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Old Dock House & Marina

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Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
(518) 963-4232
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stopped to eat here after coming from Vermont on the Ferry. It was very inviting for families, as they had outdoor seating with a sandbox nearby and a swing set for the kids to enjoy. The food was not amazing by any means, although the loaded spuds were to die for!!!! The flatbreads were not enjoyed by anyone in... More 

Thank Linda53468
Longueuil, Canada
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to that restaurant to have lunch on a sunny Sunday of July. What a nice place all decorated with marine and navy objects. Moreover, one can chose to have a meal in a dinning room, a bar or a terrasse near the beautiful lake Champlain. The service was very friendly and done with a smile. The food was... More 

Thank Sylvie F
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking on the ferry in Charlotte, VT and riding over to New York for dinner at the Old Dock House has been a summer tradition for the last 20 or so years!! It has changed owners and chefs, but the ambience stays the same. We love to eat by the water and watch the boats go by or come in.... More 

1 Thank valligrl
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't expect much, wait service is better at MacDonald's. Also, local residents tend to think it is their place and they don't like tourists.

Thank Tom R
Albany, NY
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224 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was once heavy into the restaurant business as an owner, so typically have great tolerance and sympathy for unexpected issues a restaurant might encounter. Several times the past few weeks, I rode the Charlotte ferry that docks in Essex, and this placed looked attractive from the water: quaint exterior and right on the lake. I managed to park in... More 

1 Thank IT-Expert
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279 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "new" Old Dock has improved and taken a step up. The location has always been a major attraction, sitting right off of the ferry docks. And Essex is a really "cute" village to visit and wander around. And now the food and service (and prices) at the new Old Dock matches the quality of the site and town. My... More 

Thank appetitetogo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's great to have a destination to go by boat. This has always been a wonderful place to go for drinks on the patio with fabulous views. We are excited to see what the new owner does to make this an even better place . We noticed a few cosmetic improvements: the bar had screens; the dining room had tablecloths... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view of Lake Champlain and Green Mountains of Vermont on a good day. Excellent food and service. Must do if Essex NY - just off the ferry from Vermont. We have gone there for years and are never disappointed.

Thank Bruce E
Dannemora, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to take a drive down today for lunch. When looking at their website, it said they were closed. I called and found out they were in fact opened ! Upon arriving, a hostess seated us. There beer list showed 16 different beers. The first one I requested they were out of. The 2nd one they were also out of.... More 

Vass, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This place has a fantastic view and a very friendly wait staff. This was my first visit with my family and it will be my last. I'm told the restaurant is under new management. It must be that someone bought the place that didn't have any restaurant experience. Everything that could have gone wrong did. My wife's salad came out... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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: (518) 963-4232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?