Lynn and Ann - September 25 2009
As usual another lovely Elvis week spent going into Dave's for at least 2 coffees(Elvis law!)and lovely meals. As always friendly staff, special requests always done with a smile. No wonder you have been there for 25yrs Dave! Keep up the good work.
Lynn and Ann x
Lynda and Bob - September 13 2009
Been coming to Mablethorpe for years but only just found you. A real gem - fantastic food, friendly staff with a special service. Nice to meet you Dave. See you again on our next visit.
Dave & Terry - September 13 2009
Fantastic food, great service, friendly fun staff, Great fat busting cakes loads of TEA
Andy Revelle - August 14 2009
Popped in twice on a recent trip to my mums in Mablethorpe. Had the super breakfast on Wednesday morning, it was fantastic, really got my day off to the best start - HANDSOME GRUB
Kevin Andrews - August 4 2009
Just to let you know, Myself, My wife Donna, and our two children Daniel and Oliver, thought you, and your restaurant was fabulous. It was so clean, and had a superb selection of food on the menu. We ate at Dave's 3 times whilst holidaying in Skegness, and are so glad we have found somewhere that we all like. The boys especially enjoyed the lollies afterwards. Also i would like to thank you very much for taking me back to the seal sanctuary to collect my car, as the buses had stopped running.
All the best to you and your family
Kevin, Donna, Daniel and Oliver Andrews
Jason Hewson - August 2 2009
Can't believe we have not found you before, when we only live a few miles away. We will be coming back soon and bring our friends. Thank you for a great night and making us feel very welcome.
Dennis & Sherilyn Hall - July 17 2009
When in Mablethorpe a pleasure to have a Meal and a Coffee in pleasant surroundings with the standard always to the highest one would ever expect. The staff most courteous, friendly and helpful. Well Done.
Dave Crockett - July 6 2009
Service and food great, shame its in such a dump as Mablethorpe.
Peter Cresswell - July 2 2009
Great restaurant is Dave's. I first visited when it was Dave's Diner with my dad, mum, nan, and sister. Then 2 more times when a restaurant, amazing food at Dave's. I live in Surrey and hope to come back again one day and try the great food once again.
Christina Davidson - June 28 2009
I come every year from Nottingham with my friends Lynn and Ann from Surrey for the Elvis week at Haven in September, we are always assured a warm welcome and get to listen to Elvis while we eat. I am absolutely gutted that I can't come this year as I have to have an operation and can't drive. Think about me in September as I will you.
Russ Talbott - June 9 2009
What can I say, Dave's restaurant has changed my life! Obviously for the better. Ann is a credit to you, a true workhorse. Inspiration for us all! The yearly refurb is clearly evident, a clear example of class at its very highest. The missus is insisting on us redecorating now!! I did admire the great value for money, I mean, frothy coffee in a mug with the free skin on top. What a bargain, almost as good as the remarkable 2500 tea bags for £10. Twinings must be shaking in their boots. See you next year. Regards, Russ, Sarah and the gang. Ps. Do you do drinks in here and may I suggest entering into next years Great British Menu, a healthy slice of toffee topolino.
J Hall - June 6 2009
Best meal in a long time. Rev,J Hall,JP, Laird of Glencairn
Roz & Roland - May 25 2009
My friend and I propose Daves as the Best Restaurant in Lincolnshire. Try it
Barrie,Olwen & Mother in Law - May 2 2009
Thanks for a fantastic meal today, Fish & Chips out of this world, Olwen had a pie meal that was also of excellent quality, I will recommend your restaurant to all. Vickies choice of ice cream is a treat not to be missed. I travelled from West Yorkshire today just for the day, we will be calling again.
Ann Dave and Rosie - April 28 2009
My husband and I came to Mablethorpe for the day with are 17 month old grand daughter and we went to Dave's for lunch and I would like to say the help of the staff was fantastic and the food was very good and fresh and very reasonably priced, everything is thought of for the whole family, even down to bringing baby wipe for the little ones. We will be back, Thanks.
Ann and Lynn - April 24 2009
I don't know what else I can say except that we can't visit Mablethorpe without popping into Dave's for fabulous meals and coffee. Dave's is our favourite restaurant in the whole of Lincolnshire and we are always assured of fantastic food and friendly staff. Carry on the good work.....
lynn and ann - April 24 2009
we travel all the way from london and surrey just for a special mug of daves coffee! the staff are all top class,the food yum and its especially good when they play elvis!
a visit to mablethorpe is not complete without a visit to daves! XX
Andy Revelle - April 17 2009
My mum retired to M`thorpe around 10 yrs ago . My family visit regularly, and no visit is complete without a meal at Dave`s .
From a salad to Moby Dick all the food is fresh and delivered with a smile .
Best wishes for continued success.
Andy Murray - April 16 2009
What can I say, Dave's Restaurant is the best in Mablethorpe. The staff are top class the food even better, well done Mick. I look forward to my next visit with the children so they can have a frothy coffee and colour in some pictures.
Well done Mr. Ives.
Pauline & Mick - March 23 2009
We have visited most weekends for the last 9 years and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and always made welcome. Hope to see you again this coming weekend.
Sue & Michael - March 23 2009
If you want the best food and value for money when you visit Mablethorpe, it has to be Dave's Restaurant. You are made to think you are the most important people in the restaurant. First class service by staff who really care about you and your needs
( rare in this day and age). Well done, we are looking forward to our next visit.
We are very sorry we are unable to print anymore of your comments.
This purely down to the sheer volume of comments you have sent us.
Phil Casey - February 23 2011
Yet another excellent meal last week when my wife and two friends visited Dave's Restaurant. We have called in many times when we take a holiday at Kenwick Park most years. The service was excellent as to were the cod and chips. The welcome from Dave himself was much appreciated and we can, without any hesitation, recommend the restaurant. Thank you to Dave and all your staff. We hope to be back soon.
Andy - February 15 2011
Came to Dave's for the first time today with my wife Heather - we were visiting from Newark. A warm welcome, excellent service and a superb meal of Grimsby cod and chips! Nothing was too much trouble - we'll be back - thank you.
Peter Turner - January 2 2011
Came back again at the weekend,The roast was very nice ,always a pleasant experience to go to Daves,The staff are always very helpful and very welcoming,We will be back when we can.
Andrew Roddison - Rotherham Lions - October 24 2010
The main attraction in Mablethorpe, great atmosphere, friendly service, outstanding food. I always hate closing the caravan down in October as hate having to wait 5 months to sample the Steak Pie.
All the best for what is left of 2010 see you in 2011.
Melanie Gronneberg - September 27 2010
We had a lovely meal here, two adults and four children! Staff were great with the children who were given wordsearches or colouring. The place was clean and the food cooked to perfection. The steak pie was tasty. My son left his gloves and when I telephoned to get them posted to me the manager arranged to have them delivered home to me in Sleaford - Now that is customer service!
Ursula - September 24 2010
It was a real pleasure going to Dave's restaurant. The staff were brilliant and couldn't do enough for you. We even met the man himself and he highly recommended the lemony cake to us. It was out of this world. The dinners were fantastic too and REAL tasty. We were down for a week at the Elvis holiday and Dave made sure that he played loads of Elvis for us. We even got a buy one get one free meal to show his appreciation for all the Elvis fans. If I'm ever down that way again I will certainly be coming again. The food was very well priced too.
Katy - September 22 2010
We are from Shefield, we recently visited Dave's while on a short break in Mablethorpe, and I have to say it was totally amazing we had the steak pie and found it just outstanding and I'm a chef so it must have been good as we are known for being picky! we had our 2 children with us and were made very welcome by staff who were very patient when our kids even when they changed their minds. Dave himself even came and said hello which I found very refreshing for an owner to actually come and introduce himself to his customers.
We cannot wait to come back for your steak pie, you should all be very proud of yourselves you do a great job and a big well done to you and look forward to seeing you all a.s.a.p. xxxx
Ralph and Family Leeds - August 31 2010
Visited Dave's Restaurant in August 2010. Food and Hospitality first class. We highly recommend you visit for lunch or evening meal as the staff and service was excellent. The liver and steak pies were A1. We will revisit next time in Mablethorpe without fail. Thanks to Dave and his staff for their friendliness and attention.
Josie - September 6 2010
Every year when we come to Mablethorpe we come to your Restaurant and your food is amazing and your puddings are great , just wondered where you get your choc ole's from it is the best pudding ever.
Marie,Scott and Shane - September 5 2010
We visited your restaurant on Sunday 29th August 2010 for our sunday lunch(table 1).We enjoyed our visit very much, the food was great and the staff and yourself made us feel like royalty. My son(4)enjoyed colouring in his picture whilst waiting for dinner, everyone including the children were made to feel at home!..We will definately be visiting your restaurant again on our next visit....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!...many thanks! x
Sally & Fred - August 4 2010
Fabulous food from Dave's! Even when your restaurant was packed with customers we were treated excellently and constantly checked up on to see if everything was satisfactory. Well I can tell you that it was certainly better than satisfactory. We loved your restaurant! Excellent food and excellent smiling staff! Well done Dave!
Stuart & Lynn - August 1 2010
Well done Dave, I've eaten in some restaurants in my time but yours beats the rest on shear hospitality alone, not to mention the excellent food. Once again WELL DONE !
Helen & George - July 14 2010
Haven't been able to get to Elvis Week for 4 years due to various reasons, but we'll be back this year. Have missed your steak pie soooooooo much!
Mrs Swift - May 9 2010
Came across your restaurant on passing through Mablethorpe had the lamb dinner it was delicious, everything cooked to perfection, will definitely call again when in the area.
Terry & Dave - April 17 2010
Terry & Dave return again to this fantastic restaurant. Has always, great food, great service, from friendly staff, and fat busting cakes again!!
Peter Turner - April 2 2010
Good food,nice people,particularly like Ann as she is more my age and very pleasant lady hope to be back soon.
Lynn, Ann and Chris the Elvis girls - December 15 2009
So excited just heard the dates for our Elvis week in Mablethorpe which means a week of going to Daves! see you there on 17th Sept Dave!!! xxx
Shelly - October 24 2009
We were in Mablethorpe for the week 19th - 23rd oct 09 and after paying the earth for just edible food we found Daves restaurant !!As soon as we sat down the children were given some pictures and crayons to do some colouring !! The food was lovely and very resonable!!! I was so impressed with the fact that we were even given wet wipes for the children to wipe there hands and faces on after the meal !!!Would recommend a visit to anyone visiting Mablethorpe and would come back again if we ever came to mablethorpe again !!
Thanks alot !
The girls from BURNLEY - October 13 2009
Thank you for wonderful welcome the other day (10.10.09)! We searched for a nice looking restaurant and landed on our feet when we chose your place. We're not sure if we'll visit Mablethorpe again, but will be sure to recommend you to anyone we know who is visiting the area!
Well done Dave, your restaurant is fab, you & your staff are fab, your fish & chips were fab and your bottle of wine (which you could charge far more for) was fab too!
All the best!
The girls from Burnley! xxx
Hazel Pepper - October 3 2009
Myself, my husband and baby daughter stumbled accross Dave's restaurant on a day out to Mablethorpe - wow, what a find.
We have travelled the world and would consider ourselves very particular about food, taking any opportunity we can to eat
at Michelin Star restaurants when the budget would allow. Daves was a lovely culinary experience, starting the moment we
walked in the door when Dave and his staff couldn't do enough to accomodate us and our baby in the pram. My husband
ordered the Beef pie and I ordered the Beef and Stilton Pie, they have to be the tastiest and most satisfying pies we have
ever eaten. Even the vegetables and potatoes that came with the meal were good quality (not frozen) and plentiful. The fact that we
were asked as the meal was delivered if we wanted extra gravy was a wonderful touch, as what english person isn't a pie and
gravy addict. We couldn't believe that Dave's was only charging ?5.95 for a bottle of wine and it was a decent bottle of wine.
We are not planning to go back to Mablethorpe but we have said that we are definitely going back to Dave's and it will certainly be
worth the 40 minute drive. Thanks again.....
David & Helen - August 29 2012
Took some friends and family for a meal on the last night of their holidays with us(Bank Hol.Monday). Excellent food as usual. Lovely atmosphere and great service from Dave's ''team'' of lovely girls who go out of their way to look after us. Even the fizzy orange was first class![As tasted by a youngster who knows!] Special thanks to Kate too!!
Daniel, Laura, Sophie, Derek & Kay - August 25 2012
We really enjoyed it here at Dave's Diner. The staff were great. The food was great. Everything was great. We heard about this restaurant when Kay googled 'Places to eat in Mablethorpe' on her phone. We had our first meal on Thursday 23rd August 2012, we enjoyed our meals. We came back on Friday 24th August, as always, the meal was BEAUTIFUL! Our last bite to eat was on Saturday morning when we had breakfast. It was fantastic. But unfortunately, we have returned to Coventry from our one week holiday in Lincolnshire. I hope to be there some other day. Good luck Dave.
Jackie, Phil, Amy & Lucy - August 12 2012
Just wanted to say thank you to Dave and team for the lovely meals we had during our weeks holiday in Mablethorpe. Kids made to feel really welcome with colouring in, novelty straws and lollies, great homecooked meals and real value for money. So much choice on the menu we had to go back a further 3 times!! We'll be back next year all being well. Thanks again x
Eileen and Frank Tombs - August 12 2012
We enjoyed the warm welcome ...the food was fantastic staff very efficent and the decor was very nice,,,,,Thanks Dave we will come again when we visit maplethorpe.
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Rob & Jenny - July 31 2012
When ever in MABLETHORPE you gotta visit DAVES.We holiday in SKEGGY but visit DAVES 2/3 times during our holiday,well worth the the drive,excellant food+service and ample food on plate.I can highly reccomend the STEAK PIE which is filled with MEAT.Will be back later this year.5*****
pete4741 - July 11 2012
excellent service food and value visiting mablethorpe while on holiday in skeggy tried 5 eateries of various types all iether scruffy or expensive for what they were serving, found daves couldnt knock a thing deffinately recommend it you must give it a try you won't be disappointed
mr&mrs john,pearl robinson - July 9 2012
Dave,is a right gent,made pearl& my self very welcome.the food his excellent,&staff are very pleasant too.top marks a excellent place to eat,well done DAVE== john pearl,will be back soon
Mark Pepper- April 29 2012
Absolutely fantastic! Great food and service. We will be back. Would definitely recommend.
David & Helen - April 27 2012
We have just been to a Steak Night. First one we've managed to make it to, but it will not be the last. Beautiful sirloins. Excellent service as usual. Thanks Dave and team!
Jeff & Wendy Houghton - January 10 2012
What a gem,we only live in louth, but we went for a Sunday lunch, the lamb steaks were gorgeous, with veg and all the works,you will see us again, thank you xx
Dunfermline Scooter Club - December 30 2011
We stopped off here for a breakfast before the long drive back to Scotland. On a wet and windy morning Dave saw us all right and added a little 'warmer' in our coffee to see us on our way.
Clowne Crusaders Scooter Club - November 20 2011
Thanks Dave and staff for looking after us on the Scooter Rally weekend. Excellent food as usual and a warm welcome. We will be back next year!!
Mike Smith - November 15 2011
Totally brilliant place, the highlight of our holiday. Congratulations and many thanks to Dave and all his wonderful staff
Garry Hickman - November 6 2011
Another perfect sitting at Daves, our party of 6 left fat and happy yet again, its no wonder people return so often, all the staff are so friendly and helpful.
Louise James - August 30 2011
We have just come back from a camping weekend with 4 adults and 5 children and we went to Dave's for our evening meal. It was fab. The staff were very welcoming and very good with the children. As soon as we sat down Dave brought the children colouring books and then baby wipes for when the children had finished eating. They got lollies after their meal, and there was a very relaxed atmosphere. The fish was lovely and the alcoholic measures were very generous!!! All in all had a great time at a reasonable price and would definitely go back again. Thanks a lot.
Sue Wellby -August 26 2011
Where do you begin to say all the right things about Dave and his staff. Celebrating my birthday and retirement he closed his restaurant to the public early in the evening and opened it again just for me and my party of 28. It was totally brilliant. So many choices. A three course meal consisting of five starters, a full carvery, turkey, scotch beef, and gammon with a huge huge selection of fresh vegetables. Plus a superb to die for choice of sweets. I was thoroughly spoilt. (Birthday cake, flowers) All my guest had a wonderful time and each and everyone of them said it was the best carvery that they had ever had. Again a big thank you to Dave and all of his staff who made my night such a success.
Andrew Spencer - August 12 2011
Thanks again for a wonderful meal and service excellent value. After 10 years you still do not let us down. Keep up the high standards of old English food and service so lacking in so many places today. For full review see travel advisor
Jayne and Simon - August 6 2011
Going to Daves is like coming home. Everytime we visit Mablethorpe,Daves is the place we end up. We have tried all the others but always go for the best. My husband swears by the steak pie. The staff are always friendly and if Dave's there you are guaranteed to leave with a smile and full belly (he topped my hubbys plate up) lol.Can't wait till we come back.
ROTHWELL CONSERVATIVE CLUB - July 22 2011
53 members of this Club visited Dave's Restaurant on 21 July. Not a single complaint!!!
Everyone said that the food and service was excellent and quite a number siad they would visit again before the end of the season.
Well done Dave and Staff for a superb day.
We shall recommend you to all Clubs in Northants who may wish to visit Mablethorpe in the future.
Cheryl - July 21 2011
Rothwell Conservative Club Day Out, Brilliant Day! Your Food Was Lovely, Couldn't Have Made It Any Better! Fast Service For Food. Can't Wait For Return Trip. Staff Was Very Welcoming And Pleasant.
David & Helen - June 22 2011
Used to come to Mablethorpe for holidays but we live in Trusthorpe now and visit Dave's quite often. Great food, great service, lovely atmosphere. Well done Dave!
Bob and Sheila Ashton - June 13 2011
Good food,good service,attentive staff,fair prices,what more can anybody want.