Riviera Dunes Dockside

4.2
387 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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What 387 people are saying
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4.2
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4.4
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great music on a beautiful night!

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Lolita
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful scenery. Our server was fun too.

RJ
vipRJHuss
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you are a cigar smoker it is great. They have a fair amount of high tops in the bar area where you can burn one (also Cigarettes) and have the full menu available too. Brunch Sat and Sun. with unlimited sangria/Memosa options. Food was very good.

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harrys
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

great place to go, we had a not so good waitress she was very polite but not really friendly. Band was the #1 reason we went there, our 3 time there and will be going back!!

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AmyP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good live music that wasn't too close or too loud. Great service and friendliness from everyone we encountered.

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SteveV
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside extremely loud with the band. Outside was great.

JB
JulieB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

This was our first time eating here. First of all we had the fish and chips. The beer batter had no seasoning at all and was very bland. The breading was doughy and not fully cooked all the way through. The fries were ice cold and had to be remade. We also had shrimp tacos and grouper tacos. The shells were hard as in old and crusty. The grouper was flavored great but was like alot of scrap pieces. The fruit I got was rubbery and room temperature. We also had a slow and inattentive server. Overall, this was a very bad experience. For being a nice location they used poor quality product and poor selrvice.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great the drinks were great I can’t believe the bill was as low as it was. And then outside the gentleman playing the guitar was amazing!!!

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PeterH
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, especially for those with a preference for all things boating/nautical as it sits on the edge of a marina. Excellent ambience, live entertainment, food/drink and service.

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Tiki
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Made reservation for 6 online for July 4—took only available time which stated was for indoors only & nobody was there. Very few people outside! Had to be reseated because condensation from a/c was dripping on us. Server, Josh, was very attentive & great with suggestions. Drinks were great. We all ordered fish & chips, menu stated they were a favorite. They were tasteless. So bland that we used malt vinegar & ketchup to try to help. Fries were good, slaw not so good. We have been here before and food was great. Later we were told that they were getting a new chef so I’m guessing we should’ve waited several weeks maybe. I would never go back there again based on the food we had on this visit. Very disappointing! Only recommend if you check to see if there’s a new chef first!

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GeorgeG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to brunch by boat. A great experience. We will definitely go back and try lunch and dinner.

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LadyDi
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Riveria Dunes Dockside is the place to go for brunch on Sundays! From the Chicken and Waffles to the basic Dockside breakfast, they do not fail to deliver. Had a group of 8 people and everyone was pleased with their meal. Not to mention the unlimited Mimosa's, Bloody Mary's and Sangria. Only been once for dinner and that was wonderful as well. Need to try Happy Hour!!

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Trixie
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty and we sat outdoors with a pretty view of the marina. Great spot for a leisurely Sunday brunch! Our table was close to the live music and it was a good level that didn't interfere with conversation.

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Debster37
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tenscia (sorry for spelling) was an amazing server who was friendly, attentive, interactive and courteous! The food outstanding, drinking terrific and entertainment fun! Thank you for making our 38th anniversary amazing!

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JPrice
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the location, dining right on the water. The live music was great and the vibe was tropical. Our apps and meals were delicious! Try the bruschetta!

SB
vipStevenB
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Per our waiter, not enough chefs so they had a very limited menu. It’s Father’s Day. We should have been informed of the problem and given the option to schedule elsewhere.

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RobertC
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Despite being Fathers' Day, they were short 3 cooks and a couple waiters, resulting in a foreshortened menu, more suitable for lunch, Confusion seemed to affect our waiter and the barkeep. Discussion tableside with manager helped our understanding of their predicament. It became apparent that the deck and bar scene was the center of interests, which we thoroughly enjoyed with brandy and cigars following the lackluster meal inside. Worth noting is the modest (but sufficient) wine list which is very reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience2

Went for Father’s Day. Only had one cook. There was an hour and a half wait for the food. Our server Taylor was great. The restaurant wasn’t fancy at all and the food really wasn’t that good. The wings were crispy. Will not be back. We had a party at five and a long wait and limited menu by time really ruined the Father’s Day. Said that we had to wait until 3 to order anything other than brunch. Hostesses chilling at the hostesses stand in groups of 3+. They did not walk us to our table.

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MyrnaR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I reserved for a party of four for Father's Day Brunch. We were seated right away and given a two page menu. After looking the menu over, we were told that only one page of the menu was available from which to order. We ordered and after being there for an hour we noticed that other parties were leaving the restaurant. Our server told us that our food wasn't even started and she didn't know how long the wait would be and that the manager and a dishwasher were assisting in the kitchen because two of the cooks had called off. Obviously we left disappointed.

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LeslieF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Our order took 75 minutes. Noise level was high, Food tasted like frozen food. Brunch menu was limited and only included breakfast. Would not recommend.

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vipflygirl
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Normally we love the brunch here but on Fathers Day it was quite disappointing. The service was great but the whites were not cooked on the poached eggs, there was minimal avocado on the avocado flatbread, the bottomless drinks were watered down and overall just not up to their usual standards. I was given additional avocado on request so that helped and hope this was an isolated incident. Perhaps staffing issues were to blame on the holiday weekend so we will try again. Usually the chicken and waffles are very good here....

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TERESAS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Average food, way over- priced. $170 for a simple family dinner (wings, one burger, one salmon, one steak) with three tiny desserts and no alcohol. Sat at a table in the bar with no view, no music. This used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but not any more.

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vipKatM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The chairs were all broken at our table!!! It was very uncomfortable to eat at a table with broken chairs! Really get new chairs!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant evening. They went out of their way to seat our party of 15, when no other restaurants care to cater to larger parties at all, they even put us in the beautiful captains room. The food was VERY Good and the service was amazing. Our waitress was fantastic!! What a great reprieve this restaurant was from the long waits, disappointing food, and subpar experiences of many other places lately in the area. Do yourself a favor, make the reservation and give Riveria Dunes a try when all other restaurants want you to wait 2 hours!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were amazing!

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LadyDi
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to Riviera Dunes Dockside on numerous occasions and highly recommend it. Beautiful location on the marina. The food has always been consistently good. We particularly enjoy the Sunday Brunch with unlimited Bloody Mary's and/or Mimosa's. My husband always has the Dockside Breakfast which is the usual eggs, sausage, hash browns, etc. I like their Hangover Breakfast which is a wonderful burger (no bun) with an egg on top. Their Chicken and Waffles is delightful. Enough for two breakfasts. Yesterday I had their Fish Sandwich (mahi) blackened. It was scrumptious. On Sunday's they have entertainment both during the day and evening.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a waitress that had only been working there for 3 days and she was excellent!! Her name was Tineecia G

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PatriciaR
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for brunch. Will try dinner the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We went to Riviera dunes for my grandmother‘s 75th birthday and not only was our food delicious, but our waiter was extremely congenial and the ambience was relatively low-key, somewhat reminiscent of life pre-pandemic.

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rogerh
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a very quiet day when we visited the Riviera Dunes. We were the only guests in the main dining room. Service was good and 3 of the 6 in our party had the seafood salad which was excellent. It included a lobster tail and several shrimp. The views over the water are great.

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Lolita
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and view and service were all wonderful as usual. Music was a little loud to have a conversation with friends at our table.
We had blackened Mahi and Jambalaya. Orange crushes, Long Island Iced Tea and Cosmos. All good.

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SteveS
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place and setting menu selection nice and food quality good. The service was a little spotty but adequate. They seem to have a fly problem at sunset they need to correct somehow because their patio is really great.

MK
vipMaryK
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Alex our server was great !

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Wat071014
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the best service in the area! Sat on the deck with live music and enjoyed a beautiful Florida evening!

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PW626
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Riviera Dunes Dockside. I have yet to be disappointed when we have come here for a meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The quality has gone down in the paste few months.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Unfriendly staff as we walked into the bar area outside. I said we had reservations and asked where the hostess stand was - we were curtly directed inside. Once inside one of the staff members directed us back outside to the a host stand out there- we ran into the same girl who directed us outside who then wouldn’t even acknowledge us. It didn’t get much better from there, food was meh, unremarkable. View and live music were good, although not enough to make us want to return.

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PeterH
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service & ambience

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byDBM
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice evening dining waterside.

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vipcathief
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service! Sara was our server & she was outstanding!

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 4.2 stars by 387 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.