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About Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

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.

1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, BC V6H3R9
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Seafood

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 685-7070

Website:
http://www.docksidevancouver.com/

Catering:
Please email inquiries to marlen@docksidevancouver.com

Parking Details:
Day Valet: $ 8.00
Night Valet: $11.00

Public Transit:
#50 & #51

Executive Chef:
Victor Jacinto

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please email inquiries to marlen@docksidevancouver.com

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Celebrate the Holidays and let Dockside do the Cooking!
Dockside Offers one of the most sought after buffets in town!
Dockside's Famous Festive Xmas Day Brunch & Dinner Buffets Reservations are required and we fill up fast!

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (35)
Waterfront (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Special Occasion (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Casual (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Romantic (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Healthy (10)
Business Meals (9)
People Watching (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Great Beer (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

It was an enjoyable night with a nice and attentive waiter. The food was good, but the portions were small. Decent value if you're going for the $25 - $45 entree range.

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent food. Fantastic service.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Pleased that chefs can accommodate allergies; but my latest halibut dinner (which is usually delicious) was very dry without the sauce - that I couldn't have.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Although the staff was friendly and nice and allowed us to relax we were very disappointed in the food. My pancakes with the cinnamon sauce was blase. The sauce should have at least been seasoned better and served hot.
My friends soft boiled eggs were firm. More attention needs to be paid to the food even if it is not busy.
The view was great and the setting nice.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good restaurant. Only disappointment was that they changed the recipe for the legendary spicy squid. It was one of the things we always look forward to. Shouldn’t mess with a star attraction. Change it back; please.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've eaten here many times but it's been at least a year since our last visit. Unfortunately we will likely not return. Portions were small (our party ordered a pizza when we got home), pasta/curry dishes were very skimpy on the seafood and the server was overly patronizing referring to the ladies as "love" ad nauseam. We were there on a Saturday early evening and the place was dead. The views are still great but the value was lacking. Grateful that we were there with entertainment book coupons because I would've complained in person if we had been paying full price.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a lovely location for a meal. Good food/presentation/service. Views are lovely.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised as had heard the food and service were average while the view was phenomenal. However, All three were great. I would return and recommend to others. It’s a relaxed dining experience (so not for a quick bite as the service is slower), where you can speak across the table without competing with loud music or other conversation from tables placed too close together. You can follow your dining experience with a walk on Granville Island.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Organic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful view, happy & efficient service, excellent food, creates a"special place" atmosphere, but too noisy - probably because of too many groups.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was handled well by staff. The coffee was only slightly warm and was made even cooler with the cold cream. Large open rim styled cups are not designed to retain the heat and perhaps cream closer to room temp plus hotter brewed coffee would be in order.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was excellent. The new menu is spot on! Well done

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

There was a special brunch that was not indicated on their website. When we got there, there was no suitable selection so we left.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very noisy when we were there. Service and food were excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Enjoyed the evening but the noise level was very high. Will have to sit in a different spot next time around.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday... I requested a window table and was accommodated. We had a wonderful time and the waiter was excellent. Great sense of humour and not overbearing. Discreetly poured the wine ( a professional waiter)

Many thanks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Amazing view of Vancouver & False Creek. The service was GREAT. I would have liked to see some slightly less expensive options for wine by the glass. Food & wine was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Dreadful Service. 1 meal wrong, staff did not know what they were doing. Had to ask for cutlery. Waited a long time after ordering for food to come. Eggs cold. Presentation dreadful. I would never go back again

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent service and outstanding meal. Thank you.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful 3 course meal at the Dockside on a Wednesday evening. Having booked in advance, we were seated inside near the gorgeous view of the Harbour to avoid the slight chill in the air. As a party of three, we have allergies to cheese and strawberries. Everything was perfect. From the starter to the delicious desserts. We highly recommend the Coconut cheesecake and the lemon meringue tart. Both were divine! Thank you to our server who was excellent at making sure everything was top notch, even knowing the menu and what each dish consisted of by heart.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

food really good.

service ??? i had ordered a bottle of sparkling water and we were done. waiter brought another bottle over and i said i didn't want anymore. he opened the bottle anyway! didn't drink from it and didn't get charged for it but this wasn't a class act.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Brought some out of town visitors to show off the views. Lovely location, good food and good service but quite loud for conversation around a table of 6.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Service people were very pleasant and attentive but service was very slow. Appeared the restaurant was under staffed. Food was fine.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Arrived for our reservation 8pm the restaurant was not particulary busy, we ordered our drinks and food, whilst the drinks came promptly it was 9.25pm and we still had not received any food. We made a complaint to the restaurant manager the food arrived ten minutes later. Not sure whether I wanted to eat so late, food was good though.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Booked this and dined for the evening of 15th Sept for my wife's birthday. Great venue for outside dining with a wonderful view. Food and service first rate and would highly recommend for special occasion or regular dining.
Thank you to Ryan for the great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was quite delayed. It's a good thing our server was most helpful. With pricier food, you expect better kitchen management.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food,service and ambiance were excellent. Everyone was spot on. I had a great table with an excellent view for dinner, I also ate breakfastg and lunch there the next day and was very pleased. Lunch was outside in the sun and enjoyed by all. I recommmend the Thai Bouillabaisse highly. This would be an excellent place for a romantic dinner followed by a walk around the island. Top notch. Well done!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

We love Dockside. We had our wedding there a couple years ago. Great food, service, and setting!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Loved the evening. The food was delicious and great service. Such a beautiful view.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I made the reservation based on several reviews. The view is lovely, and the atmosphere is relaxed. We dined early on a weeknight so it was quiet. We came early for drinks and to enjoy the view. The cocktail menu had nothing inspiring so I had a local beer (good) and my husband had a cocktail, which was drinkable, but not great. When the rest of our party arrived, we were seated at a table. Although outside tables were available, we were not offered one but we did have a nice view. The menu is limited. I asked about specials and told there were none. Appetizers were the HIGHLIGHT. The shrimp & crab cakes were delightful - crispy, well seasoned, and both the topping (fruity) and the sauce (lemony) complemented the yummy cakes. Seafood chowder was excellent. Salad was salad. The pacing of the meal was extremely slow - not quite so slow as to be a deal breaker, but it was pretty slow. We had to ask for beverage refills and the requested "coffee with the meal, please" for one of our party didn't make it. While waiting for entrees, lovely plates of lobster (not on the menu) were whisked by. I asked if I missed the lobster on the menu and was told that it was a special order, requiring a week notice - good to know for next time, I guess. Entrees were so so - smoked salmon pasta was OK. The waiter recommended the prime rib and it was good but the only thing to write home about was the amazing horseradish sauce! We had a few dessert options. The apple pie was really delicious - great crust and good flavor. I like my apples with a little texture and it was great for me; my husband like his apples fully cooked, so he didn't like it as much as I did. When I went to the ladies room, I saw a list of desserts for the evening, and we weren't given all our options. Oh, well... the pie was good. Some attention to detail is needed - frayed menus at bar and table, a little clutter around the pass and the bar. I would say this is a diamond that needs a little TLC and polish.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great service - love the

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We always enjoy the Dockside - from delicious food to friendly service.....and, of course, wonderful location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was a perfect evening, dinning on your stylish, comfortable patio with stunning views of false creek.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Cozy, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tapas, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fantastic food and beverages with a great view. Excellent service and local seafood

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great outdoor seating with shade and sun, and there are well-located heating lamps. Server was very attentive. The strawberry spinach salad was a hit. Salmon and halibut were delicious and portions were a good size. Entrees were in the $30 range. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

My party went on a Monday evening, perhaps explaining why the restaurant was so quiet. The servers were friendly and attentive and our table had a great view of the harbour.

My entrée was halibut and I thought the portion was a little small and certainly a tad dry. Theb rest of party enjoyed their meals

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful table out on front deck overlooking false creek, felt like a private room on a gorgeous sunny afternoon...beautiful setting!

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

I love the ambience which is why I return. Sitting on the patio, on the water, watching the boats sail by is always a pleasure. The food has always been good but it is not a " fine dining experience". Drinks are reasonable.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food and service was excellent. Very relaxing and a great place to relax with friends or family, enjoy a great meal,drinks and not feel rushed...
Would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

A beautiful location overlooking the harbor, great outdoor seating area, friendly staff, clean restaurant, decent food, tasty beers, and reasonable prices. The restaurant is a nice addition to a day out visiting Granville Island's markets and shops.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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