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Monday, September 23, 2013

Happy Hour at the Dock at Crayton Cove

Crayton Cove is the area in Naples, FL where 12th Ave. South meets City Dock

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and Naples Bay.

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I think these are both very nice pictures. As a reminder you can enlarge them by left-clicking on them.

I have heard Crayton Cove (Crayton Cove) being referred to as a historical point of interest in Naples, FL but never really knew why.

Well silly me, I never bothered to read the sign.

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The Dock at Crayton Cove (The Dock) is a family run business that has been around for about 40 years.

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As a family run business, it kind of reminds me of Testa's (Testa's) on Royal Poinciana Way in Palm Beach. Sorry, but any further discussion of Testa's is beyond the purview of this blog!

The Dock is an open-air establishment that has views of City Dock and Naples Bay.

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It kind of has this funky-dunky maritime thing going on, but it works well. My dining companion (DC) and I went there for happy hour. They have a 5-5-5 special that runs from the end of May to the end of October from 5 to 7 P.M. This is a selection of small plates and drinks for, you guessed it, $5.00 each.

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I apologize for the pictorial quality of this menu but you get the idea. This is not on their website as it is a off-seasonal offering. It is a great value. I can tell you after being to this a few times that 3 plates, and your out, in terms of being hungry. It is only offered at the bar.

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As I said earlier, the funky-dunky maritime theme prevails here, and works really well.

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Between the two of us, here is what we ordered.

The bamboo steamed (not fried) pork dumplings

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The sauce was kind of a traditional ginger-soy thang, and was good.

We also ordered mushrooms rockefeller.

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These were mushroom caps done al-a-oysters rockefeller (Oysters Rockefeller) with a lot of cheese, spinach, bread crumbs, butter and parsley. The next time I am in New Orleans, I will try them at Antoine's (Antoine's) where they were originally served. The moniker (Moniker) Rockefeller refers to the richness of the sauce. Rockefeller was the richest person in the country at that time.

Round three was the tropical shrimp salsa.

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Not bad and really low calorie if you ditch the chips.

Finally DC ordered the sea bass and shrimp egg rolls.

They came with a garnish of shredded red cabbage and carrots and had a sort of sweet/hot sauce drizzled onto them. I don't usually do fried but they were quite good.

Our server was attentive and very friendly. Would I go back to The Dock? Most definitely.

So that's that. Another meal on forks.

The Dock at Crayton Cove
845 12th Ave. South
Naples, FL 34102

Dock At Crayton Cove on Urbanspoon

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