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Dockside Grill

4.4
150 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(207) 747-5274
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 150 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a wonderful Easter brunch! Great service and delicious food, worth the splurge.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had the rare opportunity of an evening without our kiddo and after striking out finding a decent reservation in the Old Port, we stayed close and chose The Dockside Grill. No matter when we have come here (dinner or lunch), it has been a win. This evening was no exception. It took a bit longer than we would have liked to put in our initial cocktail order, but over the entirety of the meal, Whitney did a great job and we had no complaints.
I had the salmon with capers and buerre blanc sauce and it was perfect (I even ordered extra capers); my wife ordered the Shrimp Scampi which was on special and was delicious - not overly greasy or garlicy and the shrimp were fresh and HUGE!
We needed this to be a quiet, low pressure, great dining experience kind of night and it absolutely was. It is so great to have a home run so close to our home. We will always bring friends and family to this restaurant. Great menu, great food, nice ambiance. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This restaurant had it all: atmosphere, good food, good service!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Our meal was absolutely amazing! I ate every last morsel of my dinner

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The price you pay is a direct reflection of the service you receive. With a beautiful view and welcoming staff, Dockside Grill is all around a "Fine Dining" restaurant. I recommend this beautiful restaurant not just for the quality of their food, but for the amazing staff and management. You will not be disappointed.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The menu sounded wonderful but wasn't much to write home about after tasting... service was pretty slow (to give credit, it WAS a pretty busy evening). I guess I'd like to try them again once summer is here - perhaps they're just a good "summer" place.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We enjoyed a splendid mid-winter lunch at the Dockside Grill. The menu was imaginative but also Maine. The food was very good, attractively presented and promptly served. The service was terrific, with our wait person going more than the extra mile to ensure that the one-year-old with us had oyster crackers to nibble before his grilled cheese arrived and fresh fruit to enjoy as the adults enjoyed a leisurely conversation after lunch. The location is, of course, unbeatable.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Went to try the winter special. Excellent food and a great value, ran out of bread but not a big deal, well worth trying.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food delicious. A bit pricey. And took a bit for server to make contact.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

A delightful experience - Sunday brunch. Service was outstanding, will always return!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I were looking forward to dining at Dockside for New Year’s Eve but were somewhat disappointed in our experience. The ambiance was nice , our waitress was very friendly and likeable. Unfortunately though, service was very slow. We each ordered the 8oz filet with scallop potatoes. I ordered mine medium, my wife ordered medium-well. Both steaks were excellent cuts of meat, but were served cooked medium rare. Our potatoes were flavorful, but also very much undercooked. If not for the fact we had waited such a long time for our meal we would have requested additional cooking, but instead kept quiet and ate most of our dinner. For the price of dining at Dockside, it’s unfortunate the chef wasn’t attentive enough to prepare our meal as requested.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great view of the full moon on New Year's Eve! Our server was extremely friendly and helpful in offering suggestions based off our questions. Pricing/value is equivalent to the Portland area. A must see in the summer!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Family gathering

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food at the Dockside is consistently good. The waitstaff is friendly. Nice place to eat, even in the winter months. Nice bar with Happy Hour.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Upscale new England find. Delicious cuisine and generous portions. Truly enjoyed the experience.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Four different food choices by our group and all were excellent! Lovely dining experience.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food served in an elegant yet comfortable setting.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Lovely luncheon on a quiet day; service was great; have been coming here since I was 6 years old!

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

really nice; our second time to take grandma out to dinner and it will be our regular spot i'm sure. Easy for her to access, good seafood, friendly service and not overpriced. I look forward to going in the summer so we can sit in side.

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

You go for the view; although I have heard they are going to change their menu up and look forward to that.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Uneventful, I had the yellowtail which was good but risotto was bland. My friend had shortrubs but they ran out of potatos at 7:00 and substituted with bland risotto. Service was good.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food, good dinner. However, I feel that for a $38 filet I would expect a center cut filet. And not an end cut with a side muscle. For the money we spent on dinner I would expect a higher quality product.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 3, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a great experience - fantastic setting. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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 😃

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