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Dock's Beach House

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252 W Lakeshore Dr, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9452
419-732-6609
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely water front dinner

Loved the atmosphere! Had a great view and enjoyed our dinner on the deck. They had a great singer which added to the great atmosphere. The service was also good. The food we had was very yummy! Very happy with the food. For appetizer we had the driftwood logs which were super delicious! For dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Samantha R
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here before we left for our weekend to Put in Bay. It was the day before closing for the season, so the menu was limited but we got mussels and lobster bisque that was to die for. Our bartender was very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our wait for the jet express, so much... More 

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Thank CruisinNurse
Port Clinton, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I love this location and have been there many times for food, fun and music. The view is awesome. However, the last time I went there I was very disappointed in my meal. I went with my family for dinner and we were only just filled, not satisfied. If you like fast food it may appeal to you, because that... More 

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Thank GreenPassion
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere! Had a great view and enjoyed our dinner on the deck. They had a great singer which added to the great atmosphere. The service was also good. The food we had was very yummy! Very happy with the food. For appetizer we had the driftwood logs which were super delicious! For dinner I had the chipotle BBQ... More 

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Thank Samantha R
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Dock's Beach House in Port Clinton OH is our favorite go-to spot on Lake Erie. The weekends offer live music on the deck. Very friendly staff. Amazing views! Located on the lake's edge. Private beach. Offers inside and outside dining. Nice menu, full bar. Come for the food. Stay for the views! A perfect way to spend a beautiful day!

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Thank Judi G
Batavia, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Serves food and drinks to take on beach on enjoy on ledge of deck. Had nice live music duo in the evening, perfect for enjoying sunset. Tried to get drinks to take on beach earlier in the afternoon, and finally gave up after bartender ignored us for too long as we stood at the bar waiting to order our drinks.... More 

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Thank Kathy P
Palos Heights, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We asked to be put on a wait list for outdoor seating and waited at the bar. So far, so good. Bartender was a little blunt, but the drinks were good. A short time later, our table was ready, right along the beach. Still good. Then the very pleasant waitress asked it the hostess told us the kitchen would be... More 

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Thank 12bigfish34
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Loved sitting outside on a beautiful end of summer evening, the very casual atmosphere and our server. Didn't care for the overpriced meal.

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Thank LoughsofVermilion
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

More my type of laid back crowd. Great musicians friendly staff! Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to eat and ended up at mister eds across the way. Wish we would stay. Great place to have a few drinks and relax.

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Thank Jes S
Vermilion, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Food was good. Not great. Very overpriced. Service was excellent, Fora was very attentive and helpful.

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Thank Charley L
Wauseon, Ohio
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This was a great place to end our Saturday drive to Port Clinton. We sat outside on the patio, watched the Jet Express head out to the Islands and enjoyed dinner and drinks. I had the fish taco's and my husband had the perch sandwich. Both were awesome! The wait staff were very friendly and although it seemed busy we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 252 W Lakeshore Dr, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9452
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: 419-732-6609

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?