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“Great cheap eats in Key Midwest!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dockside Cafe

Dockside Cafe
Ranked #12 of 180 Restaurants in Sandusky
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$16
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located at the City of Sandusky's Paper District Marina, this seasonal concession stand is located along the shore of the Sandusky Bay (off Lake Erie). Drive, walk, bike or boat in for lunch or dinner. Order at the counter, get your beverage, and your name will be called when your order is ready! Beautiful sunsets... one of the best spots in town to enjoy the view.
Sandusky, Ohio
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great cheap eats in Key Midwest!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Excellent, inexpensive food to enjoy in the best outdoor waterfront location in Sandusky! Try the perch or walleye tacos.

Visited August 2013
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“The view is better than the café”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Horrible value. Its an over-priced concession stand. they tell you if you are on the water, so you are paying more for the view. It's like buying a $15 cotton candy at the circus. The food is good but I could get the same food anywhere else for about one third of the price. And in the summer the based inks and the Sun is too hot to bear. People with boats I think it is trendy to eat here, but the truth is all of Sandusky is laughing at them for paying $15 for fish tacos

  • Visited August 2013
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Ohio
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The best way to view Sandusky Bay...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Grab a cold drink and bite to eat while you watch over the bay. A different variety of food and drinks to select from and decent prices. Lunch time is busy, so you may not get a seat! Great views of CP at dusk.

Visited September 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Snacks in the sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

What a gem - you place your order for burgers or tacos (and a beer or cocktail) via a window in a small building that looks like a roadside ice cream stand, and when your food shows up, you sit at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Erie. Perfect spot for a romantic dinner at sunset! The food was good - simple, but yummy all the same. The tables are large, so it's easy to share with other diners and make some new friends. The place is situated right by a public dock, so you're likely to meet all kinds of locals and tourists. The staff was friendly and helpful. There seems to be live music on the patio or under a tent nearby most nights.

Visited August 2013
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Virginia
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“It was okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

We were staying at the condos next door and I was really excited to try this place based on the reviews. The food was average. I ordered the famous walleye tacos, they were just "ok". My daughter ordered the cheeseburger and fries and didn't eat it due to some seasoning on it. I think it was rosemary but I wasn't sure. It is pricey but the view is beautiful especially at sunset. Lots of Mosquitos though so wear bug spray.

  • Visited August 2013
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