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Dockside Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

Dockside Restaurant

4.4
4.4
3657 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!


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

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–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 685-7070
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Josef Driemel
  • 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
  • Cross Street
    Located at the East end of Granville Island, in the Granville Island Hotel.
  • Parking Details
    Granville Island Pay parking
  • Public Transit
    We look forward to welcoming you to the Dockside Restaurant. Paid parking is available on Granville Island on a first-come-first-serve basis. We recommend allotting a bit of extra time to assist you in finding a space on weekends and holidays.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,657 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Great for scenic views

3,657 Reviews
  1. Craig

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice restaurant. Food was really good and the server did a great job. It was pretty loud due to all the glass but not enough to stop us from going back. It was a bit irritating that 4 different employees told us we only had the table for 2 hours. When we left half the restaurant was empty. They might want to take a different approach to turning tables because after the third person told us I almost left.

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  2. Loulou

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views and great food . Our server was super friendly and efficient and his recommendations were perfect! Will definitely go back again !

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  3. DanielS

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of 10, took close to 45 minutes to take our first drink order and 1-1/2 hours before the appetizers came… Tried to order wine with dinner, but they said we’d have to finish our cocktails first because they couldn’t have two bottles of red and two bottles of white on the table at the same time… beautiful location and designed to look like a fine dining spot, but they don’t have the first clue.
    Dockside RestaurantResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We sincerely apologize for the wait times you encountered and the inconvenience with the beverage service. We are usually known for our attentive and timely service, and we regret that we missed the mark during your visit. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us improve and ensure that we can offer a dining experience that matches both our venue's beauty and our valued guests' expectations. We hope to have the opportunity to better serve you in the future.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view was amazing and the service was great. The food was absolutely fantastic but just a little on the small side.

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  5. mgseavan

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went before the theatre, and the server was very attentive to our time requirements. The menu has changed for the better since our last visit, and everyone liked their dishes a lot.

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  6. DarrylF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server and awesome patio. We has a great afternoon and the environment was fantastic. Unfortunately our mussels were a little under cooked.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, good selection of non-alcoholic beverages & knowledgeable staff!

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  8. RonInSantaMonica

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrible service - 30 minutes to get a cocktail everything else was just a slow. Second entree that arrived after 30 minutes was barely above room temp!!! Not edible!!! Clearly came out of the freezer and not properly warmed. Lovely location if you have time come to the patio for a drink then eat someplace else.

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  9. ReneeFountain

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional value all around. And location is stunning! Great staff!

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  10. DominiqueR

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best brunch I’ve ever had ! Service was top tier and the view was unreal. Pricey but understandable, will 100% be back again.

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  11. JimT

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    thank you for making our Mother's Day great! My wife, her mom, our son and myself enjoyed our time immensely!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing location but so poorly managed, chaotic service, servers changed 3 times in two hours, and we sat for periods of twenty to thirty minutes without any service at all- drinks empty. It was not a busy night either. It was baffling. Some dishes were great others not so much. No votive candles on tables in the dark so menus could not easily be read without phone torch light. Improve attentiveness to patrons and attention to detail, and this place would be fantastic.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were told they don’t reserve deck tables but when we arrived, all the deck tables were reserved although half were unoccupied ????

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  14. Stephend2010

    Vancouver

    68 reviews

    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu and food were much better than last time I ate at Dockside.

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  15. Lsay4

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was wonderful, prompt and kept our party of 14 very organized and smooth! Additional staff helped with waters and running food. It was a great experience and we will be back for future corporate dinners!

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  16. CarolinaJ

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jennifer is great at listening, accommodating some food issues and very smooth and polite.

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  17. EvaM

    Vancouver

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A spoiled glass of red wine was replaced without issue. Interesting menu and spectacular view.

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  18. partygirl

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views, excellent service and I would have their delicious cobb salad again. Thank you for a great lunch experience.

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  19. DanguoleC

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, food and atmosphere! We celebrated Lithuanian mom’s day and it was fantastic!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and exceptional location and service

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I would say it was just ok. We arrived during happy hour. There were about 5 or 6 wait staff hanging around and we had to ask to place an order. The pasta dish we had promised a yummy gooey dinner but it was dry, barely any asparagus and lacked flavour. We were then told the patio closed at 7. That would have been nice to know when we were seated at 5:30. Alex our waiter was really nice and gave feedback about our dry pasta. He was the best part of the evening as he was very genuine. The rest of the experience was meh.

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  22. LauraB

    Sacramento

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific meal all around! Great cocktails, welcoming and attentive service provided by our server, Lara. We really enjoyed the Escabedhe starter and the salmon entree with flavorful accompaniments. Great setting. Highly recommend!

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  23. Sandir

    Vancouver

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex was our server and we thought he was very congenial and efficient.

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  24. Mikayla

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s beautiful, definitely sit outside if you can. Happy hour is amazing and the fondue for two is the best!

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  25. RyanT

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was good food and drinks were tasty. But we were disappointed, the Chilled seafood experience was hardly that. For the price it was definitely no bounty as described in the menu.

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  26. Westender

    Vancouver

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Server tried to accommodate our need to be out in about 1:15 and brought the dishes when they were ready. He seemed a bit... distracted. Wife's wine came punctually, my order for beer took a couple of reminders. Wife loved the carbonara (and the server had recommended over her other choice), my duck was overcooked but I really wanted it (and there wasn't time to fire it again), so I ate. It scallops appy was the last dish to arrive, If I recall the price right, it was about $8 per scallop which seemed a bit... precious. I'd return again for a bit more leisurely meals, but I left slightly disappointed. Just slightly.

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  27. MarilynR

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambiance and the view and the food was delish and the waitress (Laura) very attentive (drink refills without asking!). Before we came we didn’t look at menu and we were not aware it would be mostly seafood. But that’s ok. Food was delish. Small servings for the price (but that’s Canada now!). Prices were not out of line with all other restaurants of this (high) calibre. We’d go again and we’d recommend to others.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Gem Caesar salad was fantastic. Steak frites so-so. Fries were thick and sparse. They should be thin, hot and plentiful. Server was polite but not engaged. Have eaten here many times. Great potential but usually lacking. I would love to see some effort. Not giving up. Will try again.

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  29. Chefy

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to the wonderful staff who took such good care of my guests and I. The evening was superb. You contributed to a most memorable experience. From fresh oysters, Perfectly cooked Artichoke Char, and duck - you hit the mark on every plate. I look forward to dining here again.

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  30. SGR1

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent meal, priced reasonably, with superb service. All of that, and a view!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Great service however upset the beautiful patio on a gorgeous day was not open except a shady sad corner.

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  32. Llannie

    Vancouver

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always reliably good here and the new offerings are delicious. Loved the little Happy Hour pizzas and sliders! Staff seems new and somewhat disoriented. Although there were plenty wandering around, it still took us a much longer time than expected to place our order and then our second order of appetizers got “delayed” for 30 minutes (saw it go to another table that ordered after us!). The attention to the customer was just not there. Even when we arrived for our reservation we were not seated on the patio (where we had requested in our reservation) but told the heaters were not on and then given a table for 2 when we’d booked for 4! We then saw others being seated outside after us and heaters turned on! Very frustrating but we let it go as “beginning of the season”. Hopefully, things resolve themselves here as Dockside had always been a favourite place of ours but something has definitely changed…

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  33. GinetteB

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was nice incl food just a long delay in getting the 4 main courses as there was a large group of 20/24 people at a long table that seemed to have delayed being served our main courses. Wait staff gave their apologies and complimented our 4 dessert other than that everything was fine and would surely return.

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  34. Vancouverite

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was here for early dinner before a show, two consecutive nights. Staff seemed to ignore us for most parts, and had to actively wave someone down each time. They would take one person's order, then walk away without taking the others. Do not recommend.

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  35. SETHR

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at Dockside to celebrate our cousin’s bday. Our server was amazing. And the food was delicious. The burrata appetizer is best I’ve ever had. Our mains were amazing too. The atmosphere here is nice and with beautiful views, hard to beat

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  36. aepage

    Vancouver

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We shared the rib steak - it was amazing. Great service and a great view of the water. Definitely will come back.

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  37. DandW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    the food was mediocre at best and overpriced for what we were served. The wait staff was wonderful

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  38. JeanF

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food presentation is beautiful!

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  39. PeZa

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Laura provided service for our table on April 6 at 6:30 pm. All parties of our table found her extremely professional and very kind! We all found her very patient as she did not rush us and she was very attentive to our needs. Many thanks, Pedram Zabeti

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  40. JanetD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value and decent choices for drinks and snacks at Happy Hour!

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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 3657 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dockside Restaurant

1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H3R9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located at the East end of Granville Island, in the Granville Island Hotel.
  • Neighbourhood
    Granville Island
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:30 pm–6:00 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
    We look forward to welcoming you to the Dockside Restaurant. Paid parking is available on Granville Island on a first-come-first-serve basis. We recommend allotting a bit of extra time to assist you in finding a space on weekends and holidays.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Josef Driemel
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, 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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