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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The have excellent outside seating over looking beautiful Torch Lake. There barritos are enough for two. A good place to take friends and kids.

Thank Jim W
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My experience at Dockside has always been in the summer and by boat. There has always been a lot of activity, but never too long of a wait. I would come for the people/boat watching and "lake atmosphere", but not the food. Don't expect more than the usual (fried) bar food. That being said, I will be back.

Thank Steve B
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great burgers! Great sweet potato fries! Fun atmosphere with many tvs to watch your favorite sport. We walked along dock outside after placing order. Torch lake is so beautiful. Oh and there's outdoor seating available here too

Thank karenNfamily
Detroit, Michigan
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner and the food was great. We were a group of four and the food came out in a reasonable time. The chicken tenders, sweet potato fries, regular burger and onion rings were fantastic. Service was good. Lots of TVs for watching football this time of year. There's a few bar games too. They lose a star... More 

Thank Gogi365
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went to the Dockside on a Wedensday in September as part of a conference. They had many choices of beer, my favorite being Shorts Beilliare Brown. We ate out on the covered patio, very nice. The wait staff was quick and efficient. The food was good and of course the view of Torch Lake is fabulous. I would recommend... More 

Thank afiggy
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This turned out to be a very nice find. The inside is basically a sports bar. However they have a very nice deck area for eating with a great view of the beautiful Torch Lake! We ordered a bbq pulled pork sandwich with Chipotle bbq sauce on it and a California Club. The pulled pork sandwich was excellent. Lots of... More 

Thank Chris H
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped for lunch for 4 on a perfect Monday afternoon. We were seated immediately on the patio and the restaurant was pretty full. Our drinks were delivered quickly but it was a bit of a wait (maybe 20 minutes) for our food order. The food was tasty and portions were generous. Prices were pretty reasonable for Torch Lake. A great... More 

Thank Kevin C
Goshen, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Dockside is a must stop every time we visit Bellaire. Love to sit with the view of boats coming on and off Torch Lake while eating a fish taco or salad and sipping on our favorite beverage.

Thank EllenS4
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Drinks were cheap, the view was awesome.... We didn't have the food. That's about the end of the positives for this place. Service was so slow & then also literally ran us and a couple other groups out of the restaurant with their comments about wanting to leave and stares. Don't say you'll stay open till a certain time, then... More 

Thank hungryhippo2520
Chris B, General Manager at Dockside, responded to this review

Kristin, I am very sorry to hear about your poor experience here at the Dockside. I would like to send you a gift certificate so you can come and have some drinks on us for the inconvenience you had when you were here. To better the restaurant and to make sure these kind of things don't happen in the future,... More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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89 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

As far as settings go, it does not get any better. With views of the beautiful Torch Lake, the food, although good, seemed secondary. We had the bean appetizer. The portion was large and it tasted good. The waitress was friendly and courteous. I will return.

Thank Keith S

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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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?