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“Exceeded My Expectations”
Review of Dock at the Bay

Dock at the Bay
Ranked #647 of 1,044 Restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $21 - $30
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Exceeded My Expectations”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We choose this place as our second choice as our first choice was overbooked. Wow pleasantly surprised. The waitress was friendly, efficient, and attentive without being overly bothersome. She anticipated our needs and gave suggestions on the menu. The specials were outstanding. Scallops perfectly cooked and even substituted risotto for pasta without an upcharge. My companions salmon glazed with apricot was also delicious as well as the stuffed tilipia. We were so full we didnt order desserts. The evening was very cool so we sat inside at the window overlooking Lake Erie. Would definetly return on a warm evening to sit outside on the expansive patio. The dining room is open to the bar area. Ample parking. Of note if you approach restaruant from Route 5 heading east, enter from road just past Hoaks or you will have to exit at 179 west and go around roundabout as there is no left turn into parking lot on avery busy stretch of Route 5. They have a very good summer 2014 line up of live music weather permitting. I suggest to call ahead and make reservations.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Buffalo, New York
Level 6 Contributor
1,121 reviews
493 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
“Consistent disappointment”
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We have tried this place every year in the summer. Nice view of the lake, decent bands in the patio. Food is average at best and seriously over priced. We no longer go

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Jonmun
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Naples, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Burger!!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had the best cheeseburger that I've had in years here.... 1/2 lb. of choice ground beef, carmelized onions, american cheese and mushrooms with excellent fries and washed down with a Heineken light. WOW was that good!!

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good food, beautiful setting”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

This place is really very nice. The food is good, perhaps not great, but the beautiful setting, right on the shore of Lake Erie, makes it all work.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Stephen S
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Portland, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
390 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

The "good" - actually quite great - was the splendid weather we had dining outside (although Dock at the Bay had nothing to do with that; stating the obvious). There was nothing "ugly" to speak of - I just used that title for literary purposes - but the "bad" was two-fold.

The live band, while good, was excruciatingly loud (making any conversation, if you were anywhere outside - regardless of how far you were from the stage - impossible). The service, both from our waitress and the bartender was both friendly and fun. The major problem - the "very bad" - quite simply was the food, which was, as some have labeled here, just plain awful!!!

The place was packed with plenty of happy people - mostly drinking and enjoying the music (and the weather) and clearly not the food.

AWFUL!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank theghostwriter
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