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Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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22 Harris Island Rd, York, ME 03909-5091 (Route 103)
11:30 am - 8:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 8:00 am
Tue 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 am
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New Hampshire
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner last night at Dockside as a potential site for our wedding next fall. Never having been there, we were slightly concerned at the driveway and entrance: you approach through a boatyard with storage buildings... not the most attractive views. Once inside however any concerns disappear. The facility is attractive with a nautical theme and the view over... More 

Thank TankNH
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We were staying at the Dockside Inn so this restaurant was just across the parking lot so we decided to try it and we were not sorry. The restaurant is on the water although we did not eat on the patio because the weather was not good. The food was delicious. I had the duck, which was an entire half... More 

Thank Steven W
readsboro vt
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The food was excellent. We had lobster and swordfish and both were outstanding. We ate out on the porch with a great view of the harbor. The staff was very friendly and service was excellent

Thank pdecker326
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The food was 50% good: one entree was fine (swordfish) and the other (short ribs) was fatty and cold. But the attitude of the owner, Philip, was worse -- arrogant and condescending. It reflects poorly on the Dockside Guest Quarters, as well. Please put prices on your 'specials' menu, Philip. If your customers are confused or mislead by how your... More 

2 Thank Photoflash
Avon, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Our family's Maine experience is highlighted with Dockside memories. From decades of after-church Sunday lunches, to rehearsal dinners, to reunion luncheons and more, Dockside always delivers the finest meals, service, scenery, and overall joy! Our recent ladies luncheon in their semi-private room overlooking the harbor was no exception. The Dockside staff was attentive to detail in helping us celebrate a... More 

Thank JanetCKoch
Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Stumbled upon this restaurant and it was perfect, view of the harbor, nice ambience, great food and great service. We arrived without a reservation and they just had a cancellation, lucky us! I had the lobster, scallops in a whisky cream sauce and it did not disappoint.

Thank parislover_8
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Dockside has a lovely harbor side location and great views. Eating on the porch is lovely. Salads and seafood are great. Lots of weddings and parties here. One downside: it can be a bit noisy. All of the staff are terrific. Great neighborhood casual summer place.

Thank alice m
Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Went before theatre and ate on the porch. Delightful scenery and air. Had the haddock from daily specials and it was slightly over cooked. The swordfish (also daily specials) not cooked thru and cold in center. Waitstaff had a dirty shirt on but was very eager to please. Wine menu was adequate, would return.

1 Thank Darleen C
Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had an early dinner here on a Sunday night and dinned on the outside porch. The sun was starting to set so the light was beautiful overlooking the harbor. The food was ok nothing great but the staff was fabulous and the place was charming and authentic.

1 Thank mgraczyk
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We ate at the Dockside Restaurant several times while staying at the Dockside Guest Quarters for four weeks. The food and service are very good. The screened-in outdoor patio is wonderful. Great views of the harbor! Highly recommend.

Thank ron_white8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $32
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 am
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Harris Island Rd, York, ME 03909-5091
    (Route 103)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York
  • Phone Number: 12073632722
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.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?