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The Dock Restaurant

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9 1st St, Waterford, CT 06385-3103
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Johnson City, New York, United States
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607 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Excellent succulent fish with great crispy fries and onion rings but spoilt by the soggy bun and the awful processed orange cheese. Great setting with a lot of activity on the river below, nothing better on a lovely sunny day. How to improve the fish sandwich ?? Give the bun and the cheese to the gulls but you are not... More 

Thank Dennis P
Palm Coast, Florida
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped at the Dock to get something to eat and a cold beer. Six of us rode down on motorcycles to the Ct. Shore from Mass..The temp. Was about 90 . We all needed to take a breather. Our choice to stop at the Dock turned out to be a good one. None of had ever been there. The food... More 

Thank alfred m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very simple fried and fresh fish spot right on the water. The service is simple, you order from a window and the food is yummy.

Thank alison n
East Lyme, Connecticut
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful view food ok A little,pricey for what you get Good chowder, shrimp and fritters Not a family place

Thank Lisa11271963
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great stop for some post-beach food. Nice view with a casual easy going atmosphere. I would recommend the Cajun fries.

Thank Tomasz W
Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great for post-boat ride lunch and drinks by the ocean! Located right on the Docks in Waterford. Spent the day at Dot-E-Dee Sportfishing which was wonderful- highly recommend. Had the BEST raw shrimp of my life here- also make a great homemade cocktail sauce! Get your food at the take out shack located behind restaurant then grab a table on... More 

Thank ADoucy1211
East Lyme
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful view...great seafood. ..happy n nice staff!Shout outs to... Jose Heckter and John who made our food and service with love!

Thank GDaf99
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The Dock has been around for a while and is a local favorite. It's ok to come in very casual clothes and people come straight from the nearby beaches or off of boats. It overlooks the bridges/charter fishing fleet area of the Niantic River so there is lots of boating action to be seen day and night. You can come... More 

Thank eongcn
Cromwell, Connecticut
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We came here at a recommendation from accidental tourists. The place is just off of a major interstate highway, but one would not easily navigate to this place without the help of GPS. The place is surrounded by Long Island Sound water fronts commercial sport fishing outfits, other eateries, and marina. You will see an unattractive bridge strung high up... More 

Thank Karen M
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Although this looks like just a covered patio, it's the locals favorite hangout right on the Niantic River. Extremely fresh fish and seafood- and they shuck the local clams and oysters for you. Big shout out to Steve and his friendly staff!!

Thank bajagirl310

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 1st St, Waterford, CT 06385-3103
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterford
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?