Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

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2085 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.

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What 2085 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Except these days aren’t ‘everyday’ and getting out is huge.

Apart from being in the tent instead of the sun the experience was good.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice shade in afternoon with view of water. Good for out of town guests.

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Sally
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful and peaceful along the water on patio.

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YVRshopper
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose Dockside to celebrate my friend’s birthday. It was a beautiful Vancouver day! The restaurant staff greets you at the entrance and it was very COVID compliant. I felt very safe the whole time. Menus are with a QR code and we chose to sit outside on their patio. The view was great. We tried the seared tuna sandwich and the duck confit sandwich. They were both very tasty and came to our table quickly. All the staff was friendly and helpful. What a nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Cynthia
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was tasty with very good service. Patio is lovely with the ocean breeze and ability to people watch.

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MaryamK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been coming to this restaurant for years. Each time I visit, I enjoy the views, lighting, vibes and most importantly the food more and more. Amazing service, beautiful setting of tables, delicious food, easy parking! I’m looking forward to my next visit :)

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

We had really long waits for water, our wine and coffee. We understand it was busy but was disappointed in the service. The location of the restaurant and the atmosphere is superb!

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Llannie
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful day, beautiful food! Dockside never ceases to be superb!

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Marb
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous to just go and chill and a fantastic peaceful setting. But also great for those special occasions, plus business. You cannot go wrong.

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vipshafiqj
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Went there for my anniversary - booked well in advance and asked for a certain table. The hostess was rude and ignored our request. Didn’t acknowledge the occasion. Disappointed in the hostess service. Aside from that - it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Absolutely great patio and perfect set-up for the COVID reality. Table spaced more than 2 metres apart, lots of room, so felt really safe. Downside was our server who has been there for years. Does not seem to know how to open a bottle of wine properly. His hands grabbed the end of the bottle when he took the cork out. Now wine has to be poured out with his hands having touched the end. That’s terrible is normal times, even worse in COVID-19 reality. Great food, great ambiance, perfect setup but your experience may vary depending on your server.

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MarshaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience2

Great outdoor patio. 2 guests had the crab cake, and were disappointed. One had poor boy oyster..just “ ok”.

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Llannie
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely spot in a “safe” environment - fresh breeze, expansive view, superb food, friendly staff - and all in an unobtrusive adherence to Covid protocols. Perfect! Our “go-to” place ❤️

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magoo93
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Well organized operation with great views
Perfect for couples or small groups

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Disappointed
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Bussers were great and server was cranky. Limited food choices. Entrees were heavy for a summer night. Disappointing

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alty88
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice view, good portions and friendly service.

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vipcharles
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

In error the server brought our wine drinks (9 oz) instead of the 6 oz we had ordered. She corrected the order by taking away our glasses - my
Question is what happens to those drinks ( were they kept until a new order was found from another table)
Please advise me so we will be aware of the hygiene at Dockside as to the freshness and safety of our dinners
Charles Shnier

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Charles, Please be assured that under no circumstances was that error of wine reused. Any item that has left the bar or kitchen pass and is returned in error is immediately disposed.

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diner
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They really do have one of the best patios in Vancouver - 5+ stars for ambience. The staff are pretty good about the COVID-19 safety measures. We enjoyed their seared albacore tuna sandwich and their oyster Po' Boy sandwich. Their seasonal cherry pie was mouthwatering and the server went above and beyond by putting in a sparkler candle to celebrate our special occasion.

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MargaretT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The service was extremely slow although we had a friendly server. It seemed they may have been understaffed. Despite that the ambience was perfect on the patio and the food delicious and enjoyed by my guests.

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Disney57
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Was not happy with the fact that the patio seats that were available and were in full sun. There were not enough umbrellas to go around. As the indoor of the restaurant is closed, there should have been more umbrellas. We ended up sitting outside and my back got totally burned and I am still peeling. Also my meal though good, shrimp toast and kale caesar salad at $23.00, the portions were so small I left hungry. My husband on the other hand had the burger and fries at $16.00 and there was enough for 2 people. My recommendation is to get more umbrellas for the outside.

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PaulaB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

I had the veal.
A small pasta side she be offered. Less veal more variety. I got tired of eating the same stuff.
Squid steak was good although looked unappealing.

We saw the mouse as well. Although we were finished dinner and enjoying the views!

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MarijkeC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Wonderful location!
Easy parking, and free at this time.
I will certainly come back, and recommend it to my friends.
I was there on the 27th and had mentioned that it was an anniversary.
But nobody made any fuss, which was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it!!! The food was amazing, service was excellent!!!
Thank you!!!! PS the ciew is unbelievable 😍

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Food was great but the host wasn’t friendly . Whereas our server was super nice and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food2Service4Ambience5

Gorgeous setting!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience5

We went for dinner on Saturday evening. The service was friendly and appetizers were great, with beautiful views from the patio. However, halfway through our appetizers and first drink, I noticed mice (3) on the patio a few feet from my table! If this doesn’t bother you, this place is great. I couldn’t sit there for another moment so we had to cut our meal short. The servers mentioned it’s because they are so close to the dock and the mice get ‘ballsy’ towards the end of the summer. I guess this place doesn’t believe in mouse traps, so overall it was a pretty big disappointment.

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BobB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting


Delicious food and great service.


Perfect for a special occasion

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vipSusanRR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great thanks!

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karl
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

I was rather disappointed with my experience. I'm not sure if it was because of Covid protocols, but they took forever to attend to us. We waited 15minutes for a table when we got there even though we made a reservation (the people ahead of got seated within minutes). I requested for a patio, which we got, but we were seated off to a secluded corner underneath a big tree which may have caused ants constantly crawling on our table. The server didn't come to us for at least 10-15 minutes after we were seated. It took awhile for the server to give us water, take our order and provide us with our drinks. And, the food, I'd say was average and not worth the price range. Overall, I was underwhelmed with my experience at Dockside. The one thing that was nice was the great view on the patio.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, felt safe with all the precautions against Covid. Will come again soon.

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TracyG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great overall experience. Thanks.................

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JSAG
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants to go to enjoy:)

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JacquesG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very pleasangt athmosphere but tables a bit too close for current situation. Food very good.

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AnnH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was wonderful to sit outside, social distance from all other diners, and not be rushed away from our table, A lovely evening.

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ReginaH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this great neighbourhood restaurant for its location and most amazing outside patio. Looking forward to going back soon.

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Jacbow
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the patio and food. Great service as well!

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JaneA
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dinner out on the patio. As well as good food and ambience Dockside has a lot of protocols in place so diners can feel safe in this time of Covid.

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RayM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Meal was good ,but with a rather limited menu, have dinned there many times ,always a nice view.

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Heredotus
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an ideal spot in these Covid ridden times, as you can sit outdoors with good social distancing. The food (meze platter) was delicious and inexpensive.

FAQs

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 685-7070.

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company is rated 4.4 stars by 2085 OpenTable diners.

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://docksidevancouver.com/product/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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