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Dodie's Dockside, Lorain, OH

Dodie's Dockside

4.5
4.5
316 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located on the main floor of the Historic Ariel Hotel on Broadway, built in 1923, Dodie’s restaurant brings Lorain its first Italian-influenced coastal fare dining. Our menu takes what we love from traditional seaside food and gives it a contemporary, Italian twist.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (440) 742-7209

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland West

  • Parking details

    Park in the main lot of the hotel. If the lot is full, you can park across the street at the City Center.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Every day happy hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Thu - 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 4:30 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 - 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM,Sat - 4:30 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

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What 316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Special Occasion

  • Cleveland

    Special Occasion

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  1. a

    avkat

    Cleveland

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to Dodie's a few times. I had a friend visiting, so took her there for dinner on Friday. She was so impressed with the lobster roll, that she asked if we could return the next night. We did! And she had lobster roll again. :-) I had the pork tenderloin, which was delicious. And the hostess was delightful. She remembered us from the night before and even remembered the meals we had.
  2. JW

    JeffW

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Dodies!
  3. SB

    StephanieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jodi was our server and she was fantastic! Friendly, efficient! Was able to make drink and food suggestions. Told us about the special. Everyone who we encountered that worked there was really friendly with big, genuine smiles. This was our second time there and it definitely will not be the last. Just love Dodies!
  4. C

    Catherinem75

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service as always ! Definitely recommended this place !
  5. M

    Margorita

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was perfect! From the cocktails to salad and main course to the service, everything was flawless. Casey, our server was excellent without being too intrusive. Value was good for such delicious food. Can't wait to go back!
  6. KF

    KenF

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was delicious and beautifully presented. Salmon, Sea Bass and Swordfish were enjoyed by all of us. The apple cider cake for dessert was also very good, but needed to be served with more of the cinnamon whipped cream.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt service, diverse menu, delicious food. Save room for their cheesecake!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food!! Amazing! Relaxing atmosphere. Awesome server!
  9. G

    Gena

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Portions were very small and salmon dish had no flavor. I have been there before and had excellent experience but this last time portions and flavor was very disappointing.
  10. S

    Sheels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and competent. They were very accommodating.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sea bass was amazing. Arugula Salad is a great way to start. Others had sandwiches, pizza and meatballs. Also delicious. Service was also on point.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found this restaurant on Open Table as we were traveling across northern Ohio. Service was great and the food fantastic. They were super accommodating to food allergy issues (gluten free) and were excited to do so. Would dine here again.
  13. GC

    GeneC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the seared scallops over risotto... done to perfection. My wife had the lobster pizza which she thoroughly enjoyed. The staff was very timely and exceptional. Our first time here and definitely NOT our last. A great value. And thanks for that perfectly made Manhattan!
  14. ES

    EandS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Friendly service! My husband had the Grouper special and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had Veal Milanese and loved every bite. Delicious appetizers too! We have been to Dodie’s many times and it never disappoints!
  15. SH

    ShirleyH

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dodie’s has become our go-to restaurant to celebrate our special occasions. The food is outstanding (especially the scallops, salmon, pasta, meatballs, and lobster bisque) and the service is always friendly and just downright exceptional. Drinks are really good too; they make a great Manhattan! The atmosphere is very nice inside, and you can see a nice lake sunset sometimes. Very much worth the price!
  16. T

    Tina

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed Love this place Great food and cocktails
  17. BM

    BridgetM

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance, and great service! One of my favorite places to have dinner with son and daughter-in-law.
  18. K

    K2mohio

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lisa was our server, had great service. Food was perfect!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, amazing food and superb service. A must try.
  20. S

    Shari

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious food!! Our wait staff, Mark, was attentive and very nice!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food!
  22. C

    Craig

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, service was good considering how busy they were.
  23. F

    Foodie

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    I have heard great things about Dodies. Was excited to try it. Our food was delicious however the service was sub par and disappointing. Had to ask what specials were. Server was
  24. JH

    JaneH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking for quality and great food this is the place. This is a definite will return on our list of fine “smart casual” dinner spots!
  25. CS

    CarolS

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Wrote directly to Dodie’s Dockside and disappointed they have not acknowledged our comments. Would recommend with a little hesitancy. This was a 2nd visit. First would be rated 5 stars. But in our opinion food has gone downhill considering the cost.
  26. A

    Annie

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 5 of us and we each had a great dinner! Our cocktails were wonderful as well. Staff was courteous and prompt. We will definitely return.
  27. BM

    BethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent as was the food. Got to meet the owner and hear the history of the place. Very friendly staff and owners. We will return
  28. T

    Tina

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great food. And the owners are super.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Martinis way over priced for happy hour.
  30. PA

    PamA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Went after reading many good reviews. I got the scallops and lobster risotto. The scallops could have definitely been seared more and risotto was hard and crunchy. I definitely have had better.
  31. JC

    JanCH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Food was excellent. There were 6 people in our group & we were able to talk to each other without yelling, which was nice. Everyone enjoyed their dinner & cocktails. Will definitely be returning. It’s a little on the pricey side, but worth it.
  32. N

    Nicole

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We were so excited to visit this place! Our last date night before having your new baby. I hyped myself up by reading all the good reviews of the food. Unfortunately we were kind of disappointed, maybe it was whoever the chef was that day? For an appetizer we ordered meatballs and arugula salad, the meatballs were OKAY, the arugula salad was GREAT! For dinner my husband got the bone in pork chop special, despite how our waiter asked how we wanted it cooked it was SO DRY and inedible. We chalked it up to pork being hard to cook (I guess?) I got a hamburger and like the pork chop, even though I asked for it medium it came out a brick and flavorless. :( We did get dessert, the cheesecake with berries. That was delicious! We decided next time we’ll order something seafood on the menu because they seem to have good options of those entrees. Or just come for the tapas, arugula salad, and dessert. The wine menu looked extensive! The tequila Fresca that my husband ordered wasn’t anything special just a margarita. I will say the ambience is really cute! And our waiter was AMAZING and energetic!!!!! Props to him.
  33. O

    Ohiofoodlover

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall, our experience at Dodie’s Dockside was favorable, although I found the hanger steak a bit tough, and the striped bass could have used a bit more seasoning, or perhaps a lemon wedge on the side. The music was quite loud when we were first seated, and the waitress very graciously had the volume lowered when we asked. However, after a short time, it returned as loud as before. But, as I said, overall, it was a good experience, and I would recommend to others.
  34. T

    Terah

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The weekend fish specials at Dodie’s are always cooked to perfection. From tilefish to grouper they are just amazing. I love being able to get such great fish in Lorain.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy a lovely dinner here when returning home to visit family.
  36. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service and the food was good. We will be back.
  37. k

    kmo1

    Cleveland

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    When we we’re looking on Open Table for this restaurant we thought it was on the water. Unfortunately it is not. It is inside a hotel. However that being said, the food was phenomenal! I rarely can finish an entire plate of food but the chicken piccata was outstanding! So if you’re in the area it is worth a stop!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! Best dinner we’ve had in a long time to celebrate my husband’s birthday.
  39. S

    Shereev

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. Service was great Our dinners were delicious. Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere
  40. BM

    BridgetM

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers and cocktails great way to start and salmon was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • 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

FAQs

Dodie's Dockside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 742-7209.

Dodie's Dockside is rated 4.5 stars by 316 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 4 times today
Google Map for Dodie's Dockside

301 Broadway, Ste 100, Lorain, OH 44052-1631

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Park in the main lot of the hotel. If the lot is full, you can park across the street at the City Center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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