Lamb's Dockside Grille out of business


In this file photo, Larry and Georgia Lamb are shown in their restaurant, Dockside Grill, in Camden, just after opening three years ago. The restaurant closed recently, as the Lambs search for new management.


By William F. West
Staff Writer

Sunday, June 18, 2017

CAMDEN – Georgia Lamb said she and her husband are seeking to find a new operator for their roadside restaurant that closed in recent weeks apparently after unsuccessful management by two family members.

The couple, faced with the 2012-15 widening of U.S. Highway 158 close to the front of their longtime store and marina, stopped selling gasoline to motorists. They redid their building to keep the store and the marina, but replaced the seafood market part of their business with the restaurant, Dockside Grille. 

The restaurant’s debut came in the spring of 2014 amid much attention.

Lamb said she and her husband, Larry, let a granddaughter and her husband take charge of the restaurant. "And it was too much for 'em," she said.

She said she and her husband this time want to hire someone with expertise in the food service business.

"We had no restaurant experience when we opened up," she said.

Larry and Georgia Lamb are the successors to what was a gas station and convenience store opened in 1962 by Larry Lamb's late father, Horace.

In 1973, Larry Lamb acquired the location, which has undergone many expansions over the years.