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Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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22 Harris Island Rd, York, ME 03909 (Route 103)
11:30 am - 8:00 am
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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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Hampstead, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I dined for the first time and were not disappointed. The flatbread appetizer was delicious and he chose the blue fin tuna dinner and I the drunken lobster. Both were cooked and prrsented to perfection. Everything was perfect including the cocktails and the blueberry pie dessert. Lovely setting and friendly and gracious staff. Worth our drive in... More 

Thank Katherine G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I were in York on vacation and chose to eat at Dockside on July 16th. We reserved and received a table on the porch without waiting past our reservation time. Our server, sorry I can't remember her name, was very knowledgable and attentive. We began our dinner with Seafood Chowder and French Onion Soup. Both were very... More 

Thank mdcowboy
Easton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had dinner at the Dockside on Saturday, July 16, 2016. We asked for and did not receive a table overlooking the water even though we offered to wait until after our reservation. There was a table overlooking the water that remained empty the entire time we had dinner. Our server was inexperienced or overwhelmed since we... More 

Thank Donna N
Hartwell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of "off the beaten path" and rather plain looking from the parking lot, but very elegant inside. Great views of the boats in the harbor. I had the giant pork chop and the spouse had fried oysters and oven roasted potatoes. Blueberry pie for dessert. Nice family owned restaurant.

Thank baileespoppa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday I went to the Dockside with family. I have been there before and it was good. This time however not so good. We waited a very long time for the food at lunch time, not over crowded there at all. We got an appetizer of lemon hummus with homemade pita and olives. Very mediocre. When our seafood came my... More 

Thank wildbirdp1800
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in search of a different restaurant but the GPS guided us into this area so we decided to give it a try. We were seated on the screened-in deck area, overlooking a harbor area. Lovely setting, nice view. The service was not good, seems like the staff may be seasonal and their inexperience showed. The lunch menu is... More 

Thank reesecat
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We almost drove past the entrance and it's off the road a bit, but very happy to find it. Enjoyed the lobster roll and thick chicken club sandwich. Be advised the lobster roll has cilantro , but there's no mention of it on the menu. I'm glad the foodserver told me. I'm don't mind a little cilantro, but some folks... More 

Thank photomon
Washington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 4 adults and two young teens having a respite from the drive from MA. On our wayHostess, wait staff and food was enjoyed by all; plus, a nice selection to chose from. The beautiful bay was idyllic, breezy and stunning....

Thank norris_mh
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

we came here for a wedding, and the parking isnt that great if you have a slightly large wedding, but other then that it was amazing. it was beautiful and the food was to die for. I would definitely recommend people to stay and eat here, and hey even get married!!

Thank Katie K
Hanson, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We found this place quite by accident. Just driving around wondering where to have dinner. We had something called the "Drunken Lobster" that was just excellent. Great service. Just a good find.

Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $32
American, Bar, 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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
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
    (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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