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The Dock Restaurant

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Seafood, American, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Central American
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30 Butner Street | Fort Sherman, Fort Sherman 00000, Panama
+507 433-0471
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate lunch after driving along the Panama Canal. Was the only hamburger meal during the week. Had shrimp and calamari appetizers, Burger was much better, appetizers only marginal. calamari was over cooked and dry. great atmosphere and view of boats and water.

Thank gatornutbob
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As per the hotel these guys have a captive market as the next nearest bar or restaurant is 1.5 hours away! Typically an American style menu, and often run out of basic items such as wholemeal bread. Was there for 2 weeks waiting to transit the canal and had some quite good meals and some quite poor. But you don't... More 

Thank Yvonne F
Exeter, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got the ferry across from Colon wondering if we really were going the right way to find this wonderful spot at the yacht marina. Delicious lunch of cerviche, plantain fritters and calamari. Great service with a smile. Lovely refreshing fruit lemonade. View of the boats and Caribbean Sea. Would have loved to stay the night, small pool to cool off... More 

Thank Sam I
Varese, Italy
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284 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, in reality there is a restaurant inside the Agua Clara visitor center (not always open), don’t know for Gatun locks, beside these, the next ones are located in former Ft. Davis or even further away… The location is inside former Ft. Sherman (is necessary to pass an old checkpoint) and drive through streets of abandoned military barracks (some scenes... More 

Thank Tualie
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Even though it's the only restaurant the standards were very high and the food was always cooked fresh. Happily ate there most nights.

Thank NigelStn
Mepanama, Public Relations Manager at The Dock Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you ver much for your kind comments, we are happy to hear that you had a good time! Best regards The team at The Dock More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Just ate the 3rd meal at the restaurant in 2 days. Same menu for lunch and dinner. All food items ordered, chicken soup, ribs and baked chicken were very good. Only down side here is the long wait and forgetful staff.

Thank Tom W
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178 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is the only game in the area. The food is good and the service needs improvement, but overall it is not bad. We enjoyed the meals although depending on the item the prices can be a bit above normal. We ate here two nights as we were on a boat and one of the nights our waitress did not... More 

Thank BernieandJune
Houston, Texas
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We have eaten here several times and have enjoyed our meals. The Staff is lovely! The atmosphere is wonderful since the restaurant overlooks the marina and also just a short walk into the jungle. Enjoy! Cheers, JoAnne & Bill S/V ULTRA

Thank William H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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273 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Inside or outside seating facing the marina with an adequate menu of seafood & other hot and cold foods with a bar.

Thank devnprt1
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We just finished visited San Lorenzo and this was the only restaurant around. It was busy so we figured this must be a great place to have lunch. What a disaster. The entire restaurant crew was huddled around the kitchen and no one paid any attention to us when we entered. We were finally seated and our order taken. Having... More 

Thank vranas53
Management response:

Hi, I´m sorry that you didn´t receive the service that you expected. I spoke to your tour guide, because he call me 1 hour before to make a reservation of your group of 23 people, I explain to him that we have our restaurant full and the food will take some time because you will order from the regular menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Seafood, American, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Butner Street | Fort Sherman, Fort Sherman 00000, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Fort Sherman
  • Phone Number: +507 433-0471
The Dock offers a casual atmosphere with great food. From tender steak to a BLT Sandwich, from salads to pasta. We have a daily lunch special and Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm every day but Sundays.We are open daily from 8:00am to 9:00 pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?