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Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor

#19 of 105 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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22 Harris Island Rd, York, ME 03909 (Route 103)
207-363-2722
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The approach to the Dockside Restaurant is all part of the Dockside’s...
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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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful seething for a meal and the food and service was great.

We stopped here last week for lunch while passing through York and really enjoyed this restaurant. We ate out in the back porch and the the view peaceful atmosphere was just wonderful. We had lobster rolls and they were just deliciously prepared. Fries and coleslaw were delicious also. The server... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped here last week for lunch while passing through York and really enjoyed this restaurant. We ate out in the back porch and the the view peaceful atmosphere was just wonderful. We had lobster rolls and they were just deliciously prepared. Fries and coleslaw were delicious also. The server was accomodating and pleasant. This is a very clean restaurant.... More 

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York Beach, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I love this restaurant,the food is always great,servers are so friendly, a good server makes the experience so pleasant, and ours set the mood for a nice lunch,was a perfect day,weather wise and we were visiting our place for the first visit of the season, ordered the mussels,so good, the best I think I have had,watched the boats and sipped... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have nothing negative to say; no suggestions for the restaurant other than to keep doing what they do. The food was possibly the best I've eaten. The wait staff and bartender were simply great. I ate the Drunk Lobster Saute and it was unbelievable! The grounds and view and remarkable!

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

Thank you! Chef Dennis and his culinary crew love what they do and it clearly shows in the delicious meals that the Dockside serves. We appreciate the kind words! More 

Mssachusetts
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113 reviews 113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by my parents for our anniversary dinner. We had a perfectly nice experience and I would definitely try it again. That said, the experience left a little to be desired. Service was pleasant, but lackluster. Despite the fact that the restaurant was not busy our server disappeared for long stretches. I think I expect... More 

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

Thank you for choosing the Dockside Restaurant and we are pleased you enjoyed our beautiful view of York Harbor and the Drunken Lobster dish you had for dinner.. Fresh Maine Lobster, sea scallops sautéed with shallots, butter, flashed with Irish whiskey and finished with a dash of cream. We are always trying to improve our service and appreciate your comments. More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was at the Dockside Resturant for a wedding and it was well done. The meal from the salad to main course was very well done and was the right size for a filling eating experience. They were able to serve a lot of people in a timely manner and had very nice service. I think as a venue goes... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words. The Dockside Restaurant has hosted an average of 50 weddings per year for the past 20 years! Hats off to our terrific staff who take such good care of our guests both behind the scenes and with the guests! More 

Vienna, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Fantastic food. Can't say too much about this restaurant -- everything is excellent. Go and eat lobster - lobster - lobster. Need I say more?

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Corning, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Very good resturant. We enjoyed a very fine meal here. I would recommend the stuffed lobster. It was fabulous! Great service and the atmosphere was great too.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great location, had the perfect meals. Nice menu selections. Wait staff very attentive. Would recommend

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York, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We are innkeepers nearby and send our guests here frequently. They come back happy. That says a lot. Our experience has always been consistently pleasant, good food, atmosphere, etc. Thank you.

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Pell City, Alabama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I dined at the Dockside Restaurant during a recent stay at the Dockside Guest Quarters B&B. The view from the restaurant is beautiful. We dined at sunset and thoroughly enjoyed our meal of Haddock and grill pork chops.

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Additional Information about Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor

Address: 22 Harris Island Rd, York, ME 03909
Phone Number: 207-363-2722
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 32
Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Harris Island Rd, York, ME 03909
    (Route 103)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York
  • Phone Number: 207-363-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 32
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?