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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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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 

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Boston
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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

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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.

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Burlington, Vermont
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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 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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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
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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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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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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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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
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

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