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.

215 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME 04015
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 747-5274

Website:
http://www.thedocksidegrill.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.6

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Great for Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Waterfront (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Casual (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Authentic (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Greater Portland, great food and atmosphere I would compare it to any other restaurant around.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Dockside Grill offers quiet dining outside of the bar, which is great for those who want to chat while they are having dinner. My husband had the grilled yellow fin tuna and I had the panko crusted baked haddock - both entrees were DELICIOUS.

Tags: Healthy, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a great experience - fantastic setting. Thank you!

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We enjoyed a nice dinner. Food was excellent, loved the location and ambiance.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious fish meal, enjoyed the Asian Tuna with honey soy ginger sauce, vegetable risotto and grilled asparagus. Great spot for seafood diner with the family.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

service was not great and for the price, the food was just okay. wont be going back

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a very delicious lunch and the service was great. Went on a Sunday afternoon and listened to a great trio. Had a table by the door, so it was a little drafty every time the door opened.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Our waitress was unaware we were there. Waited 20 minutes just for someone to come over and give us water. Food arrived cold. Expensive restaurant for such a bad experience. Beautiful views.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great view, food and service! We have enjoyed both the upstairs and downstairs dining rooms.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We had a reservation for 530 , We order our drinks and dinner within 15 minutes of being seating by a very nice waitress and took an hour and a half to be served our food . I find this uncalled for ,

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Hostess was harried - busy night, but.... Server gave excellent service. Meat was undercooked and had to be sent back - it was also missing the mashed potatoes which came out in a BIG pile when the meal reappeared. Food was tasty.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

great dinner with good friends. It did seem a bit frenzied at first but it was not a big deal because the food was so good. The Mussels were amazing ( coconut).

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Really great spot for dining on the water. Food was great, service was even better! Will be back this summer for sure!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Had lunch there several months ago with son. Great view. Good food. Just had dinner with wife and both of us enjoyed the meal and atmosphere.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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 😃

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This restaurant has been great in the winter for service. Summer service is poor.......

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Had a wonderful birthday celebration there on 4/27. Meal was great. Server (Travis) was fantastic. Have been there for lunches and dinners over the year. Always good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on April 24, 2017

The restaurant was closed - not sure why I was able to make the reservation thru their site and yours.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The service was slow- it was under staffed on Sunday brunch time, we waited one hour after ordering and 20 minutes to get our tab,- meal came cold- the music was too loud for that small area we could not hear each other talk

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 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Absolutely delicious and wonderful atmosphere . We will for sure make to make more stops there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The winter specials are awesome this season. We have come more than we would have.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Cozy, Outstanding Value
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The Dockside Grill was a relaxed and refined dining experience. Wait staff professional, knowledgeable and pleasant. We will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Server etiquette recommended. Server came over placed dirty plates on our table while taking
our first course plates and checking on satisfaction.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 22, 2016

great food and ambiance and excellent service. will be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Fresh ingredients and good selection of entrees. Perfect broiled rib eye and shrimp cocktail.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Food was excellent and service was extremely friendly and accommodating. We had our twin three year old girls with us in an otherwise very quiet and "adult" scene but the wait staff was so great with them. Great experience.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2016

On a weeknight, this is a quiet lovely spot for dinner. Food is great, service is very good. You can have a conversation without shouting over the noise.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Busy night so service was a bit slow. Great location. Good food.

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