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Casual Waterfront Dining & Authentic Florida Charm. Located at US 41 bypass in the historic Fisherman‘s Wharf Marina. Seasonal, locally sourced produce & seafood; a menu with something for everyone, and the daily show of memorable Florida sunsets. Happiest Hours all day & all night & fresh-fruit frozen cocktails! Live music under our Tiki Hut during the weekends & the Gecko's Hospitality Group family of restaurant's exceptional hospitality. A favorite of Locals and visitors alike.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In the 3 days that we were in Jacksonville Beach, we ate at Dockside 2 times. I tried the shrimp blackened & grilled and both were amazing! Definitely go with the basket and enjoy the hush puppies and upgrade to a twice baked potato!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just had a wonderful meal with great service. The grouper rueben was outstanding as was our Sadie who took care of us. #eatlocal. The view was outstanding as was the food and service. We will be back often.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful lunch at Dockside Waterfront Grill. Friendly service and staff and delicious food and drinks! Can’t recommend it enough! We will definitely be back to visit again soon! Thanks so much! *Be sure to try the Shark Lady drink it’s delicious!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 17, 2022 via mobile

The food was good and the drinks were delicious and the staff was excellent, parking is ample. Just a shoreline bar but above average and I'll recommend

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022

My wife had the swordfish tacos. they were excellent; I had the fish and chips - the haddock was thin and over-cooked, the coleslaw was very watery. We had previously given up on the lobster rolls because they have started adding a lot of filler.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

My number one restaurant to eat, during the three months i we stayed in Venice. all my visitors loved the place too. I practically ordered everything off their menu and i cannot complain about the food. The lobster and corn salad was the best. Brian...was my waiter, and greeted me every time i walked in (if he was working, lol).More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022

Great waterfront location with lots of outdoor seating. Food is good - especially recommend the tuna nachos!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022

We were most delighted for a hotel restaurant to have such tasty food and quick and pleasant service. We recommend them highly. Christine B. was our waitstaff and she was delightful and efficient.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022

Nice waterfront view! Food was delicious. Staff was friendly. I had the lobster tail and veggies. Definitely worth it!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

Hostess was not super friendly and wait staff was really slow. We thought it might be because they were short staffed but when we asked that wasn’t the case. Food was good but limited options.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed the beachy atmosphere under a thatched tiki roof with live music. The food was very average. We ordered grilled shrimp tacos and the shrimp certainly wasn’t grilled at all. It was just normal shrimp cocktail (boiled shrimp) thrown in our tacos. So that...was a little disappointing considering that’s not what we ordered and grilled would’ve tasted much better. Prices were pretty expensive tooMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022

The Lobster lollipops were delicious as was the side salad. Of course the homemade chips are the BEST on the planet. The 'jumbo' crab cake sliders - not so much. Teensie-tiny. below average quality and taste. The miniature pretzel buns were delicious. Note: they are...the size of the teeny bagels - and the 'jumbo' crab cake didn't touch the edges of the bun. lively environment. easy access.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

Great food great service great setting! Fun time at bar tiki or outside deck. Come by car bike boat or foot.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

Would go there again and recommend trying when in the area. .Friendly people. View of the bay, Great sunset, Bring your boat. Take time to sit and enjoy your dinner. On the west side of the bridge. If you cross over the bridge to downtown...youve gone to far. From the north take the downtown route, turn on the right comes up quick. trip well worth it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant which has marina views while dining. We ate fish and chips, shrimp and crab cake—everything was good.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Response from Beachgirl119 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely and ask for a table with a water View! Enjoy!!
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Yes, Dockside Waterfront Grill offers takeout services.

Dockside Waterfront Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4