Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

4.1
1744 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just excellent. Marshall was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very underwhelming.

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BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely location, gracious service and delicious food.

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AA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very accommodating. Good service. Nice View

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pleasant environment with extremely nice staffs. Everything was great from coffee, kids' menu, and the brunch.
Only a very light music can empower the soul.
Highly recommend.
Ana

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XF
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

House wine could be a bit more reasonable.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Server was rude. Food was average. Desserts were good. Not returning again for dinner. Maybe for dessert & drinks but that’s it.

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EA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Definitely a beautiful restaurant - very relaxing. Great decor.
Menu is somewhat limited and overpriced. I ordered a large Caesar salad. It tasted fine but I was underwhelmed. My dinner companion had seafood chowder. No complaints. Wine complemented our meals but also way overpriced.

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d
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Not what it used to be, the food was average but the prices are still pretty high. Beautiful really and view but would only recommend it for a drink. The “legendary” squid was tough,crab cakes dry, pork overdone.

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it was our first time to the Granville Island Hotel for dinner in decades. We were positively surprised by the atmosphere, quality of food and attentive staff. We will go back

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere with a wonderful window table overlooking the water. Intimate dining with little noise and a very seasoned waitress who paced the meal beautifully. Food and wine were excellent and our dietary needs were looked after. Great place to dine after the Arts Club play. (*_*)

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful location and delicious food. Service was great!

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N
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always exceeds expectations!
Beautiful setting overlooking the water.

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PH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very disappointed that there was no prime rib! We went there specifically for the prime rib for my birthday dinner. The filet was very good but I had my heart set on prime rib. Service was very good but it took a very long time to get the bill.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was perfect for our 25th wedding anniversary!

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KK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It helped that it was a stunningly sunny day...the view was gorgeous, the service was flawless, the food and drinks were delicious and well-presented. Even the Valet outside was charming!

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B
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Usually always enjoy coming here, but this night was a bit of a miss. Had a great table by the window, but took a long time for our server to greet us. She didn't explain how to use a voucher we had, we had to ask for bread and wait for side plates for our appetizer, as well as had to ask for ground pepper with our meals. Our double chocolate cake for dessert was also straight out of the fridge and not all that enjoyable with the cold vanilla ice cream accompaniment. This is usually such a great restaurant in a really nice location so hopefully our experience was just an off night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

view is very good

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MR
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Dockside is a wonderful restaurant with consistent excellent service. The Dockside menu offers a range of fresh choices which are delectable and appealing to every taste. It is located in a beautiful waterfront location on Granville Island with beautiful views of downtown and False Creek.

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TW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Food took forever and was barely warm, mediocre for price range....lots of better options out there

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GE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lunch menu bettee than dinner menu. Eg improve prime rib.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a lovely weekend away here at Granville Island

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CN
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our group of 8 had an excellent breakfast experience at Dockside. The staff were very congenial and professional, the food was superb, and the ambience was totally delightful.

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DS
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Both the service and the food were mediocre at best.

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DS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful location and views. Friendly and prompt service.
Food was nicely presented and portions were great.
Nice flabour combinations.

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E
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Service and ambience were great. Based on this, would recommend for a date night or celebration. Food was hit and miss (we went here for dine out), in particular, the chicken (it was like a fried piece of cutlet and it was dry). The Korean spiced arancini and lamb was done very well, however. They also forgot to give us our dessert so we never got to try the chocolate creme brulee or the apple tart.

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is always reliable and in the summer it is my go to place for patio dining - the view is awesome!

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KN
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I came here for dine out and I was severely disappointed. After looking at pictures and reading reviews I was so excited to go when I first came the host was rude and unfriendly. The Arancini and risotto were both very bland and unflavourful, my partner who has worked in restaurant for years and who is also in culinary school agreed. We had to put salt on out food to even make the food the least but flavoured, the risotto was so oily it almost wasn’t even risotto because there was no sauce or cream. The only part of the dinner that we enjoyed was the dessert. For a nice restaurant the service wasn’t good, I’ve received better service at white spot. Overall my experience was disappointing and I would not recommend to anyone.

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

I used to love coming here years ago now the atmosphere and food were not up to par!!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The staff was great; food was disappointing(vegetables almost raw, not colourful, lots of deep fried items) it is understandable that participating at Dine out means smaller sizes etc, but I see it as advertisement to show what the restaurant is able to do and even better when you would normally have dinner. Dinner at home would have been better and more cost-effective. Sorry, i‘m normally not picky.

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SC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had a very nice evening. The food was not outstanding but okay. The starters were unique and tasty the main course was just okay. It was pretty noisy, hard to have a nice conversation.....especially because the family at the next table had a very rowdy, loud child who was not under control.
Our waiter was very attentive and helpful so the service was good.

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TS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We went for the dine out Vancouver to try this restaurant for the first time. The Korean rice ball appetizer was outstanding. The cucumber salad was small and not much taste, but fine. The lamb was good (but not especially exciting). The chicken thigh seemed the better option with it's wonderful smoky flavor. Both desserts were good. For only $12 they offered 3oz of wine with both the first and main course. Great location. Wonderful view. Good service. I'm not convinced that their regular prices would be worth it, but it was good for Dine Out.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Food was cold ..service was so slow ..
Used to be really nice food and great ambiance however seems like it changed ..asked medium rare lamb rack it came like super well done and other side things are cold and apple pie was so cold it was chewy ..I Don’t think I would ever go back for food and this is too bad ..I took my date for b day dinner stated him that it is one of the best foods in town and my fav place ended up being humiliated. Too sad that quality is no longer there .

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SS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

drinks, appies, entrees and desserts all came at the perfect time with very little wait. very impressive service!

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LK
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I'm never disappointed when I dine at The Dockside because of the ambiance, excellent service, great food choices and the waterfront view is amazing!
I absolutely love the experience.

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EP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, delicious food. Loved the atmosphere and you can’t beat the view!
We will be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Food wasn’t very good gnocchi was very dry and my chicken was over cooked

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LS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food. Nice and friendly waitress. Amazing service.
Awesome atmosphere. We really enjoyed our dinner at Dockside. We’ll definitely go back again. Highly recommended! Thank you and all the best to the staff.

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MW
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Dockside's Dine Out Menu offered an interesting selection of appetizers, entrees and dessert. The food & service was very good. We sat at a window table with a view of the yachts, water and city lights. The whole evening was very enjoyable.

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BJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Came here for the dine out menu 2019. The appetizer choices were all fusion takes and being korean myself, i was pleasantly surprized to see that one of the selections were korean flavouring inspired. The sauce actually did taste authenticly korean, however, it tastes very similar to the sauce we use for our friend chicken and i associate that taste with chicken too much that it was weird to taste it on a arancini. The empanada was average also. Honestly, id just let the koreans stick to the korean food and mexicans stick to the mexican food. I applaud the chef for attempting fusion dishes but i would rather just go to an authentic place for that. I got the rack of lamb with gnocchi. Lamb was good & tender. Gnocchi tasted like it had been sitting for a while because it was “hard” and too chewy like it was on heat for too long or had been made and reheated. Also, my gnocchi was covered in citrus flavours but my lamb wasnt, whereas my friend’s lamb was very citrus-y and gnocchi was bland. I would have prefered the blander gnocchi and more flavourful lamb. We both got the choco creme brulee for dessert. I thought that the top sugar layer had a great “crack” to it but it was on the thicker side, also the consistancy under was a bit more pudding like than creamy. But overall taste was good!

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