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Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor

408 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Scenic View (571)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (414)
  • Special Occasion (361)
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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vipOTDiner (New York Area)
3.0  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.

Lynnie (New England)
5.0  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.

vipJBfromVT (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2016

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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.

BrettV (New York Area)
5.0  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!

vipDebiP (New England)
5.0  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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  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.

Verg (New York Area)
5.0  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!

vipdickm (New England)
5.0  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.

HarryN (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

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

viptrainer (New England)
5.0  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

LisaS (New England)
5.0  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

foodsnob (New England)
4.0  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.

suzannef (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

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

Baroloprimo1 (Columbus)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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.

morning120 (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2016

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

agt4tvl (New England)
4.0  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.

ThomasP (New England)
2.0  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.