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“Over-priced, Mediocre Food, Amatuer Service, Nice View”
Review of Skipper's Dock - CLOSED

Skipper's Dock
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Over-priced, Mediocre Food, Amatuer Service, Nice View”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Tiny, tasteless $20 lobster roll and indifferent service was not offset by nifty view. Ditzy waitress, clams on half shell included some that were so small as to be definitely illegal. Lobster in small hot dog roll obviously frozen and tasteless. Never again.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank charlespukit
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  • English first
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English first
New London CT
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Worth a second try.”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Although we have occasionally enjoyed eating at Skipper's Dock over the past 15 years......it was mostly for the view/outdoor seating; the prices, snippy service and crowds often made it less than ideal. We converted to Dog Watch a while back. Today was such a lovely day and Dog Watch had a 20 minute wait, we opted for Skipper's again. The deck was full but we were offered a window table in the bar, relaxing and quiet. Our server was very nice, our beverage glasses were a decent size ( a complaint I have had in the past with them) I had the lobster sliders and hubby had the boullibase (sp). All very tasty and reasonably priced from their luncheon /bar menu.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank NewLondonCTAdrift
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Food on the Water”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Loved Skipper's Dock! Sat outside on the deck and really enjoyed the view! The food was excellent and we had great service! Had the hot buttered lobster sandwich and my husband had the cajun chicken pasta. So yummy!!

Visited September 2012
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Thank EvaCrowley63
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Bronx, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful Views and Ok Food”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Food was ok. Clam Chowder and hot lobster rolls were the things most people ordered. I thought they were pretty good. My dining companion thought it was ok.

I relaxed and enjoyed the view and breeze.

Hostesses were young and had a difficult time making decisions on table seating.

Stonington is an homogenous town including Skipper's Dock. New England and Americana. Very charming. Almost every home flies an American flag but every car is either Japanese or German. This will give you some insight into the town and the restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank 71DT717
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Clarke County, VA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Food and Atmosphere at Skippers Doc”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Visited with family...the five of us enjoyed everything that was served. The bread, soups, and salads were great. The fried seafood was tender and tasty--esp. the scallops & shrimp. We wished that we had gone back again before we had to leave town. We'll be back next year on vacation.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Rick W
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