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About Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company
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.
Regional American (Northwest), Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:30am,
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm,
Small Bites Menu - 3:00pm to 5:00pm,
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Lounge - Closed for the season
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Day Valet: $ 8.00
Night Valet: $11.00
#50 & #51
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company Ratings and Reviews
Excellent food. Fantastic service.
Pleased that chefs can accommodate allergies; but my latest halibut dinner (which is usually delicious) was very dry without the sauce - that I couldn't have.
Although the staff was friendly and nice and allowed us to relax we were very disappointed in the food. My pancakes with the cinnamon sauce was blase. The sauce should have at least been seasoned better and served hot.
My friends soft boiled eggs were firm. More attention needs to be paid to the food even if it is not busy.
The view was great and the setting nice.
Good restaurant. Only disappointment was that they changed the recipe for the legendary spicy squid. It was one of the things we always look forward to. Shouldn’t mess with a star attraction. Change it back; please.
We've eaten here many times but it's been at least a year since our last visit. Unfortunately we will likely not return. Portions were small (our party ordered a pizza when we got home), pasta/curry dishes were very skimpy on the seafood and the server was overly patronizing referring to the ladies as "love" ad nauseam. We were there on a Saturday early evening and the place was dead. The views are still great but the value was lacking. Grateful that we were there with entertainment book coupons because I would've complained in person if we had been paying full price.
Always a lovely location for a meal. Good food/presentation/service. Views are lovely.
I was pleasantly surprised as had heard the food and service were average while the view was phenomenal. However, All three were great. I would return and recommend to others. It’s a relaxed dining experience (so not for a quick bite as the service is slower), where you can speak across the table without competing with loud music or other conversation from tables placed too close together. You can follow your dining experience with a walk on Granville Island.
Wonderful view, happy & efficient service, excellent food, creates a"special place" atmosphere, but too noisy - probably because of too many groups.
Everything was handled well by staff. The coffee was only slightly warm and was made even cooler with the cold cream. Large open rim styled cups are not designed to retain the heat and perhaps cream closer to room temp plus hotter brewed coffee would be in order.
Service was excellent. The new menu is spot on! Well done
There was a special brunch that was not indicated on their website. When we got there, there was no suitable selection so we left.
Very noisy when we were there. Service and food were excellent.
Enjoyed the evening but the noise level was very high. Will have to sit in a different spot next time around.
We were celebrating a birthday... I requested a window table and was accommodated. We had a wonderful time and the waiter was excellent. Great sense of humour and not overbearing. Discreetly poured the wine ( a professional waiter)
Amazing view of Vancouver & False Creek. The service was GREAT. I would have liked to see some slightly less expensive options for wine by the glass. Food & wine was delicious.
Dreadful Service. 1 meal wrong, staff did not know what they were doing. Had to ask for cutlery. Waited a long time after ordering for food to come. Eggs cold. Presentation dreadful. I would never go back again
Excellent service and outstanding meal. Thank you.
We had an absolutely wonderful 3 course meal at the Dockside on a Wednesday evening. Having booked in advance, we were seated inside near the gorgeous view of the Harbour to avoid the slight chill in the air. As a party of three, we have allergies to cheese and strawberries. Everything was perfect. From the starter to the delicious desserts. We highly recommend the Coconut cheesecake and the lemon meringue tart. Both were divine! Thank you to our server who was excellent at making sure everything was top notch, even knowing the menu and what each dish consisted of by heart.
food really good.
service ??? i had ordered a bottle of sparkling water and we were done. waiter brought another bottle over and i said i didn't want anymore. he opened the bottle anyway! didn't drink from it and didn't get charged for it but this wasn't a class act.
Brought some out of town visitors to show off the views. Lovely location, good food and good service but quite loud for conversation around a table of 6.
Service people were very pleasant and attentive but service was very slow. Appeared the restaurant was under staffed. Food was fine.
Arrived for our reservation 8pm the restaurant was not particulary busy, we ordered our drinks and food, whilst the drinks came promptly it was 9.25pm and we still had not received any food. We made a complaint to the restaurant manager the food arrived ten minutes later. Not sure whether I wanted to eat so late, food was good though.
Booked this and dined for the evening of 15th Sept for my wife's birthday. Great venue for outside dining with a wonderful view. Food and service first rate and would highly recommend for special occasion or regular dining.
Thank you to Ryan for the great service!
The food was quite delayed. It's a good thing our server was most helpful. With pricier food, you expect better kitchen management.
Food,service and ambiance were excellent. Everyone was spot on. I had a great table with an excellent view for dinner, I also ate breakfastg and lunch there the next day and was very pleased. Lunch was outside in the sun and enjoyed by all. I recommmend the Thai Bouillabaisse highly. This would be an excellent place for a romantic dinner followed by a walk around the island. Top notch. Well done!
We love Dockside. We had our wedding there a couple years ago. Great food, service, and setting!!
Loved the evening. The food was delicious and great service. Such a beautiful view.
I made the reservation based on several reviews. The view is lovely, and the atmosphere is relaxed. We dined early on a weeknight so it was quiet. We came early for drinks and to enjoy the view. The cocktail menu had nothing inspiring so I had a local beer (good) and my husband had a cocktail, which was drinkable, but not great. When the rest of our party arrived, we were seated at a table. Although outside tables were available, we were not offered one but we did have a nice view. The menu is limited. I asked about specials and told there were none. Appetizers were the HIGHLIGHT. The shrimp & crab cakes were delightful - crispy, well seasoned, and both the topping (fruity) and the sauce (lemony) complemented the yummy cakes. Seafood chowder was excellent. Salad was salad. The pacing of the meal was extremely slow - not quite so slow as to be a deal breaker, but it was pretty slow. We had to ask for beverage refills and the requested "coffee with the meal, please" for one of our party didn't make it. While waiting for entrees, lovely plates of lobster (not on the menu) were whisked by. I asked if I missed the lobster on the menu and was told that it was a special order, requiring a week notice - good to know for next time, I guess. Entrees were so so - smoked salmon pasta was OK. The waiter recommended the prime rib and it was good but the only thing to write home about was the amazing horseradish sauce! We had a few dessert options. The apple pie was really delicious - great crust and good flavor. I like my apples with a little texture and it was great for me; my husband like his apples fully cooked, so he didn't like it as much as I did. When I went to the ladies room, I saw a list of desserts for the evening, and we weren't given all our options. Oh, well... the pie was good. Some attention to detail is needed - frayed menus at bar and table, a little clutter around the pass and the bar. I would say this is a diamond that needs a little TLC and polish.
Great service - love the
We always enjoy the Dockside - from delicious food to friendly service.....and, of course, wonderful location.
It was a perfect evening, dinning on your stylish, comfortable patio with stunning views of false creek.
Fantastic food and beverages with a great view. Excellent service and local seafood
Great outdoor seating with shade and sun, and there are well-located heating lamps. Server was very attentive. The strawberry spinach salad was a hit. Salmon and halibut were delicious and portions were a good size. Entrees were in the $30 range. Will definitely go back.
My party went on a Monday evening, perhaps explaining why the restaurant was so quiet. The servers were friendly and attentive and our table had a great view of the harbour.
My entrée was halibut and I thought the portion was a little small and certainly a tad dry. Theb rest of party enjoyed their meals
Wonderful table out on front deck overlooking false creek, felt like a private room on a gorgeous sunny afternoon...beautiful setting!
I love the ambience which is why I return. Sitting on the patio, on the water, watching the boats sail by is always a pleasure. The food has always been good but it is not a " fine dining experience". Drinks are reasonable.
The food and service was excellent. Very relaxing and a great place to relax with friends or family, enjoy a great meal,drinks and not feel rushed...
Would recommend this restaurant.
A beautiful location overlooking the harbor, great outdoor seating area, friendly staff, clean restaurant, decent food, tasty beers, and reasonable prices. The restaurant is a nice addition to a day out visiting Granville Island's markets and shops.
Dockside has always been one of my favorite spots. Food has always been amazing, service is quick. Today was a very interesting experience right from the start. We waited 10 mins before we were even greeted and had really rude customers cut in front of us when we have the host and the customer in front of us some space. When we were finally seated but it took over 15 mins to get water. Food took about 30-40 mins to arrive, I didn't mind because of the view but my guest got a little impatient. The legendary chilli squid was amazing! But my Halibut came out cold... same with the veggies on the plate. It seemed like they forgot to plate the dish and left everything out too long. The server gladly took it back to the kitchen but I sat there for 30 mins watching my guest eat before the server came back to ask if I had received my meal. They did take the dish off my bill but it wasn't a nice way to celebrate an anniversary. Quite dissappointed this time round but I really hope it was a one off.
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