Dockside

Dockside

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
$1.00 – $1.00
CUISINES
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
PRICE RANGE
$1.00 – $1.00
CUISINES
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles319 reviews
Excellent
123
Very good
118
Average
51
Poor
17
Terrible
10
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Justin R
67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
We went here for our son's birthday as we figured the views would be nice and the food would be something for everyone in our group. We sat outside on the patio, right on the water which was nice and we enjoyed watching the boats. The food was nothing special, the kids did not like the chicken nuggets, which had a weird texture. Most of, if not all of their food is frozen and fried. This is a good spot if your out on torch lake for the day and need a bite but not worth a special trip.
Written June 29, 2021
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Joanna F
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
We stopped here for lunch during our one day pontoon rental. The food and drinks were great! The service was excellent, people were always checking in to make sure we had everything we needed. They added a nice slogan of Michigan on the food I ordered, which was a nice surprise. This is a great place if youre on the water for the day and need somewhere to eat by boat!
Written August 17, 2020
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Ken B
Cleveland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
We stopped with a group of 6. and 3 of the group tried the Super Burrito's Labled"WOW" on the menu. Other had burgers and a salad. We enjoyed the food at the time and loved the river traffic. All went back to the old log cabin we rented with one bathroom that had just 8 ft walls and no ceiling. About midnight the "WOW" attack happened and all of us was woken to the affair. Moral of the story don't do the Super Burrito unless you have proper facilities.... Would go back anytime, it is a great place.
Written April 15, 2022
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Roz C
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
We ordered black bean queso for appetizer which was good but the burritos 3 of us got were 🤢 yuk! Menu said had beef, refried beans and cheese and all we got was beef and lettuce in a tortilla shell with some nasty brown mole sauce straight from the dollar store on top. Never got the opportunity to ask for salsa with it. Felt sick rest of night. The burger was greasy But others enjoyed their perch sandwiches and 1 person in our group puked after fish tacos.
Written August 17, 2020
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sheilabray
Ottawa44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
We were 1st timers to torch lake, wanted a good meal. We were seated within 5 minutes, our table was sticky, food all over the floor and crumbs all over our chairs. After getting the menus from the hostess the waiter comes over and says” did she tell you about the food delay?” We said no and he said it’s at least an hour. We were not impressed with the menu options, cleanliness and the whole restaurant period. We then went about 20 minutes down the road to a delicious restaurant. We do not recommend at all
Written August 7, 2021
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Mary M
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
Went to the Dockside on torch Lake on Sunday. The place was cold, doors wide open and the restaurant was filled with flies. Asked for a burger cooked medium, as told that was not possible, they are all cooked well. Burger had no seasoning on it. Very disappointed.
Written October 6, 2022
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Mixa's Travels
Oldsmar3745 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 friends
The primary reasons for dining were 1) fresh lake fish and 2) outdoor dining with lake views. They do have a scenic view of Torch Lake and connector to Clam Lake. There was a wait ( no reservations or call ahead). We were seated outside under a canopy which was nice. The benches are fixed as is the table (so far away we sat on edge to be close to table. Then on reading the menu we learn their lake fish (perch and walleye) are frozen and imported from Europe. Amazing that Michigan in this area is known for it’s fresh lake fish if Perch, Walleye and Whitefish to find a locally eatery featuring fish is importing it. We opted for other items which were good. Just very disappointed in a dock side restaurant nit having fresh fish.
Written June 13, 2021
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scana
Fenton1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
Been coming here for years. Location is fantastic, but since new ownership, food has gone way downhill. I’ve been 6 times this summer hoping my prior disappointment was an anomaly. Not the case. As an example, just had the nachos with chicken. Small plate of chips with essentially lettuce, small amount of cheese, 4 cubes of chicken & a couple teaspoons of beans. Wait staff is great however.
Written July 16, 2022
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Marisa M
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
The location is great, and views lovely outside. It was busy, and loud as a result. 25 minute wait on a Sunday night (after 4 July). The food was average, with southern wrap tasting liked tinned beans with can juice were added, with friend’s sandwich similar. The cod loins served 2 so affordable. Staff were enthusiastic but dropped cutlery and not quick with drinks. A good place to meet friends.
Written July 10, 2023
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Kurt B
53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
The fried pickles are done with ham and Swiss and wrapped in wonton. They were phenomenal. The beer was very good. The service was good. If you stick to that, you will have a much better dining experience than those of us that made the mistake of ordering entrees.
Written August 23, 2022
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Jm J
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 family
Waitstaff was amazing, and you can’t beat the view. If you have a boat you can pull right up and dock, however the food isn’t pleasant and that’s what I came for. More for people who are already drunk and hungry. Would only go back if they decide to get a cook that can actually cook.
Written May 11, 2022
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Mike H
Highland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
We were on the lake all day and brought the boat up to dock and then proceeded to get a table outside. We had burgers and beers. Nothing fancy but the food was quite good, and not too long a wait though they were extremely busy. Server was great. She was working very hard and dealing with the expected mix of customers after a hot day on the lake.
Written July 26, 2022
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Tony B
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 friends
Nice location right on Torch Lake. Service was quick and friendly. The food was just average. Sweet potato fries were good but barely warm. Nice getting of the pontoon and not having to drive to eat.
Written July 20, 2021
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arh0070
Lafayette208 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
We have been going for years mainly for the fun location watching boats crash in Clam River.Food has always been average fast food.The last two times the food has quite frankly aweful.The first time I had a Southwest chicken salad ,chicken supposed too be fajita chicken .It was not ,what came out was a glutinous almost inedible mess.Today I went back to a long time decent food in the past chicken nuggets in a basket.Again it was just aweful ,almost inedible had to strip the batter off ,chicken was tasteless .My wife’s Olive burger was terrible and cold.New owners can’t cut the. Mustard .
Written July 5, 2022
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Lana S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
If you are a person of color DO NOT come here. The owners were very rude to my family and I. I saved money to celebrate my 40th birthday and decided to rent a boat from Dockside. We had additional guests arriving and people that wanted to leave the boat. When we arrived the owner came screaming at us and rudly told us to decide who can stay and leave the boat. She assumed the worse and kept yelling waiting for someone to argue with her. Then after things finally calmed down she said I'm not happy with anyone on this boat, still wanting to argue. I was in shock and didn't know what to say because I never was treated with such disrespect! The only thing good about this place was the support staff, very friendly.
Written August 24, 2022
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