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Dockside 1953 - Dockside 1953, San Diego, CA

Dockside 1953

4.5
4.5
502 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
With its spectacular waterfront setting, nautical-inspired design, and new menu of mouthwatering dishes by new Executive Chef Bryan Stuppy, Dockside 1953 is poised to become a favorite restaurant of hotel guests and locals alike. Aptly named for its marina-facing, bayfront locale at the Bahia Resort Hotel and the year that the resort opened, Dockside 1953 is a stunning standout sure to invigorate San Diego’s dining scene. Fresh, coastal-inspired, and locally sourced -- our eclectic menu of California fare features dishes to satisfy all palates. With a dedication to high-quality ingredients, menu highlights include butterscotch banana French toast and chilaquiles for breakfast, rockfish ceviche’ and a selection of flatbreads for lunch, pan-seared seabass and steak frites au poivre for dinner, and a thoughtful wine and cocktail menu. The extensive outdoor patio features cozy fire pits, gorgeous marina views, and a covered trellis to comfortably shade guests from the sun and rain.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 539-7634
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Stuppy
  • 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, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 502 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for outdoor dining

502 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great time. Thank you Celeste was fabulous

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  3. WendyF

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter, Ethan, was attentive and knowledgeable recommending cocktails and menu items. The atmosphere was beautiful with patio tables overlooking the beach. The food was good and the beverages delicious.

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  4. Mike

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere and good food for the price. They were very sweet and accommodating celebrating her 5th birthday. Would return!!!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for brunch, unique seating by the fireplace, great ocean views and friendly staff.
    Dockside 1953Responded on June 4, 2024
    Dear guest, thank you for visiting Dockside 1953's weekend brunch, featuring a choice of sweet or savory entrée along with a selection of hot and cold buffet offerings. Guests can also sip on beverages from the mimosa bar, complete with assorted juices and toppings. We're glad you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back soon.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant. Good atmosphere and great food. I recomend Dockside 1953.
    Dockside 1953Responded on June 4, 2024
    Dear valued guest, nothing beats Dockside 1953 for spectacular views of sparkling Mission Bay, locally sourced coastal-inspired cuisine, and world-class service. Thank you for your endorsement. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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  7. PaulaH

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is beautiful and has great views. The service was slow, and the waitress didn’t come very often. The worst was when we were eating lunch; she brought the checks because she was leaving. We asked for water. She came back later for the checks, and we asked again for water (we were still eating). No water. She brings back the checks for the tips. Again, we asked for water, and she said she needed to do the tips before the water. By the time she brought the water, we were finished with the food. The food is good but the portions are small. It's not possible to pay with the credit card on your phone. First time that happen to me in San Diego.
    Dockside 1953Responded on June 4, 2024
    Dear Paula, thank you for dining with us and sharing your disappointing experience. We apologize for the level of service you received; it does not reflect our usual standards of operation. Your comments were shared with our management team for consideration. We look forward to providing you with improved service in the future.

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  8. MeganV

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    No. Super annoying. Had reservations. We were seated in timely manner. Then forgotten. After 20 minutes with no service, we got up and left. Was super excited to try this place too.
    Dockside 1953Responded on June 4, 2024
    Dear Megan, thank you for dining with us. We understand you had many choices in the area and we apologize for your less-than-satisfactory experience. This is not the type of service we wish to provide. We hope you give us another chance to demonstrate the best of what we have to offer.

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  9. JoeyL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to celebrate a special occasion! But do the outdoor dining
    Dockside 1953Responded on May 30, 2024
    Dear Joey, thank you for visiting Dockside 1953. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  10. tonia

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The restarant was pleasant the outside view was perfect. I was not happy that the servers were not attentive with really long waiting after our first order of beverages were placed on table. The servers changed without forming our table and then we had another long wait period before our food order was placed. The food was tasty. I hope that this can be remedied because I would definitely take visitors here again.
    Dockside 1953Responded on June 4, 2024
    Dear Tonia, thank you for dining with us and bringing this to our attention. Nothing is more important than providing our guests with a positive experience. We are deeply disappointed and apologize for the level of service you experienced and we have forwarded your comments to the team for improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon to the high-quality standards of hospitality and professionalism we are known for.

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FAQs

Dockside 1953 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 539-7634.

Dockside 1953 is rated 4.5 stars by 502 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Bryan Stuppy
  • 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, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 539-7634
  • 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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