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The Drydock Food Co

Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 7310
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Opens in 18 min
Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are on day 10 of a 14 day, first ever trip to South Africa on the Garden Route. Unfortunately, previous recommendations have been disappointing but this evening, our supper at Dry Dock, served by delightful and attentive waiter Voguen (who had great hair by...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank suebU7742EM
Reviewed yesterday

Beautifully appointed high class restaurant right at the harbor waterfront. Tasty freshly caught seafood. Reasonably priced. Spoilt only by waiter calling us mature people “guys” which is so unprofessional. Difference between a 5 star and 4 star. When will restauranteers realize that ‘folks’ is more...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wide choice of menu something for everyone . Excellent for seafood especially catch of the day. Beautiful location overlooking the dock with wonderful views especially at sunset. Great service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Taistel
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the starters, the main, the dessert, everything was GOOD! The service, the wine, the food! Well done guys!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Anne-Marie V
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is great. We went for drinks for 2 consecutavive days. On the second day we were recognised and treated as regulars. On the 3rd day, when we ate there we were not only recognised but treated like royalty. The food is excellent as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Grandefishing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic views and lovely staff. We really enjoyed our meals here. The prawns were very tasty, the best I’ve ever had. You really feel you are in the heart of the waterfront here.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ruthj558
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After exploring Knysna harbour and finding most restaurants very full, I was delighted to see that the The Drydock Food Co had a waterfront table in a location that more than rivalled any others. As a first time solo traveller, I have never truly realised...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KateH1694
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to visit The Drydock Food Co. upon our hotels recommendation. Staying in a seafood community, we wanted good seafood. We found it here! Our waitress Tunisia was spot on. She was very attentive to our table despite having several other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 333donnat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on Saturday. Only downstairs was open and it was packed. The food was mediocre and portions small. But the service was horrific. 30 mins for starter and another 60 mins for main. It was ice cold so had clearly been lying around.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank doctorj2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always come here every time we are in Knysna, the steaks are beautiful! lovely veg, good choice of nice wines, great service and ambience terrific! Good management. Definitely a must go to restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hall-Caine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7310
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