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

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Right on the Lake Erie beach

One of the few restaurants located right on the beach in this area. We usually eat out on the deck and then sit on the beach chairs and enjoy the view. The food is a little pricier than other restaurants in the region, but the view is worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Cheryl C
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Fremont
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Fremont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

One of the few restaurants located right on the beach in this area. We usually eat out on the deck and then sit on the beach chairs and enjoy the view. The food is a little pricier than other restaurants in the region, but the view is worth it.

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droopster
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was really enthralled with this place. It's in a great location on the lake, lots of sand and, god willing, a beautiful sunset. I'm from Cleveland so perhaps one expects too much from this idyllic location. So, let's get real. It could be a great tiki bar but it isn't. The clientele is too eh.hh, well, family oriented (with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

View is pretty, food was pricey and mediochre, service was sub-par. None of the staff seemed to care. Even the bar drinks were bad...sent Long Islands back.

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Cleveland OH
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very good all around restaurant. Very is excellent and the view is amazing. On the water. Always crowded.

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huntington in
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

No indoor seating that accommodated us. Bar area was packed, servers were busy, drinks were served in cheap plastic cups, food over priced

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Olmsted Falls
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Dock's beach House is one of our favorite get-aways, but unfortunately, the staff and service is always bad. Staff does not smile and it takes a very long time to get waited on. I can understand if it's extremely busy but we have never been there when it was packed and we always get the same treatment. Bar tenders act... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The atmosphere is wonderful with being directly on the water and having a beach you can walk out onto. The food is bar food nothing spectacular. The bar staff are unfriendly and don't know how to say thank you and should probably go work on put in Bay with their attitudes where everyone is drunk and don't care.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Found by taking a stroll of the area. Thursday night entertainment was Fantastic. Spoke to some regulars who gave us the history....we love this kind of story! Also Blessed to have Perfect weather on our visit.

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Columbus, Ohio
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226 reviews 226 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is not a fancy restaurant, so the pricing does seem to be a bit high for the kind of place this is. However, I do expect to pay a little more for seafood and the options range depending on the sophistication of the item. For example you can get fish or shrimp sandwiches and wraps or a Mediterranean or... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had 3 days in Port Clinton and ate at Dock's twice. The lunch food experience was very very good and we thoroughly enjoyed eating at the outside bar in the evening. We did not find anything anywhere near as good in Port Clinton. We will be spending a great deal of time in the area in the future and... 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

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