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Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

Granville Island & Fairview
American, Seafood, Canadian, Pacific Rim
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1253 Johnston St | Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Allen, Texas
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was delicious - I was a little leery of the description of the breakfast potatoes, but they were the best thing on the plate. Eggs cooked perfectly; hubby had oatmeal which was delicious and unique. Beautiful setting, excellent server. The night before we sat outside by firepit and had wine and spring rolls. Service was pretty good.

Thank caroleiaap
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a business outing, there were about 90 of us. From the outside it looks like a small industrial building but, when you walk in, you are transformed into large rooms of modern luxury. They have table cloths, cloth napkins & very comfortable seating. Even with our large group there was plenty of room between tables so... More 

Thank Fenton H
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no better location to dine than on the Dockside Restaurant patio on a beautiful summer evening. The food was great, the service was personal and attentive. I had the Rack of Lamb and my wife the Seafood Carbonara. Both were terrific. The patio had Hurricane torches and many heaters on as the evening cooled. I would definately return,... More 

Thank Ron W
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dockside- Excellent view of the Vancouver skyline from the restaurant. Both inside and outside dining. Good service. Reasonable prices for what you experience. We had the Prime Rib French Dip with fries. The Dip was delicious, but the fries were lukewarm and had been sitting too long before being served. We mentioned this to our server at the end... More 

Thank GaryandLinda
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fun evening with an old friend, and what made it extra fun was our waiter, Patrick. The food was great - lamb and halibut, and great desserts. Location is great, right on the water.

Thank Thoday
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful patio with amazing views. We all had fantastic meals and the service was great. Would highly recommend.

Thank agabbott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
American, Seafood, Canadian, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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.