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The Drydock Food Co

Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7310
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“sushi” (107 reviews)
“oysters” (58 reviews)
“lamb curry” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Both had Calamari and Prawns to eat, which were very acceptable. The main drawback was that the prawns were so overcooked that you could not shell them. Instead you had to chew the flesh of the shells. However this appears to be quite common in...More

Thank Jez07
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in Knysna briefly for lunch, and chose to eat at the Drydock - what a great decision! My wife had hake, I had kingclip - beautiful fresh fish, perfectly cooked and with lovely sauces. We both chose to have it...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is fresh and elegant. The staff were incredibly helpful and very friendly. We were foolish enough not to prebook but the manager placed us on a table that was not booked out until late evening. We sat by the window and watched the...More

Thank l0ul00
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average depicts this place for me; service was moderately interested, it took a long time to get help and the wine was boring (one of the few places in SA!). The oysters, however, were great but that is perhaps more due to the fisheries than...More

Thank Fredrik H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the marina in the heart of things. Really good food at a reasonable price and good service too.

Thank Lord_Brett_Sinclair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing- oysters were fresh and tasty. Thai fish starter was great and our mains were fantastic. We ordered ribs which were melt in your mouth delicious- the lamb curry was to die for. Service was impeccable and we’re already looking forward to...More

Thank Aelwen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us had dinner, starter of fish cakes only OK, mains of Cape Salmon special but it wasn't great, not salmon of course, white flesh fish not in any way related to salmon and the waiter had no idea. Not sure it was super...More

Thank fredblogs123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two seafood platters which we thoroughly enjoyed while admiring the waterfront view. Our waitress Veronica was on the ball and recommended the chocolate springrolls for dessert. Thank you Veronica - they were sublime. All in all a very good evening.

Thank Maggy1408
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a good seafood selection at reasonable prices . The platter was great but the serving was huge .

Thank powder95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location next to the dry-dock in the small harbour in Knysna. Great location at the waterfront, with a nice view of the harbour, laguna and surroundings. Located at The Waterfront with shops and restaurants. Large menu with also a great selection of fine...More

Thank Peter Jan R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7310
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