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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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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While it does have the very best location of any lake bar ever, the menu and food isn't anything out of the ordinary. Mind you, that's not a bad thing - but it is what it is: a typical bar and grill.

Thank ZippyZZZ
Munger, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drinks and food was the idea ! Stopped by for both ,did not plan on having to deal with poor service and rude wait staff. The view is spectacular !

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

Ronnietyll, We are very sorry to hear about the poor service and rude staff you had. I would like to make things right with you and offer you a $25 gift certificate for you to come back and try our restaurant again. Also, if you're willing can you tell me the day and time you were so as I can... More 

United States
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dockside is a Summer must in Michigan! You can get there by car or boat! Sitting out in the sun with a great drink and good food is the life and Dockside serves that dream!!!

Thank Kaitlin J
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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154 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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

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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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?