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“Lovely view and tasty food too!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor

Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor
22 Harris Island Rd, York, ME 03909
207-363-2722
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Ranked #19 of 102 Restaurants in York
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Lovely view and tasty food too!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I recently had a delicious lunch with a group of friends in this restaurant. The view is spectacular, the wait staff were patient and very friendly, the food was good too.
I rated it very good although I was disappointed in my seafood chowder. It was served
nice and hot and was good, but not great. My husband's lunch on the other hand was
spectacular both visually as well as in flavor. He had the crab cake lunch with a lemon
aioli type sauce which I thought was just wonderful. Others in our group mentioned getting
"too large" a piece of battered fish, but were then able to eat every bit. Nice presentation of
a fried clam lunch which our friend said was very yummy...price was somewhat steep, but he
felt it was well worth it. The view of the harbor on a windy day was just perfect!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, NH
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82 reviews 82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, but you pay for it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We've recently returned to Dockside after a not great experience with Dockside in the Fall. We've found the views to be spectacular but the food just okay at best and fairly overpriced. Service is average actually pretty lackluster which you would not expect in this location and at these prices. This Restaurant could really stand to step it up a notch to the awesome potential it has at it's fingertips. Also, be prepared to call ahead...they often close for weddings.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere with very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We had lunch here after driving to Ogunquit and finding it too crowded and touristy and were very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant has a wonderful screened porch that overlooks the harbor. My husband had fish and chips which he deemed very good. I had a haddock filet with roasted red potatoes and green beans. It was very good but not what I expected. I must have misread the menu because I did not realize it would be a stuffed filet which I would not have normally ordered. Prices were very fair for the quality of the food. The one negative for me was that although we had two servers neither one came back to re-fill our water glasses. We would definitely eat here again when we are in the area.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Lovely location and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We found this via trip advisor (thanks!). Hard to find but a great spot to sit and watch the boats. Good find! Good location and fair prices.

Visited June 2013
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Waterfront Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Food was excellent. View beautiful. Wedding taking place on the grounds which was a little distracting. My husband was disappointed that after 3 tries, they still couldn't get his drink order correct. Still, the food was good enough to go back.

Visited September 2012
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