How mouthwatering and delicious does this hamburger look?!?! What would you say if I told you it’s even more delicious than it looks? This masterpiece is the Turtle Burger at Dockers Bayside Grill at the gorgeous Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina. Don’t worry, no turtles were harmed in the making of this burger – it’s a hamburger, it just excels at its job.
As I wolfed down my turtle burger and onion rings (more about them in a minute), I tried to put my finger… rather my taste buds… on what makes this burger so extraordinary. Is it the fresh, soft, Heavenly bun? Is it the high quality burger, itself or the generous serving of cheese on top? How about the fresh tomato, lettuce, and pickles? Maybe it’s the fact that they don’t just slice and slap an onion on your burger but fry it up so the flavor is even better?
In the end… you guessed it.. I decided that it was the unbeatable combination of all of these things. When restaurants go the extra mile for an item on the menu, great things happen and fingers will be licked.
Something else I love about Dockers is the friendly workers. They’re always uncommonly friendly and helpful and your drink will never get empty, trust me, they’ll see to it. Dockers is, quite frankly, also too cute for its own good. It sits right on the marina, so you can imagine how beautiful the view is. You can even sit outside on the screened in porch if the weather’s agreeable. Even though Dockers is on the Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina, you don’t have to be a guest in one of their GORGEOUS condos to eat there. You don’t even have to have a boat in their marina. You can be, like us, simply people on the lookout for an excellent meal!
The inside of the Dockers is also too cute for its own good. It sort of reminds me of a little deli – a little deli that happens to have some of the best food you’ll ever find. Their breakfasts are somewhat legendary in the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley area. The omelets are the stuff breakfast dreams are made of. Their Sink Your Boat Omelet is a favorite, and for good reason. It’s stupid good.Ã?Â They also have blts, chicken salad sandwiches, salads, desserts, hot dogs, catfish sandwiches, and more! Dockers serves breakfast and lunch and is open 7 Days a Week (seasonally). Monday – Friday: 7 AM-2PM Saturday & Sunday: 7AM-3PM.
Look at the great boats and lighthouse in the picture above. I love them almost as much as I do the Turtle Crossing sign. How cute is that?! Yep, that’s right. Too cute for its own good.
Okay. Now the onion rings. In previous posts I applauded these as being the best onion rings in Kentucky – I believe I may have even awarded them the best onion rings in the world. Well, in the vein of full disclosure – and so no one sends me little jabs in e-mail – the onion rings have changed. It’s through no fault of Dockers – their supplier switched things up. The onion rings are still good, mind you. In fact, they’re still some of the best onion rings in the Lake Barkley area. However, I personally now prefer their always perfect crinkle cut fries. They’re never over-done, never under-done. They’re always perfection and they’re now officially the star of the sides.
Again, the onion rings are still fantastic – they just no longer make you want to drop to the ground and pray for God to make all onion rings this good. It’s for the best, anyway, He has bigger things to take care of.
If you’re looking for the best place to stay in the lake’s region – a place that’s equal parts gorgeous, relaxing, and fun – you only have one clear choice as far as we’re concerned: Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina. If you’re looking for a beautiful marina for your boat or even a great place to rent a boat – again, head for the turtles.
If it’s breakfast (Sink Your Boat Omelet… the name lets you know what you’re in for!) or lunch you’re looking for…. Dockers is your place.
Irregardless of why you head to Green Turtle Bay and/or Dockers, be sure to tell them that you read about them on Genuine Kentucky. They’ve been very good to us and we try to be just as good to them. It’s a Kentucky thing.
More Menu Items and Pictures from Dockers Bayside Grill at Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina: