The Skipper's Dock is a wonderful location right ON the shore in lovely Stonington, CT. If you just want to have a nice meal at sunset by the water it would deliver just what you crave, but on our recent visit we found it offered a good deal more.
The night we went for a seafood dinner was a Wednesday evening and we didn't really expect a crowd. We were surprised to find the dining room full to capacity. Fortunately, waiting for a table can actually be fun here. The restaurant has a dock adjacent to its outdoor dining area. Some customers actually dock there and stop by for dinner. If you are waiting for a table, the restaurant will permit you to walk along the dock and watch the sun set over the shore, while you wait. After a short while, we were seated in the main dining room.
Once we were seated, we discovered that the delay had been because of a large party (of at least 20) in the main dining room. Ordinarily, this might have made things more difficult, crowded and noisy. But the wait staff in the main dining room was wonderful. There was never a moment when we felt rushed or delayed because of the crowd in the room. Every meal we ordered was delicious. Our drinks and food were wonderfully prepared and were served with promptly with courtesy and care. They really made us feel like friends who had come for a special visit.
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