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“Disappointed”
Review of Smuggler's Wharf

Smuggler's Wharf
Ranked #34 of 409 Restaurants in Erie
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

A very cute restaurant with an excellent location, which is what lured us, but the food was disappointing. The fried clam strips tasted like Mrs.-Paul's-frozen-something, and the New England Clam Chowder and my Bloody Mary were not very good; the Walleye was "okay."

Yes, the portions are large, but who wants a lot of not-so-great food?

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Hartford, Connecticut
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“You need to stop...”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

You should make this restaurant one of your places to enjoy, not just a blazing fireplace (table 13), nor a great brew selection of some of Erie's finest beers, but perhaps the She Crab soup....wait! There is fresh walleye that one has to sample. No...fish not on your appetite agenda?? Ok...there is a selection of red and white meat. Let's get back to the fish....perch. Check days and times the restaurant is open during late fall and winter months.
Hotel accommodations are within walking distance as well as the convention center.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Rob S
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Midlothian
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Anniversary Trip”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is a great little restaurant for lunch. It is on the shore at the Erie Harbour. It has outside seating with a great view. The food is very good with a special potato sadad featured with all sandwiches.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Emory M
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Louisiana
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great on-the-water location provides an amazing view. Food is delicious and portions are good sized.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MyGiddy
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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683 reviews
492 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
“When you are in a town by the lake........”
Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

.....You have to eat seafood on the on the docks. We almost went to a Iralian place then decided to get fresh seafood. Glad we did. Hint: there was an hour wait, but we sat right down at the bar and got the full menu!

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