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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 51
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 11
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  • 6
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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
Excellent Food and Service for Fifteen!

Stopped for dinner with 15 friends - we sat outside. Had a single server handle us - she was very friendly and our service was very excellent and timely! The various dishes we ordered were well prepared and came relatively quickly. Overall, a most pleasant experience!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Mike P
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Monroe, Michigan
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Monroe, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped for dinner with 15 friends - we sat outside. Had a single server handle us - she was very friendly and our service was very excellent and timely! The various dishes we ordered were well prepared and came relatively quickly. Overall, a most pleasant experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Best view in Port Clinton. Beach atmosphere is in full effect here. Must stop when you are up at the Lake Erie shore and islands!

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Only had 2 appitizers and drinks but loved every moment. We stayed a couple of hours. Sat outside untill a storm rolled in but the wait staff hustled to get the patio sealed up. Great server. Good selection of beers and a very good mixoligist.

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Zanesville, Ohio
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Right on the beach! Cold beer and great appetizers and good service. Sit out on the patio that overlooks the beach!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went here on a recent trip because it was close by our condo and we could easily walk. The location is very nice on the water. The food was excellent (especially the walleye), but we happened to be there on Bike Night, so it was very loud and chaotic, even though it was fairly early in the evening. Service... More 

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Olmsted Falls, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is directly on the water and has a very nice outside deck overlooking the lake. I had a burger, which was perfectly cooked. I wasn't pleased with my strawberry daiquiri, but otherwise, the meal was delicious. Service was good too. A nice place to go if you are looking for a casual, island style restaurant.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I am rating this place very good because of the atmosphere, drinks and service. The food is very average. My friends and I enjoyed our visit immensly because you really feel like you are sitting on the beach. The drink list is full of frozen concotions and they are really good! One of the best mojitos and pina coladas I've... More 

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Marion, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was our first time to the Docks Beach House. Pleasantly surprised when we pulled up. We instantly loved the atmosphere and the view of the beach and lake but food was very mediocre. And service was extremely slow and inattentive. I would love to be back but I hate paying for food thAt isn't worth it.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Dock's has a very nice deck area at the water. It is relaxing and fun. The drinks are good and we really enjoyed the perch sandwiches. It is a little pricey, but still worthwhile to visit. The service was excellent!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you want some decent bar food with some good music and beach atmosphere this fits the bill. Don't expect exceptional food... But service was prompt.

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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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