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Best Docking and Dining on Lake Michigan

Best Docking and Dining on Lake Michigan

February 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are like me you can easily plan a whole day around a meal (or two). Taking your boat to a great restaurant is a perfect way to plan a day.  We are lucky enough to live on a lake that is filled with an abundance of amazing restaurants that are boat accessible. Here […]

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

October 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

White and yellow umbrellas blocked the last rays of the setting sun. A string of lights flickered as the disc jockey started up mellow background music. Low chatter surrounded my friends and I as we settled down at our table for a lazy Sunday night at Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill at the Standard Hotel. […]

Area 31 Restaurant

Area 31 Restaurant

October 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 Area 31 Restaurant is on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami. Perched above Biscayne Bay, the restaurant has panoramic views of the city. While the vista is breathtaking, the food is what draws a crowd. The EPIC Hotel has a private dock and offers slips for restaurant guests. My friend and I […]

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grill on U.S. Highway 1 in North Palm Beach is a favorite stop for my family of four. Nestled on the shore of the Intracoastal, it’s easily accessible by boat with 500 feet of dock space (first-come, first-served). And they happen to be dog friendly — a big plus for our […]

U-Tiki Beach

U-Tiki Beach

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are looking for one of the most scenic dock-and-dine restaurants in Palm Beach County, U-Tiki Beach fits the bill. Situated across from the Jupiter Lighthouse, the water-side restaurant — owned by veteran South Florida restauranteur Jim Taube — is a perfect place to stop during a day on the water.  New floating docks […]

Hudson at Waterway East

Hudson at Waterway East

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hudson at Waterway East is an elegant addition to downtown Delray Beach’s vibrant and diverse restaurant scene — and not just for its cuisine. Open since December, it’s off to an incredible start that more established restaurants would envy. This stunning building, located behind its own dock, is gorgeous with rounded arches, sweeping balconies, and […]

Kentmorr Restaurant

Kentmorr Restaurant

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nestled on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, Kentmorr Restaurant in Stevensville offers a relaxed atmosphere and great food. The dockside restaurant caters to locals, boaters, and tourists since 1954. It beckons with stunning views of the Bay and a beachfront tiki bar complete with palm trees and hammocks. The marina can accommodate vessels up […]

Sunset Grill Seafood Restaurant

Sunset Grill Seafood Restaurant

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Rustic and inviting, the Sunset Grill Seafood Restaurant in the Willoughby Harbor Marina has been a home away from home for boaters in the Ocean View region of Norfolk for years. Navigating to the marina is easy. Stay clear of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and the channel will guide you right in. If Willoughby Harbor […]

Water’s Edge Bar & Grill

Water’s Edge Bar & Grill

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hampton Roads boasts dozens of marinas for boaters in the Lower Chesapeake Bay.  For many, Salt Ponds Marina in Hampton, featuring the Water’s Edge Bar & Grill, continues to be a favorite. Rarely will you find a more relaxing and peaceful spot combined with enough good food and activities to keep the entire crew happy […]

Pace’s Dockside

Pace’s Dockside

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  For many boaters, a nice day includes clear skies, calm waters, and a delicious meal. One North Fork restaurant that fits boaters’ criteria is Pace’s Dockside at Strong’s Waterclub & Marina in Mattituck. This establishment offers boaters the opportunity to enjoy the scenic East End as well as a mouthwatering menu. While Pace’s Dockside […]

La Parrilla Spanish Bistro

La Parrilla Spanish Bistro

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  La Parrilla, open since 2013, occupies the historic building nestled into a hilltop that was home for years to Costa de España. Serving classic Latin American and Spanish cuisine, the restaurant has a large outdoor patio that is the perfect place to enjoy sangrias, sunsets, and a glimpse of Port Jefferson’s scenic harbor. Indoors […]

Lighthouse Waterfront Café

Lighthouse Waterfront Café

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to dock and dining restaurants, Lighthouse Waterfront Café has it all. Good food, welcoming service, and an attractive setting with inside and outside seating and a friendly outdoor bar featuring music every Friday. We woke our taste buds up with a signature mojito of Bulgarian ginger vodka, tequila, and mint, and then […]

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On the Waterfront is a perfect spot to dock and dine while enjoying boating on the Great South Bay.  It is located right down the street from Sandspit Park Beach and Marina. The restaurant is more appropriately described as a bar and grill. The dining room has a nice view of the canal and is […]

Beach House Restaurant

Beach House Restaurant

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If for some unknown reason this review was limited to just nine words, it would be sufficient to describe the Beach House Restaurant — the view is delightful and the food is delicious. Luckily, I have another 300 words allotted to describing this pleasant restaurant on the grounds of Morgan’s Swan River Marina. There’s seating […]

Docking and Dining Done Right

Docking and Dining Done Right

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s so much fun to bring your boat alongside a restaurant and stroll in for a meal. Yet we hear some boaters are unsure about the dos and don’ts when it comes to waterside eateries, so here are some tips to avoid dockside difficulties and dining delays: Do: Study navigational charts for the best route. […]

My Summertime of Dock and Dine

My Summertime of Dock and Dine

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Going out to dinner is a completely different experience during boating season. There’s something special about gathering up friends and cruising to enjoy a good meal. Being in a small group and traveling together, enjoying sea breezes and great views, is a lot more fun than traveling separately by car and meeting up. My wife […]

Rumba Rum Bar

Rumba Rum Bar

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re looking for a relaxed, casual atmosphere with the appeal of a Caribbean island and great food, pilot your boat through the Shinnecock Bay and up to the dock at Rumba Rum Bar. Throw a cover-up over your beach or boating wear, slip on a pair of flip-flops, and you’ll fit in nicely here. […]

Il Capuccino Restaurant

Il Capuccino Restaurant

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You just know when you enter that this place serves good, old-fashioned Italian food. It has the traditional look of raffia-covered Chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling and checkered tablecloths brightening up every table. The owner, Jack Achille Tagliasacchi, comes from northern Italy. He brought his recipes with him and has been serving them here […]

Custom Café & Deli

Custom Café & Deli

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

    The Custom Café & Deli, open since 2011, calls a 100-year-old building home. Looking over the far corner of Port Jefferson Harbor, it offers a comfortable, casual environment to grab a bite to eat — it’s a great combination of deli and café. There is only one menu for the Custom Café, so […]

Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Restaurant

Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Restaurant

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

      Amidst Italian Old World décor is the authentic Italian cuisine of Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Restaurant. Claudio Sciara and his father, Joe, have taken over the former Parto’s and made it their own. Boaters will find it across the street from the Peconic Riverfront docks. For appetizers, stuffed mushrooms, fried zucchini […]