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About Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor

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

22 Harris Island Road
York Harbor, ME 03909
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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.

Cross Street:
Route 103

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 363-2722

Website:
http://www.dockside-restaurant.com/

Catering:
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.

Executive Chef:
Dennis La Plante

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 value....you can have it all.

Private Party Contact:
Philip Lusty: (207) 363-2722

Additional:
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

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90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2016

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with an amazing lunch at the Dockside. The menu had an eclectic mix of drinks, appetizers, and entrees. We were seated on the porch facing York Harbor on a stunning fall day. Very relaxing and enjoyable. One of our favorite restaurants in coastal southern Maine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2016

My husband and I ate at Dockside on a Wednesday evening. We asked if we could be seated near the window because of the beautiful harbor view. I had a shrimp scampi dish that was delicious. My husband ordered the baked stuffed lobster which he enjoyed. The food was great, the view beautiful and the service wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant and hope to return soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Excellent dining experience. Lovely location, superb service and good food! Also a cozy bar to have a cocktail beforehand.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Beautiful setting on the harbor. Good was excellent ...classic New England fare and very well done. Service was very good as well....friendly and efficient. We stayed at the inn and then ate at the restaurant both nights. Very relaxing! We went on the later side and they were it of a couple of specials each night due to the crowd. We will just have to return!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Blueberry pie was atrocious...the filling was a solid slab of something blue.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 1, 2016

The food is creative and delicious. Substantial portions and a marvelous view of the harbor.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2016

We had a 5:45 reservation because we had our toddler grandson in the party. Everyone in the restaurant was very accommodating and other patrons were patient and friendly. On this particular evening the service was a little on the slow side (about 15 minutes from cocktail order to being served) initially. The restaurant was busy and once our salads came our waiter came frequently to refill water, pour wine and to clear. He was very sweet with our little one. The food was delicious and the view is "to die for" with a quiet harbor and boats coming quietly in and out. We will definitely return on our next trip to Maine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2016

We all had seafood, which was very fresh and good. They called us a week ahead of time to ask if we'd like to switch our inside seats to their screened-in porch, since they had a cancellation - nice option, and we took it! Terrific cocktails and a nice, personable bartender too. We liked it all.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Fantastic ambiance, food and service! Wish we lived closer , I'd be here all the time!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2016

What a hidden gem!
The view is beautiful!
Great food and drink!
Comfortable and great service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2016

The food was very good and the view was well worth the drive even in summer weekend traffic.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2016

This is a summer favorite of ours. The salad was excellent and we enjoyed the fish of the day and the scallops. The bread is terrific. The staff are so helpful and friendly! But the Saturday night that we were there it was so noisy due to several larger groups that I got a headache and wanted to leave before dessert. We couldn't even really talk.
The view is wonderful and the location is fun.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Service staff was very pleasant and food was tasty. The scenery to the harbor was very attractive while dining. The pricing wasn't over the top for the meal we received.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2016

We love it here. Right at a small marina youcan see the oceanand the boats. Beautiful and relaxing. Wonderful atmosphere. A must have for romantic dinner. The food flavors melt in your mouth they are so good

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2016

This is our go-to restaurant for an event we attend every summer in York. Can't beat the view. We are not fish eaters, so the menu for us is limited, but what they offer is good. We enjoy the outside seating area, most of which is screened. Great views of the water.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2016

If you are able to sit on the screened patio--well worth it otherwise not sure I would recommend. Salad was superb, rest of our meal was good. Might be ideal for lunch. Not cheap.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Very friendly and kind service but wait for food and drinks was extremely long. 25 minutes to receive a martini, almost an hour to receive a meal after ordering. Food was burnt and food that wasn't burnt was unappetizing. Staff was very apologetic and said they would take care of us...only removed one meal and two drinks from the very very large bill. Unfortunately this was supposed to be an anniversary dinner but the experience was so disappointing so we were too embarrassed to even count this as a celebration for the couple we were treating. Might be good for a drink while looking at beautiful view but that is all. We gave a full tip as our server had no control over wait and terrible food, plus she was so pleasant throughout the evening.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2016

We were with visiting friends and wanted to show them the outstanding view and ambience that Dockside enjoys.

The food was outstanding and the ambiance was fantastic. There is probably no better view in York, Maine.

We feel lucky to be so close to this gem and will return again, and again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2016

A beautiful setting to enjoy an amazing meal ( drunken lobster was awesome!! ) We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and could not have picked a more perfect spot. Watching the boats coming into the harbor and enjoying one of the best martini's ever!! We didn't want to leave. I would recommend this to anyone.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 29, 2016

It was the perfect place to have a special occasion dinner! Not overly priced and the food was amazing. Service was very attentive but not over bearing at all.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2016

It was very loud because of a rehearsal dinner. We had to move our table but still unable to hear each other speak. No fabric or carpet to absorb the noise.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2016

We enjoyed a fine dinner served by a very attentive wait staff. The chef sent out small bites of appetizers for us to try. I had there steak tips in a delicious sauce. Everyone was pleased with their dinners.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2016

We had a lovely evening. We requested a quiet table on the porch. Our table was perfect! Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Dockside has been a standard for several years and typically borders on outstanding. Dined there this past Sunday evening and noticed a little less attention to detail all around. Still wonderful but I want you to be great!!! -- return the individual servings of Sea salt and pepper.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We can't complain one but! Service was great! The chef even substituted a baggage able to fit my diet needs! Very friendly! Food was outstanding! I already told a few people to go...we will be back! I am looking into the inn for next year too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2016

great restaurant
3rd time we have been there
eat on the screened in patio
we had baked stuffed lobster
stuffing had scallops/shrimp in it

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Fabulous location. Great view with good food. Very hot night but sat out on the porch anyway. The porch does not have A/C or fans but we didn't mind. Having parking lot was a bonus.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 21, 2016

View from screened deck was fabulous! Food was good, but not great. Service was ridiculously slow for a Thursday evening.
Regardless of service, we enjoyed our time together on a summer night in York, ME.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2016

everything was quite perfect! The food was cooked and presented well. The waitress was great and did not rush us. It was a nice evening to dine on the screened porch, warm with a nice breeze. My favorite spot to dine in the York Harbor area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Relaxed fell - watched the boats go out and come in from the outdoor screened room. Service and food the best.

Go here many times during the summer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2016

My wife has written a review on their website. Enough said

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we will certainly return. The atmosphere was casual but classy and the view was New England at its best. Our server, Delaney, was just the right mix of professional and friendly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2016

we have been going to the Dockside restaurant for 45 yrs in all it's incarnations. We have never been disappointed in the food. It is a very scenic spot and always enjoyable to be there

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2016

The setting of the Dockside, overlooking York Harbor, is spectacular. Along with reliably good to very good food, the restaurant is one of our regular "go to" spots.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2016

The staff was so accommodating and food was outstanding.....could not ask for anything better. The view was amazing!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Nice location overlooking a beautiful and classic Maine coast cove. Food was very good, though service in our case, was very slow - better than an hour to get our food. On the plus side the outdoor dining location was wonderful and we didn't mind the wait too much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Everything about our meal was wonderful. The service stood out as being exceptional. My rum cocktail was terrific, our salad was delicious, the baked lobster was yummy and we loved our sea salt caramel gelato and home made blueberry pie. We sat outside overlooking the grounds for the Inn and the water. Highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2016

We've been here many times and have enjoyed it a lot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2016

This is a low key casual spot with a gorgeous view of the harbor and ocean. My lobster was cooked to perfection and my husband's caesar salad with grilled chicken was exceptionally good. He also enjoyed the fish & chips (haddock) that was crispy and fresh. Service was very good, however the restaurant was not crowded when we were there. Wish we could have experienced dinner. Sit out on the screened porch and enjoy the views. Make reservations as this is probably a popular spot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2016

Unfortunately my fried oysters had shells in them. When I mentioned it to the waiter, he spoke with the chef. The response was "he was sorry but he has a new supplier". We also had stuffed haddock that was raw next to the stuffing it was wrapped around. Not a good experience and we will not be returning.

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