Boston Restaurant Blog -- July, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Saturday was a stifling summer day in Boston, so we decided to head down to the Connecticut coast to cool down a bit. We drove about two hours to get to Old Saybrook, a delightful seaside town with a welcoming town center, a number of beautiful old homes, and a stunning view of the mouth of the Connecticut River from Saybrook Point.
In addition to the scenery, Saybrook Point also has a very nice restaurant called the Dock and Dine, which we ended up going to for a late lunch. The Dock and Dine is situated right on the shoreline of the Connecticut River, which almost feels like the ocean at this part of the river. The restaurant itself is huge, with a large room inside and an extensive outdoor seating area along the river.
We ordered a few dishes at the Dock and Dine, including the fried calamari (outstanding), the littlenecks (excellent), and the tuna melt on an English muffin (very good). All in all, it was a satisfying meal, and pretty reasonably priced, too.
The Dock and Dine seems geared mostly toward families and retirees, as it is a quiet, mellow place with food that, while not exactly exotic or cutting edge, is very satisfying, especially for those who like seafood. I will definitely go back the next time I am in the Old Saybrook area, unless I decide to drive a bit west to New Haven for some of that incredible pizza at Frank Pepe's Pizzeria (see below). Either way, I know I'll be heading back to Boston with a happy stomach!
If you are looking for the address for the Dock and Dine, here it is: Dock and Dine, Saybrook Point, Old Saybrook, CT; the phone number is (860) 388-4665
Michael Fillie said:
By far the worst experience ever. The place had no A/C, leaking ceiling that has been leaking for a long time, obvious due to rusty metal ceiling tile tracks. Watered down liquor, horrible staff using vulgarity to guests. Never received dinner I paid for in advance. What a DUMP, STAY AWAY. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED FIRST HAND SO DON'T COMPLAIN IF YOU GO THERE AFTER READING THIS!! Read the blogs and go somewere else!!
Posted on 8/22/09
Mary Lou Baker said:
Dock & Dine is a wonderful restaurant. I can't believe the comment above. It has been redecorated and it is really beautiful. There had been a fire last year. But this past summer I was there. It was great, and the food is tops.
Posted on 10/4/12
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