Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company
Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.docksidevancouver.com/
  • Phone: (604) 685-7070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Simon McNeil
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: #50 & #51
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $6.00.

    Three hours free parking on Granville Island.

    Overnight hotel parking : $7.00
A word from Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company
The Dockside Restaurant offers superbly prepared classic dishes in a setting like no other. Located on the waterfront where Granville Island faces the city, guests can enjoy panoramic views across False Creek to the world-famous cityscape of Yaletown and beyond to the mountains of the North Shore.



The open dining room is relaxed yet refined, wrapped in spectacular floor to ceiling windows, while the lounge offers warm intimate surroundings for evening cocktails. The award-winning patio catches sunlight from morning to late afternoon. Protected on three sides it’s an oasis of calm, disturbed only by the occasional sound of boats making their way along False Creek. Recent renovations have added fireplaces and casual seating areas to this Vancouver destination.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (124)great for outdoor dining (107)special occasion (83)great for lunch (60)romantic (56)good for groups (54)neighborhood gem (51)great for brunch (49)fit for foodies (48)kid-friendly (16)hot spot (14)late-night find (13)notable wine list (12)vibrant bar scene (7)Show More
  • Just OK
    Jason
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food/wine selection and prices were average. I can not find any one great reason to return. There are a lot more choices to choose from.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would not recommend.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The service and ambience was great. However, my friends and I did not go there to enjoy the view. The food was well below our expectations. Plates were not well seasoned, some of which almost had no taste. My chicken was rather dry and the lamb entree was as good as the frozen lamb chops I have at home. Infact, I would opt for the frozen lamb chops at home because its seasoned better and does not cost $35. Overall, the food was a huge disappointment. The only dish we were satisfied with was a simple cheesy pasta. I would not recommend this place to a friend despite the terrific service and view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We will return soon!
    luvvancouver
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Everything went really well. Our entrees were delicious, as was our shared appetizer and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I had the dockside burger. The beef has no flavor. The burger and fries were very salty. The only flavor I tasted was the salt. I also share the salmon pasta with my husband. The only thing I tasted was overwhelming cheese flavor. I could not even taste the salmon. The salmon was fishy smell to me. Again this dish was also salty. It would be nice if the waiter would smile toward the guest. It would makes us feel more welcome. The restaurant is a beautiful place I must say.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dale
    WFGroup
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent food and good service. Interesting and well made brewed beer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • False Creek and City Views
    Seajay1VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Floor to ceiling windows on one side of restaurant - wonderful views of marina and False Creek. Situated in the boutique Granville Island Hotel near the Public Market. We were a group of 6 and everyone was pleased with their dinner - flavours and presentation - from pasta dishes to the best bowl of mussels in the city. It was a busy Friday and the noise level was high. We marked the service fair this time as we were not asked if we wanted coffee or dessert, we seemed to been forgotten after our entrées arrived. This is in comparison to the service I had the previous night with 2 other friends which was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dockside
    wine4us
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Service great, very poor wine list. I ordered Duck breast and it came way to rare, when they brought it back it was over cooked but by that time my friend with me had finished her meal and had to wait for me to eat., so I did not complain but I ate very little of my meal. I would try it again for it might have been a off night.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TwoFoodies
    Foodiess
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was a nice low-key night with great service and seating. The food was phenomenal. Definitely my favorite all round restaurant to go do. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    nstaj
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Dockside was fabulous. We enjoy the regular items and the specials. The Gnocchi was excellent, it was served grilled with a light cream sauce including some chicken. A straight-forward dish that was well done and nicely balanced. The service was excellent, the right balance of attentiveness and space - wine was poured but no hovering. We were asked on timing and the time chosen was adhered to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We had the pleasure of a great table and a fantastic view of False Creek. Good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice and quiet atmosphere
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and gorgeous view at the Dockside restauran. Would be a good place to come for a special occasion or romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always lovely
    lola
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I have been going to this restaurant frequently over the past few years and am never disappointed. The food, service, and ambiance are always outstanding. The view is unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had A Great Time
    Good1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We celebrated a 65th B-day. We were set in front of the window .. a great view over the harbour, the service was very friendly and helpful. Just walking into the establishment you get the feeling of fine dining. The food did not let you down. I had the special, steak and crab legs, My wife had the fish. I was a little surprised when the waiter didn't place our napkins and was a little surprised when the waiter brought a cracker for the legs as an after thought with no pick, A lobster bib would have been really handy and I had to request a finger bowl. I didn't have to put a finger on the wine bottle, showing the waiters attention to this detail was on par. Great Place to dine. Great ambiance and you could hear one another.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Anonymous
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Slow service sums it up. Not sure if it was just the server at our table or not, but it was impossible to find him. We were constantly waiting and waiting. Other than that, the food was great, the scenic views were great~!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • judes
    judes
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    a great place to take out of town guests, especially if they dont live near water.................
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Onadate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Sat outside under gazebo. Excellent setting. The food was ok, however just not worth the high prices. I would expect more flavour and to be wowed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice view
    Lawrence
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    you can enjoy great seafood with a nice view. I also have to say the service was great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining in lovely location
    Tess
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very good food; lovely location near water; very pleasant outdoor area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect birthday
    Oceanparkbabe
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Sitting outside on September 21 in the warmth of the sun, perfect conditions for my birthday. Ordered two appies, crab and shrimp cakes and Thai spring rolls. Both yummy. Service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    SeafoodLover
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The seafood Carbonara was excellent with good amount of seafood in it. Rich flavours and good value for money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    goodgrubbin
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Birthday Dinner for 5, the night could not have been any perfect! Our waiter was the greatest! Seafood was definitely on point!! Can't wait to come back to try the brunch and see the view!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EnerVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Overall food was good, however, feature prime rib was just warm not hot.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and View Excellent
    MarylVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food and view were the usual fantastic, we enjoyed our meal very much. The server could have been a little more attentive, when I asked for tongs to toss our Caesar Salad with Bacon, we had a long wait and I started to use 2 forks. Wish we could have had another server. Otherwise, the meal was excellent
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable
    dinner42
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Dockside has been always been a great place to have a fantastic meal. The food is always great, along with the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • spcial occasion
    martha
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    i relly wnjoy bringing friwnds here for their first time. IT nevr fails to impress!3 out of 5 had never been here before!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view! Food??
    Fuzfood
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    2 pasta dinners were tasty, but duck dinner was very chewy and they didn't have med rare or rare prime rib, only medium or well done ( at 6:15pm!). Outdoor dining was lovely for ambiance & view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous View
    alec8
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From your table, you have a beautiful view of False Creek. Food was excellent and waiter pleasant and efficient. Great spot for out of town visitors. I am definately going to go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • an enjoyable interlude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Enjoyed the view of the harbour - truly a unique location with a great view. Caesar salad - awesome. Great to have wine by the half litre!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful view - Great Service
    MyWay
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As always, the views on the patio are stunning. Have always had good service, but my last dining experience had excellent service. Very attentive, knowledgable about the menu, friendly and leads seemed to return to the table at the perfect time. I took one star off as I wish the menu would be modernized a bit and added a few new items.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST RESTAURANT IN VANCOUVER
    KONAMARIE
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    MY HUSBAND AND I TOOK MY PARENTS TO DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT AND WE SAT ON THIER DECK. IT IS NOT ONLY THE MOST STUNNING VIEW RIGHT ON THE INLET BUT VERY INVITING INDEED. THEN WHAT PROCEEDED WAS MAGICAL... THE FOOD WAS BEYOND AMAZING AND IT HAS THE BEST SQUID I HAVE EVERY HAD AND THE BEST CEASAR SALAD I HAVE TASTED BESIDES MY FATHER'S HOMEMADE ONE. OUR WAITER PATRICK Q WAS VERY HELPFUL TOO. OH YEAH, WE HAD SOME CHAMPAGNE AND IT WAS A PERFECT WAY TO END OUR MEAL
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Visit
    2BeijingVisitors
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Booking advised. Very convenient to book online, but need to call if specific seating (like patio dining) is desired. Well-mannered staffs, very good service. Food is very good too. Ambiance is just excellent. An ideal way to start a day of touring the Granville Island.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were a large party and they were very accommodating when we had an extra 2 guests added at the last minute. Food was excellent and the waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Arts Club Dining
    TheRocket9
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Beautiful location and great food to go with the atmosphere. This time was our anniversary dinner and pre-Arts Club event. A great way to start the night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for dinner
    Miriam
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dinner was great. View was great. Service was good but too fast. Halibut and mussels were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great views though food is lacking
    MarvyMelEats
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dockside had always been a favorite thanks to the great views and it's never really busy. Likely it's always easy to get in because the food isn't that great. Appies were tasty but everyone's mains were 'OK'; good presentation but ok/on the verge of not great tasting mains. In a city with great food, it's regretful this restaurant doesn't have better tasting mains. We will continue to return thanks to the views and locale, but definitely not the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outdoor lunch
    lola
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our lunch for two was wonderful -- beautiful outdoor seating, excellent service, and delicious food. Couldn't have been better!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great place to spend a summer evening in Vancouver!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Silverwraith
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    we had a birthday dinner party for 5, excellen food and a chatty but pleasant waiter. Food was excellent, wine list is limited and nothing much under the $50 per bottle range which is a little steep, perhaps they could offer a house wine in the $30 range? great views over the water and, apart from a boisterous private party inside, the noise level wasn't bad
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Service & Delicious Food
    Skulle
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Can't say enough good things about this place. My first time here (as well as the other 5 in our party) and the service + food were on-point. Our server, Patrick, was attentive and entertaining - 2 qualities that are difficult to find these days in a busy restaurant. We ordered the flatbread & spring rolls with mango sauce for appetizers and were licking the plates clean. For dinner we ordered: Halibut, Mushroom Ravioli, Smoked Salmon Penne, Shrimp & Crab Cakes, Panzanella Salad - there was nothing left of anything, all of the food was quality. It was also my husband's birthday and the server did a great job of acknowledging that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eh....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Restaurant is very pretty with a spectacular view of the harbor and Vancouver in the distance. However, food was average, not great. Waiter was fine but though I booked in advance and wrote I had a birthday in the notes, plus told the hostess, no dessert was offered on nor was a candle was brought on the dessert we purchased. This was a special birthday dinner for my son so that was disappointing. I didn't expect the food to be great at a place that I knew was mostly about the view (and is touristy) but I was hoping for better. Going for drinks and to look at the view is probably a better idea.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate