Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

4.2
1781 reviews
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
The Dockside Restaurant offers superbly prepared classic dishes in a setting like no other. Located on the waterfront where Granville Island faces the city, guests can enjoy panoramic views across False Creek to the world-famous cityscape of Yaletown and beyond to the mountains of the North Shore.



The open dining room is relaxed yet refined, wrapped in spectacular floor to ceiling windows, while the lounge offers warm intimate surroundings for evening cocktails. The award-winning patio catches sunlight from morning to late afternoon. Protected on three sides it’s an oasis of calm, disturbed only by the occasional sound of boats making their way along False Creek. Recent renovations have added fireplaces and casual seating areas to this Vancouver destination.

Private Dining

Are you planning an event? The Dockside Restaurant offers a range of options perfect for groups of 30 to 300. From corporate dinners, wedding parties, tour groups, private receptions or gala events, the Dockside Restaurant has several different spaces available for rental or buyouts.

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JB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This restaurant rarely disappoints. Great service and excellent food. Adult oriented -not a children’s restaurant. Love the outside patio when the weather permits.

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DR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Been here numerous times. Previous visit took 1.5 hours to get our meal.
This time came for special event(Anniversary), and requested patio. Were seated quickly on patio in shade and worst possible location. Requested to move to sunshine and better view of False Creek. Server reluctantly helped us move. Food was subpar at best; lack of flavor specifically.
Ultimately your patio view can only take you so far. I won't be back anytime soon - much better options in Vancouver.
Extremely disappointed.
Derek

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IT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Late Mother’s Day Lunch. Mom’s favorite restaurant and it always delivers. Disappointed that a “cup” of soup wasn’t available anymore. The main course and the shared desserts were great.

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The wagyu beef carpaccio was a bit bland and could use a bit more flavour. The chilli squid was my favourite dish. Usually restaurants give you complimentary dessert/champagne for a special occasion, as I was kind of expecting here at a more up-scale restaurant, but they didn’t which was disappointing. Our food took about an hour long to arrive. Everyone who was seated after us got theirs before us. Unacceptable wait time.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Poor grade of prime rib with cold yorkshire, overcooked crab cakes, very, very salty clams and chorizo.
Very noisy. Needs drapes or carpets or something to muffle sound.

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JC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a delicious lunch. Really good service. Restaurant was not too busy so the noise level was low, which was much appreciated. Also the parking was a breeze.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely unhurried lunch on the heated patio. I had not seen my sister in many months and am hard of hearing. I appreciated the low noise level and not being seated cheek by jowl. Our server was attentive but not intrusive.

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The location, ambiance, food quality price and service made my birthday dinner one to remember, would recommend it to anyone and will definitely be coming back myself whenever I am in town.

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DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent hidden gem with a great view, fantastic food, vegetarian options and ambiance.

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were on the outside patio and it was a beautiful evening. We loved looking at the Marina. We will return!

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WC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our server was great, made us feel at home. We will definitely be back in summer.

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E
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful location and great food. Sadly no apple cider available on the day

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C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic view from the patio, delicious food, attentive service. Also, took our two little kids with us and they enjoyed it! Shirley temples ($2 each) for the kids kept them busy at the beginning and later when they became restless we took them to the actual dockside walkway (just a very short walk from our table) to look at the boats and stare down at the water. I'd definitely say it's a family-friendly restaurant.

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MA
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a beautiful Vancouver day and Dockside has the perfect setting by the water. We had the perfect table not on the deck but just inside where all the doors are open. Food was good and our server was friendly and attentive. Need to get back as often as I can this summer.

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ML
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service and people were amazing! Thanks for a wonderful awesome evening! Well needed for a girlfriends birthday!!

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SE
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Their food is really bad for their location. They have a top location but their food is pub quality :(
Never understood Persian owners. Y r they so behind???

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We had out if town guest and wanted to experience great food with a fantastic view. View and service was excellent. The food however has gone downhill. The prime rib was a complete disappointment. We won’t be coming back.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebration

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service, and the view

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CA
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, service...CANNOT go wrong coming here

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great setting/atmosphere on a beautiful sunny evening. The waiter (Nathan) was excellent and very accommodating. The food was very good and service was prompt. The Coconut Milk Cheesecake was heavenly.

The only complaint was the Zucchini Ribbons dish was lukewarm.

I do have a question about the bar policy. We each ordered a 9 oz. glass of the wine special (1 red, 2 white) and were told they could pour a 6 oz. glass or we could order a bottle but they could not pour a 9 oz. glass. This seems like a strange policy as we each had a 6 oz. glass so they actually sold less.

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l
Vancouver
44 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It is a wonderful place to meet a friend!! The views are spectacular and service is always good!!

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HE
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place to go for lunch or dinner. Great food, amazing service and the setting is second to none. A true waterfront experience in Vancouver.

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s
Vancouver
39 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Dinner before seeing a play at the Granville Island Arts Club. Always a lovely place to dine prior to the show. Fabulous view.....food is always good,though my husband asked to have his prime rib seared and it came without. Wine choices are well varied though on the pricier side.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The view is great! The salmon was really excellent!! My husband loved his beef tenderloin and my son really enjoyed his steak salad. Our server was great as well. We would definitely return.

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CN
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Fundamentally I's say the food is very average. The view is nice and the staff too. But it all comes down to the meal. I had Prime Rib with Yorkshire pudding: The meat was just okay, perhaps too much fat, and frankly, I've made better Yorkshire pudding. My friend has Salmon and thought it was just okay too.

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H
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food both excellent.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had excellent service from Heather, she was attentive but not intrusive. It took awhile for our food to arrive even though the restaurant was not super busy. We were very happy with the quality and flavours of the dishes.

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HC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Absolutely lousy! They had run out of prime rib by 6 pm and there was only 60 people in the restaurant. Waited for second bottle of wine to be enjoyed with dinner that didn’t show up until after we had finished eating. Will never return here or recommend to anyone.

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LZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed great food by the water. Excellent service and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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SK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place to sit Nd focus on the person or people since the rest is well taken care of.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful view!! Enjoyed lunch with friends!
Would definitely recommend!

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DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The location and view is terrific! The menu offers a good variety of choices and the food is delicious.
The spicy squid appy is the best! The service was very pleasant, friendly and efficient. Having valet parking is a great help.
Thank you

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T
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding!

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E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really good service and food here. Such a pretty spot as well.

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n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have always loved this place for any meal and for Christmas or Easter buffet as well. The atmosphere is wonderful not to mention the gorgeous view. It is one of my favourite places to eat and spend time. The service is always great. However, my friends and I do miss the hand-peeled shrimp croissant and even more... the Sockeye burger which was delicious. My friend ordered the new salmon burger (pink salmon) which she found to be rather tasteless and said it wasn't as good as the one the White Spot makes. Most of my friends do not eat meat and the ones that do, eat very little. The Portobello mushroom burger is absolutely delicious (once I took out the jalapenos) so it is a good addition for vegetarians.

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and Service were great. We'll be back again. Thanks

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L
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The night was lovely, our server Lisa was very nice . The halibut was delicious, the Cobb salad underwhelming .
We always celebrate Birthdays at Dockside.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just excellent. Marshall was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very underwhelming.

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