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All 5 Essex Restaurants

Old Dock House & Marina

Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
(518) 963-4232
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Ranked #4 of 5 Restaurants in Essex
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Waltham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place was a great place to spend a sunny late afternoon. The view is sensational and the food is pretty good, the fish seemed fresh and tender plus really tasty coleslaw. Service was friendly and unpretentious, think local folks who work there during the season. Enjoyed our margaritas then took the ferry over to VT - view back over... More 

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Cornwall, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Three of us went on Labor Day Monday for Lunch. The weather was spectacular. We sat outside in a shaded area, overlooking the water. I think any place, inside or out, would have been great. I ordered the curried chicken salad wrap, which came with cole slaw and fries. I never eat fries, so they offered to switch them for... More 

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albany ny
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167 reviews 167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My fish and chips and wings were great. My husband loved his thai noodles. Service was very good. Would return.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Have been here several times just for drinks, but had lunch this time. Had the French dip and it was a lot of food. Fries were nice and crispy and the roast beef was tender and juicy. And the Piña Colada was awesome. Highly recommend this place. And you can't beat the views. Every staff member we have come across... More 

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Albany, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I usually have lunch there after enjoying the ferry ride to Vermont, which everyone should do since it is one of the more scenic spots on Lake Champlain. This time at the restaurant, I had the Buffalo Shrimp taco with fries and cole slaw, which I enjoyed. My wife had the flat bread which we both liked.... More 

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burlington vt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This restaurant has really gone down hill. The food is very mediocre and over priced. The salad I ordered was tasteless and unappealing. Our other meals were poorly prepared and marginally edible. This is still a lovely setting, and the bar is probably a good choice, but stopping here for a meal is no longer so unless you don't care... More 

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Landenberg, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We enjoyed our cocktail and appetizer outside on a lovely evening. Just before our dinner arrived, the 4 piece band with HUGE speakers started to play and we could no longer carry on a conversation. The music was way too loud. We will NOT return to this restaurant for dinner. Impossible to carry on a conversation without shouting.

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We took the ferry from Vermont to New York. It looked inviting so we stopped in. It was a little tricky finding the driveway. The young staff were very friendly and welcoming. We were seated in the shade near the water. Service was good. We had frozen drinks that were good. The food was good but nothing to rave about.... More 

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Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Old Dock has a great location by the dock of the Essex ferry. Perfect for sharing a conversation with a drink in your hand. Lunch is also a good option with relatively reasonable prices. Our dinners were less successful, the flatbread app was very good however. My spouse had to send her chicken back because it was not grilled... More 

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New York
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169 reviews 169 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had a nice lunch with my wife and sons here on Father's Day. My wife and I shared the Cubano sandwich! It was very good! We also ordered calamari and hot wings for appetizers. Beautiful view right next to the ferry dock.

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Additional Information about Old Dock House & Marina

Address: Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
Phone Number: (518) 963-4232
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Essex
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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