Dockside Grill

4.4
208 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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PH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time for us and both occasions were first rate relative to service, ambience and food. We'll be back.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love a la carte because I can eat wonderful food and stay within my food restrictions. However, on the entree menu, Half a chicken, 2 sides, and a sauce cost 27.00. If I choose Half a Chicken, 2 sides, and a sauce from the a la carte the same dinner would cost me 40.00. Not sure why they are bothering with hosting an a la carte.

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d
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Susanne G singing at Sunday brunch!

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CR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a nice table with a view of the bay. Service was very good and food was excellent. We really like the ambiance. We have been living in this area for over a year but just recently patronized the Dockside Grill. May be our new favorite place.

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d
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The three of us in the party all had great tasting meals. One had the special they run in the winter (an entre, a salad and a choice of a beer or wine). This was just enough for him. There are always two entree choices ( a fish or a beef or chicken). The other two of us had the grilled haddock on mushroom risotto. The fish was cooked well - very creamy and almost a melt in your mouth consistency. One of us had the accompanying aparegus, and the other choose the a la carte option so he had fiddleheads (!) and mashed potato. We then all shared a cheesecake which was super - creamy and sweet - admittedly, could have eaten the whole thing so just as well we shared! Service was attentive and no complaints. The only down side is that we were there at 6pm for our table, ordered, but weren't served dinner until after 7pm. After reading other reviews, this seems to be a standard practice perhaps. Anyway, if you know that going in, it won't be so bad. Would highly recommend! Note that they do not take reservations between Memorial Day and Columbus Day, so plan acoordingly. Also, depending on when you go, parking may be an issue -- not lots of spaces. We were there on a Thursday, and most spots taken -- we parked in amongst the stored boast in the boatyard. It seems we came during the tail end of happy hour, which accounted for the limited parking, plus it was extremely noisey for the first 30 or 45 minutes, until that crowd went away.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambiance were wonderful. But, why does it take 20 minutes to pick up a credit card for payment?

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M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Wait, Wait, Wait, and Wait some more. That was our experience at this restaurant. And, what was worse than the poor service was the attitude that no one even cared that the customers are not being properly served. This appeared to be the standard operating procedure for the Dockside Grill. When I told the server that I had been waiting there for a full 20 minutes before getting a beer, she said: "Well, the bar is busy." Ha Ha, not even a "sorry." If you like being treated like no one cares, this is the place for you.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Easter lunch.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The waiter talk me about the real maine steam lobster, and I order, she thought that I was tourist, but I have been living in Maine for more than one year, and the end she served me several pieces of small lobsters with oil.. and lemon, like the losbtoer meat of a lobster roll, horrible.
I dont recommend this restaaurtant due to the waiter attention and food.

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CN
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Many times Have met friends who live along the Coast from Blue Hill to Kittery...quiet most of the time...
Good food choices

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a tasty night with great service and view of the cove. The place was packed!

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SI
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, delicious food, great service, beautiful view!

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CE
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Too many rules. Can't make substitutions on the entrees; won't take gift cards other than Dockside's (my MC debit gift card was denied); out of several of the listed entrees including one of the steak choices and whole lobsters.

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely birthday celebration with six adults at the Dockside. The service was excellent. Our waitress was lively, efficient and knowledgeable. She recommended an excellent wine for the table and checked with us throughout the meal to see that all was well. Appetizers, cocktails, and entrees exceeded expectations. I would recommend this restaurant for any season.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner upstairs in the dining area. It was a beautiful evening and we looked out at the water and the sky with lots of color. OUr waitress was friendly and everything came as we asked. lots of different entree's but i had the Salmon dinner with rice and curried vegetables and it was delicious. There were five of us and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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SI
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always-delicious food, great service and beautiful view!

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m
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was tasty

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ML
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch on Sunday, March 24th, that was wonderful. Excellent Bloody Mary, and wonderful Eggs Benedict. We are going back this week so my husband can have the Fish N' Chips that he saw going by many times. Works for me...I don't have to cook, and I get another excellent meal!

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KB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner overlooking the ocean. Everything was excellent, the food, the ambiance and the service. We will be back.

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DN
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A favorite of mine. Everything is solid with the esception of the noise level.

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We like Dockside because of the food, service and view. During the summer the tourists can't find it so it's a great place to go for locals.

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FW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and great food. Will certainly go back

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant all around. Will go back again. Highly recommend

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BP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So nice! Steak was cooked perfectly and the view is amazing!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Dockside Grill and return regularly. The food is always fresh and amazing. The staff is friendly, helpful and inviting. It is always a great experience. =)

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w
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service is declining for slow season....

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DF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our winter dinner at Dockside. The seafood was fresh and the waitress was friendly.

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ET
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with a gorgeous view! Great service. Server was personable and down to earth. 5 out of 5 stars!

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JS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good - ambiance and view are beautiful, couldn't ask for better. Service was slow to start, our second waitress (Alicia) was great! Noise level was loud but there was a band for Sunday brunch so that's to be expected and we moved into that room because we wanted the music! Would definitely recommend and will be back for sure to try dinner menu.

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w
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our server was not on her a game. I noticed she did not write anything down, which may not always work. I was given a bowl of soup and not a cup. She was surprised I had a bowl and said she charged me for a cup. I was actually charged for a bowl, which is what the kitchen sent out. My husband's meal was wrong and not what he ordered. She was not sure if that was him or her......bit of a freudian slip. We will go back and are somewhat regulars, but would rather not have that server again. Manager comped some of the bill which was nice.

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W
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crabcakes may be the best in Portland: crispy, moist, flavorful. Service is friendly. Ambiance is lovely.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday. Corner table with three children was perfect.

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J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was great. Food was mediocre. Price was high.

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good although my experience was not. I requested to substitute garlic mashed potatoes for a vegetable as I don’t eat potatoes. I was told that the chef has set the menu and would not allow substitutions. They could, however, not serve potatoes and add broccolini or asparagus for an additional $6.00. I am still dumbfounded. From the onset of our visit, the service was painfully slow. As we were leaving, we were told the wait was because they had several large orders. That information would have been more appropriate before or during the meal, and not as were leaving. Sadly, we will. It return.

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S
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All was great. I especially appreciate the gluten free options! We will return soon.

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RL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere, and service were all outstanding! We will definitely be back!

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time here. The live music was great and the food was even better. Great experience.

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JC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and great service! We will be back

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SR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful spot offering delicious food and excellent service .
One of my favorite place to eat!!

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints, even if the only view is a full moon coming up over the water.

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