Dock's serves fish & chips for eat in and take out.
I can start this review by stating that Dock's serves Fish and Chips. It's just that. These aren't grade-A Fish and Chips and they aren't a big mess either. They're decent. To go a little deeper, the fish has a nice, crunchy batter and the fries are slightly below average. I also had the clam chowder, also very average. You're not getting anything here that you can't get a few steps in either direction.
That's what makes rating the ambiance of this place so hard. It's a bit run down but you go to a place like this for the patio. You ARE getting a lovely view on a nice day, but it's the same view that, again, you can get just steps away! The other options nearby DO serve fish and chips and have more extensive menus with better service.
The service... oh dear. You can not care about service at all and it'll still put you off. Our server said maybe three words to us the entire night, and was absent as our water ran empty, or as we hoped for the bill. The bill is going to come to around what you'd expect for Fish and Chips too, probably around 15-25 each, depending on what kind of fish you want. Portions are fair-sized, but if you're like me, you'll tire of the bland fries before finishing them all.
Honestly, avoid this place. If you're looking for a place to sit and everywhere else is full, just keep walking. You'll find a spot and you don't want to settle for here, not when there are so many nice little places on the beach.
We went to Dock's, mistaking it for (what we later learned was called) Moby Dick's.
The plus is that Dock's is on the busy part of the strip closer to the pier. The server was friendly and pop was refilled.
The downside is the food wasn't good -- we tried the cod and halibut. The cod seemed like it might have been made from frozen, and was comparable to the kind you find in the supermarket's freezer section. Halibut was MUCH better and was fresh (recommended if you go). Batter was ok. Fries were soft and subpar.
Value -- We ordered 3 pieces of cod and 1 piece of halibut. The pieces weren't very big (4 inches each?) and two pops. Total was $40 incl. tip. I would have been ok with the price had the food quality been better. We'll go to Moby Dick's next time!
I regret pointing my finger randomly to this place while selecting the place for lunch. I doubt they will survive in business if this was not opened near the deck's area of White Rock.
That's called "fish and chips"? calamari is pathetic (dark and over-cooked).
$2.5 for a "can" of coke is ridiculous.
Go somewhere else. This is not the place your will enjoy fish & chips.
Keep on walking that food here is not good!! My hubby and I had the cod,the batter was ok the fish was plain and the chips were so tasteless. My daughter order calamari (she loves calamari) but this was the worse she ever had. The service was so bad she seen like she was doing us a favour by taking our order. One good thing we did get our order quickly!!. The price was average,the size of the fish was pretty decent but it was so plain so good luck if you choose to go there.
Had the 1 piece cod and chips. The cod was very good, but the chips were mediocre. Slow service, only 1 servor on duty. I feel that $9.99 for a 1 piece of cod and chips is expensive. There are better deals around with better service. There are so many better places in White Rock to eat.
Just a few paces West we could have had a much better eating experience. Sadly this Food Outlet is "out to lunch".
The lay out is very interesting- though not overly clean....with holes in the table to put your Newspaper Wrapped cone of Fish n Chips.
I ordered the Cod N Chips...My Wife ordered the Halibut N Chips.
My Cod was kind of GOOEY.. looked like just out of the freezer.
the Halibut was OK as were the Chips in both cones.
NEXT TIME We will walk a few paces Westward and seek out yet another eating adventure (instead of misadventure).
A group of friends and I decided to enjoy the weather down in beautiful white rock as well as some food. We made the mistake of choosing a decent looking place on the main drag called "Docks ". Docks has a decent view of the beach and appeared to have an authentic British fish and chips menu, we all had cod and chips. The food itself wasn't terrible however the complete lack of service and friendliness was downright palatable. No waters brought, the beers and food arrived at the same time after a lengthy wait and the server was not seen again till we flagged her down for the bills. Upon paying there was zero hospitality or thanks for our patronage, needless to say the tips we did leave reflected our dissatisfaction. Do yourself a favor and go anywhere else on the strip for fish and chips because there are plenty of better options.
We ordered the halibut and chips and the cod and chips. The fish seemed to have been frozen and the chips were McCain SuperFries - we saw her pour them into the fryer right from the McCain bag! Their menu claims "English Style Fish 'n Chips"...far from it!
Excellent food and service.Very Nice view and I just can't wait to go there again. I was there with my friends on Easter Monday. We did alots of fun and then we felt hungery. One of my friend suggest us to try out DOCK'S. We went there and order the Halibut Family Pack. It took about 5-7 minutes and fish was in front of us. I saw the mountain of fries with 9 pieces of fish and creamy Tarter sauce. The fish didnot look like that it was deep fried in oil I mean it was not oily. The pieces were pretty big. It was excellent suggestion to try it out. It was so good.
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