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“Great fresh lobster”

Islesford Dock Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Islesford
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Blacksburg, VA
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great fresh lobster”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I don't believe I've ever had fresher lobster, as, when you look out the window you can watch these folks pulling lobster traps out of the ocean and putting them in the steamer. I'm picky about lobster, and it just doesn't get better than this.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank JanexLamar
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English first
Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An unexpected surprise”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

We caught a late afternoon ferry to Islesford in order to explore the island. After a quick walking tour we happened upon the Dock. We weren't really ready for dinner so we had a seat at the bar and decided to have some appetizers. Wow! The scallop cerviche was amazing as were the mussels. It was a busy afternoon and the dinner crowd was beginning to filter in so aside from what we ate we were able to see a number of the entrees. They all looked delicious and as many of our fellow diners were also fellow passengers on the return ferry I was able to learn that the meals were uniformly delicious.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank mdhden
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not worth the trip”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

We took the ferry out to a couple of islands and stopped at the Islesford Dock restaurant for lunch. The staff were clearly overwhelmed since there was a large crowd. We waited for an hour for a table which was totally fine given the lunch rush. But then after we ordered, we waited for another full hour before a single morsel of food arrived. There was nothing offered to alleviate the hunger of our young son, and not a single person stopped by to apologize or offer us even bread. We kept flagging down our server and asking where our food was. At this point, we had no choice but to wait for the food to arrive. When it did arrive, it was nothing special. One of our group got a tiny piece of lobster (although it was quite fresh), and my chowder was fine but not any better than I would have gotten on the mainland. Didn't order dessert since the last ferry was about to leave. The meal was also quite expensive. Save the aggravation and money and take your own picnic lunch to eat.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Corny S
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Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“RUDE!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Took the Sea Princess cruise to Little Cranberry Island, and my wife and I
wanted a snack from this place. We noticed that the door was open and people were inside. As we prepared to enter, a man I assume was the owner told us "We are closed. We've been closed since August 31st." If you imagine a snotty tone you are spot on.

We were okay with the place being closed-that's an owner's choice. But don't be a rude [--] to people who have no reason to know the closing date. By the way, to be fair-they were hosting an art workshop-that's why the people were in the restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Matt L
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New York
Level 6 Contributor
403 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Fun place but watch out for the mosquitoes!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a fun place. What could be better than pulling into the dock and walking up to this perfectly situation dockside restaurant. The food is quite good and the prices fair. Everyone was happy. There's a bar and the place is full of huge paintings by Henry Isaacs, a treat in itself. There's only one downside, which we won't dock the restaurant for (no pun intended), however will mention as a precaution – if you leave at the wrong time (7:s0ish) you will be swarmed by mosquitoes! This seems to be a problem with Little Cranberry Isle, in general, as experienced in three annual visits. Nonetheless, we recommend the restaurant. It's worth a visit!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank skgbos
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