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Dockside 1953 - Dockside 1953, San Diego, CA

Dockside 1953

4.2
4.2
198 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

Located on a picturesque peninsula on Mission Bay, Dockside 1953 is the signature nautical-influenced restaurant at the Bahia Resort Hotel. Dockside 1953’s light and airy design showcases yacht club-inspired furnishings including tabletops and menu boards that resemble vintage wooden boat decking. Dockside 1953's extensive outdoor patio features cozy fire pits, gorgeous marina views, and a covered trellis to comfortably shade guests from the sun and rain.
With a dedication to high-quality ingredients, menu highlights include a crab cake benedict and chilaquiles for breakfast, fish tacos and a selection of flatbreads for lunch, as well as seared scallops and a house-blended meatloaf plate for dinner. A thoughtful wine and cocktail menu complements the eclectic food offerings at Dockside 1953.

Live Music
Thursdays | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sundays | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Reservations are highly encouraged for all meal periods. Please expect wait times without reservations.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Bar Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 539-7635

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Bates

  • Private party facilities

    For those special occasions, Dockside 1953 offers group dining accommodations. Our expert staff is dedicated to helping you plan the perfect event – whether it’s a business meeting, anniversary or a birthday celebration.

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Beach

  • Cross street

    W. Mission Bay Drive and Gleason Road

  • Parking details

    We offer free self parking for our guests.

  • Public transit

    MTS Bus stops a few step from the hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Breads, Grains & Fruit

  • Grapefruit Brûlée$8.00

    • Danish, Muffin, or Croissant$6.00

      • Avocado Toast$14.00

        Smashed Avocado, Pickled Red Onion, Pear Tomato, Cotija

        • Vanilla Yogurt Parfait$12.00

          Seasonal Berries, Granola, Vanilla Yogurt

          • Steel Cut Oats$10.00

            Strawberry, Caramelized Banana

            • Acai Bowl$12.00

              Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Banana, Acai, Toasted Coconut, Macadamia Nut

              • Smoked Salmon and Bagel$16.00

                Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Sliced Red Onion, Tomato, Capers

                Eggs

                • American Breakfast$16.00

                  Two Eggs Any Style, Choice of Bacon, Sausage, or Ham, Toast

                  • Dockside Benedict$19.00

                    Artisanal Ham, Tomato, Avocado, Hollandaise, English Muffin

                    • Crab Cake Benedict$27.00

                      Dungeness Crab Cake, Baby Spinach, Citrus Hollandaise

                      • Beachside Omelet$17.00

                        Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Avocado, Breakfast Potatoes

                        • Mushroom Sausage Omelet$17.00

                          Arugula, Mushroom, Sausage, Pepper Jack Cheese, Breakfast Potatoes

                          • Vegetable Scramble$16.00

                            Asparagus, Tomato, Spinach, Squash, Shaved Parmesan, Basil, Chive, Breakfast Potatoes

                            • Tofu Scramble$16.00

                              Roasted Rainbow Carrot, Asparagus, Tomato, Shiitake Mushroom, Herb Shallot Relish

                              Baja Breakfast

                              • Chilaquiles$16.00

                                Fried Corn Tortillas, Ancho Chile Tomato Sauce, Refried Beans, Cilantro, Pickled Onion, Avocado, Queso Fresco, Two Eggs Any Style

                                • Breakfast Burrito$17.00

                                  Carne Asada, Egg, Potato, Cheddar Cheese, Tomato Tortilla, House Salsa

                                  Something Sweet

                                  • Butterscotch Banana French Toast$17.00

                                    Banana-Stuffed Brioche, Cream Cheese, Vanilla Butterscotch Glaze, Granola Crumble

                                    • Waffles$16.00

                                      Malted Waffle, Whipped Butter, Syrup

                                      • Buttermilk Pancakes$15.00

                                        Three Pancakes, Whipped Butter, Syrup

                                        Sides

                                        • Country Fried Potatoes$6.00

                                          • Side of Eggs$6.00

                                            • Breakfast Meat$7.00

                                              Choice of Bacon, Ham, Pork Sausage, or Chicken Apple Sausage

                                              Beverage

                                              • Fresh Brewed Coffee and Tea$3.50

                                                • Cappuccino$5.00

                                                  • Latte$5.00

                                                    • Vanilla Latte$5.50

                                                      • Chai Latte$5.50

                                                        • Juices$4.00

                                                          Choice of Orange, Grapefruit, Pineapple, or Cranberry

                                                          Last updated: March 17, 2022

                                                          What 198 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                          4.2
                                                          4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.1Food
                                                          • 4.3Service
                                                          • 4.6Ambience
                                                          • 3.8Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                          Loved For

                                                          • San Diego

                                                            Great for Brunch

                                                          • San Diego

                                                            Great for Brunch

                                                          • San Diego

                                                            Kid Friendly

                                                          • San Diego

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                                                          1. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Munich

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            ein wunderschöner ort um zu essen und geniessen!!

                                                          2. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Great ambiance. On the bay. Chilly outside but there are heaters. And sweet celebration dessert!

                                                          3. AM

                                                            AnneM

                                                            Chicago

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had a graduation celebration and our party of eight throughly enjoyed a wonderful meal, craft cocktails and amazing desserts on the outside patio with a gorgeous vIew. There is a 20 percent service surcharge added to your meal, so know if you go. Entree standout: Paul’s meatloaf was two thumbs way up!

                                                          4. AL

                                                            AdrianaL

                                                            San Diego

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We were celebrating Birthday 🎂

                                                          5. DS

                                                            DSZXQ

                                                            San Diego

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                            Waitstaff was wonderful. Front desk called twice on accident to confirm reservation, still had reservation wrong and were rude when we arrived. Beautiful location on the bay and food was good.

                                                          6. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Mother’s Day

                                                          7. AD

                                                            AlejandroD

                                                            San Diego

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great ambience and service. Food was great, would go again!

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on May 3, 2022

                                                            Dear Alejandro, thank you for dining at the Bahia Resort Hotel's new, signature nautical-influenced restaurant, Dockside 1953. We are glad to hear that you appreciated our fresh California fare that caters to a variety of tastes any time of day, as well as the thoughtful wine and cocktail menu that complement our eclectic offerings. Please join us again soon.

                                                          8. BM

                                                            BruceM

                                                            Phoenix

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great bayside view! Food was very good and nice presentation and great wait staff. Dining areas clean and upscale in appearance.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on May 13, 2022

                                                            Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience at Dockside 1953, the Bahia Hotel Resort's new restaurant. Featuring an eclectic menu, Dockside serves up mouthwatering dishes to satisfy all palates for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We're glad you enjoyed your meal, our service and incredible view of the bay! Thanks again, we look forward to your return.

                                                          9. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Denver

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                            We were staying at the hotel on site and decided to go to dockside for dinner. Had reservations, seated right away, high chair already at table, right on the water as requested. Great start, all downhill from there. Server never came to table. Not even to introduce or say she was busy. 20 min later I found hostess and alerted her. Server finally came. She was apologetic but was frazzled and aloof the rest of service. Ordered prosciutto flatbread as starter. Very delicious. Mai Tais were bland, weak and small. For dinner I had the sea bas. It was extremely dry and lacked flavor. Looked beautiful but flavor disappointed. Husband had meatloaf. It was okay. Ordered a side of broccolini which was completely inedible (tasted fishy). I sent that back and wasn’t charged. We were comped a free desert which was good. Overall we wouldn’t come back due to poor service and our mains being so over cooked/bland. The staff did try to redeem with the free dessert I will give them that acknowledgment.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on May 9, 2022

                                                            Dear guest, thank you for your valuable feedback. We have shared your comments with our management team, which has discussed the concerns you raised with the staff for improvement. We apologize that your experience fell short of expectations. It is our goal to provide all of our guests with exceptional experiences and we apologize that this was not your impression. We hope that we will be able to serve you again in the near future.

                                                          10. LH

                                                            LoriH

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                            overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                            I would only recommend someone be i know it could get better.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on May 3, 2022

                                                            Dear Lori, thank you for dining at our new restaurant. Both your comments and recommendations are appreciated. As a new restaurant, we aim to offer excellent customer service and delicious food. We apologize for not meeting your expectations and appreciate your willingness to give us another chance in the future.

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Tahoe

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                            overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                            We had a few complaints: One cocktail made wrong Soup was too thick Took forever to get bill Way over priced

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on May 3, 2022

                                                            Dear guest, thank you for dining at our new restaurant. We value your feedback and apologize for the issues you encountered during your meal. We have forwarded your comments to our management team for consideration. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

                                                          12. D

                                                            Daniela

                                                            San Diego

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                            overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                            Honestly, I usually only write reviews when it's a 5 star but when my roommate told me how sick she got after dinner, I thought I'd share... Our waiter was GREAT. He was lovely, however the runner got my order wrong, but they fixed it right away and didn't charge for the mistake which was nice. The place was a bit outdated to be honest, and there was an altercation between a patron and a police officer that made dinner uncomfortable. They handled it well, but I have to admit that my impossible burger would have been much better if the bun didn't fall apart as I was trying to eat it. The view was nice, but yeah, I'd be lying if I said I'd go back. Staff was great, but everything else was pretty meh.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on May 9, 2022

                                                            Dear Daniela, we appreciate you writing about your recent experience. Thank you for your positive comments about our staff. However, we offer our sincere apologies that your recent visit wasn’t up to our standards. Your comments have been shared with our management team in order to make improvements. We hope you’ll try us again in the future for a more positive experience. Thank You.

                                                          13. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service3ambience3

                                                            Bday. No happy b say sing or dessert

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on May 3, 2022

                                                            Dear guest, we appreciate your visit to our nautical-inspired restaurant, Dockside 1953, as well as your 5-star review. Our apologies for the oversight. We hope you had a great birthday. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future.

                                                          14. LK

                                                            LisaK

                                                            New York Area

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                            Food was ok. My $41 scallop entree had 4 small scallops. It took forever to get our food. Don’t think I would visit again.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on May 3, 2022

                                                            Dear Lisa, thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We value your feedback and appreciate you trying out our new restaurant. We have shared your comments with the team for improvement purposes and hope that you come back and give us another try sometime.

                                                          15. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent food and service.

                                                          16. G

                                                            Gerronimo

                                                            Palm Springs

                                                            36 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            36 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                            overall2food1service2ambience5

                                                            This place is good for the view….not the food, not the service…very disappointed. Worst club sandwich ever….dried French fries….slow service…waste of money.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on April 12, 2022

                                                            Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Gerronimo. While we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the spectacular view of Mission Bay, we are disheartened to hear that your meal and service were unsatisfactory. We hope you will come back and give us another chance to impress you.

                                                          17. MC

                                                            MarthaC

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                            overall1food1service5ambience4

                                                            Nice setting, but food was unimaginative. Clam chowder was good. Brick chicken was not. No flavor. Not a good value for the money at all.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on April 5, 2022

                                                            Thank you for your comments, Martha. We take guest feedback seriously and we appreciate the time you took out to write it. Your comments have been forwarded to our management team for consideration. We hope you will try us again in the future for an improved dining experience.

                                                          18. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Houston

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This place was AMAZING! We went to brunch for my best friends birthday on a Monday and it ended up being just the end of breakfast. She got the delicious breakfast and I got the absolutely amazing flatbread. The server and staff were beyond phenomenal. The view was SPECTACULAR and I cannot wait to take more of my friends and family here!

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on March 30, 2022

                                                            We're so glad you stopped in for brunch/breakfast at Dockside 1953, our new nautical-inspired restaurant featuring an eclectic menu of mouthwatering dishes to satisfy all palates for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast includes sweet and savory options while lunch provides diners with fresh salads and sandwiches. Dinner features shareable seafood starters, hearty mains, and craft cocktails. We're glad you enjoyed the service and amazing views. It would be a pleasure to serve you again.

                                                          19. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Los Angeles

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great view, atmosphere, service, drinks and food. Ate there 3 times during our stay and each was great!

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on April 1, 2022

                                                            Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your recent visit to our new restaurant Dockside 1953. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service, ambiance, menu offerings and views We hope to welcome you back one day.

                                                          20. HE

                                                            HappyEater

                                                            San Diego

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We were looking for someplace outdoors on a nice day to entertain friends from out of town. Found a good recommendation for Dockside on Trip Advisor. Loved the space, food, wonderful service, and the casual atmosphere. Parking not a problem either. We ordered rib eye steaks and meatloaf. Plates were empty at the end of dinner. Nice desserts to share. We will be back!

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on March 23, 2022

                                                            It's great to hear that you enjoyed Dockside 1953, the Bahia Resort Hotel's new nautical-inspired restaurant on the shores of Mission Bay. We're glad you enjoyed the ambiance, service, and mouth-watering selections from our eclectic menu. We are looking forward to your return.

                                                          21. f

                                                            foodie268

                                                            San Diego

                                                            46 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            46 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great view of the bay! Food was great and service was better. Breakfast burrito was awesome. Jean ensured we wanted for nothing. Couldn't recommend Dockside 1953 any higher.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on March 21, 2022

                                                            We sincerely appreciate your resounding 5-star review of Dockside 1953, the new airy nautical-inspired restaurant in Mission Bay. We're glad you enjoyed the ambiance, service, and mouth-watering selections from our eclectic menu, as well as the beautiful view of Mission Bay. We are looking forward to you dining with us again.

                                                          22. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Chicago

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            1.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            Service was extremely slow and the waitress couldn’t be bothered.

                                                          23. F

                                                            Fresnofoodie

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            Great ambiance outside by the fire. Good food and service. Well worth it.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on March 16, 2022

                                                            Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent dining experience at Dockside 1953, Bahia Resort Hotel's new nautical-inspired restaurant on the shores of Mission Bay. We're glad you enjoyed the ambiance, service, and mouth-watering selections from our eclectic menu. We are looking forward to your return.

                                                          24. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Outstanding food and service! What a fantastic new restaurant. I will definitely be coming back again and again. Thank you!

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on March 16, 2022

                                                            Thank you, we appreciate your comments. Please join us again at Dockside 1953 for outstanding, eclectic cuisine, excellent service, and beautiful views of sparkling Mission Bay.

                                                          25. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had an amazing experience. Everyone was very friendly. Food was delicious and timely.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on March 22, 2022

                                                            We're so glad to hear about your recent visit to Dockside 1953, the Bahia Resort Hotel's new nautical-inspired restaurant with views of Mission Bay. We hope you come back and dine with us again soon. Thank you.

                                                          26. JC

                                                            JeffC

                                                            San Diego

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 1, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great venue...not many like it in San Diego. Service was great, good menu and nice wine list, fairly priced (food and wine) and the wine was served at the appropriate temperature (which for a wine geek is a big deal. Highly recommended!

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on March 11, 2022

                                                            Thank you, Jeff, for dining at the Bahia Resort Hotel's new, signature nautical-influenced restaurant, Dockside 1953. We are glad to hear that you appreciated our fresh California fare that caters to a variety of tastes any time of day, as well as the thoughtful wine and cocktail menu that complement our eclectic offerings. Please join us again soon

                                                          27. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            This restaurant does not exist. Completely unclear how I made reservations or how it has reviews.

                                                          28. RS

                                                            RogerS

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The rib eye is outstanding!! Nice light ocean breeze.

                                                          29. LR

                                                            LynnR

                                                            St. Louis

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Awesome morning- great location & atmosphere

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on February 17, 2022

                                                            Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience at Cafe Bahia. We appreciate hearing from our guests and we are glad that you had a great morning with us. We look forward to welcoming you back.

                                                          30. M

                                                            Maricopa71

                                                            San Diego

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                            Service was excellent, and both the dining room and patio are pleasingly designed. Few customers, so little noise. The breakfast dishes, however, were mediocre (chilaquiles, vegetable scramble, sausage) and the orange juice wasn't fresh.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on February 1, 2022

                                                            Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Cafe Bahia, Maricopa. We appreciate it. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Cafe's ambiance and outstanding service. However, we're sorry that we did not meet your expectations when it came to our breakfast items. With a dedication to fresh and seasonal ingredients, we are usually known for our first rate menu offerings. We hope you have the opportunity to come back for a much-improved experience.

                                                          31. LB

                                                            LesleyB

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                            overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                            Excellent food and service. We were a bit disappointed the restaurant was almost empty and a bit chilly, perhaps both due to the cold wet weather. I’m sure on a more typical warm sunny day, the patio dining would have been great. And again the food and service were very good.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on December 29, 2021

                                                            We appreciate you sharing your dining experience at Cafe Bahia with us Lesley. We're glad that you enjoyed your meal despite the chilly weather. We do hope you return to dine on our beautiful patio, weather permitting.

                                                          32. AP

                                                            AshleyP

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            Our waitress was incredibly unprofessional and rude. We left before having our meal. Would never recommend this place to anyone.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on December 30, 2021

                                                            Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Ashley. We are truly sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience. We appreciate your comments and have shared this with management. We hope we get the chance to welcome you back for an improved dining experience.

                                                          33. Y

                                                            Yvonne

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                            Good was yummy, service was great, price was reasonable! Had a great time!

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on December 29, 2021

                                                            Yvonne, thank you for your feedback. We love hearing about it when our guests enjoy their dining experience at Cafe Bahia. We hope to see you again!

                                                          34. W

                                                            Whoops001

                                                            San Diego

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I took my friend to Cafe Bahia for Christmas dinner. The chef had a variety of items on the menu, including short ribs, turkey dinner and grilled salmon. The salad included ingredients that are associated with a traditional Christmas meal, including pomegranates, persimmons and figs.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on December 28, 2021

                                                            We are appreciative of your 5-star review, Whoops001. The Café Bahia caters to a variety of tastes through American and international cuisine with a dedication to fresh and seasonal ingredients. We're so glad that you were able to enjoy your Christmas meal with us. We wish you a happy holiday season and hope to see you again!

                                                          35. LG

                                                            LosGatosCat

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            The food was great as was the service. The bar didn’t have any martini glasses so they served our drinks in a wine glass. We are inside so it was very quiet compared to outside with music. We had a very enjoyable experience. I had the stuffed salmon and it was quite good with big chunks of lobster and Bri. The other entrees were shrimp and pasta. All said they like their food very much!

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on December 21, 2021

                                                            Thank you, LosGatosCat, for your 5-star review of Cafe Bahia. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and service and look forward to welcoming you back.

                                                          36. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Diego

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                            overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                            Thanksgiving meal. Food was good on certain courses. Great salad , entree great, but other entree not so great. Dessert same as entree.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on December 6, 2021

                                                            Thank you for dining at Cafe Bahia for your Thanksgiving meal. We're glad you dined with us and hope that your next experience here will be much improved!

                                                          37. s

                                                            stephenl

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            24 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            24 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Go and try this place. Food and service wont disappoint.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on December 9, 2021

                                                            Thank you for your 5-star review of Oceana Coastal Kitchen, Stephen. We appreciate your input and are thankful for your recommendation. Please dine with us again soon.

                                                          38. DW

                                                            DavidW

                                                            Seattle

                                                            24 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            24 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 14, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was great and the service was fantastic. A great team.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on October 20, 2021

                                                            Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit to Café Bahia. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and service we provide. We hope you join us again soon!

                                                          39. DW

                                                            DavidW

                                                            Seattle

                                                            24 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            24 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Service team was great. Food was good

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on October 20, 2021

                                                            Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Café Bahia. We are delighted to hear that our staff was exceptional. We hope you join us again soon!

                                                          40. MD

                                                            MargeD

                                                            Palm Springs

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 23, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Outdoor patio dining -- dog friendly. Good selection of food and beverage -- with half-priced bottle of wine on Wednesday nights. Good value.

                                                            Dockside 1953Responded on September 27, 2021

                                                            Thank you for dining at Café Bahia! It is wonderful to know that you had an enjoyable experience and we look forward to your next visit.

                                                          Safety precautions

                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                          • Physical distancing

                                                            • Limited number of seated diners
                                                            • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                            • Extra space between tables
                                                          • Protective equipment

                                                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                            • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                          • Screening

                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                          FAQs

                                                          Dockside 1953 is rated 4.2 stars by 198 OpenTable diners.

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                                                          Google Map for Dockside 1953

                                                          998 W Mission Bay Dr San Diego, CA 92109-7803

                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross street

                                                            W. Mission Bay Drive and Gleason Road

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Mission Beach

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Bar Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Californian, Seafood, Steak

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Dining

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Casual Dress

                                                          • Parking details

                                                            We offer free self parking for our guests.

                                                          • Public transit

                                                            MTS Bus stops a few step from the hotel.

                                                          • Payment options

                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive chef

                                                            Chris Bates

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                          • Phone number

                                                            (858) 539-7635

                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                            For those special occasions, Dockside 1953 offers group dining accommodations. Our expert staff is dedicated to helping you plan the perfect event – whether it’s a business meeting, anniversary or a birthday celebration.

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