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Cool Springs Fish Bar and Restaurant

Map2463 S. State St.
Dover, DE
  • Food and Drink
  • 2013: Best Restaurant in Dover 2012: Best Restaurant in Dover 2012: Best Seafood 2011: Best Restaurant in Dover 2011: Best Desserts 2010: Best Restaurant in Dover 2009: Best Seafood 2008: Best Seafood


You name it, Cool Springs has it, from clams to crab cakes to rockfish stuffed with crab imperial.

From 2012:

Favorites like crab-stuffed rockfish and delectably simple preparations such as grilled sea bass over asparagus show why chef Dennis Forbes’ Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant
is a classic.

From 2009:

Cool Springs Fish Bar and Restaurant is where S. Renee Smith takes her out-of-town clients for a special meal. “It’s a great place to introduce someone who’s new to the city,” she says. “I love the atmosphere. It’s artsy, which means you don’t feel like you’re in Dover until you step out the door again.” Customers dining at the multi-colored bar enjoy the privilege of watching chef-owner Dennis Forbes and his staff at work in the kitchen. Smith says everything on Forbes’ menu is of great quality and the customer service is outstanding. Favorite fish dishes at Cool Springs include honey-bourbon salmon, Parmesan-crusted swordfish and stuffed flounder. The shellfish pan roast is the stuff of legend, and the seafood bisque, one of a 16-soup arsenal, sells out every time it’s served. When Smith, a frequent traveler, is in town, Cool Springs is simply her place. “When I do have a moment,” she says, “I want to eat real food.”

Best of Delaware History

2013 Best Restaurant in Dover, Readers
2012 Best Restaurant in Dover, Readers 
2012 Best Seafood, Editors, Downstate 
2011 Best Desserts, Downstate, Readers
2010 Best Restaurant in Dover, Readers
2009 Best Seafood, Downstate, Critics
2008 Best Seafood, Downstate, Critics
2007 Best Restaurant in Magnolia, Readers
2007 Best Restaurant in Dover, Downstate, Critics
2006 Best Restaurant in Magnolia, Downstate, Readers
2006 Best Restaurant in Dover, Downstate, Readers
2005 Best Fresh Tuna, Downstate, Critics
2005 Best Dover Restaurant, Downstate, Readers
2004 Best Restaurant in Kent County, Readers
2004 Best Prime Rib, Readers
2003 Best Cheesecake, Critics
2001 Best Kent County Restaurant, Critics
2000 Best Kent County Restaurant, Critics

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