Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

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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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1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Dockside for our 10th Anniversary and everyone was aware of it, due to the message I sent through OpenTable. Amazing service, great food (the chowder is outstanding) and the price is not bad for a classy place like Dockside.

MW
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location right on the water. Service was great and food arrived quickly. Definitely would recommend this restaurant especially if you have guests visiting as it showcases Vancouver’s picturesque waterfront.

W
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Very nice atmosphere and service is excellent. The waitresses are very polite and courteous and let you feel at home. They would patiently answer your questions and give you good suggestions. The high ceiling is an attraction and the seating is spacious and you do not fell any pressure at all. Being by the water is another bonus and you feel extremely relax. The restaurant being inside a luxurious hotel adds its ambiance and you feel like to spend time enjoying.

FF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Had read good reviews but experience was not good. Slow service by a waiter that seemed new to the role. Food was "okay" but not worth the $$$. Wine was good. Desert was abysmal: needed steak knife for what should have been chocolate. Overall very disappointing and will not ever go back.

TK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food all around, great friendly service, peak dinner time is a bit loud, ambiance is great however. Well worth it for a nice gathering, date night or special occassion.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing thanksgiving turkey dinner! Great service. The pumpkin cheesecake was delicious.

SM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

My son treated me to Thanksgiving dinner. The food was truly tasty - entree and dessert! The noise level was a little high but not too intrusive. Server was exceptional. Friendly, humorous, attentive and observant. Would certainly go back - particularly for a special occasion.

JT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food quality and generous portions! Friendly staff but they seemed very busy to manage patrons, so plates sat on table for while before being cleared and no one came around to refill waters. But very friendly and helpful once we flagged them down.

A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Dockside is a special venue in terms of its location. The restaurant area is bright and modern with windows looking out onto False Creek. Very nice getaway. The server was extremely friendly, informative and attentive. My guests reported that their Thanksgiving meal was very tasty - I opted for SEAfood and a small caesar salad. The salad was delicious and so were the scallops with squid ink. The crab cakes looked very appetizing, but I was disappointed with their flavour and texture. I would hope the chef could 'liven' up the crab cakes and perhaps use more select pieces of Dungeness crab. The desserts were sensational. I would recommend Dockside for a friends get together or family meal. On the whole, I thought it was a good evening out. The server helped to make it a special night out!

JP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Food was delicious and servings generous. Service was exemplary particularly because we had 4 kids in our party and the server did a great job making sure the kids food came quickly and they had what was needed. Highly recommend

M
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for thanksgiving dinner. Food was super delicious and our waiter Jules was the funniest! Everyone was super nice and the view was beautiful.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful. Host and waiter were great.

EK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Nathan was the ideal server! Super warm and friendly, attentive and knowledgeable but also gave us plenty of time to think and mull over options. Also treated very well for my boyfriend’s birthday!

MS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The main drawback was a 20 min wait for our 7 pm reservation. Should have been offered a seat at the bar, not told to go for a walk. Otherwise food was excellent, portions a little small for some but fine for me. Waiter service was very good.

1
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Went there for the view as I was entertaining out of town guests. Unfortunately unbeknownst to me the main dining room was closed for a private event. The staff were very apologetic but would have chosen a different venue with a view had I known.
Had a salad and pizza. Both were extremely salty.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my Mom’s and my first night staying at the hotel. Patrick was our waiter. What a super delightful man, and the perfect server! The service was impeccable and so was the food. Your restaurant is absolutely stunning, and I particularly loved the single yellow Gerber daisy on every table.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Would rate the restaurant higher but the main entrees were too salty- Salmon entree and the seafood spaghetti dish. The crab cakes were also too salty. Mussel and fries, fried squid appetizer and roasted cauliflower were all excellent. Service, ambiance, decor were also all great.

MM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went with friends. Too bad it was raining as we wanted to be on the patio. Otherwise, we had a good meal. Portions could be a little bigger on the entree or more sides.

NS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server James was charming and informative. Unfortunately even though the halibut was delicious, the serving was so small! Our guests from Toronto and Australia were surprised at how small the meal was especially for the price!

JP
Tulsa
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was exceptional - will recommend

MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were great.
Overcast day but seated by window so view is still good.
Met friends for an afternoon drink and appetizer: Pleased to have chosen Dockside Restaurant at Granville Island Hotel

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Parents loved the food and view. Thanks for a great dining experience.

MD
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Every other time we are there the server has been awful ie poor service and attitude. Every other time it has been excellent. This time the server's attitude and service were awful. She made a mistake on my friend's entree. My halibut was so dry but I tried to eat it anyway but couldn't. My stomach hurt afterwards.

S
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent location away from the noisy end of Granville Island. Highly recommend this for lunch.

M
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nothing beats Dockside's patio for lunch with friends. It was my friend's birthday, which I told Dockside about in advance. I expected them to do something by way of a celebration, but unfortunately, they didn't.

GC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the food and service. The patio is outstanding and my favourite place to eat. The spring rolls and crab cakes are a favourite appetizer and I hope they are always on the menu. The waiter was friendly and gave us excellent service.

R
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place for views, atmosphere, appies, dining, beers....their hefeweizen is excellent!

T
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

I love the patio at the Dockside Restaurant! I'm pretty fond of the main (indoor) restaurant also, but I really love the patio. On a warm night in the summertime, there is no place I'd rather be than here. I was here recently for a business dinner and, as expected, the evening was spectacular. I must say, the service was not the fastest - it seemed like there was only 1 waiter for the entire patio - and 2 of us ordered draft beer that was flat and almost undrinkable, but the meal itself was awesome. The Crab Cakes and Beef Tenderloin that I ordered was perfect. Others at the table ordered pasta and halibut and they were equally impressed. BTW, the flat beers were removed from our bill, which was nice. All in all, another great evening at the Dockside Patio. I will be back!

NV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed my lunch with a friend. Beautiful views of False Creek from the patio, but shaded and cool. They food was delicious. I particularly liked the gluten free squid with lemon grass and ginger- and would love to ask the chef for the recipe! Everything was piping hot. This is probably my favourite place for a lovely lunch.

y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was a great experience ! Delicious food , super friendly service and beautiful scenery !

MS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an awesome night there, would recommend. Amazing views.

n
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience2

Beer was crap no foam. Where we were sitting was really empty. They didn't give us the tables we wanted despite restaurant being half empty.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

got to sit out on the patio for the first time and it was great.

KN
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed my time at dockside. It was very nice and relaxed. The service was great and the food was really good too. Not to mention the views.

JT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice variety of options. Staff were very friendly and prompt.

Thanks again

A
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service, food, and drinks were lovely. I had asked for a seat on the patio side that had the lovely black n white curtains and outdoor fire pits, but we were seated on the shady, chilly patio side instead. We also had a extremely noisy table with screaming children sitting next to us, which made the afternoon far less enjoyable (neither parents nor staff were doing anything). Aside from that, the beer was tasty, the food portions are a bit small but excellent quality, and the service was a bit longer than normal. Incredible views!

SW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and fantastic food.
Portion was bigger than I expected, very good values.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible date night! Wonderful servers and incredible food. Ambience is second to none as far as patios in the city. Coconut cheesecake dessert looked like it was made by Zumbo - delish.

BJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The patio at Dockside is unparalleled in this city and the service staff friendly and professional. That being said, the food was definitely “hit and miss”. We ordered 5 appetizers to share among three people, the serving sizes were exceedingly small especially given the price point. The scallop appetizer consisted of only three small-ish scallops and a few bacon bits; flavour was good but not worth $21. Stay away from the shrimp it is the kitchen that needs improvement.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place! Highly recommend

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