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Dockside Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


$6 - $17
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews walleye tacos fries double burger wraps lobster roll salad sandusky bay cedar point simple menu great local place small fry ate dinner here outdoor dining outside seating casual atmosphere daily specials late dinner
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not really but I’m trying to get the app to accept this review. We Arrived at 6:30 pm and the place was closed, locked up. Nothing else to say. There were no signs saying closing early and times of service were posted.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 228brur
Reviewed 3 days ago

I must be getting old, while this place has beautiful views of the lake, if I am going to spend $18 on a sandwich, I want to be waited on. The Lobster roll was ok, but I have had better. There is no protection from...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our two grandchildren with us and after a day a Cedar Point my wife suggested 'supper at Dockside'. Only outside seating and eating and when I asked, I was told 'sit where ever you want'. You have to go to the 'order' counter...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank johnyO1791JU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at East Harbor Campground and found this place through a recommendation. It was a little challenging finding a place to park because the street was being re-done. We also had our dog in tow, so we were trying to find a table...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Gardner594
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

My in-laws took us to dinner last night at Dockside and I had never been here before. It is tucked in to a small park next to a small Marina. The menu is not huge, but everything looked good and I loved the fries and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

Very good food, however a little pricey. No indoor seating. Not a very large outdoor seating area. Would visit again if in the area.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank buckeyefan60
Reviewed July 23, 2019

We checked this place out first night if vacation.Very hard to find and the road construction is not help. Food was nothing special but not bad.You order at counter and pick your food up when they call your name. The view is fantastic! We sat...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Tina L
Reviewed July 22, 2019

I did not expect all seating to be outside. However, it is a park like setting right on the harbor. Long wait to place order. And like others said, we were concerned about getting a table. Right at the last minute a table for two...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank tj3js289
Reviewed July 18, 2019

Unfortunately, we found Dockside Cafe on the last day we were in Sandusky. We went on a Sunday for lunch and loved the relaxed atmosphere of sitting outside on the patio under blue skies, near the water, with reggae playing in the background. It honestly...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank MicheleFC1
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Busy night, but wait wasnt terrible. Was a little worried about getting a table but one became available just as we ordered. Great vibe...musician there the night we were there and the view is amazing. Great date night. I got the perch tacos. Got 2...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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October 6, 2017|
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
Very family/kid friendly at lunch and afternoon. Dining is completely al fresco with no solid roof. Towards evening they often have live acoustic music and patrons are mostly adults. They serve alcohol. They do close during... More
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