The Dock Food & Spirits

250 W. Main St.
Enon, OH 45323
937.864.5011
Eccentric. Colorful. A resort. All of these things describe the collection of beach themed decor and busy dining areas that is The Dock in Enon. The seafood restaurant has a ton of quirk with it, designed to make you feel like you’re at a beach in the middle of southern Ohio. For all that excitement, the place does a pretty good job with the seafood dishes it offers, and the pleasant experience the place brings grows on you pretty quickly. It’s easy to miss it for its location in a small town, but it’s also so much fun, it’s worth a little trip.

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The little restaurant offers a wide variety of seafood as well as a wide variety of drinks. Some of the things I tried:
  • Lobster bisque: One of the most popular dishes on the menu here, the bisque is creamy, a little bit sweet, and with bits of lobster that pleasantly interrupt the otherwise velvety smooth soup. 
  • Crab dip: This dip is very thick and cheesy and it can be served with a fried pita. The spices in this dip make it shine. 
  • Lobster balls: Actually a kind of beignet, or fried batter with meat inside, these balls are crispy on the outside and sometimes–just sometimes–you can get them bacon wrapped or served with a creamy lobster sauce. 
  • Shrimp: served fried, sauteed or blackened, the blackened shrimp are juicy and meaty and cooked up in a bed of Cajun spices. This one is fantastic. 
  • Stuffed salmon: A salmon dish that is heavily stuffed with cheese, crab meat and shrimp and served topped with more cheese. I like this one because it’s not overwhelming but has plenty of flavor. 
  • Po boy slyder: A fried piece of cod topped with a creamy and heavy cole slaw and put on a bun, this seafood sandwich really kicks. Very tasty.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is just so pleasant, it’s hard to hate. The colorful bar inside is great for a drink, the spacious indoor dining area features plenty of places for big and small groups, and the outdoor patio areas offer a friendly place to dine by a pond. 

Enon is a small town and it’s easy to pass by on the highway, so it’s understandable that even locals often miss this spot. That’s a shame, because it makes a great seafood experience on reasonable prices. It’s worth a try. 

Recommendations

  • Hours are different every day, the restaurant is closed Mondays and is generally only open for dinner and later night. Consult the website.
  • In nice weather, the patio here is very pleasant. 
  • There are special dining menus, such as clam bake weekends, prime rib nights, restaurant week and things similar to this, in addition to the big menu.

The Dock Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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