Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

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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.
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MM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went with friends. Too bad it was raining as we wanted to be on the patio. Otherwise, we had a good meal. Portions could be a little bigger on the entree or more sides.

JP
Tulsa
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was exceptional - will recommend

MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were great.
Overcast day but seated by window so view is still good.
Met friends for an afternoon drink and appetizer: Pleased to have chosen Dockside Restaurant at Granville Island Hotel

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Parents loved the food and view. Thanks for a great dining experience.

MD
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Every other time we are there the server has been awful ie poor service and attitude. Every other time it has been excellent. This time the server's attitude and service were awful. She made a mistake on my friend's entree. My halibut was so dry but I tried to eat it anyway but couldn't. My stomach hurt afterwards.

S
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent location away from the noisy end of Granville Island. Highly recommend this for lunch.

M
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nothing beats Dockside's patio for lunch with friends. It was my friend's birthday, which I told Dockside about in advance. I expected them to do something by way of a celebration, but unfortunately, they didn't.

GC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food and service. The patio is outstanding and my favourite place to eat. The spring rolls and crab cakes are a favourite appetizer and I hope they are always on the menu. The waiter was friendly and gave us excellent service.

R
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place for views, atmosphere, appies, dining, beers....their hefeweizen is excellent!

T
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love the patio at the Dockside Restaurant! I'm pretty fond of the main (indoor) restaurant also, but I really love the patio. On a warm night in the summertime, there is no place I'd rather be than here. I was here recently for a business dinner and, as expected, the evening was spectacular. I must say, the service was not the fastest - it seemed like there was only 1 waiter for the entire patio - and 2 of us ordered draft beer that was flat and almost undrinkable, but the meal itself was awesome. The Crab Cakes and Beef Tenderloin that I ordered was perfect. Others at the table ordered pasta and halibut and they were equally impressed. BTW, the flat beers were removed from our bill, which was nice. All in all, another great evening at the Dockside Patio. I will be back!

NV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my lunch with a friend. Beautiful views of False Creek from the patio, but shaded and cool. They food was delicious. I particularly liked the gluten free squid with lemon grass and ginger- and would love to ask the chef for the recipe! Everything was piping hot. This is probably my favourite place for a lovely lunch.

y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a great experience ! Delicious food , super friendly service and beautiful scenery !

MS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome night there, would recommend. Amazing views.

n
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Beer was crap no foam. Where we were sitting was really empty. They didn't give us the tables we wanted despite restaurant being half empty.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

got to sit out on the patio for the first time and it was great.

KN
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my time at dockside. It was very nice and relaxed. The service was great and the food was really good too. Not to mention the views.

JT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice variety of options. Staff were very friendly and prompt.

Thanks again

A
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service, food, and drinks were lovely. I had asked for a seat on the patio side that had the lovely black n white curtains and outdoor fire pits, but we were seated on the shady, chilly patio side instead. We also had a extremely noisy table with screaming children sitting next to us, which made the afternoon far less enjoyable (neither parents nor staff were doing anything). Aside from that, the beer was tasty, the food portions are a bit small but excellent quality, and the service was a bit longer than normal. Incredible views!

SW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic food.
Portion was bigger than I expected, very good values.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible date night! Wonderful servers and incredible food. Ambience is second to none as far as patios in the city. Coconut cheesecake dessert looked like it was made by Zumbo - delish.

BJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The patio at Dockside is unparalleled in this city and the service staff friendly and professional. That being said, the food was definitely “hit and miss”. We ordered 5 appetizers to share among three people, the serving sizes were exceedingly small especially given the price point. The scallop appetizer consisted of only three small-ish scallops and a few bacon bits; flavour was good but not worth $21. Stay away from the shrimp it is the kitchen that needs improvement.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place! Highly recommend

C
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of the best views in Vancouver for waterfront dining. Interesting menu, excellent service and value. Ideal for residents and tourists to enjoy the best summer has to offer.

d
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing patio layout with great view of the harbour at sunset. Our meals were delicious and the reservation system through Open Table was user friendly and convenient. A nice touch with the lounge area and fire pit near the boardwalk. Overall an amazing restaurant experience.

GD
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue and Ryan our server was terrific. It's my second time there in a month or so and Ryan was my server both times. Great guy, food is excellent. Will definitely come back.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was there for a birthday dinner with my mum and brother. The staff were incredible and made the experience very special! The food was amazing! All in all a truly wonderful evening in a beautiful location!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Loved it here! Service was great!!!

M
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was not good enough for the price.
The reservation request was not provided. I was offered a high level table with high chairs and no heaters around, not tactical.
In the reservation they asked if it was for a special occasion, I entered yes it is a birthday celebration, however nothing was apparently done for that. Not even a good patio table.
Why that was asked? As FYI?
The food was not good, it was Ok-ish. Over priced for what it was.

P
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I appreciated the fact that the manager had not turned on the boom boom music. We could listen to the murmur of conversations and the sounds of the sea. How refreshing!
Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Very nice and very overworked waiter, took forever to just get water… Which is the way the entire meal went. Arrived 1/2 hour early but not enough bartenders, so we couldn’t even have a drink as we waited. Not that many people order “Gibson’s” so guess they cannot be blamed for the very old cocktail onions. Shared the prime rib which was cooked as we ordered. Unfortunately the side dishes were completely overcooked. This was the long weekend, so maybe that was the problem.

JB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Years ago loved this place, then 3 times in a row was disappointed! Heard it was under new management, so tried again in the last few years. Much better, until the other night for my birthday! Not only will I never use Open Table again for reservations (didn’t relate requests/changes to the restaurant) but very disappointed in the service at Dockside; the food was over salted and my friend that had salad, found it very warm. Atmosphere very loud, including staff slamming cupboards right next to our table. Thankfully no music was playing to add to the noise. We had to yell to hear each other; tile floor doesn’t help with acoustics, but I understand it’s easier to clean. Definitely won’t be going back.😔

OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best hidden secret! Both dinner and brunch are delicious. Sit on the patio for a perfect dining ambience and view of the water!

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio is a hidden gem. I have been here for brunches, dinners and wine tastings. The space is beautiful, the views are great and the service is spectacular. I am Celiac and there are several great, tasty options for me. There are also many delicious vegan options. The staff are really great too!

PK
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

What a huge disappointment ! The ^toastie’ scallops were the size of a quarter and very few. French fries were appalling
This was a 75th birthday celebration. We celebrate all of our birthdays at dockside and have for over ten years
Reconsidering after this disappointment
Our waiter from Ireland was terrific

MA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to take all our out of town/country visitors there. great food and service, spectacular view.
The only challenge is always the parking, but there is little that can be done about that, as it is after all a limited size island.

GA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had heard about the restaurant, as it had been recommended to us by somebody who knows a good restaurant. Although we saw a few negative reviews, we overlooked them and made a reservation. It all went very smoothly, until it didn’t. The specifics are too numerous to explain, but it had to do with service, timing and food preparation. It finally reached a point where I had to speak to the manager. She was very receptive, listened carefully, and agreed to the fact that they could’ve done a much better job. Both I and my table mates are all in the service business; she and I agreed that unless somebody takes the time to explain when something has gone wrong, the provider might never know. In this case, the manager made it right. Again, the details are unnecessary. We will come again; I’m confident that our experience will be significantly improved.

B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Dockside Restaurant needs a total makeover menu related as it is totally boring and uninspiring . The service starting with the seating hostess was pathetic as after making an early reservation and being told we could could not reserve a table water side we booked early for a first come table choice . The hostess seated us at the back of the patio even though there were two empty tables water side. When enquiring why these tables were not available we were informed they were reserved. Really so bush league . It took 35 minutes from arrival to get two vodka martinis , we had to go to the bar to get our own drink menus.
We had two cobb salads which I can only say were bland cheap and poorly prepared .
The view is one of the best in town but sadly that does not make up for the unprofessional management.
Get it together Dockside

JS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The waiter began clearing the table before one member of our party (4) had finished. This used to be a no- no; have standards changed?

d
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Told server it was a birthday dinner but wasn’t offered a birthday cake.

C
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The food last weekend was not great, compare to the weekend before. The restaurant was packed, may be the kitchen was not following the pace, but it should not matter, the food quality should be consistent. I will go again because they have a beautiful terrace

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