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Old Dock House & Marina

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Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
(518) 963-4232
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Great View

Great place to visit by boat...food average, cute, young enthusiastic wait staff....a " local" place. Fish chowder is the best item on the menu

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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Peru, NY
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The food was very good. However, the service was deficient. I requested a refill of my drink and had to wait until others in our group asked for refills. The waitress never came back to the table to inquire if the meal was good and if we wanted anything else. She also never came back to ask if we wanted... More 

Thank Ranger53
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

been here four or five times since we started to come to this part of the World. few times..college kids were lazy and were not too thrilled to serve. the view is nice...and the beer is good..so if you don't mind waiting when it is a nice crowded day.... is nice spot for lunch. i like the more mature wait... More 

Thank studiokramer
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fabulous location but mediocre food and horrible service. We've gone here about five times now hoping it would be different each time. I'm afraid we are done. It took twenty minutes to get two beers which sat at the end of the bar for about ten minutes. I finally went up and asked the bartender if I could bring them... More 

Thank Kelly M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Next door to a working ferry dock, in a historic building, in one of the most historic and prettiest villages in upstate NY or Vermont, with a view over southern lake Champlain to the hills and mountains of Vermont, this place should be Shangri-la. The last time we went (this past week) the service, drinks, and food were very good.... More 

1 Thank William James C
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great place to visit by boat...food average, cute, young enthusiastic wait staff....a " local" place. Fish chowder is the best item on the menu

Thank NYCregular
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Lobster Poutine at the Old Dock is well worth driving hours to enjoy. The rest of the food is excellent too, and there's a wide variety of beers on tap. Plus the setting on the waters edge of Lake Champlain is stunning, with great outdoor dockside dining when the weather is nice.

1 Thank Joe H
Burlington, Vermont
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I live in Burlington and have a family camp farther north, but I've only eaten here a few times... by choice. Its a well known trap. Its fine for just drinks and nachos or something, but save yourself and stop there. It had been years since I tried eating a real meal there, but when the local Sat night Taco... More 

Thank DaveGibsonBTV
Waltham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Will C
Cornwall, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

1 Thank B-n-B-aholics
albany ny
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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.

Thank AEboylston

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: (518) 963-4232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?