About Dockside Grill
The Dockside Grill is located in the heart of Casco Bay at Handy Boat Marina. Opening in September of 2013, the Dockside Grill offers fresh, fun and flavorful New England fare with a modern twist.
The Dockside Grill does not accept reservations from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend. Please call with any additional questions.
Falmouth, ME 04015
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday 11:30am to Close, Sunday 10:30am to Close
Closed on Mondays January 5, 2015 to May 25, 2015.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Breathtaking views, a comforting atmosphere and delicious food make The Dockside Grill the perfect place to hold a private function, rehearsal dinner, birthday party or corporate event. We have a variety of function rooms that can accommodate different party sizes.
Dockside Grill Ratings and Reviews
To my surprise we were able to get a reservation for a Friday at last moment and my wife and I were looking forward to dinner at the Dockside because we had not been before. We arrived and were seated promptly. That's when things slowed way down, not a bad thing because we do not like being rushed, but it did take time between visits from the wait staff. We were there for about 20 minutes before a drink order was taken, 20 minutes before being served them and we were just over the 1 hour mark before we were asked for our food order. We ordered the brie appetizer which came after about a half hour with the pastry being charred black on 70%, not golden brown. Too bad, the brie and berry compote was good but the pastry not so much. My hanger steak was cooked exactly how I like it but the Brussels spouts were completely charred/burned beyond recognition or flavor. My wife's haddock was very bland and the risotto was like paste. Maybe they had an off night, we will see if we go back.
Absolutely delicious, I must eat gluten free and This is a great place for that. I had a luxurious number of options to choose from - and that is a rare thing! Lovely ambiance this evening - I arrived after the rush 😊 so it was very quiet. Fantastic service, I chose to sit at the bar and it was a very good choice, great service. I'll be back, the patio/downstairs opens tomorrow!
Extremely loud due to large party in same area. Waited over an hour for meal after ordering. Was told it was due to large party. Reservations were made so they should have been prepared. When entre arrived it was raw in center. Sent it back & got back another entre that was not much better after asking for cooked through. Waitress was pleasant and as helpful as she could be. We will not return.
I really wish we could give 1/2 star ratings as this would have been 4 1/2 stars, everything was nearly 5 stars, the only complaint or negative would have need unusually long wait for nearly everything but the waitress was very apologetic and the view, location, ambience and food quality made up for it. Also my girlfriend commented several times that she liked this restaurant 😃
All of our plates were consistently good. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the view outstanding. Our waitress was very friendly and provided excellent service. We can't wait to make this restaurant a favorite for lunch, brunch and dinner for all of these reasons and the menu choices.
The decor is very nice. Comfortable seating. Nice bar area. It was very busy on Sunday so the service was slow. I ended up getting my food to go. It was kinda noisy. I have been there in the evening and it is much nicer in my opinion. Quieter, no kids. The live entertainment is good.
I highly recommend it. I will become a regular.
We really enjoy coming to the Dockside in the Summer/Fall and eating outside, enjoying the views. The lunch menu has always been quite good, but twice now our evening meals have left us flat.....
My recent meal that I was unable to enjoy: filet of mignon, which I requested Medium, came well-done and charred. Completely inedible. Also, the asparagus was so huge that the stalks were like chewing on tree trunks.
I think we will reserve the Dockside for summer lunches for the near future.
Dockside Grill is great for both lunch and dinner! The view is wonderful and accompanied by great service we always have an amazing experience. Our meal was perfectly timed so we could enjoy the food and not eat too fast. It was Valentine's Day and busy, but never felt rushed!
High season or off season, this is a favorite. Spectacular ocean views--in summer the patio is open and cannot be beat. In winter, the upstairs dining room is warm and cozy and still offers the beautiful view of Casco Bay.
The service is friendly and gracious, excellent cocktails and nice wine list. The food is above average to excellent, depending on the choice and the season. In summer, everything is bright, fresh, extra good. In winter, it's a little less exciting, with old favorites such as a delicious lobster bisque or baked haddock.
The atmosphere is perfect. You can always have a conversation over dinner, lunch, or brunch no matter how busy it is; it's never too noisy.
If you've never been, go. You'll come back often.
Had a prospective hire from South Carolina in town for an interview. Took her to Dockside for dinner. Everything was perfect music was just right, server was engaging and friendly. Salmon was cooked to perfection. Only thing that could have been a water view. May be helpful to have more dock lights or someway to show off your great views. Another thought might be waterfront posters on the window treatments that show what the view is like on a clear day.
Thx for a great evening! I think we landed her.
Went on New Year's Eve and while the food was not outstandingly innovative, it was solid and comforting. And frankly the staff was so nice and accommodating that even though I can be a good snob and I sometimes don't recommend "solid" places, I'd go back in a heartbeat. Thank you to all the staff for such a warm experience.
First time at this dining establishment. It was evening so we could not see the view. But it is on the water so will make a trip next time to enjoy it. Food was excellent, fresh and tasty. Our waitress was very knowledgable of the menu, offered suggestions and checked in frequently. Cozy atmosphere. Recommended it highly to our family.
Were able to provide us with a reservation on very short notice. It was dark so the fact it is right on the water had little bearing. The quality of the food for everyone at our table was excellent. Service was good although our waitress had to be asked for things a couple of times. She was friendly and did check on us to assure each course was alright. The dining room was a bit loud but other than that the ambience was very nice and we had an enjoyable evening.
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