides leave much to be desired. The bread is lame and needs to be stepped up to an artisan level for the prices they charge. Salad needs real greens not... More 

Thank ShirleyGirl2014
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Quality, fresh food, prepared well. service was great. Would be nicer if bathrooms served more than 1 person at a time.

Thank Jennifer P
Dover, Delaware
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Food service was a bit slow on this evening which is normal for this restaurant, but the food was excellent and they were able to accommodate our group of 6 on a Tuesday evening with no problem. I especially liked the honey bourbon salmon which was moist and flakey.

Thank Kim L
Dover, Delaware
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Dover. They have the BEST Caesar salad I've ever put in my mouth, their appetizers are beyond compare, and the entrees are simply fabulous. And that's not even mentioning the desserts, all of which are made right there on the premises! (You MUST try the Chocolate Marquee cake!) They have a very good wine... More 

Thank lanisongbird
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I keep meaning to get out there as I'd heard it was one of the best for seafood I'm the area. We started with the shrimp app. It was presented well but flat in flavor. I had assateague oysters that were awesome. I had the mixed seafood platter. The sauce was delicious but the clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops were... More 

Thank Ftcguy505
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The crabcakes are awesome and the service was great! I highly recommend this place for good seafood in Dover! Make reservations because it is very popular!

Thank John A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?