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“While in Rome (or Culebra)...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dinghy Dock

Dinghy Dock
Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Culebra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“While in Rome (or Culebra)...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Let me start by saying that if you are looking for an excellent, out of this world food experience you should probably stay and eat at the Ritz Carlton nearest to your permanent home address. However, if you are looking to enjoy a local island atmosphere that is welcoming to expats, this is certainly your place. Yes, sometimes the food and service leave a lot to be desire yet more often than not you will experience the same food and service island residents do. I cannot imagine being in Culebra for a week without coming here a few times during our stay. I have been doing this for ten years and we keep coming back…

Next time you visit the Dinghy Dock if you are observant you will quickly determine which customers are likely to come back here to write a bad review. I suggest you relax, have yourself a refreshing tropical drink (yes you may have to wait an unreasonable length of time) and start enjoying life. It will grow in you and I guarantee you will be thinking about it, in a very positive way, once you are back to work…

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dinghy is back under new management!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

This place is perfect for Culebra, and so needed. Some very respected people on the island left a former great place to start their own pthing, and knocked it out of the park. Haven't had food yet, since they only re-opened tonight and we just just happened to stop by, but everything I saw was encouraging. Atmosphere and view can't be beat! Wishing them luck.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Jackson WY
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Not up to par compared to other similar restaurants on the island”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

I have eaten here 5+ times and the service is hit or miss. Time before last I swore it was the last time. We ended back here one night when everything else was closed. That time service was much better. It seems that there is a problem with having enough staff. Food is comparable to a sizzler.

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What a nice find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

I think by the time you read this the Dinghy Dock will be no more. We heard that it was closing this week when we ate there. The waitress was fun, the food was good, but the best part was dining with those tarpon in the water next to your table. We actually saw a bat go for one of the tarpon fins sticking out of the water. Ambitious but unsuccessful... the 40 lb tarpon splashed and was gone.

Visited October 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very friendly regulars”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

we had no choice but to go here since it was the only place open on the whole island. Nevertheless, it was pleasant and welcoming and right on the water.

Visited October 2012
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