Okay Sarnia Lambton, here it is, the announcement about what we are doing for the fall!

As you all know, this year has presented many challenges. We had to delay our spring opening, which is why we thought to extend into October. As this is all new for us, we took this opportunity to change things up a bit. We hope you will enjoy what we’ve come up with and continue to give us the wonderful support you’ve shown through the years and most especially this year!


This week (Sept 16-20) will be the LAST week to get in for your fix of Your Dockside Favourites. We will be running our existing menu during this week, in the hopes of blowing it out. We are open Wednesday and Thursday 11-730, Friday and Saturday 9-8 and Sunday 9-3, Closed Monday and Tuesday. Please understand that we are trying to run out of inventory and that your favourite might be sold out. Please call ahead if you have your heart set on something in particular!

Starting Thursday September 24- We will change over to a Small Ala Carte Soups and Specials Lunch menu served Thursday to Saturday from 11-2. And 10-3 Sundays with some added brunch options. Dinners will be SPECIAL weekly themed CHEF TASTING MENUS served Thursday- Saturday with reserved seating.

These dinners will be a special and very unique thing!

Chef Andrew has come up with some incredible menus. As we will have very limited seating, we will be moving to a Reservation Only format for these themed Dinner menus with special seating times. We will be asking for a credit card to hold your reservation, with a 48-hour cancelation window. This will allow us to properly order and prepare exactly what is needed. We hope and optimistically expect that these will be popular and potentially sell out.

The Themes?

September 24-26 - ITALIAN


October 8-10 – FALL HARVEST

October 15-17 – TASTE OF ASIA


You can make reservations by calling the restaurant directly at 519-332-0707.

You can check our website and our facebook page for the detailed menus.

Finally, this is a lot of information and it is a new way for us to continue to operate Dockside. Can you please help us spread the word? We expect that there may be some challenges and potential frustrations. We thank you for your support, patience and understanding as we continue to evolve.

Italian 6 Course Menu with Cocktail and Wine Pairing Sept 24-26

$90/person or $75 with out alcohol pairings. Minimum party of 2 people, Maximum of 8 people. Reservations can be made by calling 519-332-0707. Very Limited space. A credit card is required to book and any cancelation must be made by the Wednesday of the week of your dinner. Book early!

Welcome Amuse-bouche and Cocktail

Bottle of Italian Red or White Wine to share per couple

Fried Arancini Ball stuffed with Cheese and Prosciutto, finished with a Spinach Mornay Sauce

House made Focaccia Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto and Basil

Frutti di Mare Pasta - Mussels, Clams, Shrimp and Calamari in a Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce over Spagettini

Risotto with Crispy Prosciutto, Parmesan Tuille and Basil

Braised Beef Ragu on House made Fresh Pasta with Basil Chips and Shaved Parmesan with fresh Focaccia Bread

Tiramisu served with Port, choice of Digestif or Specialty Coffee

What We Offer, That Other's Don't

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Welcome to Alternate Grounds Dockside

Alternate Grounds Dockside affords you the best view in the entire city along with the most original breakfast options you will see this side of the border! We have the BEST and ONLY Water-TOP patio this side of the St. Clair River! We are open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner! Oh, and we're licensed to serve - alcohol! We proudly carry Local Craft Beers and Great Wines.


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Sit on the patio and look out on the Sarnia Bay Marina and the beautiful boats. Order anything on the menu and be assured it will be top quality. Good prices, but really interesting foods, not found anywhere. Huge Burger, great salads... and the Chocolate Martini!

How to Find & Contact Us


Mon, Tues, Wed: CLOSED

, Thurs: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Fri: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sat: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sun: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


97 Seaway Rd, Sarnia, ON N7T 8E6, Canada

Business Phone:

519 332 0707

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