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“Ups and Downs” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loading Dock Bar & Grill

Loading Dock Bar & Grill
Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Dunmore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Baldwinsville, New York
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Ups and Downs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

I was in the area for business and the hotel recommended them as really good and very close. The reviews on Trip Advisor were very good for the most part so decided to give it a try.
Arrived about 5:45 on a Tuesday and not too busy. Sat at a high top near the bar....not a real big place....maybe a dozen or so tables and a few high tops. Plenty of TVs and as it filled up got a little noisy...it is a "bar and grill" after all.
Ordered the seafood bisque a side salad with crumbled blue cheese and vinaigrette and the crap cake appetizer. First the ups....the crab cakes were very good....2 good sized cakes...lots of crab and not too much filling and cooked just right...great value.
Now the downs....the "bisque" was a large bowl of gooey rich thick creamy sauce and pieces of seafood. The flavor was good but this was not a bisque...
The salad was big and the greens were a nice mix with some tomato and ?....but it was covered with shredded cheese and the blue cheese was put on top of that....leave off the grated cheese.....way too much cheese.
So..a couple of misses that just need a little work and this would have been a great meal...
Service was good prices very reasonable....but....like I said a couple ups and downs....

Visited April 2014
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English first
Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome place usually a wait but worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Best food around. Small place very busy but service nor quality of food is comperized by the busyness. Well worth the wait. Loaded potato wedges are the best and will easily feed 2 or more.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Owner is a joke.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

The owner is arrogant, pompous, self absorbed and a complete fake. He's nice to your face (maybe) but behind closed doors he mocks and speaks negatively about the hard working people that give him their money. There's other places for bar food. PS- for those of you that truly believe this place is clean give a peek into the kitchen on your trip to the ladies room... Think again! After last night my friends and I agreed we'll never return. How do those poor girls work there, they seem sweet! He even touched my friend which made her very uncomfortable. Yuck! Back to Kelly's

Visited April 2014
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Maine
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

The person at the desk in the hotel suggested this place, within walking distance. The place is loud and busy. The man in charge (don't know if he is the owner or an employee) was amazing in the service he provided. He remembered everything, never wasted a step and almost ran from one task to the next, incredibly organized. The menu had a variety of entrees, sandwiches, salads, pizza. The food was delicious and the atmosphere made you feel at home. Because it was so busy there was some wait time involved. You would never discover this place unless someone told you about it, but there were a lot of customers there. The portions were huge.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dunmore, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

Great dinner and great service. Decent beer selection. Definitely a bang for your buck. Were in town for the night but live about an hour away, the kids asked if we could take the ride up to eat here again

Visited March 2014
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