We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Didn't meet expectations”
Review of Dockside Cafe - CLOSED

Dockside Cafe
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Dropped by around noon on a Tuesday. Many establishments in this area are closed for much of January as this is the dead part of tourist season. So we were happy to find Dockside Cafe open.

It sits dockside and serves visiting boaters. The menu included many luncheon specials for less than $6, but none of these involved seafood. So we ordered scallop plates ($14 per person). They were served just a few minutes later, but were disappointing. The scallops were the small, slighly larger than green pea, variety. They had been grilled nicely. The sides included onion rings and cucumber salad. A single Negra Modello beer brought the tab to $34 for a very light lunch.

The waitress, Lenina, was very attentive. She made sure our food was cooked as ordered and was always available if we needed something more. When the check was presented it came with a questionaire about the meal. And the owner queried us as we departed to see if everything was to our satisfaction. They appear to be interested in providing a good experience. The receipt even contains a request that the diner enter a review on Tripadvisor.

The cafe stocks several imported and local beers.

A turnoff: the menu explains that because of contaminated local seawaters, oysters and shellfish are not caught locally. When my wife requested a glass of water, she was brought bottled water with the same explanation - the water supply is contaminated!

Bottom line, an ok place. Limited and pricey menu. Good service. Stick with the daily specials (mostly sandwhiches).

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Ernie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (275)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

136 - 140 of 275 reviews

Reviewed December 8, 2012

Cool location, good food, good view, friendly and helpful staff. I have been there twice and both times had a good experience.

Thank Khloe K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We've been here a number of times and have never been let down on service, quantity or quality of food. The views of the gulf and the marina are great, and when you're through eating, do take a walk on the adjacent docks.

Thank Robert P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Food was really good, great place to sit and chill right at the docks. Waitress was a bit over the top, we felt like we kinda just delt with her, very odd the conversation she kept trying to spark up, basicall an "all about her" person, but still other than her, cool place to hang.

Thank sunset1517
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Great location. But its just a dockside diner. Without the good diner food..or prices. I would recommend going somewhere else if you want a good meal.

Thank Steve H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dockside Cafe also viewed

Port Saint Joe, Florida Panhandle
Port Saint Joe, Florida Panhandle
 
Port Saint Joe, Florida Panhandle
Port Saint Joe, Florida Panhandle
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing