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Dockside Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

Dockside Restaurant

4.4
4.4
3601 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Regional American (Northwest)
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 seasonal patio (patio closed October to March) catches sunlight from morning to afternoon and is an oasis of calm, disturbed only by the occasional sound of boats making their way along False Creek.

Whether dining inside or outside the views are stunning!

* please note we are no longer participants of the Entertainment Book and are not validating current coupons *

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Northwest), Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:15 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:30 pm–4:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 685-7070
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Zach Steele
  • Catering
    Please email inquiries to info@docksidevancouver.com
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy our options for Private Dinning! Parties of 20 or more only.
  • Private party contact
    Mark Zwanink: (604) 685-7070
  • Neighbourhood
    Granville Island
  • Parking Details
    Granville Island Pay parking
  • Public Transit
    Please be aware Dockside does not have any assigned parking. Granville Islands' parking is very limited during the Summer for this reason please allow extra time to get to your reservation. Thank you
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Celebrate & Savour Easter Brunch

    $89.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Celebrate & Savour Easter Brunch in Vancouver at Dockside Restaurant! Our buffet offering features an array of brunch favourites inspired by seasonal flavours. Join us on March 31st for a fun-filled family friendly experience, with a surprise appearance from the Easter Bunny, cookie decorating station for children and an interactive chocolate fountain station. Reserve your table today! Adults: $89.00 per person. Children aged 6 to 12: $45.00 each. Children aged 5 and under: Free. Please keep in mind that these prices are subject to all applicable taxes and an 18% gratuity.
    Celebrate & Savour Easter Brunch photo
  • Winter Fondue at Dockside

    $44.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Warm up at Dockside’s Winter Fondue! Join us for a unique experience to share with your date, friends or family and enjoy our gourmet Fondue surrounded by waterfront views. Price: $89 for two guests (Minimum two guests) Price is tax and other fees exclusive. Experience available every day from 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM starting on November 7th Includes: Salad: Little Gems Caesar Salad for Two Fondue: Served with Apples, Roasted Potatoes and Bread. Choose One Option: 1 . Traditional Cheese Fondue 2. The Alpine Fondue - Traditional Cheese Fondue with diced tomatoes and goat cheese, 3. The Forester Fondue - Traditional Cheese Fondue with truffle oil and sautéed mushrooms
    Winter Fondue at Dockside photo

What 3,601 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Great for scenic views

3,601 Reviews
  1. JuanitaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing! She found that perfect balance of giving us amazing service but also privacy and not hovering over us.

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  2. Abby

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there on Family Day - this was the perfect spot for a delicious meal and a relaxed peaceful vibe. Pleasant server - available when needed but left us to enjoy our conversation. My favourite spot in Vancouver.

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  3. Kristyb

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great setting with a beautiful view. Second time with same server and she just wasn't super nice. I realize she is busy and it is a tough job just a little positivity goes a long way

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  4. Susanne

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There’s a reason this is one of our faves! Extra great waiter this time!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service wasn’t great, we were sitting by the bar and no one came by to ask if we needed anything. The food wasn’t great either! I was expecting more!

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  6. PatM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner spot. Very noisy on Valentine’s Eve and very crowded. Staff were efficient & friendly. Little put off by the $50 Old Fashioneds—not even smoked. Food was very tasty.

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  7. Andreas

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was cold, and steak not medium rare like I ordered. Took 20 min to get a drink each time. Servers kept bringing over the wrong order as there was confusion between tables. I ended paying over $400 for a meal, my girlfriend and I didn't enjoy

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was terrible for what you pay and terrible in general. Left the sorbet after two bites. Overcooked steak

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  9. FrancoisC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines' dinners are always difficult for large restaurants. Dockside is always good but with the set dinner. The appetizer (Fresh Oysters) and first course (Tuna Tataki and Beef Carpaccio) were excellent. The second course (Steaks) not so much. We both asked for rare. The steaks were butterflied and served insides facing up and they looked rare, but the outsides were very overdone and make the steaks very tough. The 'fries' served with the steaks were excellent (best I have had in a long time) and the aioli was good but would have been better with garlic. The accompanying veggies (Bok Choi) was an odd choice that did not present well or go well with the meal. It was tasty. The dessert (Creme Brule) was good. We ordered or tried to order three different drinks that were not available. No Strawberry Daiquiris or Margaretta's, No drinks at all that require 'Sour Puss' and no Sangria (which they have only during the summer apparently). We were told no blended drinks an asked for Strawberry Daiquiris or Margaretta's over ice but no. Making an instant Sangria is easy, even making a very good one but no. They do have an assortment of complex drinks with rare ingredients, and we had a few of those but considering they have a large 'bar' it was surprising the lack of choices. When we got to ordering wine, I was actually shocked by the lack of good wines. A very poor (and small) wine selection considering the clientele Dockside attracts. Service was excellent. Overall, a nice experience but will not go back next Valentines Day but will definitely return in the summer with an open menu and Sangria which is always good at Dockside.

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  10. EricY

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    First, We rsvp at dockside for 7:15 pm and arrived a bit early around 7:10 pm. The hostess told us to wait which we did. Around 7:30 pm, After watching many groups of people came after us but were brought in first without any explanation, it has already ruined my mood. After another 10 mins or so my girl went checked with the hostess and she told us in a very impatient tone that every rsvp was located at specific table and ours is still occupied may take another 10 mins. We have already waited 30 mins by then so I urge her to give us any table that is available otherwise we are leaving. And that is how we finally got seated. Basically it was a total disaster, frequent missing order, it took almost an hour between each dish and we have to ask our waiter to rush the kitchen for it(no wonder our table was still occupied when we arrived) restaurant stated that each rsvp has 2 hours for the entire dinner service, but we got our last course when we hit 3 hours mark. Here is the thumb up part, my girl and I both agreed that even they didn’t do a good job on the steak (on the dry side) but the duck breast I ordered was the best we had recently. It was perfectly seasoned while meat is still tender and juicy. The manager keeps saying sorry about the whole thing and waived our liquor on our bill. It was not much but it’s good to see at least someone from this restaurant actually cares. I chose dockside for our Valentine’s Day night out this year because my girl and I both like to try new restaurants and blog on our foodie adventures. I had positive expectation but was bombarded so hard there yesterday. I hope they perform better in their regular service, otherwise I’d strongly advise to avoid this restaurant for any important occasions.

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  11. barbe

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    always a spectacular view. Food is very good but the restaurant is noisy.

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  12. LamN

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh seafood and steak and very readonable price. Very service from staffs and management.
    Dockside RestaurantResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for such kind words. We are grateful for your patronage and very happy that you enjoyed your experience at Dockside. We hope to see you again soon!

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  13. frabbit

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, excellent service and food , comfortable seating and great ambience beside the Marina.

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  14. JeffP

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything I had hoped and more. Great food, great ambience, great service.

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  15. MikeZ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was the highlight. The food was flavorful as well!
    Dockside RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your visit and your kind words; we loved to hear how much you enjoyed your experience here at Dockside. Sincerely, Bismarck Garcia-Gamez | Senior Manager

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  16. VictorL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Todd was amazing. Good food, location and ambience.

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  17. ToniEss

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, although my dessert was just okay. Had a great table looking out on the water.

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  18. SwissJess

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We cwere seated next to a Child' sparty so it was too noisy until they left, After that it was good

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  19. Andi

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow. Servers would not come to table.

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  20. EliK

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for the ambience on the water, by the city & sails of light, but stayed for the food and presentation. Tried out the special Dine Out Vancouver menu, and everything was tasteful, flavourful, playful and indeed, mouthful. Highly recommend the grilled maitake mushroom served on squash puree - my tastebuds really enjoyed it. The beet salad was also a surprise hit for me - combining both roasted beet and pickled beet + radishes and the candied hazelnut topping were superb. Service was incredibly on time, and I felt genuine engagement when our server recommended the wine pairing, including the one after desert - really appreciated the initiative.

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  21. SharonO

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. The server was very busy and did not refill our water.

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  22. BillC

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening. Our server Todd H. was very personable and helpful. Great service, food and view.

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  23. MmgS

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our professional server was knowledgeable, attentive and very customer service. He added to making our lunch enjoyable A great representative for your restaurant

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  24. TylerN

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing as always - observation about the food; especially since the menu is limited, each item could be fabulous. My Eggs Benedict with a fantastic hollandaise, in my opinion, deserved better to be served with processed tater tots. The rest of the meal, and the service, was exceptional.

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  25. EC2013

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food ranged from good to great. We enjoyed ourselves. Enough said.

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  26. RebeccaL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful location. We enjoyed the Dine Out Vancouver art menu and enjoyed it very much. The pork appetizer was especially good.

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  27. Flavella

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of five went for a birthday celebration on Jan 26 - four of us ordered from the Dine Out menu and one, a la carte. Absolutely everything was delicious - no misses. The restaurant itself is beautiful and airy and has a lovely view. We all enjoyed it and will return soon.

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  28. Satisfied2

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dockside is a wonderful venue for dining out. The view is spectacular and the food and service are great.

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  29. Bobindelta

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    On this visit we selected the Dine out in Vancouver menu. We appreciate the location with the water view. Our server, Todd, was extremely attentive and engaging. Our food did not disappoint, my steak and my partner salmon were well prepared, presented and delicious.

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  30. RandyL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and excellent staff. The view is also stunning.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful location but the food wasn’t the best. I had the avocado toast and my partner had the traditional breakfast. The toast was loaded with too much avocado after I asked for half the amount and some kind of fried stuff on top that was greasy. My partner had very salty sausages and over cooked eggs. The servers were rude and kind of angry when I asked for tea. It’s a nice location but they need to update customer service and food.

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  32. Ernest

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love going to Dockside. The ambience is second to none.

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  33. Refel

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and special thanks to the chefs!

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  34. JulieC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an awesome place. The service was outstanding. Food was delicious. Beautiful scenery. We are definitely coming back.

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  35. MirkoM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, Food, ambience and an amazing view.

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  36. CalMam

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant dining room with great nighttime views of False Creek and Yaletown. Very good food .. the scallops were cooked perfectly and were delicious. The winter squash salad is very good and plentiful. My crab cakes were on the dry side but flavourful. The food was beautifully plated. Our server was excellent. They should clone her! Very good overall and good value. I will be back.

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  37. TrudyL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing service and great food. Highly recommend for all celebrations.

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  38. RASG

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, good food and very nice environment
    Dockside RestaurantResponded on January 1, 2024
    Thanks so much for the visit and the great rating/review, much appreciated! Happy new year!

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  39. EugeneA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers on the NYE Menu was a a let down but everything else was great.

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  40. kimk

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food was delishious. Atmosphere was beautiful

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Dockside Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 3601 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dockside Restaurant

1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H3R9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Granville Island
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:15 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:30 pm–4:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Northwest), Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Granville Island Pay parking
  • Public Transit
    Please be aware Dockside does not have any assigned parking. Granville Islands' parking is very limited during the Summer for this reason please allow extra time to get to your reservation. Thank you
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Zach Steele
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 685-7070
  • Catering
    Please email inquiries to info@docksidevancouver.com
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy our options for Private Dinning! Parties of 20 or more only.
  • Private party contact
    Mark Zwanink: (604) 685-7070
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