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Posted by mariam on 07/07/2010
I have one thing to say, Lobster Mac & Cheese! Order whatever you like but you must include the Lobster Mac and Cheese.
Posted by Anon on 07/06/2010
Docks is an interesting and extremely good restaurant.The location is excellent. This restaurant offers basic seafood that is well prepared. Reservations are not necessary but suggested. Initially, you may wonder. The people at the hostess station seemed to be challenged when seating patrons. Once you are seated, things change radically. Most of the servers are well educated, personable, and very competent. They strive to give excellent service. Sometimes they fall short when the place is busy. The dining room is extremely large and can get crazy at times.Interesting specials are offered. The shrimp cocktail is excellent and so is the lump crab cocktail. Their marinated seafood salad is very good and should be offered both as an appetizer and an entree. The crab cakes are very good. Recently, I had a halibut special, which was terrific. Their sides are good, especially the lobster macaroni and cheese and garlic mashed potatoes. They offer a nice selection of vegetables daily. I would avoid the rice pilaf. It used to be awesome, but now it is poorly prepared. The key lime pie, flourless chocolate cake, and chocolage pudding are excellent. The drinks are very good. Tom and Liz do a great job behind the bar (I do not know the other two bartenders). There are two drawbacks. First, the portions tend so be small, so it is advisable to order an appetizer, a side, or both. Second, one of the assistant managers is very snotty. Notwithstanding that, the other managers are cordial and very professional. The GM is very capable and the menu has been revamped. FYI: The clambake special on Sunday and Monday is a very good deal. In short, this place should be tried. I ran into an acquaintance here an asked if he dined here often. His reply: Yes, you get some of the best seafood around here. The bar crowd here is not rowdy and there are few problems (i.e. fights). Their business model works, which makes them very slow to change. For example, it took them a long time to get on open table.
Posted by anonymous on 06/11/2010
People were friendly. Crowd and exciting Bartenders were friendly gave a bye back immediately. Full of woman eating togther on thursday nite. Drinks were good.
Posted by Mj on 06/07/2010
So I must be honest, I did not eat a full meal here. I came and met a few girlfriends on a Tuesday night for the Happy Hour. Dollar oysters and my own baby bottle of champagne.. who could pass it up? With ample bar space, attentive service, and a jazz band playing.. I wish I could have better things to say about this place. The oysters were sub-par. I hope the rest of the menu is better because the ambiance is great, it just didn't make the cut for me. I'd rather pay a little bit more for fresher oysters.
Posted by Anon on 05/17/2010
A regular suggested that I try Docks, so I did. They have my attention. The restaurant is large and can be crazy when it is packed. I enjoyed the food. This is basic seafood that is well prepared. The clambake special on Sunday/Monday is a good value. Management appears to be attentive and there is an assistant manager on the floor all of the time. The service is generally good, but there are a few servers who are superb. A major drawback is the portions are small, so be prepared to order a side. If you enjoy well cooked vegetables, then you will like their daily vegetable specials. The rice pilaf needs to be improved. My friend said it was much better 5 years ago. They have a new menu with some interesting selections that I will probably try. Docks is definitely worth the try.
Posted by sandi24 on 01/01/2010
Me and my fiance went here for new years. The decor and music were excellent. They had a live jazz band that played great mellow music throughout the night. The service was great. The wait in between dishes was practically non-existant. We had the crabcake appetizer that was good. The cole slaw that came with it was only OK. We had oysters also, that were good as well. The main dishes came from a special New Years menu. The paella Royale was overpowered by the sausage taste and was very creamy. However all the seafood was fresh and there was plenty of it. The halibut was on the bland side, a little salt made it much better. The side dish, a vegetable frittata was excellent. Also excellent was the Rhubard cobbler a la mode. The vanilla ice cream was to die for as well as the cobbler. All in all a great experience.
Posted by K. Rutter on 12/07/2009
My daughter and I were in NYC for the weekend and craved seafood (we're from Arizona). We thoroughly enjoyed the raw oyster sampler and our entrees. Our server, Margaret, was helpful, courteous and prompt. The restaurant's atmosphere was lively and cheerful. We would definitely stop by again.