We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“lovely location and friendly fishermen”
Review of Dockside

Dockside
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Bellaire
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
detroit
Level Contributor
127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“lovely location and friendly fishermen”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and it was well worth it. First you have to walk around the dock and read all the names carved out on the floor of the boardwalk. You can see the fishermen fishing and they are very friendly. I understand Dockside owns all of this and allows the fishermen to fish here. The restaurant is pretty basic inside but the food is excellent as is the service. I had the fish sandwich which was very good. It was too cold to sit outside there is not much of a view from the inside but the views from outside are amazing.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank gogreen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

197 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    67
    81
    35
    11
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“"Dock" your boat and enjoy!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Dockside is a great stop while you are boating Torch Lake. Easy to tie up and lots of spaces for many boats. The lawn is gorgeous green, the sky is hopefully blue and overlooking Torch Lake is the most amazing blues of all hues. This restaurant is usually busy but there is lots of seating. Not much shade on the deck so bring your hat. Food is pretty good but cold drinks are wonderful.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Julie H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellaire, Michigan
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“food with a view”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food is good, the service is great, plus you get a spectacular view of Torch Lake, the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world. What more could you want.

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank ruscat2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Michigan
Level Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places in the world”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Sitting outside watching the boats go by wearing your flipflops and bathing suit after driving the boat down the lake. Favorite burgers with a cold beer. Life is good at the Dockside

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank sgbgalt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Coopersville, Michigan
Level Contributor
157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Casual dining 'must' visit”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

For Summer/Fall dining on beautiful Torch Lake, the Dockside Restaurant can't be beat! The big deck overlooking the Lake offers a great view and enjoyable 'entertainment' watching the boats coming and going between Torch and Clam Lakes. The food was very good and plentiful and the service cheerful. We visited around the end of June and the timing was great. We would not hesitate to dine there again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Ronmsparks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dockside also viewed

 
Bellaire, Antrim County
Bellaire, Antrim County
 

Been to Dockside? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing