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“Sad but True...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dory Cove Restaurant

Dory Cove Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 103 Restaurants in Lincoln City
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Lincoln City, Oregon
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Sad but True...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I previously reviewed this restaurant when times were economically better but now Dory Cove has seem to have fallen on hard times. The prices were always more than what they should be for this area, especially with all the fresh fish and crab available. In a community where everyone knows each other, they should be doing much better pricewize with the local fishing community. Now it seems that they charge for everything, even the bread, and the food has fallen down in quality. Something is amiss here with the owners and I'm thinking something personal may be getting in the way. Unfortunately the poor quality, high prices and lack of good customer service has gone on for some time. Where is Gordon Ramsay when you need him?

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cyndyc
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great place for seafood.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Lunch with another couple, each had different plate and it was great. Good flavor,not overlooked, and plenty to eat. We had good service and water was good. Some places have poor water but here was good and constantly filled. One minor problem is getting out of parking lot due to heavy traffic. This didn't affect the quality of the place.

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Thank cgbutler
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Salem, Oregon
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“This use to be an affordable and very good restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

I realize the time are tough, however market price all over your menu, in a small hole in the wall dive like restaurant is no good. We stopped in for lunch and decided to just have chowder because the sandwiches were between $10-12 dollars each. That would be a club sandwich for 11.95!! WOW!! Not a good value. Before the old restaurant burned down, Dory's Cove had the best halibut fish and chips around at an extremely reasonable price. I suppose times change. I wouldn't recommend it if your on a budget, which lets face it, who isn't these days.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dragonflygrl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“from service food and management this was worse than any place I have eaten at”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

After being seated we waited while 3groups were seated and their order taken before ours. Our chowder was brought hot but with a dry skin on top from sitting out. The cod was so greasy one piece totally saturated 2 napkins with grease . Unable to eat such greasy food.the waiter never took a drink order so we were stuck with water. Which was the highlight of the meal. Not once did the waiter so back up until he brought the check. Upon paying we were at first short changed when brought to her attention she attempted to give me the $4 while attempting to take back a twenty oh righty then can we say learn to count. I asked to speak to a mgr but was told he was busy and she walked off. I called and asked for mgr only to be told he was busy but would return my call. I called back. 2 hrs later same answer. Called back at apx 6:30 only to be told mgr left but someone would call me right.back. well its now 9 and guess what no call. Please do not eat here unless you want disrespectful rude service and horrible food

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank milpoml1
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not good - we were surprised at the poor quality.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Not good at all. We had several items - bad chowder - bad everything. Just not worth the trip when you can go so many other places. The parking lot seems to be full - but wow - we will not go there again and won't take anyone.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank inspir8
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