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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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All reviews grouper sandwich seafood chowder french dip fries peel and eat shrimp tacos scallops bread sunset salad water view live entertainment late lunch great lunch prices are reasonable minute wait outdoor seating
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having received our second shots, we wanted to get back to normal and enjoy a night out. Picked this place because of reviews and was not disappointed. Although very busy, food, service, and drinks were enjoyed by all in our party.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a very long wait for our reservation however we enjoyed walking around the harbor while sipping on drinks. We had the lobster lollipops as an appetizer. They were “okay” hence the 4 out of 5 rating. Didn’t care for the breading and believe...they were cooked too long which dried out the lobster meat. Otherwise, the lobster bisque was very good, creamy and with just the right amount of sherry. I’d recommend dining here and would revisit.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dockside is located on Fisherman's Wharf Marina, Great place for Lunch or Dinner. Great food and many choices.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot go wrong eating (and drinking) here! We loved it so much, we came back!! Staff and management are awesome. Manager came by our table both times and seriously wanted to know how we liked our meals. Impressive. The blackened chicken tacos, grouper sandwich,...fabulous lobster bisque (I’m a bisque snob), delicious seafood chowder and great grouper sandwich! They have a frozen drink that is half margarita and have mojito. I usually don’t do frozen drinks - but OMG! Great atmosphere too!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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GHospitality, Owner at Dockside Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visits with us. Thank you for choosing Dockside!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used their online wait list to score a table for a sunset dinner and it worked out perfectly with little wait when our time came. Excellent food and the "Bucket" drinks are uniquely awesome, only $13! Staff was solid as well. Well worth a...visit or two but we'll wait another week or so when the winter birds head out so the place isn't as crowded. Social distancing exists there for sure but still felt a bit tight especially around the bar, so if you're concerned about that just a heads up. We're still getting used to the Florida style of Covid life and this could well be normal for many restaurants, so it's definitely not a knock on them, we had a great table and will surely be back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to the old Marker 4 restaurant in several years because after many enjoyable visits in previous years, the last time was a big disappointment, from both service & food and then it was closed for some time afterwards. While in the...area again this winter season, we recently noticed a new sign and a fully packed parking lot and decided to come back the next week for lunch and give what appeared to be a new operation another try. What a pleasant experience! We had less than a five minute wait and were fortunate to be seated next to the water along side the transient boat dock. Our food was delicious and piping hot and our server Chrissy was very pleasant and accommodating. Staff was all well masked, seating was spacious to allow comfortable social distancing and patrons seemed to be masked until their orders were taken and their drinks or meals arrived. My wife had the grilled shrimp tacos and I enjoyed fried shrimp tacos and we both throughly enjoyed our meals. We both agreed, these were the best shrimp tacos we've ever had. We wish we had come by earlier during our annual, six-month retreat to the area but will make the a first stop when we return in October. I even bought one of their new t-shirts to take "Back North".More

Date of visit: March 2021
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GHospitality, Owner at Dockside Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so grateful that you came in to visit with us. Thank you for giving us a try and we are delighted that your experience was so wonderful. We look forward to welcoming you back upon future visit to the area. Dockside Waterfront Grill.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was appalled at the crowds at the Venice Dockside during a 1:30 pm visit on March 28th, 2021. While the reservation staff was wearing masks, none of the "guests" were, despite crowded lines and interior spaces. We left without eating. Because our Governor has...opened the flood gates to such irresponsible behavior it is even more incumbent upon restaurants and other commercial entities to try and create spaces and procedures that provide basic safeguards. I used to eat at Dockside fairly often several years ago but in recent years each visit has required such long waits that I did not stay to eat.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the Dockside Waterfront Grill. It was a crowded Saturday. The food was delicious. I had the sesame seared ahi tuna and my husband ordered the lobster roll with lobster bisque.

Date of visit: March 2021
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GHospitality, Owner at Dockside Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for paying us a visit! Dockside Waterfront Grill.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As usual, Dockside provided a very enjoyable experience. Wait staff was superb along with the the bucket of white sangria that the two of us shared. The food was outstanding! While I don't remember what my cousin ate, I had the Grouper Taco.

Date of visit: March 2021
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GHospitality, Owner at Dockside Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for being our guests!! Dockside Waterfront Grill.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Dockside Waterfront Grill (one of our favorites) and had a great experience once again. Both meals fabulous! The ambiance and marina view make this such a fun restaurant. The service is phenomenal, a real inspired group aiming to please!

Date of visit: March 2021
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GHospitality, Owner at Dockside Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Ann for the outstanding review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Dockside Waterfront Grill.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Dockside Waterfront Grill

  • Yes, Dockside Waterfront Grill offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Dockside Waterfront Grill offers delivery services.

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