Riviera Dunes Dockside

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241 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Now open for Curbside Pickup both for our takeout menu and our new Dockside Market featuring hard to find paper products, Family style meals to take home and heat up, produce, dry goods, proteins and more!

We also encourage you to check out the new options we have to support our teams and get valuable benefits to use now and when we fully reopen.

https://excellenceinrestaurants.com/support-our-teams/

Thank you and be safe!

Support Riviera Dunes Dockside during COVID-19

What 241 people are saying
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4.4
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4.4
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Linda
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable experience. The servers wore masks and tables were distanced which made us feel comfortable. Food was delicious and the music was very good. We will be back!

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vipJeff
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very tasty food, nice group playing music, all staff had face masks on for our safety, and outside tables were nicely spaced. We will be back!!

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Lolita
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Riviera Dunes Dockside outdoor deck. It was a beautiful night. Food and service were excellent. Band was good Jazz band but we would be just as happy with piped in music instead of a band. It’s always too loud to talk to each other. Jambalaya is better than NOLA per my husband and my Mahi-mahi was wonderful. Cosmos and Long Island Iced Tea were excellent.
We did want to invite another couple to join us but Open Table app said 4 people was unavailable when I tried to edit. When the 2 of us got there, we were seated at a table for 4. Next time I will call the restaurant directly.

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vipTammieL
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience for Sunday brunch. Not crowded, staff very pleasant and attentive. Food was very good!

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KodyM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience me and girl went there for our anniversary she really enjoyed it!! Food was great aswell!!

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KrisG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Menu was quite limited compared to what we saw on the Menu, but what we eventually ordered was great. Service was excellent !

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vipSusieP
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Riviera Dunes Dockside was a great find. Very tasty food, nice wine list, excellent service and live music. We sat out on the patio overlooking the marina. We will definitely go back again.

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MikeB
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and the outdoor patio overlooking the marina is very picturesque. The menu is varied and the food always tastes great. Portion sizes are generous. The lobster tail lunch special was no exception. Importantly, they take customers' safety seriously as well.

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vipDebraD
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It was our anniversary
Last time we were there it was called the blue grill
Whatever happened to this place was not for the better
Service was ambivalent/apathetic
We had reservations at 7:30 and were told that several menu items we had enjoyed in the past were no longer available or they were out of those items
No bread or rolls were provided at the table and the server told us it was too expensive to provide bread for the table.. and was only available for PURCHASE on Wednesday lobster night.
The food was terrible and extremely over salted
We sent one item back because it wasn’t able to be eaten due to extreme saltiness and the server didn’t take it off the check until several strong reminders
You could really see they were cutting corners
The music (a lone singer/guitarist) was sadly and consistently off key off meter and/or forgot lyrics.
Terrible disappointment as we were looking forward to celebrating a bright moment in our lives
Sad to experience the poor down slide of what could and should be a real showcase place

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BobA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere sitting outside. Band was good and the food was excellent. We will be back.

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Zephyr
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent. Food order correct (6) and enjoyed by all.

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vipDavidM
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

This restaurant does not conform to COVID-19 social distancing rules. They had many tables right next to each other last night and the patrons were about 2 to 3 feet away from each other. I would not return nor what I recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went because we saw all the great reviews. However we were disappointed. They were out of their steaks out of asparagus, they have oysters on their online menu but didn’t have them. Food was ok nothing to write home about. Would go back for lunch maybe but not a good dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bathrooms were disgusting. Flossing pick on floor in entry way. Ahi tuna was brown and lobster bisque tasted like a nasty cheese soup.

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JohnH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you are interested in having a conversation while you eat, this is a problem even inside. The band is aimed right at the glass windows and doors and makes it very difficult to hear across the table. The food was very good but really light on the appetizers regarding selection. Move the band so their backs are to the outside walls or move them to the end, it was really loud!!!! We will try it again.

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ScottN
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The food was cooked to perfection and was very good. I loved the salad bowls. They actually gave you more than enough salad dressing too. We were the only ones in the dinning room when we got there, so it was quiet, peaceful, and romantic. When we done with dinner, we went to the outside and met some friends. We sat outside and listened to the band. Had a great time! Loved it!

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SheilaW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music by Eric Von . Loved the view on the water and the yachts. Service was great along with the food .

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MillerLiteGuy
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place. Great atmosphere. Good food. Friendly patrons. Outstanding bartender!

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vipJudyL
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great venue but the food was mediocre. Service was great!

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Fig78
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Great location. The food was surprisingly good. Awesome Grouper Tacos.

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VincentF
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

AMBIENCE: excellent - marina views, comfortable seating & a well appointed dining room.
FOOD: very good (though my scallops were overcooked - my companions ordered them well done & our server must have assumed we ALL wanted them done that way).
SERVICE: good. Server was pleasant & efficient but not attentive to details. Wasn't familiar with menu changes. (asparagus was unavailable & as it turned out, so was the alternative that was offered as it's replacement). Instead of notifying my wife, they just served the one vegetable my wife detests.
VALUE: pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and listened to Paul Fournier's acoustic music. It was perfect for the evening vibe! His voice was incredible and he was interactive with the audiences. The food was good. My husband had the pork dinner and it was incredible. I had a Margherita flatbread and it was ok. The drinks were good, bar tender was friendly and attentive and the music was perfect. Thanks for a great date night!

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LethaF
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, will be back.
Service was outstanding, love the food
Great place to go too.
View was very nice.

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vipRobynK
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, amazing view right on the water. What more could you ask for?

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I and another couple came to the Riviera Dunes Dockside for brunch. We sat outside in the fresh air. Our waitress wore a mask and was very friendly. We were also over six feet from another table with customers. The waitress came back to our table several times to ask if we needed anything else and how was our food. The food was great. My friends stated they were very happy with their meal and it was priced reasonable. We all plan on coming back soon and it will be on a weeknight so we can listen to the music and enjoy the food. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was a great restaurant as far as the patio and live music. The food wasn’t amazing. I really don’t like to complain during Covid because I feel everyone is doing their best, but the food needed some work.

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vipLIndaP
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables spread out, staff wearing masks. Great entertainment and good food. Good value for your dollar.

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vipDavidS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was OK. Outside seating was buggy - ants, gnats and flies

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GrammyP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family went to Rivera Dunes to celebrate Father's Day and everything was great! We arrived a little early for our reservation time but was seated immediately. We enjoyed the food and music plus service was spot on. Thank you

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ALMD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went here for an early Father’s Day dinner. We were surprised it was not busy at all for a holiday. Our server was kind and gave us menu suggestions. There are not many menu choices outside of seafood, but overall we all enjoyed our food. We had the buffalo wings, flatbread, lobster bisque (so good), kids meals and coconut shrimp (not a big portion). We had a nice dinner and the area by the water and boats is pretty. We will be back.

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JasonR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love music outside nice place just to relax and enjoy Make sure you try the buffalo egg rolls!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun and great service

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vipPamelaA
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We sat outside which I like better than inside. Great trio playing music!

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TedE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Matt was respectful and properly attentive. Band was excellent. Entrees: blackened mahi, grilled mahi on a bed of jambalaya, two fried coconut shrimp and cod baskets. Nice presentation and flavorful.

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Amyh
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a perfect outdoor setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to go for any occasion and the view is great!

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Lolita
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor seating. Food was great. The extended menu didn’t have prices on it.

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vipGoodGF
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Grouper Tacos. Great location and service.

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Linda
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed dining outside by the water and boats on such a beautiful evening. The band was playing so the atmosphere was certainly upbeat. Our server did a very good job. My husband had chicken alfredo. He said that it was good but a little bland. I had the salmon, which was delicious. The only thing that was disappointing was the staff did not wear masks. For that reason, I will not return.

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Giggs
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

We sat outside at a table overlooking the water and while the view was nice, the flies were terribly annoying. The steaks were very good but the calamari was not. The coating was pale and not at all appealing. Waitress was very pleasant and efficient.

FAQs

Riviera Dunes Dockside does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Riviera Dunes Dockside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 304-3689.

Riviera Dunes Dockside is rated 4.4 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.