Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

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1958 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EA
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful dining experience.

JA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Prime rib was great but the sablefish lacked flavour. The Cornish game hen was overcooked . Great mashed potatoes! The music was too loud and did not match the decor and price. Love the view.

OT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice view
The server and the other staffs are all friendly
Food is great..
But only the portion is very very small

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A busy day at the restaurant for family day weekend, but delicious food and great service!

BW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

$5.00 for a cup of coffee and only received one cup with no refills. Love the restaurants

P
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great waiter. Food was fine. The wine list for California Cabernet is abysmal. You can do better!

Hess select is good , Lake Sonoma . And Irony. Many others. Beto gets Founders estate.

JLohr not so great. Low end of acceptable but not great.

You should lose the canned boom boom music altogether and choose good dinner music, not disco dance music for fine dining. Lose the boom boom

CBC has lots of excellent classical and jazz music— free!!

Food selection used to be better. Now a bit too trendy

We love the ambience, view and experience but you can do better

We are frequent guests

LK
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, the server was awesome, and the view was incredible with the Snow Moon! Thanks Dockside!

ML
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The server was very accommodating and helpful. The food was good except for the salad. It was not fresh.
Overall I enjoyed the lunch.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Saw a rat there!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

No communication about a private buyout in the main dining area. Had to dine in the smaller dining room which was less that desirable as the entire reason for booking dockside was due to the ambience and main dining area.
Service was okay, but serious lack of vegan options was very disappointing.

JA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Dinner at Dockside restaurant and Brewing Company on February 1, 2020 was one of the worst meals of my life. The dinner was to be a special occasion with some dear friends and family . I had chosen this restaurant based on the Open table reviews and The Food Network list placing Dockside number 6 of 12 top fish restaurants in Vancouver. I feel this is unbelievable... and such reviews undermine the credibility of Open Table and The Food Network .
While our waiter David was generally good, the issues started with him serving a bourbon sour that was terrible. There was no one available to give any useful information about wines; their craft beer was unavailable due to equipment failure ; and there were no special coffees available due to a special function in the dining room.
I will admit the Brussels were good and the Pork Belly while very fatty, was nice and crispy. However, the Arctic char was tasteless and overcooked. It was placed on a purple mess of beets and pickled cabbage . How about a bit of green vegetable? I had a few bites but could not eat it.
Two of my friends had the lamb sirloin; it was also tough and tasteless. Only the sable fish had a good review. Dockside is overpriced for less than mediocre food. Yes, it is a lovely view, but this can go only so far .
I have no idea how Dockside got on the top 12 list for fish restaurants .
We will never return to this restaurant, much less recommend it to my friends.

SL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The environment is nice and clean. We are a party of four and all of us enjoyed the food offered. We appreciate the service provided by the waiter who was so friendly and helpful.

MS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent...One of the few restaurants left that have it all!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was great

SL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food served at Dockside Restaurant on January 27 was good and tasty. We were seated at a table which is near by a window and from where we sat we had a beautiful view of the inner harbour. The service was great. Waitress was friendly. She patiently served us with coffee and kept refilling coffee for us. The checking out process was smooth. The pricing was fair.

HT
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Fixed menu selection. Not flexible at all

F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond excellent. First time for dinner and now I will return.
Thank you

TW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thankfully it was a slow Friday night! We enjoyed not having all that many people in the restaurant. Service was good. Staff very friendly and efficient. Food was good.

JL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Very nice view of the water, the food for dineout was alright.

AM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service, nice location and lovely view of False Creek

VN
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place, with good food, view, and service. We got a present card from our friends, it's why we went there, otherwise, it would be a little bit pricy for our budget. However, if you have a hundred bucks gift card to this place, you will experience unforgettable taste, they know how to surprise your taste buds.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great waitress n the food portions was just right, hopefully parking more easily in the future

AW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Came here for a birthday. Beautiful spot (even in winter), service was seamless and thoughtful, and dinner was gorgeous. This is one of the only places I would say there should be a little more music/noise for the sake of privacy, but otherwise it was an awesome experience and we’ll definitely be back. Thank you!

HA
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for a nice dinner out with my Travelzoo deal, and the food and service was excellent.
The chili squid was so good, I could have eaten 3 more plates of it!

Had the Cioppino, lots of flavor and left Dockside totally full.

Definitely recommend, thank you for the lovely evening.

AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent about our evening and meal at Dockside. We were celebrating an anniversary and were delighted with everything. We made the decision to come back every year for our anniversary!

FD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

I have been to this restaurant a lot over the past few years. It appears they have just changed their menu. The prices seem astronomical for the appetizers: crab cake: a single one for $$$. The server was attentive enough. The value has been compromised.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Food has gone a bit downhill.

SM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Went for New Year's brunch with my son. The food, service, and view of the marina were exceptional. Have been here a few times and have enjoyed it immensely. This time, the only downside was that we were seated near the bussing area so the noise level was somewhat distracting and a bit intrusive at times. I'll be sure to ask for a table away from that area next time.

ST
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

I have eaten here a few times in the past and it has such an incredible view. Great location with walking trails, harbour ferry close by, and walking distance of Grandville Island. This time there was only a brunch menu so I chose the Corned Beef sandwich. Unfortunately it was not very lean so I had to take the sandwich apart and eat the leaner meat. I would not order this again or recommend it. I am sure next time I visit there will be better luck on what I choose off the menu.

MM
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gods food and excellent service !

LJ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely location. Food was tasty. Service exemplary. Aoife, our server was terrific!

SB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We came to Dockside for Christmas Eve dinner and were really pleased. Although serving sizes were on the small side (pasta excepted), the food was very good and of excellent quality.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was very good. We started with the chili squid and arugula salad. My friend had the tenderloin which was cooked a perfect Chicago medium and I had the lamb which was delicious but a little veiny.

The service was great as well.

The only reason I gave it a 4 star was because I couldn’t drink my Americans. It tasted extremely bitter and burnt. I had to send it back.

The room was beautiful and the columns of noise not too loud except for the cell phones ringing front some tables which had a glowing blue aura 🤣

RL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good local spot for lunch or prime rib dinner.

CA
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience as always. Thank you!

P
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Made ano early reservation and was called the day before to say we would be in the side room because of a big booking. Didn't have a view which is why we like to dine here. But fireplace was nice and server awesome.

P
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

The food and service were great. We come here often. This time for lunch for a special preChristmas visit.
The restaurant still hasn’t learned that the new trend in dining is to have soft music or no music at all. The base boom boom with no melody discernible was jarring and annoying. The manager turned it down after three complaints. But the excuse is always” we can’t turn it off” or” we can’t regulate the base volume”. Nonsense!

Be a leader in pleasant atmosphere for dining.

If we want boom boom, we can go to a dance hall or nightclub

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

No birthday acknowledgement

V
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Even with the busy pre Xmas lunch crowds we had a window seat and good service. My only quibble is that the menu could use a bit of refreshing. I eat here a few times a year and the menu seems a bit static. I can’t recommend the Beyond Meat burger. The lack of condiments and lack of a good char rendered rather bland to say the least.

JP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Not enough serving staff. Took us 25 mins to place our drink order.

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