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Alternate Grounds Dockside

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€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Canadian, Cajun & Creole
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97 Seaway Rd | 97 Seaway Road, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 8E6, Canada
+1 519-332-3081
08:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Sarnia, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Although a bit expensive the stellar view makes up for all!! The extra nice staff is wonderful aswell.

Thank JaiCee2014
Sarnia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I probably went to dockside at least 30 times this summer. This place is amazing, I've had everything on the menu and it is all so delicious (except maybe the lobster mac and cheese). 100% would recommend going here. Staff could maybe be a little nicer but the food and the patio right over the water completely make up for... More 

Thank smegges
Sarnia, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you aren't a boater you may just miss this wonderful spot to have a good meal! Located right at the Sarnia Marina, the views are sensational and calming all at the same time. The ducks quack just below as you sip a nice glass of wine or take a look over the simple yet delicious offerings you can order.... More 

Thank kerrysklips
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My family loved the location of this restaurant. We ate on the deck which is right on the water and that was great. The food was OK. Some meals were better than others. The nachos we had as an appetizer were really good. The main meals were just OK. I had the steak salad and the steak was gray and... More 

Thank JJ D
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant often during the summer and had some good meals. Unfortunately the last visit was disappointing. The wasps were out again as last year so the outside deck was not an option. Not really blaming the restaurant for the intruders, they did have a sign up to warn people. The issue was the obviously twice cooked... More 

Thank 502Sleepy1
Sarnia, Canada
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is ONLY opened from April to Sept, so cram in as much fun time there as you can. From the owners, chef's, servers/bar, food, drinks (marg's and sangria - my fav) to the creative minds that make my crazy food requests - Thanks . Go try it. Weekend specials, music and great times.

Thank mbsspr
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived just after they stop serving (think it was only 8pm as it seemed surprising to us, but it could have been 9). After a little pleading from us they kindly agreed to let us stay. We were glad they did - we had driven a lot that day and were very hungry. We had the fish and chips... More 

Thank citybluemoon
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I should have listened tp the reviews i read. I was in town on business and decided to have a beer on the water. I should have gone eleswhere for food. I order a burger and fries. A fairly safe meal that you would think they couldn't screw up. The burger was completely charred on the outside and dry as... More 

Thank steve p
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Met with some family and in laws at Dockside. Beautiful breeze off the lake on a very hot day. Was very refreshing. Sat a a very large table with great views. All 8 of us enjoyed our breakfast choices. Everything from Eggs Benedict to Banana Foster French Toast. All were very good. The service was fast friendly. Prices were fair... More 

Thank johnnyb2
London, Ontario
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Arrived early Sunday afternoon and as it was hot and humid, sat inside versus the outside patio. Served immediately by a grey-haired gal who was incredibly efficient and friendly throughout our visit. Lunch menu is quite limited. Wine list is pricey as I personally feel it's a bit of a rip-off to be served a Mike Weir wine at top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
American, Bar, Canadian, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Seaway Rd | 97 Seaway Road, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 8E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia
  • Phone Number: +1 519-332-3081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?