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“Another great time at Dockside”

Dockside Seafood & Grill
Ranked #9 of 144 Restaurants in Branford
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Branford, Connecticut
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135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Another great time at Dockside”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We enjoyed Mother's Day dinner at Dockside. Sue, as always, is such a gracious owner who makes everyone feel welcome. We had the side room for 13 of us and the food and service were terrific. Part of our party was so very late and they still never rushed us although they were extremely busy. Love the Ahi tuna over seaweed salad, swordfish was great as well.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Lauren J
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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185 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Casual with fresh seafood”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Our group of five savored lobster ravioli, clams on the half-shell, fish and chips, lobster Caesar salad, and honey lemon salmon at Dockside. Everything was very fresh and delicious! Service was quick and friendly, though they didn’t seem too familiar with the gluten-free concept. Atmosphere is casual (as in disposable plastic water glasses). You can see the marina. Dockside seems to be a popular place, and I can see why.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank 35805Jane_H_11
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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
““All alone were we 2””
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We experienced the same sernerio on our 1st time there.. Back in July 2013, the place was pretty crowed, but it was not an excuse for the bad service.My friend tried the "IMITATION MARYLAND CRABCAKES" which gave "THE REAL MARYLAND CARBCAKES" a bad reputation. THEY SHOULD HAVE CALLED THEM "THE WORST IMITATION MARYLAND CRABCAKES YOU WILL EVER TASTE", THEY SHOULD BE ARRESTED. As the couple that was seated next to us received their food 1st. . After finishing their appetizer, the gentleman said, you still haven't received your food, this place has gone down hill. After about a half hour of waiting we walk out.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Verone H
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“All alone were we”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Came looking for a nice dinner to begin the weekend, but found we were left all alone. We were seated by a nice hostess and then immediately forgotten. Many wait staff passed us by, three other parties were seated and served, and we never saw a waitress. While waiting we watched. One waitress came out carrying a variety of items in a haphazard manner, with one finger in the bowl of something...... I didn't see one smile on a face of the wait staff and the bartender looked totally angry. Didn't seem like the place we wanted to be at anyway.....We left without anyone every approaching us in 20 minutes.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank MariaLindsay
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Guilford,CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great location. Disappointing food”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Went to dinner seeking the Lobster Shack and ended up at the wrong marina. anyway,the place looked cute and was packed so we decided to try it. big mistake. waitress was friendly and good service, but the food didn't match the nice location. the New England clam Chowder was cold and full of undesolved flour. the lobster rolls weren't great. the cole slaw was good and tasted homemade and the French fries weren't hot. It was disappointing and we won't go back.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank jcrdaycare
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