We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Dock House & Marina

Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
+1 518-963-4232
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (4 reviews)
“prime rib” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
Write a Review
Reviews (71)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 24 March 2017

We visited on a perfect late summer day. We ate on the lakeside deck, enjoyed the view of the lake, Vermont mountains and watching the ferry. They were very busy, but the service was friendly, the food and drinks good. We will definitely visit again!

Thank LJPlateisfull
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The view from the deck at sunset was perfect. The menu had a good assortment of traditional summer favorites with some elegant dishes to boot. Service was fair, full deck at the end of the season and good help with great suggestions as to wine...More

Thank Cookie3831
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I actually do not know where to start. We have been going to the Essex NY area for 40 years approximately. The Old Dock has never changed through multiple incarnations and reincarnations. No matter whoever is running it it is always mediocre. The food is...More

Thank joncog1
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

5 of us went for our friends birthday dinner. The location on the water and the views are lovely. Difficult entry-be careful driving down in and out. Food- below average. A variety was ordered at our table, mine was the Captains seafood platter,$24. All beer...More

Thank Lemmonj123
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Spur of the moment trip across Lake Champlain tonight on ferry to try out the "new" Old Dock restaurant-- with no reservations. Offered the last table outside, we gratefully took it.....but too many flies drove us indoors. Quite nice inside now... water views from windows...More

1  Thank Kathleen F
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great location to waste your time enjoying he view. Many happy memories but how they fade. Disappointing service & less than stellar food. My companion had the Chicken Club Special & was haunted all night & the next morning with a "sick" stomach. Suggest you...More

Thank McGhost2000
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to one of our favorite local restaurants for dinner during a violent rain storm last week. While we always sit outside to enjoy the spectacular views, we decided not to chance it because of the incoming storm. Good decision...almost! We got waited...More

1  Thank AndyV2011
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

There is no place better to sit on a summers evening with friends and family. The view across lake Champlain is stunning. The food at the old dock is good, we have had mixed experiences there. They do the simple things well. We have found...More

Thank Lucy R
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The location, on beautiful Lake Champlain with views of the Green Mountains and adjacent to the ferry from Charlotte, VT, makes it a great place to go for a drink or meal. I went there for dinner and was immediately struck by the excellent customer...More

1  Thank anneblake1
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Today I ordered a salad and found a poisonous caterpillar in it!!! Never have had this happen in my life and sounds like a joke even writing it, but literally found a poisonous caterpillar in my food! I ran to the side to vomit and...More

Thank johnkeithc11
Nearby Restaurants
Pink Pig
21 reviews
5.23 km away
Essex Inn
47 reviews
5.08 km away
Chez Lin & Rays
26 reviews
4.90 km away
Essex Ice Cream Cafe
9 reviews
5.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dakin Farm
58 reviews
10.23 km away
Mt. Philo State Park
67 reviews
11.11 km away
Depot Theatre
8 reviews
11.41 km away
Shelburne Museum
849 reviews
15.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Old Dock House & Marina staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Shore Rd, Essex, NY 12936
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 518-963-4232
  • E-mail