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The Hard Dock Cafe

3755 US-31, Decatur, AL
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Ranked #79 of 125 Restaurants in Decatur
Cuisines: American
Description: Sits on the Tennessee River at a marina...Indoor and outdoor dining
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Description: Sits on the Tennessee River at a marina...Indoor and outdoor dining
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Love my hangout spot!! Always get great service and awesome dance music. Love the deck in spring, summer and fall!

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huntsville
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7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Walked up to the buildingin june 2014 and before I got to the door a very bad smell was coming from somewhere around the back kitchen door. Smell was like a sewer or similar. This place has been around for years, but once inside I had to leave because just to bad an odor. Hope health department makes and inspection... More

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Decatur, Alabama
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I can not believe that this place is still open and continues to remain open. There are so many safety issue with the place I truly am surprise they have not been sued. Loose flooring on both walkway into the building, loose flooring and hole big enough for a chair leg to fall through on the deck, the railing is... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Over priced ! You can tell they use cheap frozen crap. No air or ventilation and bathrooms were horrible. Your car or boat will get robbed while your in the restaurant ! Needs a tremendous amount of up grade to match the price. Unbelievable !

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Decatur, Alabama, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Bad food,ruff crowd, not a bad location. Ownership needs to change, improvements to menu items and quality needed. This could be a great place with some changes that are needed. Will not go back until something changes.

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Hartselle, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Average menu and food is good the crowd is usually good and the bands are above normal. They spin popular current music and older hits during the breaks. The only peeps that wouldn't enjoy themselves there on any night are like Cindy S who couldn't enjoy there spoiled dried out selves no matter where they were. I am middle aged... More

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Thompsons Station, TN
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123 reviews 123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stopped here for lunch yesterday while cruising on the river. The restaurant is part of a marina and right on the river. We docked the boat and headed into the restaurant. I should say out on the porch overlooking the river. This is a really nice view. I had the catfish po' boy and my wife had the burger.... More

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huntsville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Friendly staff, outdoor location is a summer treat. Big drawback is the restrooms. They have to leave the doors open because there is no air conditioning in there and in hot weather it is like a sweatbox. Clean but still not pleasant because hot air and dampness is a good invitation for bacteria. Easy fix though, so maybe they'll put... More

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Decatur, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Went with family and friends to have a drink by the river. Ordered a standard beer. Good enough ambiance. Service was very nice. Went at a rather early hour and not crowded.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The Hard Dock is a great place to take it easy by the river in Decatur. Food is decent and the atmosphere is fantastic! Sit and have a burger and watch the sunset or the boats as they cruise up and down the river.

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