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“better like the view”
Review of Dock & Dine - CLOSED

Dock & Dine
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: At Dock & Dine, we offer fine cuisine using the freshest local ingredients, as well as spectacular views of Saybrook Point and the Long Island Sound from our waterfront dining rooms. Also offering space for banquets and private parties for groups from 20 to 200.Join us for lunch or dinner, as well as seasonal outside dining. Enjoy our chef's selections while taking in all that the Connecticut Shoreline has to offer!
Guilford, Connecticut
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“better like the view”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

View is terrific watching boats of all shapes and sizes stream past. Food is industrial at best; decor dated; service below average. Stick with a beer and burger. The higher the reach up the menu, the more disappointed you'll be. Gotta visit once because it's iconic, but once will do.

Visited August 2011
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Durham, North Carolina
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176 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great Location But Uninspired Food”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

This restaurant is in a beautiful place, right at the edge of Long Island Sound. But it seems old-fashioned and the food is just okay. The menu has a variety of items, including seafood entrées, which you might expect to be good given that it is close to the sea, but the food does not stand out in any way. I have eaten here three times and feel it has been given a chance to shine, but it is consistently uninspiring.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank HarmonCT
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great find!”
Reviewed August 22, 2011

In the area for an evening wedding and used our GPS to locate a good seafood restaurant for lunch. This place is fabulous! Right on the water, eat in their dining room, or the bar, or outside on the patio under an umbrella, as we did. Wonderful service....awesome selection and REALLY good food, fairly priced. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank mstoochie
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Danbury, Connecticut
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“always great seafood”
Reviewed August 1, 2011

We have been going to Dock & Dine for years and always enjoy the seafood. Whether it's calamari, shrimp, scallops, or crab cakes, they are always very good.
The atmosphere is great as it is right on the mouth of the river and the boat traffic is always a draw.

  • Visited July 2011
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2 Thank Thinman41
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Still the best lobster”
Reviewed July 19, 2011

While individual restaurant experiences can obviously differ from person to person, I'm amazed at how badly some have reviewed Dock & Dine. We went down this weekend for what was probably our 4th dinner there over the last two years. Although we have branched out a bit, we basically go for their baked stuffed lobster, which we continue to believe is one of the best around...and we drive to Saybrook from West Hartford to enjoy the food and view. We made reservations, were greeted right away and seated within a few minutes of arriving and got a window table and our waiter was attentive and professional. There seemed to be plenty of wait staff around and everyone around us seemed to be enjoying their dinners. Everything was perfectly prepared and served in a reasonable period of time. We will return.

  • Visited July 2011
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5 Thank mediator4
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