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Dockside Willie’s Bar & Grill

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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Canadian, Bar
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Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

What an incredibly disappointing experience. I typically review places that are exceptionally outstanding or incredibly terrible. Dockside Willies falls into the incredibly terrible side. Food was so so, although the chicken breast in the chicken Brady sandwich was so tiny and the mushroom caps were...blah. But what really stood out was the complete lack of customer service and care.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 11, 2021

Takeout on a cool rainy weekday aft .. . 2 types of wings my teen boys ordered . They said they were delish ! The fries were soggy from sitting , but that wasn’t a big deal . My potato soup was very thick &...tasty My Cobb salad was huge! Loaded with meat and bacon, fresh veggies . Yummy dressing . I was impressed . Their homemade garlic dill dip (or dressing ) was super tasty too . The lady that took our order, was polite and efficient… which is rare lately. She put condiments in our order without me even having to ask , and got the order correct (also rare) Will return each year on our annual vacay .More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021

My partner was really looking forward to trying the wings. We don't get up to Wiarton often in the warmer months due to the traffic (we live 45 min away). They were typical store-bought wings, oven baked, and smothered in sauce. No crispiness. I don't...know what other reviewers had, or what other wings they've tried, but we were hugely disappointed. The onion rings were thin and mostly batter (again, typical frozen things). I loved the smoked duck club.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed March 31, 2021

Just had the chicken wings and Ceasar salad and it was awesome! Perfect crisp and juicy wings and great salad Staff was amazing. Thank you very much for a great dinner

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

Bacon cheese burger & chicken kaiser was so juicy and flavourful. Onion rings with that dill sauce was delicious. Amazing local restaurant I would definitively have this again in a heartbeat!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2020

stopped for a quick lunch by the water, and to visit Willie! food was good, nice area to sit and have a quick lunch

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 18, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Hubby had the smoked duck breast club with onion rings. Came with full dip. He said it was very good. I had the Willie hamburger. 8oz. Lots of meat! It had mushrooms and bacon and dijon mustard. But needed some mayo...on bottom dry bun and one piece of lettuce and one slice of tomato to be great. I also asked for hot peppers but chef did not pout them on and I had waitress take the 75 cents charge off my bill. I had cream of ted pepper bacon soup. It was very good. Waitresses very friendly and helpful.great patio too.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 30, 2019

We waited around the entry way for about 5 minutes while several employees walked past us without greeting or anything, not even sure if we should wait inside or outside as there is not really any space to wait... In the end a "regular" costumer...waiting behind us went to see a waitress and informed her we had all been waiting for quite some time... It was just a very weird way to start or dinning experience. Anyway, we were seated outside on the nice patio area and had a good meal. Service was good, food was ok.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 10, 2019

We had ordered take out from the restaurant previously but the last time we tried to order we were told that they were to busy to do take out orders. They shouldn't have a take out menu if that's the case.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

Camping in area & stopped in during a trip to Wiarton. Wish they’d open earlier than 9. Waited outside in rain until they opened at 9:01am. But good breakfast, decent portions. A few flies but employee was after them with seater.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Response from notetowayne | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we ate in.
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Response from SkotBeau | Reviewed this property |
Tania you should contact Tanja at the Restaurant on Wednesday as I know she is working
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dockside Willie’s Bar & Grill

Yes, Dockside Willie’s Bar & Grill offers takeaway services.

Dockside Willie’s Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4