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Alternate Grounds Dockside

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, Cajun & Creole, Bar
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97 Seaway Rd | 97 Seaway Road, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 8E6, Canada
+1 519-332-3081
08:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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171 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise this was! I honestly didn't think I would enjoy it at all since they're known for their seafood and I don't like seafood! Turns out I was wrong their food is pretty amazing and absolutely worth trying! I had a veggie quesadilla and the chips and was more than stuffed and had a whole other meal... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both had the mac with cheese and lobster. It came to our table pipping hot. Very tasty with chunks of real lobster. The servers are all friendly and happy to get anything you might need. The only reason I didn't give them a 5 star was the tables are very close and we could hear what all others were... More 

Thank 868galeh
Sterling Heights, Mi
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service. Loved looking out over the water. Parking was easy. Bacon and eggs were cooked exactly as ordered.

Thank PaulSterlingHeights
London, Ontario
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a Sunday morning breakfast at Dockside to enjoy the view of the water, boats and ducks. Have enjoyed good food here any time we've stopped for a bite to eat and breakfast is generally no exception. We both ordered the basic eggs, toast and sausage and when I was asked the type of bread I wanted, was surprised... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 6 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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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 10 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 34 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
American, Canadian, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
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?