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Dock at the Bay

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3800 Hoover Rd, Buffalo, NY 14219-2302
+1 716-823-8247
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for the first time last Saturday for restaurant week. I had the tomato basil soup, beef on weck salad with horseradish cream sauce and filet mignon...outstanding!!! My husband had the calamari and the lobster ravioli. Terrific! We were so happy with our waitress, food and the atmosphere (they let us sit wherever we wanted, any special order... More 

Thank Rebecca G
buffalo, ny
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went on a beautiful Saturday night and had a nice dinner on the patio with a great view of the lake. we had the crunchy stuffed pepper rolls, yum, and a tasty burger and fish taco. Service was good and the live music and beautiful sunset were a bonus.

Thank neko99
Buffalo, New York
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331 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Now called The Dock Waterfront Bar & Grill, the restaurant has a great deck and patio with a fantastic view of Lake Erie and sunsets over the lake. We went on a Sunday afternoon and enjoyed a casual dinner of chicken fingers and a cheeseburger and fries from the limited menu. The indoor restaurant was closed for a private event,... More 

Thank William N
Buffalo, New York
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went here last night to hear a band. Haven’t been since they changed names. We only had drinks and it was $9 for two drinks which I guess is average, even though my glass of wine was quite small. Gorgeous view right on the lake, but this place definitely needs some new furniture. There is either wooden picnic tables... More 

Thank 252jan253
Hamburg, New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Decided to try the new "Dock" with some friends for lunch on a beautiful day. Sorry to say total disappointment. We were seated inside on hard metal uncomfortable chairs with cafeteria looking tables.No ambiance here here although there was a tiny vase with flowers on the tables, Silver was wrapped in napkins. Limited menu on a half sheet of paper.... More 

Thank Ro P
Framingham, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Relaxing waterfront bar. Attentive wait staff. Nice music. Gorgeous views. Awesome appetizers-must try the crunchy buffalo chicken rolls. There is volleyball nets and can jam to use also.

Thank Ern3kel
Fairfax, Virginia
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My wife and I were lucky to stop at The Dock Waterfront Bar & Grill as we made our way from Buffalo to Erie, along the Southern rim of Lake Erie. It is obviously a popular local place, with a nice indoor cafe, but a more interesting back that leads to their outdoor area, with tables, a dance floor, speakers... More 

Thank Thomas K
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The hostess and our waitress were rude and acted like it was an inconvenience that we were there. Very unfriendly and never smiled. They were twenty something and dressed like slobs as if they were ready to clean out a garage instead of waiting on tables. Our waitress kept pushing drinks on us. It took over an hour to get... More 

Thank Maria T
Homosassa, Florida
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a little out of the way and the road going to it past industrial buildings looks questionable but it is worth the ride. This used to be the Dock of the Bay now under new owners called The Dock. Great lake views both inside with good AC and outside. The menu has all the standards on it and... More 

Thank Ginny C
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first time back since it reopened as "The Dock"...went with another couple for dinner & drinks. Sat on the deck, it would've been too noisy to sit any closer to the band & be able to talk. There is a nice atmosphere. Our waitress was very friendly & prompt. Although we were there several hours, she kept... More 

Thank Sunsets123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Bar, Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 Hoover Rd, Buffalo, NY 14219-2302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-823-8247

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?