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Dockside 1953 - Dockside 1953, San Diego, CA

Dockside 1953

4.6
4.6
490 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
With its spectacular waterfront setting, nautical-inspired design, and new menu of mouthwatering dishes by new Executive Chef Bryan Stuppy, Dockside 1953 is poised to become a favorite restaurant of hotel guests and locals alike. Aptly named for its marina-facing, bayfront locale at the Bahia Resort Hotel and the year that the resort opened, Dockside 1953 is a stunning standout sure to invigorate San Diego’s dining scene. Fresh, coastal-inspired, and locally sourced -- our eclectic menu of California fare features dishes to satisfy all palates. With a dedication to high-quality ingredients, menu highlights include butterscotch banana French toast and chilaquiles for breakfast, rockfish ceviche’ and a selection of flatbreads for lunch, pan-seared seabass and steak frites au poivre for dinner, and a thoughtful wine and cocktail menu. The extensive outdoor patio features cozy fire pits, gorgeous marina views, and a covered trellis to comfortably shade guests from the sun and rain.

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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 539-7634
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ
  • Executive Chef
    Bryan Stuppy
  • Private party facilities
    For those special occasions, Dockside 1953 offers group dining accommodations. Our expert staff is dedicated to helping you plan the perfect event – whether it’s a business meeting, anniversary or a birthday celebration.
  • Neighbourhood
    Mission Beach
  • Cross Street
    W. Mission Bay Drive and Gleason Road
  • Parking Details
    We offer free self parking for our guests.
  • Public Transit
    MTS Bus stops a few step from the hotel.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 490 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for outdoor dining

490 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went two days in a row, the first day the waitress forgot our food item completely. The second day we had reservations and ordered after 30 min the manager came over apologizing with a bread said they had a mix up in the kitchen and the food will be another 10 min. This was on a Monday the restaurant was not busy I’m not sure what the case was. Anyway when i got the chicken it was pink and wet i couldn’t even eat it took it back :-( just very disappointing. Skipped that meal picked at some sides .. the kids got desert and they took that off the bill.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FANTASTIC views and very lovely, nice staff! The food was tasty and we had a marvelous time!
    Dockside 1953Responded 5 days ago
    Dear guest, with its spectacular waterfront setting, nautical-inspired design, and eclectic menu of mouthwatering dishes by Executive Chef Bryan Stuppy, Dockside 1953 is a favorite restaurant for guests and locals alike. We're glad you enjoyed your dining experience and hope you come back soon.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There for Mother’s Day brunch. Overall good experience. Waffle maker went down due to electrical issues which was very unfortunate. The girls wanted waffles!
    Dockside 1953Responded 5 days ago
    Dear guest, thank you for joining us for our Mother's Day brunch. We are sorry to hear about the disappointing experience with the waffle maker. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I requested a table by the glass when I made my reservation and they say us as far from the glass as possible. Also I called to change the number of people in my party multiple times and they never answered. Food is very hit or miss, some of my party loved it and the others did not. Great location though

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  5. EricO

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I dined inside the Dockside 1953. The menu is amazing. We shared the seafood tower, along with some inspirational house cocktails that was delicious. Everyone shared each other’s entrees because they all were very enticing. Restaurant tip: make reservations early to dine out on the patio. Some tables have fire pits that add to the ambiance.
    Dockside 1953Responded 5 days ago
    Dear Eric, thank you for dining with us. We are thrilled to hear that our tasty seafood tower and cuisine made a big impression on you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dockside 1953 soon.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jessica was an amazing server! So welcoming and friendly. The food was scrumptious I would definitely eat here again :)
    Dockside 1953Responded 5 days ago
    Dear guest, we pride ourselves on offering the highest standards of hospitality and professionalism and are pleased to hear about your experience with Jessica. We'd love to have you back soon to enjoy our delicious cuisine and exceptional service. Thank you.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef and wait staff were fantastic. Chef came out to ensure we were enjoying everything. Even brought out a special dessert for the grumpy 6 year old with us. Hah! Great service, as always. Wine… food… experience- it was all absolutely lovely!
    Dockside 1953Responded on May 1, 2024
    Dear guest, nothing beats Dockside 1953 for spectacular views of sparkling Mission Bay, locally sourced coastal-inspired cuisine, and world-class service. We're happy to hear about your experience with Chef, and we hope to welcome you back soon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed ourselves such friendly nice people there. The workers are all really good and knowledgeable about things around the area. There’s a few times we could’ve been checked on for the heat on the fire and the food was OK. The Caesar salad could’ve used some more vegetables on it maybe some cherry tomatoes. I usually just order when I’m familiar with maybe I should try something different next time, but the atmosphere makes up for any of the food deficits.
    Dockside 1953Responded on May 1, 2024
    Dear guest, thank you for your feedback and 5-star recommendation. We appreciate your business and comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  9. AnnieK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dockside team was hospitable. The food was creative and delicious. I am looking forward to returning again and again.
    Dockside 1953Responded on May 1, 2024
    Dear Annie, thank you for visiting and recommending Dockside 1953, a favorite among hotel guests and locals alike. We're pleased you enjoyed your meal and our world-class service. Please visit us again soon.

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  10. AlbertA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, breakfast chilaquiles was delicious staff was very friendly. Will visit again
    Dockside 1953Responded on May 1, 2024
    Dear Albert, we're glad you could join us. Thank you for your comments. We look forward to your return visit.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful outside area by the water. Perfect for a sunset dinner with friends, family or significant other.
    Dockside 1953Responded on April 22, 2024
    Dear guest, nothing beats Dockside 1953 for spectacular views of sparkling Mission Bay, locally sourced coastal-inspired cuisine, and world-class service. Thank you for dining with us, we hope to welcome you back soon.

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  12. sfcitygirl

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm literally flabbergasted that this restaurant is so highly rated. We waited for an hour for our food which was lukewarm. The poached egg was so overdone it was hardboiled. We asked them to remake our cold food and they charged us for both meals.They ended up taking it off our bill but it never should have come to us that way. Nice location and pretty view but just an average, if that, dining experience.
    Dockside 1953Responded on April 22, 2024
    Dear guest, thank you for dining with us and letting us know about your recent experience. It's our goal to provide a consistent and high-quality dining experience and we apologize for falling short of that. Our team has been informed of your comments to improve our efforts. Thank you again, and we hope you give us another opportunity to provide you with the delicious meal you expected.

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  13. DarrylS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have lived in San Diego my entire live and this was or first time visiting this restaurant. The food was really good I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a better ribeye steak. It was cooked perfectly and seasoned to perfection. I’ll definitely be back!
    Dockside 1953Responded on April 15, 2024
    Dear Darryl, thank you for trying out Dockside 1953, Though it may have been your first visit, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes from our team!

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  14. BethS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great view, great service. The sea bass was excellent!
    Dockside 1953Responded on April 22, 2024
    Dear Beth, thank you for sharing your experience with us. Our kitchen team will be especially happy to read this review. The seabass is one of their favorites as well. With spectacular views of sparkling Mission Bay, locally sourced coastal-inspired cuisine, and world-class service, there's no better choice for a delicious meal on the bay. Thank you for your recommendation, we hope to welcome you back soon.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Beautiful. Perfect. Great food atmosphere and service!
    Dockside 1953Responded on April 15, 2024
    Dear guest, nothing beats Dockside 1953 for spectacular views of sparkling Mission Bay, locally sourced coastal-inspired cuisine, and world-class service. Thank you for your recommendation, we hope to welcome you back soon.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the experience was top-notch. Food was amazing, the view of the marina outstanding! 
    Dockside 1953Responded on April 15, 2024
    Dear guest, thank you for dining at Dockside 1953, a favorite among locals and guests alike. We're happy you enjoyed our tasty cuisine and beautiful views and hope you return soon.

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  17. jeanr

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The live music and the assortment of foods was outstanding and my whole family had something to enjoy! I particularly loved the ahi tuna and seafood options and the desserts were impeccable!
    Dockside 1953Responded on April 2, 2024
    Dear Jean, thank you for sharing your favorable impressions of Dockside 1953. We love hearing that we hit the mark and are delighted that you enjoyed the entertainment and tasty assortment of food. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for any meal service.

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  18. KristinK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our lunch was great and our waitress was wonderful! A pretty spit in MB too.
    Dockside 1953Responded on April 2, 2024
    Dear Kristin, thank you for recommending Dockside 1953. With its spectacular waterfront setting, nautical-inspired design, and eclectic menu of mouthwatering dishes by Executive Chef Bryan Stuppy, Dockside 1953 is a favorite restaurant among guests and locals alike. We hope to serve you again soon.

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  19. Psainca

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was average - fish tacos and a tuna melt. Service was ok, had to walk to the bar to get a water refill as server was not around. Beautiful setting and marina view. $20 price per person which is very fair for such an expensive area. Go for the view and be happy with good but unremarkable food.
    Dockside 1953Responded on April 2, 2024
    Dear guest, thank you for dining with us and for your comments. Our goal is to provide our guests with the best possible experience and we are sorry to hear that we fell short of that goal when it came to your order. Please come back sometime to try our other menu offerings.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    727 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    727 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice seafood oriented restaurant in the Bahia Resort Hotel. Liked the atmosphere and the view. Casual place that seems to attract families with children.
    Dockside 1953Responded on April 22, 2024
    Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed dining at Dockside 1953. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  21. ISABELD

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent with gorgeous views if you sit outside. Highly recommend!
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 29, 2024
    Dear Isabel, thank you for joining us at Dockside 1953. With spectacular views of sparkling Mission Bay and our world-class service, Dockside 1953 is the go-to restaurant for mouthwatering, eclectic fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks any time of year. We hope you will join us again soon.

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  22. Outstanding

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived a bit early but was seated in a perfect spot server was incredible and so was the food they did not rush us but let us stay as long as we wanted to stay highly recommend Dockside
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 29, 2024
    Dear guest, your recommendation means a lot to us. Thank you for dining at the highly-ranked Dockside 1953. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to greeting you when you return.

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  23. EmilioG

    Miami - Dade

    171 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pretty spot. Great views. Good service. Ok food. Evers good.
    Dockside 1953Responded 5 days ago
    Dear Emilio, nothing beats Dockside 1953 for spectacular views of sparkling Mission Bay, locally sourced coastal-inspired cuisine, and world-class service. Thank you for your feedback, we hope to welcome you back soon.

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  24. LindleyH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Ethan was exceptional!!!!! Food and ambiance was wonderful, we really enjoyed ourselves!!
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 18, 2024
    Dear Lindley, we are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful dining experience at Dockside 1953! We strive for excellent customer service, delicious food and a memorable experience, and we are happy to hear you experienced it all! We look forward to your next visit!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and the staff was so attentive! I would recommend the fish tacos and caesar salad. I would definitely come back!
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 15, 2024
    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Dockside 1953! We agree with you that the Fish Tacos and Caesar Salad are an excellent recommendation! We look forward to having you back soon!

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  26. CMaria

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was atttentive. Food was surprisingly good. Place is a hotel restaurant and people are casual despite high prices. We were overdressed! It’s beachy casual. People walk in in shorts for dinner. Lamb meatballs were delicious. Bread service didn’t need to be $10 loaf of seeded bread. It’s not that good. French bread would be better- meatballs could use it. Daughter had a birthday and they brought a chocolate dessert. Nice touch. Overall, nice place. Random spot with good views of marina.
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 19, 2024
    Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your recent dining experience at Dockside 1953. We appreciate hearing that you enjoyed our incredible service, cuisine, and ambiance. It was a delight to serve your daughter during her birthday celebration. We hope you will join us again soon!

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  27. SallySue

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect location to have a cocktails/dinner while watching the sun set. Food was excellent, high quality with great presentation. The chef came out and made sure we enjoyed everything. Service was excellent. There is glass surrounding the outside patio so wind/sand are not an issue. The firepits are cozy and large enough to use as the table. Great food, service and location. Highly recommend.
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 15, 2024
    Dear SallySue, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us at Dockside 1953, and glad that you had a cozy time on the patio while enjoying your delicious dinner! We hope to see you again soon!

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  28. cwood

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and alfresco dining were superb ! Would love to go again when we are in San Diego❤️
    Dockside 1953Responded 6 days ago
    Dear guest, thank you for visiting Dockside 1953 and leaving this 5-star review. We're glad you enjoyed dining on our patio overlooking sparkling Mission Bay. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back next time you are in town.

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  29. LaurenC

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was excited to try a new spot and went for restaurant week with cocktail pairing, and would not recommend it here- had a comically skimpy tuna crudo appetizer accompanied by some watered down cocktails. Mains were okay, nothing to write home about (had the salmon and steak), again cocktails were weak but the salmon paired one was flavorful. Sorbet was chalky and our third cocktail never came. The atmosphere/views on the patio were lovely. Perhaps their regular menu is a better offering/value. Would not eat here again.
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 20, 2024
    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your review. While we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the ambience on the patio and that our team provided great service, we are disheartened to hear that your meal during restaurant week was less than satisfactory. We usually receive rave reviews for our menu offerings and apologize that this was not your experience. We hope you will come back and give us another chance to impress you.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful salad and enjoyed the view!
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 20, 2024
    Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a great dining experience at Dockside 1953. We hope you join us again soon!

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  31. DennisB

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good meal during restaurant week. Food - Very Good Service - Mediocre during a not so busy time Ambiance - Very nice They would have had a bigger bill for us if they just paid attention. That’s probably $25 or so for a couple of additional drinks but instead we just left.
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 20, 2024
    Dear Dennis, thank you for your valuable feedback. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the delicious food and ambiance during restaurant week at Dockside 1953. Please accept our apologies for not providing the attentive service we are usually known for. We pride ourselves on offering the highest standards of hospitality and professionalism and are therefore disheartened to hear about the level of service you received. Your comment has been shared with our management team for consideration and improvement. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for the dining experience you deserve and expect.

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  32. DanielV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the worse meal I had in a long time I had the meat balls which by themselves were good but the gravy was pretty bad. Second, the shrimp arrabiata pasta dish was overcooked pasta and they put a similar gravy that is not arrabbiata.
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 20, 2024
    Dear Daniel, thank you for taking the time to share your review. While we are glad to see that our team provided great service, we are disheartened to hear that your meal was less than satisfactory. We usually receive rave reviews for our menu offerings and apologize that this was not your experience. We hope you will come back and give us another chance to impress you.

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  33. foodie268

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely thrilled to share our exceptional experience at Dockside 1953, where every aspect surpassed our highest expectations. From the moment we walked through the door, we were greeted with warmth and hospitality, setting the tone for an unforgettable evening. The food was simply outstanding. The flat iron steak, ahi crudo, and Watermelon Burrata Salad were works of art, meticulously crafted with precision and passion. And the cocktail pairings? Exquisite. Each sip perfectly complemented the flavors of the dishes, enhancing our dining experience to new heights. It was a true testament to the skill and creativity of the mixologists behind the bar. But what truly set this experience apart was the impeccable service from Nic, our server. With a genuine smile and impeccable attention to detail, Nic guided us through the menu with expertise, ensuring that every moment was nothing short of perfection. Their knowledge and passion for hospitality elevated our evening, making us feel like honored guests in their culinary world. And let's not forget the highlight of the evening—Chef Daniel's personal visit to our table. His presence added an extra layer of warmth and charm to an already extraordinary dining experience, making us feel like part of the restaurant family. In conclusion, our evening at the restaurant was a culinary masterpiece from start to finish. With exceptional food, impeccable service from Nic, and the personal touch of Chef Daniel, it's an experience we'll cherish for years to come. We're already counting down the days until our next visit.
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 19, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your 5-star review and highlighting Nic's impeccable service and attention to detail!   Our goal at Dockside 1953 is to ensure that our guests have an amazing and memorable dining experience, and based on your wonderful, detailed review we felt like we definitely met our goal. We are happy that Chef Daniel made your evening more spectacular with a personal visit. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

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  34. Barb299

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience . Food and drinks were delicious. Waiter abd restaurant manager were very accommodating .
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 15, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience at Dockside 1953, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our friendly and attentive service from Ethan. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  35. mamabear

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing dinner, and a wonderful server named Melanie. Attentive, professional and friendly without being obsequious. Lovely setting with fire tables and view of the water and boats. The french fries were excellent, brussels sprouts were divine-smokey bacon flavor-, Seabass and lemon cheese risotto was delicious. Definitely will go again. Highly recommend.
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 1, 2024
    Dear guest, thank you for sharing your recent experience at Dockside 1953. It's great to hear about Melanie's attentive and friendly service, and it's gratifying to know that you enjoyed our tasty menu offerings. We can't wait to welcome you back soon.

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  36. Fourlamps

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, special prime rib was fabulous, our server was attentive and wonderful.

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  37. LynnR

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect night to enjoy with my daughter visiting during her business trip. Love the outdoor patio!
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 1, 2024
    Dear Lynn, thank you for letting us know about your wonderful dinner with your daughter. We're so happy to hear that you loved dining on the patio, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable experience.

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    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My out town family and I dined at this restaurant for the 1st time and we were blown away. We loved that we were greeted at the front door, told about the different menus that were available, even given a choice of sitting inside or outside near the fire pits. Our waiter was kind and gentle with us, explained the specials of the night and asked if any allergies. We ordered New England clam chowder, which was delicious, and waiter recommended. The rest of the dinner was The atmosphere was very warming and inviting, and we’d definitely would recommend this restaurant has a go to if in the San Diego area.
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 1, 2024
    Dear guest, your heartfelt and detailed review is greatly appreciated. We are happy that you all enjoyed a warm welcome and great service. Whether it's for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or brunch, we hope you come back to enjoy our delicious offerings and spectacular views of Mission Bay. See you soon.

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  39. Frenchrunner

    Los Angeles

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location by the Bay. Very enjoyable breakfast.
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 1, 2024
    Dear guest, thank you for your kind recommendation and feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed breakfast on the patio, overlooking the beautiful Mission Bay. We hope to see you again soon.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience for sure, waiter not paying attention, food came out wrong, we had the chicken nothing to write home about sadly
    Dockside 1953Responded on March 1, 2024
    Dear guest, as we strive to provide an overall excellent dining experience, we apologize for the level of service you received. Should you give us another chance, we hope to serve you better next time. Thank you.

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FAQs

Dockside 1953 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 539-7634.

Dockside 1953 is rated 4.6 stars by 490 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today

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Google Map for Dockside 1953

998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-7803

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    W. Mission Bay Drive and Gleason Road
  • Neighbourhood
    Mission Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We offer free self parking for our guests.
  • Public Transit
    MTS Bus stops a few step from the hotel.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ
  • Executive Chef
    Bryan Stuppy
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 539-7634
  • Private party facilities
    For those special occasions, Dockside 1953 offers group dining accommodations. Our expert staff is dedicated to helping you plan the perfect event – whether it’s a business meeting, anniversary or a birthday celebration.
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