- By Glenn and Kim Creyts Contributing Writer
Restaurant: The Dock Food & Spirits
Location: 250 W. Main St., Enon
Phone number: (937) 864-5011; (937) 864-1317
The Dock is a boathouse-shaped restaurant created by Jim and Patricia Schumann. The grounds leading to the formation of this innovative eatery began as the childhood residence of Jim and his family. In 1994 the owners opened their inventive redesign of the property as The Dock Food & Spirits.
Its manager, Dale Wacks, has been with the restaurant since 1996.
The Dock is open all year. Its pier-shaped entrance ramp givies support to guests in wheelchairs and shores up visitors in any weather. The indoor “fun, seaside atmosphere” has working fireplaces, waterfalls and ponds that encircle the colorful collage of aquatic and wildlife decor. Coinciding with the paradise theme, island music is performed live by artists on Fridays and Saturdays with no cover charge.
Its cuisine centers onseafood specialties, boneless pork chops, char-grilled chicken and steaks and a “create-your-own-pasta” menu.
A fully stocked bar offers happy hour from 4-7 p.m. throughout the week. At the start of your meal, freshly baked white and pumpernickel breads are brought to your table.
At the end of your meal, servers present you with a display tray of alluring desserts for your selection.
Beverages: “Schumann Special,” w/Bailey’s Irish Cream & Kalahua-$6.10; GFS Mosaic Coffee, or Pepsi products-$1.99.
Monday-Thursday specials (could be): BBQ Pork Ribs (one-half rack), Poached Salmon, or Prime Rib Ciabatta-$10 and up.
Friday and Saturday specials (could be): Beer-Battered Walleye, Louisiana Boil, or King Crab Legs-$17.99 and up.
“Soup-of-the-Day” (could be): Chili, or Clam Chowder-$5.99 (bowl).
Salad: Dock Side Salad-$4.99; Gilligan’s Gourmet Side Salad-$5.99.
Sandwiches: Chopped Steak Burger (one-half lb.)-$8.29; “Poor Man’s Grouper”-$11.99.
“Dockatizers”: Breaded Clams (five oz.)-$4.99; Boneless Chicken Bites (four oz.)-$5.49; The Coral Reef (giant onion)-$6.99.
Entrees: Char-Grilled Chicken-$7.99; “create-your-own-pasta”-$12.48 (and up); Boneless Pork Chops-$12.99; Sea Scallops-$19.99; Rib-Eye Steak-$21.99.
Desserts: Gourmet Carrot Cake, Rich Chocolate Cake, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie, Real Key Lime Pie, or Snickers Pie-$5.99 (slice).
Tuesday-Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday, 3-10 p.m.
The bar stays open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
“Prestige Dining Club” is honored, except on daily specials. Facebook has a “Local Flavor” restaurant link, where you can purchase a twenty-dollar gift certificate for $10 dollars for The Dock.
Bar entertainment could have Gary Fenton, Skip Hoyt or David Mullikin performing, so ask the manager for details.
Any occasion banquet seating for up to 100 guests is offered with a two-week notice. Sunday dining hours will resume on Easter 2017 at The Dock Food & Spirits.