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Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor

22 Harris Island Rd, York, ME 03909
207 363 2722
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Ranked #25 of 112 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $12 - $32
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Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 103
Description: The approach to the Dockside Restaurant is all part of the Dockside’s charm. You are treated to views of the York River and the grand “summer cottages” as you turn onto Harris Island Road to reach Dockside Restaurant. The view is quintessential Maine, people hustling up and down the docks, gleaming yachts and colorful lobster boats in front of a rock and pine-tree shore. Dockside’s recent renovation is perfect, warm and comfortable. Hardwood floors, European style lighting floor to ceiling window and a new mahogany bar with an adjoining outdoor cocktail deck. During warm months seating is available on our harbor view screen porch. The atmosphere is casual but the food is serious. Chef Dennis la Planet has been recognized as a “chef’s chef”. North Atlantic seafood prepared with a northern Italian influence and aged steaks are just the start. Lunch features organic salads, creative sandwiches and traditional favorites; fish and chips, chowders and fried clams too.
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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Have eaten both from the dinner menu and the bar menu and found the food to be consistently excellent. The view of York Harbor before sunset is beautiful. This is a high end restaurant worth the visit. Side comment...Ordered a margarita and the bartender provided an extra glass of "overflow". Don't know if they always do this but was classy!!!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A view to die for. Lots of natural light spilling throughout the restaurant by the water. Service and food was well above average.

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new hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nearly every time I go to York, I try to go here. Most times we are not successful, because they host many private events over the summer and are closed to the public. Suggestion to the management: Are you able to put some kind of banner/sign/flag....anything?? where your sign is on the main road to warn potential customers that you... More

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Middletown, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We spent this very rainy day shopping the outlets in Kittery. On our way back to our motel in Long Sands Beach, we saw a sign for the Dockside Restaurant. We turned down this out of the way road wondering where it would lead us in the pouring rain. What a gem we found. Seated next to a window we... More

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Williston, Vermont, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The view from the restaurant was beautiful; the food was excellent. The service was only average- a bit too slow.

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Victor, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ate here twice while staying at adjacent B & B- some things were delicious, some were not. More expensive than it needs to be.

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PLust, Owner at Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you, The culinary crew takes an enormous pride in their work:.It takes dedicated culinary crew to produce such a lovely meal. Thanks again. More

Sudbury, MA
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have had lunch here before and returned because we wanted to get away from Route 1 and all the activity along the beaches. It is situated on a lovely harbor with a tranquil view of the grounds and boats. We were three people and we ate on the porch. The service was slow, but courteous, and the salad with... More

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PLust, Owner at Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor, responded to this review

As our reviewers consistently comment on what a lovely place our porch is to eat, York Harbor can be a very busy attraction and possibly slow down service with a large number of guests requesting service at the same time. The Dockside staff does it's very best to see all our guests are serviced promptly. We know you have choices,.thank... More

Swampscott, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice, quiet, romantic setting on the harbor. The food is excellent and it is a very nice place for conversation or a stroll on the water after the meal.

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PLust, Owner at Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor, responded to this review

Harris Island is a beautiful piece of Maine and our culinary crew is dedicated group of food professionals who take their craft very seriously. Thank you for your kind comment. More

Windham, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Love having lunch with friends on our way to The Ogunquit Play House. The view is beautiful. There are 2 outdoor dining area. Even sitting inside the view is lovely. Staff is very friendly. The seafood is what I go for. It is well worth the trip to Maine.

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PLust, Owner at Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor, responded to this review

The Ogunquit Playhouse and the Dockside go way back to the early 70's when John Lane the founder of the Ogunquit Playhouse would regularly entertain his guests at the Dockside! More

Shanghai, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Everyone in Maine has to try lobster once (unless you are allergic, like me). It was my daughter's first time ordering lobster. This was the perfect location to do so. Very generous portions, beautiful surroundings and friendly staff make this place a great destination. I ordered the special of the day.....cod......an extremely large portion came to the table. It was... More

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PLust, Owner at Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor, responded to this review

Harris Island is a lovely slice of Maine... More

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