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Old Dock House & Marina

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Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
+1 518-963-4232
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible17%
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“prime rib” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
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Reviewed yesterday

So we stopped in this place around 9 in the evening after we bought our newly purchased (old boat - new to us ha, ha) across the lake from Colechester to Willsboro Bay Marina..We had taken our surveyor who is also a captain back to...More

Thank fuzzylablover
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pleasant find as we were riding around the NY side of Lake Champlain. It was lunchtime and not crowded. The server staff members were very courteous, quick and pleasant to talk to. We both had fish and chips which was very good....More

Thank BikeLike
Reviewed October 9, 2017

On the return trip from our family outing to Burlington Vt, we lunched at Old Dock House, a stone's throw from the Essex Ferry which we had just used to cross Lake Champlain. It was a happy respite from the dreary drizzle outdoors. Jessica helped...More

1  Thank Larry H
Reviewed August 26, 2017

From 17 to 87 yrs of age, all family members found the entree of their choice including pork tenderloin medallions glazed with spicy mango, lobster roll, fishi & chips, poutine & steak etc. Our waitress had perfect balance of friendliness and efficiency. Dinner ordering and...More

Thank suzy6723
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Been here several times over the past couple decades. Love the waterfront venue. This summer we have been here twice. Once with a group of 12. Today just the two of us. Both times we had to wait a really long time for our food....More

Thank Carol V
Reviewed August 22, 2017

We visited The Old Dock for dinner earlier this month when visiting the Adirondacks. The four of us totally enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant located on the banks of Lake Champlain. The car ferry departed and arrived from time to time. My husband...More

Thank FLWT
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Appealing outdoor dining on the lakeshore, but the food wasn't as good as we had expected. The flatbread we ordered included tasteless tomato slices that possibly could be acceptable in the middle of winter, but are totally unacceptable in mid-August when tomatoes ripen on the...More

Thank Darcy18
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

I love the Old Dock House & Marina because of its location on Lake Champlain. They have added some more docks this year and on a Tuesday night we easily found a spot for our 35' boat. They have a pretty diverse menu and I...More

Thank Betsy W
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

,Went last night for dinner..had the duck breast ..superb. .juicy and moist..my honey had the rib eye just as yummy. .dessert was to die for...our waitress was wonderful!

Thank Gail D
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Staff seems indifferent; food not very interesting and pretty pricey for what it was. Great location - they need to make more of it.

Thank 250bean
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September 25, 2017|
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Response from suzy6723 | Reviewed this property |
It's closed now, unfortunately don't see open dates on their FB site. They are "seasonal" .
Barnie F
July 8, 2017|
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Response from AndyV2011 | Reviewed this property |
They have about a dozen spaces for people coming by boat for lunch or dinner...that's often half or more of the customers and we've talked with folks that have stopped in from as far away as Whitehall and up near Canada... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 518-963-4232
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