Sitting dockside, Dodie’s remodeling pays homage to the building’s original architecture while harnessing the nautical spirit of Lake Erie’s coast. With local art and historical photographs, Dodie’s takes pride in being the place where you gather for the food, for the ambience, and especially for the community.
Here, find your destination restaurant for all occasions in Lorain. We encourage both family gatherings and intimate date-nights. Have a cocktail in the Bar Lounge with views of Black River Landing. Share a meal with friends or out-of-towners, and show off Ohio’s charming lakeside.
Every day happy hour
Multiple dates available
Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM$5 Wine pours $1 off all beers $5 Mojitos $5 Walleye Bites $5 Meatball Sub $8 Pasta with meatballs $5 Cheese fries with bacon $5 Margherita pizza $8 Burger
Happy Hour Ever Day!
Multiple dates available
Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM$5 Wine pours $1 Off all beers $5 Mojitos $5 Walleye bites $5 Meatball sub $5 Cheese fries with bacon $6 Margherita pizza $8 Italian burger
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
Buttered Lobster Meat, Brioche Bun
Lobster Risotto, Parmesan, Chives
Lady fingers, chocolate, whipped cream, cocoa.
Very friendly, food was great this is my 3rd time there. Awesome
We love this place. Food is delicious. Stephanie is a wonderful waitress.
We absolutely love Dodie’s. Food, drinks and service were amazing. BUT we were VERY disappointed that the cheesecake was not on the dessert menu!!!! We tried the pumpkin roll...did not like it, couldn’t even finish it.
PLEASE BRING BACK THE CHEESECAKE!!!!
Sorry- we ran out of it and did not have enough time to make a new one on Saturday night. It will never go off the menu.
Perfect dinner for the wife's birthday. Would go again.
We’ve patronized this establishment a few times. Never have had any issues. Everyone is always so welcoming. The only complaint we have on this visit is that at the time of us paying for our meals it was not mentioned to us that the tip was already included. So our waitress received a pretty nice tip. Not that we wouldn’t of gave a little more it would of been nice to have known
All the food was exceptional; even the cold lobster rossoto ...which I took home and will have it for dinner tonight with steak and lobster tail.
Overall the experience was very good! Took a twitch too long to receive our food … but not a major concern. Will definitely return soon!
My husband enjoyed the strip steak special and I, the Ziti. Those meatballs were indescribably delicious!! Ambiance and service were terrific!
I had been here before on another occasion. But took my mom out this time. I asked to be seated by the windows in my reservation and that request was granted. The food was delicious. My mom enjoyed the atmosphere. Little details of the restaurant made us smile. I honestly love the building itself. We will be back soon.
This was our first time there. We had heard good things about it from our son.
We decided to try it along with another couple. Two of them had the lobster roll, 1 had a hamburger with egg and I had Italian beef sandwich. All were delicious. Service was good, friendly and helpful.
We will definitely be back and would definably recommend to others.
We celebrated a birthday there. First time we had been but it was wonderful. Wouldn’t hesitate to go back.
Great dinner and excellent service.
Food is always outstanding.
Classy yet casual restaurant downtown Lorain. Cozy atmosphere with outstanding food
Natalie did a great job with service. The food was delicious and the drinks were great. 100% recommend this place. Casual dress but fine dining.
Dodies never disappoints. We both had the special of the night and it was perfectly prepared. The food and cocktails are absolutely amazing! Highly recommend going here for an amazing meal.
Fantastic food and service; best bread we ever tasted - had three servings; great food and service nice vibe
Music was too loud...not background. Chicken could have used just a little more wine ir my taste to give it five stars
Special of the day , Crab in spicy red sauce and the scallops over lobster risotto Delicious!
Delicious food. Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere. Great view.
We have brought multiple friends to Dodies over the past year. Everyone has been extremely pleased. Food is top notch along with service and ambiance. Always have great chef specials. Owner is always gracious and appreciative. Would highly recommend!
Very happy to finally discover this place. Everything was amazing!! We can’t wait to go back!
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!! As a frequent diner here, what a ridiculous night. So loud, from diners to music to screaming children, this was a terrible experience! We actually got up and left. And this was Sweetest Day in Ohio…hard pressed to consider ever coming back after being treated like second class citizens! GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!!!
William, we do not limit our guests based on age. We are a family owned restaurant and want everyone to feel welcome. We also cannot control the volume in which our customers speak with each other. We can influence the volume of the music and the table you sit at. If you had asked to lower the music volume, we would have. When you asked to be in a quieter spot, we moved you to a different table without question and you decided to leave.
A quiet dinner. Met the owner. Service was outstanding!
Fabulous from start to finish. Our waiter Tyler was beyond amazing. We will definitely be back soon.
Great good, great service. Beautiful view of the water.
Very clean and romantic atmosphere. Plenty of options to choose from for all courses. Not sure if they had evening specials, our waitress never notified us - but I did overhear another waitress describe other items that I did not see. A nice adult beverage selection which included mixed drinks and wines. The lobster bisque wasn’t as rich as what I was expecting, but it was good. The Sea Bass was excellent, and so was the Scallops. Both main courses may have sat at the pass for a bit, because they were warm / cooled off.
Overall I would recommend this place for a nice dinner, especially a special occasion.
I recommended Dodie's for a business meeting to my boss and out of state visitors. They all raved about how wonderful dinner was. I'm sure you have just won over some repeat customers when they are in town. Thanks Dodie's!
This place was amazing! The ambiance is super cute, quiet and very nice. I went on. Tuesday evening so it wasn’t very busy which was nice. The food was sooo good. I highly recommend the garlic bread which comes with your meal! They roast their own garlic and use the oil with Parmesan cheese on the bread. Yum! The lobster bisque was really good. Super creamy, very rich and had big chunks of lobster in it! The sea bass Florentine was amazing! I will definitely be back again!
Dodie’s Dockside was incredible. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed. I loved the rose gold salt/pepper shakers and silverware. The owners were so kind and stopped by our table. Our meals were some of the best we’ve ever had. I had the sea bass and my husband had the veal chop. Wonderful place and I would highly recommend!
Waitress Sandy was excellent! Well informed, service was prompt! Job well done by all! Highly recommend!
Always a great meal and wonderful service. We love going here.
We had a great time at Dodie’s Dockside. The fish and wine, and dessert were excellent. Service was superb.
Such a great find! We have been in the area for several weeks due to family health issues. Dodie’s was recommended by Open Table when I was searching for dinner. My wife said it was the best halibut she’s ever had and the pork chop was excellent! Do not pass up the lobster bisque…it’s phenomenal! So good we’re going again tonight!
Food was excellent and the servers were very friendly . Would highly recommend
Stacey was very patient and kind. Tim stopped by the table and made us feel very special. Mussels were outstanding. Lobster roll very good also
We celebrated a birthday in this setting overlooking Lake Erie. The food was excellent, prompting us to plan to return another time to try a different menu choice.
Great food and service!
What a big surprise this restaurant was. This is definitely a hidden gem. Our food was outstanding. The lobster roll was by far the best lobster roll I have ever had. The walleye bites were very good. We will definitely come back
My daughter and her husband came at the last minute and we decided to go here the food was delicious the service was really great they let us take our time between courses I would recommend this to everyone it was a great evening and I will go back as soon as I can get someone to take me everyone should try this restaurant at least once i’m sure after you’ve been there once You will go back again
Dodie's Dockside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 742-7209.
Dodie's Dockside is rated 4.8 stars by 180 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.