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Dockside Cafe

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611 W Shoreline Dr, Paper District Marina, Sandusky, OH 44870-2415
+1 419-503-2296
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Marblehead, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We love to dock at the marina there and have lunch or supper. It's a small place with a limited menu, but well worth the trip. The food is great, the atmosphere and the view are fantastic. I highly recommend Dockside. You can also take your dog along with you.

Thank Mary S
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426 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Had the delicious walleye tacos, some fries and refreshing drinks while enjoying the views of beautiful Lake Erie. The food is always great here. Unfortunately it just closed for the season, I guarantee I'll be back in the spring when it reopens. Don't miss this fantastic gem in Sandusky.

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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462 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

I had a very good fish taco and local beer and really enjoyed the view. This is a small cafe with outdoor seating. It was a perfect place to stop for lunch in Sandusky.

Thank trvladdict
NE Ohio
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

We love this place. We arrive either by boat or car, depending on which direction we're coming from and the day of the week. It's a nice boat cruise from the Marblehead area on a summer evening. Temporary dockage is available next to the park like outdoor seating area. It's not fancy, but it's friendly, well done, and the location... More 

Thank BNice3
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We ate a quick Labor Day lunch before heading home after a Cedar Point weekend. It is a great spot and food was very good. Also very friendly service. Would definitely recommend if you are looking to eat outdoors

Thank ppochiro
Sammamish, Washington
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53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016

We ate dinner at the Dockside Cafe our first night in Sandusky. After a long plane trip this was the perfect place to have a drink, bite to eat, and start our vacation with waterfront dining. The outside eatery had tables placed along the dock side of the lake with a distant view of Cedar Point across the lake (my... More 

Thank Lisa V
Sandusky, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Was downtown to check out the Tall Ships in port, decided to eat, wandered over to this casual restaurant, what an awesome suprise! Right on the Sandusky Bay, great food, best view overlooking Bay, Cedar Point, Sand Bar! Would definately recommend, very casual atmosphere!

Thank Lisa H
Cleveland, Ohio
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Stopped here the other evening to try something different and am I glad I did. First off let me say if you are looking for a quiet romantic fancy restaurant with table service move on. But if you are looking for the most amazing Walleye tacos and gold beer then this is the place for you. The view is amazing... More 

1 Thank gfss
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Great place to hang out and eat! Fast -EXCELLENT FOOD and friendly service. Gets busy after 12:30 for lunch! CN see Cedar Point from this location.

Thank Brenda R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I along with our two girls went here for dinner during our first night in Sandusky. It was nice to sit outside and enjoy the view of the water and Cedar Point. The food was very good too. My younger daughter just wished they had grilled cheese on the menu but she was happy with her cheeseburger.

Thank Joanne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $16
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 W Shoreline Dr, Paper District Marina, Sandusky, OH 44870-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky
  • Phone Number: +1 419-503-2296
Located at the City of Sandusky's Paper District Marina, this seasonal concession stand is located along the shore of the Sandusky Bay (off Lake Erie). Drive, walk, bike or boat in for lunch or dinner. Order at the counter, get your beverage, and your name will be called when your order is ready! Beautiful sunsets... one of the best spots in town to enjoy the view.

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