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Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday #196180
05/28/2019 09:01 PM
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Auburn, WA
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We tried it a week ago and walked out from no service after waiting 45 min. Tonight we go there and are the only ones in there and sit down. Waiter comes over and doesn't know it's Taco Tuesday like the Facebook page says and the reader board out front states. Waiter checks with owner sitting behind bar drinking beer and informs waiter it is all you can eat Taco Tuesday. Waiter comes back and we place order. After 40 min waiting for food we said ****it, paid for drinks and walked out. Should have learned first time but wanted to give them a second chance. Our mistake and never again.

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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196190
05/29/2019 05:32 AM
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I was not impressed with the place when we stopped in for a quick drink back in March.


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196197
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Only went there once , not our place , even though they have a nice water view.

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196198
05/29/2019 07:59 AM
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We gave it two tries. Not our cup of tea


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196202
05/29/2019 08:51 AM
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Auburn, WA
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Thought you might want to see conversation on Facebook we had after I posted same as above on their page. Just shows their attitude towards customers that are visiting their island. Thank goodness this is not indicative of the rest of the island we have grown to love.



Dinghy Dock Sailors Bar: You should get a new watch. Ordered at 9:05 and started complaining at 9:20. Want to eat raw chicken? And if your dumb [censored] sat for 45 mins last week with no service, who is really at fault?

Me: Dinghy Dock Sailors Bar we sat at 7 and your comment says a lot about how you care about customer service.

Dinghy Dock Sailors Bar: and who drinks merlot with tacos??

Me: Dinghy Dock Sailors Bar keep it up. Just shows you really care about how you treat customers. Others are paying attention. Explains why it was fairly empty tonight when we left.

Dinghy Dock Sailors Bar: 7? BS.

Dinghy Dock Sailors Bar: I hope they are listening and know to stay away. Don’t bring your high maintenance [censored] here, we don’t tolerate it. Come for what we do, nothing else.

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196205
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Like it. SXM

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: bran] #196207
05/29/2019 09:06 AM
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bran--you like it, that they were rude? OK...


Carol Hill
Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196208
05/29/2019 09:20 AM
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I know the owner has a major attitude, some seem to like it, not for me at all.


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196214
05/29/2019 09:31 AM
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Yep, not a nice person.


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196218
05/29/2019 09:49 AM
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Went there in March I had a beer wife had a run punch $16 This was in the afternoon.See you later.

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196221
05/29/2019 10:04 AM
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We were there last March in the afternoon for lunch. Not very crowded and were served right away. The rib and salad plate was so good, we went back a few weeks later for more. The waiter and waitress we had on those two visits were prompt and friendly. It’s a shame what happened recently that you all posted. I guess we lucked out.

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196224
05/29/2019 10:14 AM
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I drink Merlot with tacos, though I prefer a Rhone or Zinfandel

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: jborosara] #196225
05/29/2019 10:16 AM
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Yes, that certainly was an odd statement!! laugh I'd drink merlot with anything! toast


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SurferMike] #196226
05/29/2019 10:21 AM
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My visits were not recent!


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: bigkahona] #196227
05/29/2019 10:21 AM
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They wanted $20 for a cider!


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196228
05/29/2019 10:24 AM
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Maine
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Wow, it was once on my short list of places to hit. Guess i will take their advise and steer clear. I've been treat like that at better places than theirs! LOL smile



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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196229
05/29/2019 10:24 AM
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Never been there but really miss the old location in Oyster Pond. I am pretty aggressive when it comes to ordering and have no patience. I go to the bar or track down my order in the kitchen. LOL I am every servers nightmare!


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: sxmmartini] #196230
05/29/2019 10:34 AM
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When Matt had the old location in Oyster Pond it was wonderful. Then he sold......


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: BillandElaine] #196232
05/29/2019 11:04 AM
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Royersford, PA (30m NW of Phil...
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That's what I was thinking. These reviews don't sound at all like the original Dinghy Dock in OP. We always enjoyed it there.


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196235
05/29/2019 11:30 AM
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I went to DD facebook page and your comment is still there with the replies you posted. It is a nasty reply to a customer and I think they probably think it is funny? If you look at their menu about tipping or their other fb posts it is mostly crude. I guess they only want a certain customer who likes that crude satire?

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196237
05/29/2019 11:48 AM
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The one in Oyster Pond got like that in it's last couple of years under this ownership.


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196248
05/29/2019 02:32 PM
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For someone in customer service, his hashtag labels are incredibly rude and crude.


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196252
05/29/2019 03:18 PM
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If all you ever aspire to be is a grotty sailor's bar...

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: jazzgal] #196256
05/29/2019 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jazzgal
For someone in customer service, his hashtag labels are incredibly rude and crude.


As unbecoming as it is, I think that is part of his act. I find it offensive and their drink prices were off the charts.


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: ruralcarrier] #196258
05/29/2019 04:13 PM
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I've never been there, but with their food specials, somehow I thought the place was a cheap dive. High alcohol prices I guess are to make up for cheap food??


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: Carol_Hill] #196272
05/29/2019 06:50 PM
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They have good beer, so I will stop in at times and I would note that I have never had an issue with the owner or staff in the 20 or so times that I have stopped there. The owner (blank on the name) would go to Cupecoy with his dog that had issues and take it swimming for the dogs health, that rules him out in my book of being as bad as people wish to think of him. I get the complaints, not saying they are not valid either but there is a positive. Good beer and the man really cared about his dog. I'll leave it at that!

Note, down the way you can get great food at Lal's !

Cheers!


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: Todd] #196275
05/29/2019 06:59 PM
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Auburn, WA
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Good for him. Dogs deserve the best for the short time they are with us. To bad he doesn't think the same about people. Just saying.

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: Todd] #196279
05/29/2019 07:15 PM
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I’m in the same boat as Todd. Always a good time, never the attitude. But I can see where the bluntness and raunchiness turns people off. He does many fund raisers for the animals at the bar. He and his staff were wonderful to my daughter and her friends when they had a flat at 1am. Someone from the bar drove them back to Cupecoy and told her don’t worry about the car till morning. Plus I really like the mussels!!!!

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: kim] #196282
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Well we there last Thursday for the first time because one of our good client had her Birthday hang out there and contributed to the Animal Fund Raising that was there. Her bill was donated to them . Enjoyed The Chicken Wings .

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: Kennys] #196283
05/29/2019 08:02 PM
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And they own a property here a long time ago but don't live here full time.

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: Carol_Hill] #196284
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
bran--you like it, that they were rude? OK...


No not at all Carol. I like how SXM stood up for his principals.

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: bran] #196288
05/29/2019 09:18 PM
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OK, I'm going to agree to disagree with you there. Rude is rude.. What one thinks to yourself is one thing. What you post for anyone to see, you should think about the response..


Carol Hill
Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196291
05/29/2019 09:47 PM
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We enjoyed the all you can drink brunch and half price craft beer on Sundays in January. Also enjoyed the company of the bartender. We will be returning when we are back in January.



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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196298
05/30/2019 06:59 AM
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It was great fun when owned by Ryan in the 1990's


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: Carol_Hill] #196310
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
bran--you like it, that they were rude? OK...


OK, I'm going to agree to disagree with you there. Rude is rude.. What one thinks to yourself is one thing. What you post for anyone to see, you should think about the response..

Carol, I’m confused here....who were you describing was rude in the first place? Who do you think was at fault here, the owner or Scuba, as I am missing something.....

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SXMScubaman] #196311
05/30/2019 08:56 AM
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At some point this site was an information provider, but somewhere along the line we have degenerated into a "bash this" forum. People then take sides and offer their opinion and off to the races we go. Ok, so you had a bad experience, we all do at some point, but why do we need to go on and on about such trivial matters. Let's get back to doing what we do best, and that is provide information about what is new and what is going on, on the island.

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: bran] #196313
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bran--I think the owner of the business was rude.


Carol Hill
Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SURICK] #196314
05/30/2019 09:12 AM
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Sorry, surick, people have opinions about things. People disagree--about MOST things. It's the way of the world. To say that there are no negative experiences on the island does everyone a disservice, in not providing a true picture. And as far as negativity in posts, the only negativity I really see on this front page has to do with this subject. And it seems earned to me..


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Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: Carol_Hill] #196328
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
bran--I think the owner of the business was rude.


As I thought, we are both in complete agreement, that’s what I thought from the beginning. Last post on this subject.

Re: Dinghy Dock Taco Tuesday [Re: SURICK] #196342
05/30/2019 11:32 AM
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Stating facts from a personal experience is not bashing.

Carol and bran, I was confused also but I am glad we are all on the same page now.


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