Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

4.1
1663 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
The Dockside Restaurant offers superbly prepared classic dishes in a setting like no other. Located on the waterfront where Granville Island faces the city, guests can enjoy panoramic views across False Creek to the world-famous cityscape of Yaletown and beyond to the mountains of the North Shore.



The open dining room is relaxed yet refined, wrapped in spectacular floor to ceiling windows, while the lounge offers warm intimate surroundings for evening cocktails. The award-winning patio catches sunlight from morning to late afternoon. Protected on three sides it’s an oasis of calm, disturbed only by the occasional sound of boats making their way along False Creek. Recent renovations have added fireplaces and casual seating areas to this Vancouver destination.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:30am,
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm,
Small Bites Menu - 3:00pm to 5:00pm,
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,



Lounge - Closed for the season

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Phone number
(604) 685-7070
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Victor Jacinto
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Catering
Please email inquiries to marlen@docksidevancouver.com
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Day Valet: $ 8.00
Night Valet: $11.00
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Public transit
#50 & #51
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Special events & promotions
Please email inquiries to marlen@docksidevancouver.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1663 People Are Saying
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Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food prepared as ordered and delcious

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BC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a lovely meal. My son and I were taken to a table right at the window for our Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Further, it's not every restaurant that puts on a holiday turkey dinner, but this place did it so very well. We were both very pleased.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving Dinner
Turkey a little dry- a little skimpy in portion.
Nice presentation
The food could have been warmer
Very nice place for dinner

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, very tasteful and good size portions. One thing the glass of House Wine was exhobatantly exspensive. $18.00 .
Real rip off. Will never order a drink there again.
Sheila

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JW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Avoid at all cost! My family and I came here during the Thanksgiving long weekend. We ordered crab cakes, fish and chips and eggs benedict. The crab cakes were hard, overcooked and bland. The eggs benedict were extremely salty. The fish and chips had a thick batter, you can taste the flour. Our water was never refilled. The brunch menu is extremely limited. No longer an upscale restaurant, now serving diner quality food.

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant.love the location and love the seating for two along the window.
It is a little pricey.
Food was wonderful and service excellent

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SC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were happy to have found the experience so delicious and comfortable- happy to recommend it to others!

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WP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I made reservations for a table in the sun on the patio, the table we were seated at was only pRtially in the sun and on,y for the first have of our lunch hour. This disappointed me, otherwise everything else was enjoyable.

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Menu is a bit limited in choice. I think our waiter was not feeling well as the service was ok but not exceptional

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BS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and a great place to meet old friends

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TF
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the Summer, my girlfriend and I enjoyed many romantic evenings dining, sipping wine while relaxing together in the cozy outside couches under the white tents by the Water... thank you for that...

Now the Fall is here and on Sept 21st we dined inside for her birthday at a table for two by the windows overlooking the water, as we consider Dockside to be “OUR” restaurant for special occasions and drove from West Vancouver to celebrate. We weren’t disappointed.

Nathan our Server was outstanding and handled each request most professionally and with his great sense of humour added to ours, fun was served and made the evening most enjoyable.

All of the Servers at the appropriate time requested collected and brought the special dessert with sparkler table side and sang a fun and sincere Happy Birthday to my girlfriend.

Thanks to Nathan, the ambience and great food, we will be back to celebrate again.

Tom

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T
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food is so so. Waiter not particularly friendly, service without a smile. Quite noisy once more people come in. Thought we had a romantic dinner to celebrate our anniversary but as things turned out, below our expectations

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l
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place to meet a friend for lunch! Wonderful ambience and service is always great!

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LC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food - excellent service and a great view make this a favorite dining spot in vancouver

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BA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiter was excellent. Food very good. Room beautiful.

Only caution, and one that would influence to whom and how many people I might recommend this resto to, assuming they can't get on the patio: the diningroom has very poor acoustics (hard surfaces) : even early in the evening when only 1/3 full, it was so loud it was difficult to include 4 people in the same conversation.

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LM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fun and a spectacular view! Would totally recommend a little get away stay in the city.

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ES
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVerything was fabulous but servers should be more aware of the wine list and what is dry, sweet etc...Our server had no idea.

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S
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely time at Dockside while on vacation in Vancouver from NYC. Perfect setting, overlooking the harbor. Generous portions, good service. No issues when we asked for a table closer to the water -- they initially offered us something farther away, in the tent (outside), because they felt it would be warmer on a very cool day (thoughtful). Happy to return next time we're in town.

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V
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Waiter and food was awesome but unfortunately the food took a while to be served.

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AK
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I love having lunch here but dinner was a major disappointment. The menu itself is a mish mash of things that has a lot of gaps. The lunch burger is missing from the menu as well as the kids menu items lacks items with meat on it like a kids burger. Most items on the kids menu is carbs and chicken strips is too frequently the default cop out.

Back to the adult menu, I get it...you have a million dollar view and want to charge for it. I have no problems paying, but your mains are over priced for what you get. I ordered the prime rib and was offered medium or medium rare. What came was medium well to well done. The veggies were sadly limp from overcooking. Yorkshire pudding was an oversized mass that was not appealing to look at.

My wife ordered the mussels. The mussels were over cooked with an uninteresting broth. Bland almost.

The crab cakes were the best thing on the menu. Flavourful, full of crab, minimal filler cooked crisp with nice balanced sauce and fresh sprouts.

Service was slow and waiter got the kids order wrong. Asked for pizza, got chicken strips.

I will return for lunches as I love the view, beef dip and burger, but i won’t be returning for dinner. If you are going to charge those prices for dinner step it up even if you need to charge another $5 for it.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My childhood girlfriend and I just re-connected and it is at Dockside that we schedule our rendez-vous..Since I work on the Island I have frequently lunched at Dockside. We ask for the same waiter Laurie and have the same salad. It is a great venue.
Best
Jocelyn

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IT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tess was our server, not the first time, very good. Very happy with our entire experience. This time and every time.

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional and service even better. Have been coming to this restaurant for many years and have never had a bad experience. Staff are so professional and accommodating and food never disappoints.

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GC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the server was very friendly and attentive. Some of the food was a little disappointing in that there were some flavours that didn’t go with the main course (ie too much balsamic reduction with the Arctic char). The prices of the main course were dear for the amount of food served. Overall the dinner was ok and of course the patio is the star attraction.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was rude and appalling. Slow to take our order, rude when we asked where the food was. Just overall ruined the evening.

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite places, overlooking our False Creek.
My lobster pasta dish was not quite up to my liking.

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h
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I always, and I mean always, have trouble getting the table I want even though a long term client and even when reserving well in advance. It would be better if they had a no reservation policy. On this occasion I waited 20 minutes for a window table and then i was seated at a non window table. My food was not delivered as ordered. The view is great the food not bad, but the head waiter, not waiter,service is terrible.

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B
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food overall was pretty salty. The fish and chips batter was a bit burnt. Service was average, it took a while to flag our waiter to get some fresh pepper for our soup.

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GH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Annual get together in a great summer location. Food is always excellent.

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MN
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and the service was very pleasant. We'll come again. Thank you.

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S
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice to be in a quiet restaurant for a change where one could actually carry on a conversation without yelling. Server was most helpful, her recommendations were good and she seemed to know the menu well. The food was well prepared and cooked properly making for a delicious meal. The fish was very fresh and paired with complementary sides. Coffee and dessert was also yummy.

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CT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Waitress appeared bored and would rather be somewhere else. Took the order, and brought the food, and warm water. Made no effort to interact or be hospitable. Brought the credit card machine and the bill at the same time. Fish batter was burnt. We had a similar experience last summer but thought we would try again, but was disappointed again. Unfortunate because the ambience is inviting but the food and service need improvement.

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JP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First Class - great food, wonderful service and delicious food!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely meal in a lovely spot!

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DI
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome seafood fettuccine and delicious apple crumble dessert

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DF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Visiting from California and enjoy dinner immensely. Great quiet atmosphere while we dined. Thank you.

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SC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I reserved patio seating for 4:45 on a Sunday for my husband's birthday with my mom. My mom arrived first and they said had to prepare the table. I arrived moments later and asked about our table. They said they had no patio tables. I said I reserved it over a week ago. She said they didn't reserve seating on the patio. So I pointed to several empty tables on the patio and said what about these. She said there were people coming shortly for the tables so they obviously had reserved them! I asked about another table that had empty wine glasses and she said she would check. Yes, there was a table available, and it wasn't that one. So there was a table she just didn't want to give it to us. The table next to us didn't get filled for an hour so I don't know what the issue with reservations was. This was just the beginning of our visit!

We ordered yam fries as an appetizer and they were overcooked, but as the menu was changing we didn't send them back. My husband ordered the 6 ounce tenderloin $36 medium well. It came dry and well done, the vegetables were rubbery. The beans were dry and hard and not fresh and the carrots were rubbery like they were precooked and heated. These were not fresh vegetables! They didn't come and check on the food or the steak. When he is being treated he also didn't want to make a fuss. It was disappointing to say the least. We didn't order wine, because a basic BC wine was way over priced at $48 and prices went up from there. I ordered a caesar salad with a side of salmon and the salmon was nicely cooked. My mom ordered the Cob Salad which was also good.

Overall, if you want a good meal, don't come here! Maybe it's okay for an overpriced drink and appetizer. It only gets a 3 because of the patio and view, that's all it has! Please read the reviews before you reserve as the 3 star reviews are pretty accurate and I wouldn't want you to be disappointed with your experience of coming to a special dinner.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyone was very nice and helpful and our server was great. Food great as well

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LP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Dockside on Friday night and sat out on the patio. It was nice! The food was excellent. We will go back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was busy but food wasn't hot. Good flavour just wish it was served warmer.

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