Dockside Waterfront Grill


Casual Waterfront Dining
& Authentic Florida Charm

Trip Advisor Award of Excellence



509 North Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34285
At Marker 4 by boat
Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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For a couple of local boys, the allure of ‘Old Florida’ never loses its charm. And so it is for the Gecko’s Hospitality Group as Mike Quillen and Mike Gowan welcome the Dockside Waterfront Grill to their family of restaurants.
Since 1950 when Venice pioneers Capt. Ben and Isa Mae Dunn broke ground on Fisherman’s Wharf Marina, the waterfront gem has endured as a local favorite in Venice. A destination with plenty of history, the waterfront restaurant also offers boat dockage, ample parking and exquisite views of Roberts and Dona Bays.food2
Dockside Waterfront Grill’s open air dining under the tiki huts will soon be refreshed by Dockside’s authentic Florida seafood menu, some ‘family favorites’ from its siblings, a full plate of fresh, delicious fare and the top shelf hospitality that the Gecko’s Hospitality Group is known for. “Our Venice, Nokomis and Englewood friends have been encouraging us to make a home in the community, so when this opportunity arose we were delighted to be able to accept their welcome,” said Quillen.
Dockside Happy Days – The Ultimate Happy ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!
With pleasing values on House Wines, Single Liquor Well Drinks, House Margaritas, and Domestic Drafts All Day, Every Day!
Enjoy Dockside Premium Happy Hours
EVERY DAY from 4-7 pm & 10 pm-close
With Dollar & Double Dollar Discounts on your Favorite Premium Labels & Save a Buck on a selection of other Fine Spirits.

Yelp – Highest Ranked Seafood Restaurant in Venice, Florida 2018-2019
Venice Foodies – Top 10 Seafood 2018
Venice Gondolier – Venice Best Tiki 2018


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Latest News

Dockside is Yelp #1 in Venice!
Dockside Waterfront Grill at Marker 4 Opens
Dockside Waterfront Grill at Marker 4 set to reopen
Gecko’s Hospitality Group’s Southernmost Point is Venice


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