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American, Bar, Pub
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6340 Old Torch Lake Dr, Bellaire, MI, Bellaire, MI 49615-9240
+1 231-377-7777
11:00 - 23:00
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Milford, Michigan
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Fun stop along Tourch lake. Good food and a good variety for all. Atmosphere was great, watching the boats, jets ski go in and out the of canal, plus people watching. Enjoyed the food and family on a lovely, warm afternoon.

Thank Sheila G
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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154 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Wanted to spend some time at torch lake and found Dockside. Food is good and some good options but the setting on the deck is amazing. Eating at sunset on torch lake. Great experience. Family friendly.

Thank rodjan5
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Local beer (Shorts) and appetizers. Perfect setting looking out on beautiful Torch Lake. Very friendly and efficient serving staff.

Thank thorneloe
Battle Creek, Michigan
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to be that cool! Our friends made it possible as we pulled up for lunch! All eight people loved their lunch. I had a chicken quesadilla that was very tasty. Service fun and atmosphere with outside tables right on the lake perfect!

Thank Kathy s
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nothing fancy here...just great food, great waitstaff, & a fun atmosphere all on the shore of stunning Torch Lake. Our favorite lunch place in the area. Awesome MI craft beer, including a special brew just for Dockside by nearby Short's Brewery. The fish tacos are wonderful with housemade slaw & a garlic aioli. The crinkle cut fries are the best... More 

Thank eveysue2016
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very trusted stand by place. Large outside area on river at edge of Torch Lake. Has entertainment. Consistent bar menu. Not overpriced. Boat docking. Can't go wrong here.

Thank Spartydano
Oldsmar, Florida
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1,051 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The very best part of Dockside is its location on Torch Lake. Be prepared to wait fir outside dining. Walking down the peninsula to the lake is a good way to pass the time while waiting. We both had the fish tacos of perch with tangy Asian slaw. When I requested a side salad instead of French fries the waitress... More 

Thank mixaconsulting
Herndon, VA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Sat outside for lunch watching boaters come from Clam Lake to Torch Lake or vice versa. Great view and great location for a restaurant. Our waitress was really pleasant and very efficient. I had a large salad with chicken and sweet dried cherries, my husband had a burger. He was most impressed with his bar drink - said it was... More 

Thank danaannran
Naperville, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Always a fun place to grab a drink and a quick bite to eat. Very casual laid back beach wear and flip flop place. Food is good. Service fast and friendly.

Thank sharonika25
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Whenever we're in town we love to stop in at Dockside whether it's via boat or car. The atmosphere is so laid back and we don't even mind sitting inside when there's no outside seating. It just feels like you're on vacation. The food is good and consistent. This last visit we ordered chicken quesadillas, chicken strips and clam strips...they... More 

Thank AMP1975

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6340 Old Torch Lake Dr, Bellaire, MI, Bellaire, MI 49615-9240
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Bellaire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-377-7777

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