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Dockside Inn

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Welcome to Dockside Inn.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 64 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.6
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JudyP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food choices are not the norm. Different choices you don’t see locally. Very well prepared dishes. Beautiful setting. Bright, clean. Will definitely return!

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vipKristenS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge portions!! Very delicious!!

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RobC
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Paige did an incredible job. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The hostess...I think her name was Joslin was helpful and very sweet. Great food. Overall a very memorable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff! Great food! Definitely will return!

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SallyH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our second time dining with a group of 6 (8 last time). The service could not have been better! We had a different chef this time. The other is still cooking but this was his night off. We all agreed that while the food was very good, it was slightly less good than our previous visit. I was very impressed when the chef (both times) came to our table to discuss how I wanted my special request meal to be prepared. Love this place. Portions are huge and well worth the price!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The spicy shrimp linguini was too spicy! I should’ve read or asked the waitress.
I love the ambiance & the amount of food served !
Excellent restaurant!! We’ve been about 10 times since opening & never disappointing.

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MarkS
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have visited in the past month. Both visits were excellent. Tina was
our server on both visits and is very pleasant and does a great job.

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SaraM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and it was excellent. Great food, generous portions.

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MikeO
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Although a little chilly the outside seating was wonderful.
NY Strip ...Black and blue with sautéed scallops...seriously one of the best steaks I've ever had.
Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection.
Our server was great but a little more knowledge of beverages and the menu overall would be helpful.
Please slice the Ahi appetizers cross the filet and thin. It was 1/4 inch thick and honestly was not very good. I love the preparation but the presentation needs help.
Overall we loved it and will be back.

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ConnieC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd time. I had the stuffed chicken and it is amazing! Our friends loved it here, and we enjoyed a free dessert for my husband’s birthday! The wine selection is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience here. The food is delicious, the cocktails are great and we love the atmosphere! The chef even came out to greet people and ask how the food was. Love it there.

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AliciaC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good experience. We had a seat right at the window, upper level - excellent view. We boated there across Lake Cadillac and used their dock. Prices are a little high for Cadillac, but not high for the quality/quantity/location/experience. Swordfish portion was a little small, but pasta portion was huge. Steak in salad was overcooked but had a good flavor. Price for a bottle of wine is reasonable. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always

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BarbaraE
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The first dining experience was excellent. This past Wednesday, it was very disappointing to say the least. First of all, the bourbon on the rocks didn't have a lot ice and then to make matters worst the waitress charged us $1.50 for a glass of ice. Then, I ordered cream spinach and it was not c. spinach, but waitress argued with me. Finally, she admitted it was not cream spinach. After eating my scallops, my cream spinach arrived. A little late, I would say. It's a beautiful restaurant with great views, they just need to get their act together.

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SallyH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to eat on the deck. Our reservation was for 6 but they were able to accommodate the 2 extra people we brought along with no problem. We were concerned about the price of food as we had heard it was expensive but were pleasantly surprised to find it very competitive with other fine dining places. We had two teens with us and each of their very ample meals was $14. Our most expensive meal was an 8 ounce steak for $24. I had the salmon special for the evening and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. The chef visited our table to talk about food and to be sure we enjoyed our meal. Highly recommend.

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Dutchie
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! The bacon wrapped scallops were excellent! Beautiful view of Lake Cadillac!

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NeedToDoBetter
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Of our four meals, three were not acceptable. The salmon was overcooked and very salty. The crab stuffed walleye was undercooked with a very unpleasant aroma. The broccoli and fries were cold. The broccoli was virtually raw. The fries appeared to have been precooked as they were limp and cold. We did not complain.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great food and service!

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KatelynR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out to eat with some friends from out of state. None of us had ever been to the restaurant and when we got there the menu looked a little pricey at first but once we got our food it was certainly the right proportions for the cost. I have never been in the old restaurant and so I have nothing to compare the new renovations to but it is an absolutely beautiful restaurant. It is bright and clean and modern. We will definitely be going back. I want to try the walleye!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Bacon wrapped scallops for app were charred black on one side and a bit chewey. Had filet for entre and that too was charred, and done medium. I ordered medium rare. Was still very tender and edible. The potatoes au grauten were covered in cheddar cheese which dominated the flavor. Service was great this trip. Are on the deck and it was great.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Been at Dockside 4 times in last month. All previous visit were excellent. Poor to fair score because of the following--1) Drink order came miss-mixed. Was told "no ginger ale, used tonic water. 2) Ordered second bottle of wine, 10 minutes later was told we drank the only bottle. 3) Bread was never served. and finally 4) our salads and entrees came at the same time.

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We are vegetarian eaters. It’s always a struggle in Cadillac

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JodiB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time...everything was great....Cant wait to go agai

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TrueBlue
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ordered an appetizer which was never delivered but also not on our bill so our server must have forgotten. In the end it was best as the entrees and salads were plentiful and tasty and we all had left overs. The view was beautiful and the outdoor deck looked great. The background music was perfect and we liked the look of the restaurant but we had so many flies on the windows in our corner table that it just ruined the atmosphere....really gross! Although a lakefront restaurant this was not the expected atmosphere for a nicer steakhouse restaurant.

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff and view of Lake Cadillac!

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LeRoy
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prime rib was a little chewy but sweet potato and dessert were great. When I reserved I indicated it was our anniversary, but no mention was made of this when we dined.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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ChadJ
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We made a reservation and waited 50 minutes after reserved time. Once seated the waitress was in a hurry and didn’t take time to listen to our inquires as we have never been to this restaurant before. Our salads came out before our appetizer, then reminded waitress of the appetizer. We ordered the crab stuffed mushrooms- the stuffing was not good, too much cheese no crab. Unfortunately we also ordered the crab stuffed walleye. This also was extremely overpowered with the cheese mixture no crab and Walleye was unseasoned. This was my husbands birthday and it was noted on the reservation, the waitress never asked about the special request.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was an 80th birthday dinner.
One slip up in the communication between Opentable and the Dockside Inn was we requested “Outside dining on the deck” and Dockside Inn had our reservation on the inside second floor that wasn’t HC accessible. The Dockside staff was able to make the change after a 30 minute wait. The staff only took our meal order AFTER we had finished our appetizers. So it was a long wait for the meal.
Otherwise the service and food was very good.

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Grant
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, good portions, sides and salad included so very filling.

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AprilV
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food, although a little expensive, was absolutely delicious. Totally worth the cost. It was wonderful eating on the dock. The inside of the restaurant was very clean and had a modern feel (love the tile work in the bathroom as well). Servers were all very kind but forgetful (missed on three things for us - appetizer was wrong, forgot bread and forgot drinks). All in all, I'd say it was a great experience and would come back next time I'm in the area.

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Jenniferm
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very happy. It was very loud. Not much on the walls to help absorb some of the noise. Happy with our meal and staff very friendly

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CristieT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Shrimp Cocktail is awesome! Dockside Salad is delicious. Grilled Shrimp is very good.

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Terry
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a grandmother who grew up in Cadillac, moved away 50 yrs ago, and I have eaten everywhere in the Cadillac area when I visit. Dockside is the very best, bar none, and the other few nice restaurants have a lot to Do to catch up with you. I love your salmon and my family/friends also loved their food. Just need a new Cosmo martini recipe. Try Carrabba's and you’ll see why.

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JudyD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

There needs to be traing for the staff. Lack of attention to the diner. Did not bring our salads. And completely neglected our needs as a customer. The food is very good and it is a nice new restaurant. I would hope that they get people in place to train and manage the staff so this place can succeed. I will try it again to see if they improve.

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KaraH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Greeting was a little slow after seated. But overall a good experience. Next time I will specify table with the best view. Food and drinks came out quickly and was good. We will be back.

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PhilipC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful decor and setting. Good and priced were excellent. It was nice and quiet. The service was a bit slow but it is a new establishment and the young waitstaff are learning. Overall, it was a good experience.

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CassieB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and accommodating staff! We sat on the deck which was very nice. We had the beef tips, stuffed walleye and stuffed chicken and it was all very good and the sides were wonderful. I’d highly recommend Dockside restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location, fantastic food, service and value!

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SherryY
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The setting and view were wonderful!! The table of 6 near us was very loud. Some sound absorbing panels might help, but we realize this is a brand new place. The bread and pesto and Caesar salad were very good. But main entree (chicken parmigiana) was disappointingly mediocre. I will try again because I really want this place to succeed!

FAQs

Dockside Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 775-9322.

Dockside Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.