What greater pleasure can there be than easing into a dock after spending a day cruising the waters of a beautiful locale and enjoying an elegant dinner alfresco or in the fine dining room of a renowned restaurant? The restaurants listed below are among the premier spots to enjoy just such an experience. They not only offer convenient docking facilities and breathtaking waterfront views, but also are distinguished by high-quality cuisines created by expert chefs. Everything from a tropical Floridian paradise to a trendy California hotspot to a Southern mansion are included in this eclectic list of America's finest. Most of the following recommend calling ahead to reserve dock space.
This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.