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Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor

408 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (414)
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The approach to the Dockside Restaurant is all part of the Dockside’s charm. You are treated to views of the York River and the grand “summer cottages” as you turn onto Harris Island Road to reach Dockside Restaurant.

The view is quintessential Maine, people hustling up and down the docks, gleaming yachts and colorful lobster boats in front of a rock and pine-tree shore.

Dockside is warm and comfortable. Hardwood floors, European style lighting floor to ceiling window and a new mahogany bar with an adjoining outdoor cocktail deck. During warm months seating is available on our harbor view screen porch. The atmosphere is casual but the food is serious.

Chef Dennis la Planet has been recognized as a “chef’s chef”. North Atlantic seafood prepared with a northern Italian influence and aged steaks are just the start. Lunch features organic salads, creative sandwiches and traditional favorites; fish and chips, chowders and fried clams too
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Porch tables for Dinner can be reserved @ 6:00pm or 8:00pm for a maximum of 5 guests

Closed Tuesdays
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-3:00pm - Check on weekend schedule
Dinner: 5:30pm to close-Check for wedding closures.
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Phone number
(207) 363-2722
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dennis La Plante
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Private party facilities
The Dockside offers one the most beautiful properties anywhere to host your wedding, ocean front ceremonies, cocktails on a beautiful harborside lawn and your reception in a charming restaurant all on the coast of Maine. Photographs on the dock or on the rocky shore you will want to relive these memories over and over.
We have been going above and beyond for brides, grooms and all their guests for over 50 years.
No group is to small, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, wedding or family gatherings up to 160 people
We pride ourselves in creating a truly unique and thoroughly enjoyable event from planning to finish. Flexibility and expert guidance are our hallmarks. You will meet with Philip, the owner of Dockside to create a one of a kind menu for your event including wine pairing and all the special details. Experience and can have it all.
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Private party contact
Philip Lusty: (207) 363-2722
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The Dockside beautifully hosts weddings, rehearsal dinners or any private dining need. We feature a waterfront lawn for your cocktails and hors d oeuvers, harbor views from the restaurant will impress your guests. No group is too small with facilities up to 160 guests.
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Cross street
Route 103
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 408 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food,great service,on harbor, nice view. Went to celebrate wedding anniversary,great evening

Mary (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Eight of us who graduated from high school almost 50 years ago meet for dinner twice a year. I have a friend in York Harbor who frequently dines at Dockside with her family. My friend has always spoken highly of Dockside, so I suggested it to my classmates for our September 2017 dinner. We all enjoyed it, and the food was delicious. I expect that we'll return. Thank you.

vipBR549 (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Highly recommended, but call ahead for reservations. The restaurant will sometimes close for a wedding.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Very disappointing. The boiled lobster was good(can't go wrong there), but risotto was mushy, over powered by garlic, and was placed on top of the salad. If our server had been more attentive( had to ask someone else for bread even), she might have noticed the full plate of risotto. She charged us for it anyway, even after telling her it was not edible. I approached the hostess who erased the charges, bur then literally threw the bill on our table! And did I mention we were celebrating a birthday? And they knew it. I guess the wedding party that they had was paying more! Never again

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2017

We come to stay at Dockside Guest Quarters every year and always look forward to dining in their restaurant. Preparations are always excellent with very good wine selections.

vipEmdrdh (Naples)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

We were a little disappointed with our meals. Have been the last couple years and the food was very good. Two of us had a pork tbone chop and although they were large, there was a lot fat and the pork loin was not very tender. The third meal was salmon and was a bit over cooked. The fourth was the exception, a beef dish, and was very good.
I regretted not ordering one of the local fish options which probably would have been better choices.
The desserts were all delicious.
There are nice views of the harbor but unfortunately it was a foggy night.

vipBillK (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2017

They have a very good chef this year

OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
3.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Nice play to dine on the water. It's quiet and look nice inside... food is good. However, my waitress was having a bad day. She forgot our bread and my appetizer. She didn't even offer us dessert.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

A pleasant location, provided you are given a table by the windows, or ( weather permitting) outside.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Spectacular New England coastal setting. Excellent hospitality, bar with terrace, view of the harbor throughout. Very good food and drink. Adult, contemporary ambience.