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The Drydock Food Co

Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7310
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“sushi” (99 reviews)
“oysters” (54 reviews)
“lamb curry” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 760 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place on a wet night in November when it was crowded. We arrived at about 6.45 and were shown to a reasonable table. It appeared there were 2 large bus parties in ahead of us but drinks service was quick. Unfortunately the...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor service, poor food and loud music - what more can I add!! The best dish is possibly something from any nearby restaurant.

Thank Norman B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What is with Knysna establishments and dogs. They are so out of touch with things and squeeze you into the tiniest outside place with your dogs as if you're a chain smoking leper. Then at this place, they get the order wrong. They don't apologise...More

Thank Karey E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been in existence for quite sometime now, and has just steadily grown worse and worse over the years. I ate there the last time 9 years ago and was disappointed, and tried it again yesterday, and not much has improved. Only eat...More

Thank corneb686
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Saturdays they have a live blues band and really awesome specials on burgers and beers. The vibe was great, the service was good, the burgers awesome and the beer cold...what more can a man ask for?

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel owner said she had had some very mixed reviews about this restaurant but as availability at others was very limited we decided to give it a try.It was lovely. The staff were attentive the service was quick the food was lovely the price...More

Thank Beverly O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a soup to start. Was described as a veg soup with oriental flavours. Some fine blended green veg arrived with an overpowering garlic flavour and what might have been a dash of coconut milk. The fusion really didn't work. Then waited for my sushi...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant out after eslking around the water front. Ordered the fresh catch of the day with vegetables. And for dessert chocolate inside of s springroll special of theirs. Service was quick and friendly. The food was well perpared and tasty. A...More

Thank Jacques B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a sundowner on the deck and decided that despite the touristy location we’d ask for a table for dinner. Having eaten a reasonable dinner, we decided to share half a dozen oysters as a mini-starter and ordered two fish dishes...More

Thank Ashmerrett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in the Knysna Waterfront very close to the water. Didn't plan on eating here, but the area was busy and we gave it a try. On a cold rainy evening, the heaters were on making it nice n cosy inside. Everyone was very pleased...More

Thank Gerhard_ZA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7310
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