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Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

$$ - $$$
Granville Island & Fairview
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1253 Johnston St | Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stopped by the Dockside Restaurant for a lunch with family. The staff were helpful and the menu had something for everyone. I settled for the beet salad and tomato bisgue and was overwhelmed by the tomato bisque, it was the best I've ever had. The price was a little high but the few of the docks and seaside was... More 

Thank Roy Henry V
Frostburg, Maryland
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was very small with no attention paid to dietary requirements although clearly stated. Corrections were grudgingly made. Staff was not friendly and not efficient.

Thank BarbAWS
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Long time Vancouver residents invited us to the Dockside for brunch and we were very impressed. The view of False Bay elevates this restaurant to something special. The airy large glass windows allowed the sunshine to pour in and warm the room on a chilly fall day. Service was very good, lots of good coffee and the food was exactly... More 

Thank Brian E
Anderson, South Carolina
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199 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only ate breakfast at Dockside while staying at the adjacent Granville Island Hotel - the dinner menu is limited. But the food was nicely prepared and the service was efficient. Large windows offer great views of the harbor

Thank FrankinSC
Vancouver, Canada
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157 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice spot for an upscale yet casual lunch. Three of us stopped by on a busy Friday afternoon and couldn't sit on the patio as, being a cool fall day, only a portion of it was open and very busy. We opted for an inside table close to a window which provided a beautiful view of False... More 

Thank molley59
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have never had a bad meal or experience at this place but yesterday was extraordinarily good so we had to put it out there for the world! What a lovely atmo, food and service. I don't know what was better between it all. We were there w/ two kids and 4 adults. The timing of the food for the... More 

Thank Ana S
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, I'll start by saying that this is a good place for family gatherings. A rather limited menu but the food is consistently good. There is free 3 hour parking but might be hard to find during busy summer months.

Thank Walker E
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would not have expected this kind of treatment in such a quaint place (Granville Island). We were told all table indoors were reserved when we came upon this empty restaurant for brunch. When we asked why tables were empty if that was the case, the hostess (who was hardly warm) said, "Oh they will fill up with reservations in the... More 

Thank krmsmom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Dinner for six on a Friday night. We did not expect such poor service and disappointing food. The waiter even questioned my husband when he ordered a gin martini with a splash of vermouth. He seemed to have an attitude. Two of us ordered the mussels and the fact Dockside would serve such miserably small and tasteless mussels in a... More 

Thank J55V51
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We were travelling to Vancouver and decided to have dinner at the Dockside to be on the water and have seafood. Both were well served at the Dockside. Our 15 year old daughter loved the food and the view. We had a lovely time. Our server was attentive, and not too intrusive - just the right blend of friendliness yet... More 

Thank Kari P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
American, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1253 Johnston St | Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
  • Public Transportation: #50 & #51
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighborhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: 604.685.7070
  • This restaurant is at Granville Island Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Granville Island & Fairview

Neighborhood Profile
Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out, Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios, hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all offer a plethora of activities and entertainment options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.
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