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Old Dock House & Marina

) #4 of 4 Restaurants in Essex €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
+1 518-963-4232
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible19%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I have been going here every 2 to 4 years since our first date there 30 years ago, and me proposing to her there a year later. The food quality has gone up and down over the years, but it was never...More

Thank Realbubba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Twenty years ago there was always a line up at the Old Dock. Since then it has gradually gone down hill and became a place to avoid. Now it has taken a turn for the better but has a long way to go. You go...More

Thank Sylviastonehouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has been a favorite of ours for years, and recently reopened (well, sort of) after quite a bit of refurbishment by the new owners. When we stopped in for an early dinner last night, we were greated by a sign explaining "no alcohol"... that's...More

Thank AndyV2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were cruising around on our Can Am Spyders, and decided to head to the Old Dock House about two hours away. Beautiful day, views of the lake and VT on the other side. We arrived at about 4PM, and there were only 4 people...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered a two-course meal with family and friends. I'm still dreaming of the coconut shrimp - something you should definitely get if you find yourself in Essex. It was quite due to them not having a liquor license, something they are getting. The chef came...More

Thank aedinmcadams
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I will try not to whine about the lack of wine since the food was pretty good. Unfortunately, after traveling for seven hours, we drove out of our way to get to what we were sure would be a calm, inviting, and relaxing end of...More

2  Thank knewspring
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We visited on a perfect late summer day. We ate on the lakeside deck, enjoyed the view of the lake, Vermont mountains and watching the ferry. They were very busy, but the service was friendly, the food and drinks good. We will definitely visit again!

Thank LJPlateisfull
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The view from the deck at sunset was perfect. The menu had a good assortment of traditional summer favorites with some elegant dishes to boot. Service was fair, full deck at the end of the season and good help with great suggestions as to wine...More

Thank Cookie3831
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I actually do not know where to start. We have been going to the Essex NY area for 40 years approximately. The Old Dock has never changed through multiple incarnations and reincarnations. No matter whoever is running it it is always mediocre. The food is...More

Thank joncog1
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

5 of us went for our friends birthday dinner. The location on the water and the views are lovely. Difficult entry-be careful driving down in and out. Food- below average. A variety was ordered at our table, mine was the Captains seafood platter,$24. All beer...More

Thank Lemmonj123
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Barnie F
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Response from AndyV2011 | Reviewed this property |
They have about a dozen spaces for people coming by boat for lunch or dinner...that's often half or more of the customers and we've talked with folks that have stopped in from as far away as Whitehall and up near Canada... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 518-963-4232
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