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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

Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.1

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4.5

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4.0

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90% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Casual (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·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.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Seasonal
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·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 11, 2017

They have a very good chef this year

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 (Greensboro)·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.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·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.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Love it here

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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

There for a birthday celebration. The food, staff and view the best.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We have been here for lunch on three different occasions first time we been here for dinner , food was good the service was OK the server could've been a little bit more attentive clearly she was very busy and there seem not to be very many servers working this was the Friday of Labor Day weekend definitely will go back. During the day at lunchtime the view is spectacular it's a must-see of the Maine coast .

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Settings is lovely overlooking the water, food was delicious but waitress seemed very nervous.
Maybe she was new. She was nice but nervous and we are not difficult patrons.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Nice place and harbor views made it relaxing. Food and service were great. Would go there again when in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The Haddock was amazing! Can't go wrong with Haddock. Shrimp and Lobster. Perfect view of the York Harbor. Seafood Chowder was also delicious.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Very good. Had run out of Tuna special by 6:30 though. Lucked out with stunning evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We had a lovely lobster, succulent and sweet, had good service with out of town friends. We love this place for the view of the harbor. I find the a/c usually too cold but they turned it up when we complained.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Have been here many times. Here for our 31st Wedding Anniversary today. This place is the best kept secret in York. Watching the boats going in and out of the harbor is a great take while eating lunch or dinner. Service and food outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Dockside is set on a quiet inlet; the views are awesome and very relaxing. The food and service are outstanding. You have to try the fried oyster appetizer.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was not good. The wine was awfull. The service vers poor.
I had been there Last year and it was nice. But now I would not recommand this restaurant to anybody.
Very expensive for a vers poor expérience.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food. Friendly and efficient service. Good waterfront views. However we found it on the noisy side.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Our family lives in the area and some of us are also in the restaurant business so we are well-versed in local eateries. The Dockside Restaurant is one of our favorites, both for the ambiance (overlooking York Harbor) and the excellent food. The service is excellent with friendly, attentive waitstaff. We recommend it highly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

As long as you're not in a hurry and don't mind chasing the waiters, this place is nice for a meal. Outside on the porch is very nice. However, the wait staff needs some training. We went for a 95th birthday. The waiter didn't even express "happy birthday" much less attend to us. So, don't look for any special attention. They can't handle 6 tables with 4 waiters. The food and ambiance were very good. The staff was awful.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Drunkin Lobster is excellent. The harbor view is beautiful.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Waitress never asked us if we wanted another glass of wine.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This is a wonderful place and am sad that it took us 15 years to get back here. Sitting on the porch area is not only beautiful, but a bit less noise than inside seating. Amanda our server was very attentive and was excellent at explaining different menu options. The food was exceptional. We had 7 in our group and hit all the highlights including the Duck that my 13 year old son said was off the hook. Of course the seafood was fresh and great!! Would highly recommend a visit here next time you are in southern Maine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Where to start ... I guess the first would be walking in the door and being greeted. Host could have been a lot friendlier.

We had made reservations online and when we got there and inquired about the screened in patio, we were told it was all reserved (although all but 2 tables empty) and that the patio only books 5:30 and 7:30 reservations.

I mentioned that I did not see that option on the online reservation system and was told by the host that "oh ya it's this little teeny option someone on the page, not very visible".
Our reservation was for 4 at 7pm, and as a side note, at least 3 patio tables were unfilled until 8ish. I get it, but don't at the same time.

Second, we did not get a server until having been seated for 10+ minutes. Other wait staff saw us (and it's not like they were 'in the weeds') choose, more like scoffed, at coming over and at the very least filling water and being polite.
When we did get our wait person (Jess I believe) she was very nice, attentive and helpful. Very positive experience. Kudos to her, and in her defense, apparently there as a mix-up and she was not informed about our table.

Third, the food. 2 of our party ordered the steamed 1-1/2 lbs lobster. Soaking wet they may have been a 1-1/2 pounds but I'm skeptical. But for $29.00 with 1/2 ear of corn (REALLY? 1/2 an ear, this is Maine?!!) and a small potato, you've got to be kidding me.

I had the duck, which I wish I could have the "chef" eat. Horrible really. It was really dry and flavorless. A real shame. (FWIW - try doing seared duck breast instead - and MEat in Kittery supplies a great duck breast.) Not worth the $30+ at all.

My wife had the drunken lobster; she enjoyed it, I however did not. Scallops only seared on one side. All in all, our guests enjoyed their lobster and the experience just the same but us not so.
Could be a good place but needs to come out of the 80's/90's and bring everything up a notch or 5 IMO.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Wonderful little gem in York Harbor! Have had lunch here many times. Never disappoints!! Beautiful views...great food.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We ate outside on the screened in patio. Terrific dinner. Would recommend the restaurant and will return on our next visit to the area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We went to the Dockside while visiting the York Harbor area because it offered nice waterfront views and excellent food. It did not disappoint - we loved the food, had a great view even from inside, and the service was first class as well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Had the Cod special was wonderful. Great service, great view.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Celebrated my wife's and her sisters birthday Saturday night. Seated immediately, great menu and good, very good service, can't beat the location and the view. Highly recommend!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Our meals were fantastic; I always end up getting the baked stuffed lobster because it's delicious, huge, and a great value! My wife got the Harris Island Haddock, which is her favorite too! Great service (Thanks, Delaney!) and reasonable prices! Our only regret? Going to a different restaurant the night before! Should have gone to Dockside both nights of our getaway!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This is my fifth time dining at Dockside. The decor has been updated as well as the menu.
Waterfront setting us beautiful.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Clean upscale dining with many good choices of seafoods
Would recommend for everyone except maybe not the best choice for families with children

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Have been here many times. The food and the view are among the best in York, Maine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great Staff, attractive, competent, & friendly. Delicious meal and Peaceful scenery.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening! The view was beautiful and the food was amazing!!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Dockside is always a great place to eat-will not disappoint.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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