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“Enjoyed it so much, we returned a second time during our trip!”
Review of Dockside Grill - CLOSED

Dockside Grill
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Kansas City, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyed it so much, we returned a second time during our trip!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We took a last minute, week-long trip to Orlando and wanted to find local restaurant, close to our resort. We stumbled upon Dockside Grill and enjoyed it so much, we returned a second time during our trip.

The fries were some of the most fresh and crispiest we've ever had. The Caesar salad was probably the best we've ever had from a restaurant; just the right amount dressing and taste, crisp lettuce. The burgers were huge and wonderful, and the fish was moist, the calamari was so crispy and wonderful!

The customer service was excellent; our waitress quickly brought out the kids food, knowing they were hungry and very tentative to their needs. The local residents eating there were friendly, asking us where we were from and shared Orlando stories.

The only downside we experienced were the restrooms. They were definitely outdated and gave the presence that they weren't clean - however, that may be because they are outdated/old.

Overall, our experience was great food, great prices, great customer service (both times during that week) and highly recommend it for a lunch or dinner option!

  • Visited August 2013
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Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointing at best!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Below average food with below average service. Perhaps it was just a bad night, but our experience was mediocre at best. The orders at our table ranged from burgers to ribs. The burger was ok, the fish and chips were ok, the shrimp sandwich was passable, but the ribs were absolutely awful with a thick layer of burnt char on the entire bottom side. All of the fries seemed double dipped, leading to an oily mess. The ribs were left on the plate with the burnt side up just to see if the server even noticed what he had served. The plates were taken away without a word being uttered.

From the servers to the cook, everyone seems to have lost their passion and were just going through the motions.

Visited June 2013
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Birmingham, England
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great drinks”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Took shelter here on a scorching hot day whilst waiting for the family's ride to finish. Had a really tasty Root beer with lots of ice. Was very tempted by their delicious looking cakes and now regret not having one. Very comfortable, shaded seating, ideal for a mid-day sit-down.

Visited May 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cute local joint. Worth going!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Came here on a Tuesday night during Spring Break week. They were understaffed but explained as soon as we arrived it would be a slight wait. It was worth it! Steamed peel and eat shrimp were great, mussels, popcorn shrimp and grouper were all wonderful. Fried oysters were DELICIOUS!!!!

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Thank BritinTN
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Off the beaten path, but definitely worth the visit.”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We went there strictly by chance. Was a little worried when we saw no crowd, but was really glad we went. Great service, hospitality and food. Especially try the oysters.

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