Dockside Grill

4.6
566 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Dockside Grill is located in the heart of Casco Bay at Handy Boat Marina.

We are now open 7 days a week for indoor and outside seating.

Reservation and call ahead walk-ins required.

The Dockside Grill offers fresh, fun and flavorful New England fare with a modern twist.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 566 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.8
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJamesC1953
New England
25 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Excellent food. Very enjoyable experience.

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vipResie
New England
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on the patio - food, service and the view were all outstanding! Highly recommend the lobster and corn chowder, halibut, and chocolate mousse. Looking forward to returning. One of our new favorite places!

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SteveR
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many harborside restaurants are great on scenery but mediocre on food and service. Dockside was super on all counts. Will definitely return.

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vipAvatar910
Houston
59 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Former colleague and I met to discuss charitable business. Both had a few glasses of wine, a dozen oysters and salads. Nicely done, and a great environment.

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SamanthaB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great setting! Good food, we sat on the outdoor patio and even thought it rained towards the end of our meal they enclosed the space and we were kept dry!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was my brothers 70th bday.
Made res 4 WK’s in advance…
Waiter Cam was great… but very young food servers delivered food but didn’t know who’s food was whose. 2 of us had halibut that was overdone… and was a bit disappointing.

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vipDoug
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many people got to Dockside for the beautiful views, but the quality of food and services are just as top notch.

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Kimo
New England
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal. And I really like the menu because you can order items a la carte.

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LauraF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, there’s no better place to have lunch on a sunny day. We ate outside, the food was very good (we had shrimp tacos and fish and chips), the server was excellent, and the ambiance couldn't have been better. Well done!!

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LGCdinningout
New England
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place with family and friends

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PattiW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dockside Grill had incredible food and service! The seating on the dock was beautiful and peaceful. We really enjoyed it.

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LeanneP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service. Friendly. Attentive. Beautiful location. Sat outside on the pier. Started to shower but there was a covering to keep us dry. Some items on menu not available. Food was average. Lobster roll was Mkt priced at $30. Quite high for the size of the sandwich and lobster content. Would recommend a visit just for the ambiance - right on the water.

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FirstClass
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Slow service
Expensive
Great Food!
Cool place

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JanT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer, dinner, drinks, and dessert were so excellent- actually perfect. Our server (Emily) was exceptional. The view - ocean air - and unhurried pace were absolutely perfect. Thank you so much!

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Connie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful day to sit outside and enjoy a lovely meal without feeling rushed. Food was delicious and waitress was extremely friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, beautiful setting. Our server, Molie, was excellent, helpful and great fun.

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vipeastcoastvoyager
Richmond
58 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Since there were no descent tables we opted to sit at the bar. That was a good decision as the bartender took goodcare of us and made great food suggestions. A nice surprise for a spur of the moment reservation

JD
vipJonD
Western NC
80 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always thought this waterside restaurant was all about the view and not the food. However I was pleasantly surprised that all 4 dinners were very good. Paella special and cioppino were better than expected and the steak oscar was good too. This is not a must go to Portland restaurant but if you want a nice view and not the old port crowd, try this.

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tthannah
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Nice menu, prompt & friendly service, exceptional setting. Reminds me of the old Sail Loft in Rockport.

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NorthHillRoad
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is very good, in an upscale, yet comfortable setting. During the summer, it’s a 100% open air setting, so after dark there are a few bugs. The harbor view is very pretty.

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vipnikky
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outdoors and had a great view of the sailboats.
The staff was very friendly and the food was very good.

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ML12
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet and eat. The food prices are much higher now which is disappointing. 4 scallops for $30. We will not be going as often now.

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Madmax
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat the view at Dockside Grill looking out over the ocean. The bar being open to the outside is pretty great as well. Oysters were delicious and the Tuna entrée was incredible. Friendly service, great ambiance. Lively crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 5 o’clock reservation so it was very quiet while we were eating upstairs. As we went downstairs the noise level was higher, but there is a bar and outside seating and I think that is expected. It was such a beautiful location and the meal was incredible.

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Guest
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Matthew for his great service.

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JaneW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciousness on top of a beautiful view! Always enjoyable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful day to spend at one of my favorite locations. Great service, wonderful meal, and the location is a perfect Maine location. Highly recommend for any occasion!

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vipPortez
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

One major problem; Half the items on the menu were not available because the supply chain had broken down.

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RichardT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting the area and was told this is the place to go and they were right. Even on a rainy tropical storm day we had a good time. Waitress was very good. She had to explain some changes to the menu and never tried to push us to certain items on the menu. The wine was very good and they had Maine Beer Company Lunch on tap. Had the Seafood Chowder and Crab cakes. Great Maine Lunch!!

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AbbyP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service terrific - Samantha waitress engaging. Food excellent

PW
vipPaulaW
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual ❤️

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EllieC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Location is great but food is meh at best. Lobster roll tasted funny…like worker didn’t wash hands after cleaning “liver” out of lobster. Accompanying French fries were limp shoestring.

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Electron
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal at this off the beaten path establishment. The patio is enclosed and right in the marina. The views were great of all the moored boats. The food was fabulous and service was great. I would recommend this place for casual occasions or special times.

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FLYGIRL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and wonderful food and drinks . What a fantastic view and our service was outstanding . Enjoyable meal and night out.

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vipERod
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

DS
vipDebbieS
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

JC
vipJamesC1953
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Excellent food. Very enjoyable experience.

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vipGeorgiaM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dockside is always great on a hot day. But our visit was terrific - great service with lots of iced tea. And the shrimp tacos changed a bit from the prior recipe and were exceptional. All good

FAQs

Dockside Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 747-5274.

Dockside Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 566 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.