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6340 Old Torch Lake Dr, Bellaire, MI, Bellaire, MI 49615-9240
+1 231-377-7777
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (13 reviews)
“burger” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6340 Old Torch Lake Dr, Bellaire, MI, Bellaire, MI 49615-9240
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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...More

Thank Kevin C
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
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...More

Thank hungryhippo2520
Chris B, General Manager at Dockside, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Keith S
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
Reviewed 30 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
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
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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank eveysue2016
Reviewed 24 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
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4 August 2016|
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Response from Nataly D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have any. We were there 4th of July and didn't see anything. You just enjoy beautiful vew of the lake and watch boats come and go by. It is very good food and wonderful atmosphere over there. You will like... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
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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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