The Dock Mooloolaba

4.0
156 reviews
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The Dock Mooloolaba is a dynamic new restaurant and bar at The Wharf Mooloolaba specialising in smoked meats, charcoal grill and quality beers, with an extensive wine and spirit selection. The 500metre2 restaurant, catering for over 300 people will have a relaxed family friendly atmosphere, showcasing the stunning riverside location. It will feature three bars and 52 beer taps featuring 16 different top-quality beers. The Dock will be open from 11am to midnight and is the perfect venue for lunch and dinner or drinks and snacks. Overlooking the beautiful Mooloolah River and The Wharf Mooloolaba, it will also be the perfect venue for your next function.

Kitchen open until 10pm, Supper menu available until 11pm - Bar open until midnight
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TD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great location for an early father's day meal. Everyone who served us was fantastic. The food was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Our food came out cold so wasn't too impressed with that.

TS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

First time at this restaurant. Busy Saturday lunch time and carparking was non-existent, had to park on the streets of Mooloolaba about 5-10 mins away. I had booked a table for 6 people. When we arrived we waited at the sign that said "please wait to be seated", several staff walked past but did not look at us. After a minute the bar tender came over and asked if we wanted help, I told him we had a booking, he checked their system then pointed towards the table area and said "its the last table on the left" and left us to make our own way. This was disappointing. Menu selection was pretty good, not the cheapest around though. Under the 'Small' section of the menu we had Southern Fried Chicken Tenders for $11 and Zucchini Fritters for $16 - both were large serves and adequate for a main meal. The Chicken Tenders were quite large but served (piled up) on a very small rectangular plate and most of it fell off onto the table when trying to cut it. The Zucchini fritters were a bit dry but the mayo helped. Other meals we had were the The Chicken Burger for $23, reports were it was pretty good, Barramundi $30 was very nice although the salad was mainly leaves and drowned in dressing. I had the Grilled Lamb Rump at $32 which was nice and tender although I could not taste any Rosemary or Garlic. I thought the chorizo was an odd addition and didn't go with the other ingredients, I left it on the plate. Would I go back, yes probably, but in the evening rather than battle for a carpark with the Sea Life tourist crowd during the day.

BM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Came up to the Sunny Coast for a holiday and went here for dinner on our final night. The food, service EVERYTHING was phenomenal!!

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback Brianna. We work hard to make people enjoy our venue and it's always amazing to hear this kind of feedback. Regards Jaime

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D
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Unfortunately the 12:30 lunch booking was a comedy of errors from the moment we walked in ... our reserved table 'given' to someone else ... took 20 minutes to get a table.... drinks were quick (thank you) ; food was ordered (it is now 1:30pm) .... watched 3 tables get seated and meals served .... waited, waited ...and waited :(

Asked where our three small basic meals had gone - ummm not sure. The poor waitress said the chef then 'bit her head off!' Gee - it was not her fault the order got lost! should not shoot the messenger.

A male manager came and apologised for the multiple errors with a complimentary bottle of wine (thank you) .

The food was lovely (we all agree to that). it just was a long time coming :(

Lastly ... I know we did not spend hundreds of dollars at the venue but REALLY! is there ANY need to drag furniture around on the concrete floor around us ... we got the hint and left!

We are small fish in your ocean ... and won't be back if this is how we are treated as patrons.

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 13 August 2019

Dear costumer: We very clearly remember this day since it was one of the most uncomfortable situations we have encountered. we love all our costumers and don't make differences base on their expenses. I would like to clarify that we did not give a table away, someone sat on it and refused to move making the whole experience extremely confronting for our team. I hope that all the previous times you have visited and enjoy our venue outshine this experience. kind regards Jaime manager on the day

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AB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The Tapas menu contains too many deep fried items and not enough other options.

DH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Ran to book and message was to book online. Booked fine dining online and ... ??? Didn’t happen. Meal was tasteless, had the meat platter and steak. Platter was super smoked with no flavour. Steak was also tasteless. Booked based on reviews as was last night in Mooloolaba with family. Just so disappointed. Not sure why I ticked the fine dining box ?

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hi Deb: We are sorry you didn't enjoy our food, we are quite proud of the food we serve and will definitely look into why this happened to you. In terms of the fine dinning, we are not a fine dinning restaurant and we are not sure why there would be an option on open table for that, we are looking into that. Kind regards The Dock team

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CT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Great spot on the water in the attractive wharf area. The food was lovely, however there was live music that was so loud it went through you and made conversation difficult. I would go again but only if there was not live music.

MP
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful decor and friendly staff. Good menu choices and great beer selection.

AB
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice food. A little cool on the non-meat servings (ie potato was microwaved and other foods were cool that would normally be warm). Food is served fast; service quite good. Decent prices and nice vibe.

KS
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Made a booking on line but when arrived no table was ready.
Incorrect entrée came out.
Daily special was over salted and couldn't be finished.
Chips were very oily and not pleasant.
Fish was overly strong and batter although appeared crispy on the outside was actually soggy inside.
Staff member broke glass and even after two different people attempted to clean it up there was still glass on the floor.
Ordered a cappucino but unable to have it as they had NO milk??? 2pm on a Sunday and you run out of milk?

M
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a fantastic evening at The Dock. The staff were wonderful and the food was delicious! Great atmosphere and setup. The only slight thing, it was a little cool. Take a cardigan and you’ll have a terrific night.

JL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We booked a table online and got a call 5min later to inform us that they are totally booked out and it was an error on the side. However we are most welcome to sit at the bar near the rest rooms... we did take that offer and as an apology we got our 1st drinks on the house. Thumbs up for great customer service:-)

CM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was my father in law and I first time to The Dock. It was very busy but we managed to find a place to sit outside for a drink before dinner. The heaters were on so it was comfortable.
The restaurant was very busy but the staff were very attentive and helpful. I had the Wagu beef brisket, and my father in law the lamb shank. Both meals large and the meat fantastic. Serving with a very cold coleslaw and cold cauliflower salad was not good as the night was very cold and just didnt work with the dish so i didnt eat it and had room for dessert but again the menu was more suitable to warmer weather. Good wine menu and an extensive bar of choice so we had a couple of more drinks at the outside bar near a heater before calling it a night. The other patrons were of all sorts of ages.
Our table in the restaurant was near a door leading outside and everytime the private function people needed to access the bathroom they would open the door then leaving it open letting the cold air straight of the ocean hit us. We were forever getting up to shut the door.
I will be back but when summer is back.

DD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Fantastic location and bustling vibe on a Sunday night, and a fantastic menu on offer

L
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely staff, the live music perfect; the food was tasty and we didn’t have to wait too long for our meals. The portion sizes were small for the price especially in regard to the desserts. The kids meals were great size and value. Overall I would recommend a visit.

MS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an awesome Mother's Day lunch there. The food was top class and the service was good. Our waitress Natalie was delightful and so much fun. Would go back, that's for sure.

PB
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great beers on tap. Food was good. Large place ideal for big gathering.

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Entertainment at bar end at of venue was very loud. It was difficult at the restaurant end to talk. Love the venue, food, drinks and staff

WS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great location for a family gathering with a good choice of food. Can get a little noisy at night but still has an enjoyable atmosphere.

J
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No complaints at all. Staff were friendly and efficient. Food was brilliant. We didn’t wait long for food or drinks. Ambience was awesome..beautiful setting. Not noisy n great to see u supporting live music. We will be back!

DD
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night, food, wine and a view of the marina. Thanks we will be back.

MW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, great service. Definitely worth the visit!

KS
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Music a bit loud while having dinner.
Otherwise it was a fantastic night.
Thanks.😀

CJ
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

It was disappointing to see that all seafood has been removed from the menu. The staff made up for the menu’s shortcoming. amazing team.

NK
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great steak and great service. Don’t take notice of the less than favourable reviews!

O
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Steak that was ordered was not what was expected. Steak was over cooked, staff not very attentive so couldn't advise them. Served 1 drink, no one came to ask how we were doing or if another drink was required.

AG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were really frienfly and accommodating... had a great evening !!

RB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Good, really attentive staff and awesome location. A must visit when in Mooloolaba. We wish that we tried there 6 months ago. We will return.

MR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely beautiful and the staff were so friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Food was not very good at all.

TH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It was good, service was great when we first arrived - very attentive but half way through we struggled to even find anyone to order a drink, to which we than gave up. Than trying to find someone to get the bill took forever

SS
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place for a birthday lunch. Also an incredible view

FB
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

A group of four had lunch and considering the price of the steaks and the fact you advertise as a steak specialist I would expect my medium rare to come out medium rare and not medium to well. Lucky the quality of the steak was enough to pull it off and perhaps a bit more sauce rather than a 30ml shot. The atmosphere, vibe and view are great and I would strongly recommend the place for a few drinks and a few tapas.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Burgers where WAY TO SMALL for what you pay for!!!

DH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

I have been here 6 times as I need somewhere to take my business clients for lunch. I always enjoy the food and the service but the music is waaaaaay to loud. When I came the other day the music was too loud to talk business. I asked for it to be turned down but still too loud. I think if you kept it a bit lower you will attract a lot of regular business people from La Balsa building who are looking for a good place with good service to take their clients.

J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic night. Great food and service

KL
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a booth over looking the water. The food was delicious and the meals came out quickly

M
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was pretty reasonable except for the short ribs which were super tough and dry.

It was a bit disappointing that drink service seemed to stop when our meal was done

I'd also like to add that the bread/dips & nachos - starter were way below par

Don't know how you guys can fix the noise problem

t
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal, great value and super service , brilliant setting by the water

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