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Alternate Grounds Dockside

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American, Bar, Canadian, Cajun & Creole
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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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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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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122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived just after they stop serving (think it was only 8pm as it seemed surprising to us, but it could have been 9). After a little pleading from us they kindly agreed to let us stay. We were glad they did - we had driven a lot that day and were very hungry. We had the fish and chips... More 

Thank citybluemoon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I should have listened tp the reviews i read. I was in town on business and decided to have a beer on the water. I should have gone eleswhere for food. I order a burger and fries. A fairly safe meal that you would think they couldn't screw up. The burger was completely charred on the outside and dry as... More 

Thank steve p
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Met with some family and in laws at Dockside. Beautiful breeze off the lake on a very hot day. Was very refreshing. Sat a a very large table with great views. All 8 of us enjoyed our breakfast choices. Everything from Eggs Benedict to Banana Foster French Toast. All were very good. The service was fast friendly. Prices were fair... More 

Thank johnnyb2
London, Ontario
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Arrived early Sunday afternoon and as it was hot and humid, sat inside versus the outside patio. Served immediately by a grey-haired gal who was incredibly efficient and friendly throughout our visit. Lunch menu is quite limited. Wine list is pricey as I personally feel it's a bit of a rip-off to be served a Mike Weir wine at top... More 

Thank Watergal75
Sarnia, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had a delicious meal at dockside tonight. The music was great as well as the meal. We will be back again. The bartender Mitch was especially helpful.

Thank N0rma07
Beamsville, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I rely on tropadvisors recommendations heavily when I am on holiday and I simply cannot believe I was in the same restaurant who had such good reviews. The food was simply dreadful. Salad was heavy with sauce. The main course was so greasy it was almost inedible. I told my server how unhappy I was and she just said 'I... More 

Thank suzanne1966
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Had a lovely family meal at this restaurant. Sat on the deck overlooking the wonderful boats. Shared the fish and chips with my 5 year old son and partner had the lobster mac and cheese. Both superb. The staff were super sweet and helpful. Would like to go back again before we leave sarnia.

Thank Stephanie J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Canadian, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, 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?