Location & Hours

Our Location
509 North Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34285

By Boat
Marker 4
27N., – 82E.



Get on the Waitlist
Next time you visit us at Dockside Waterfront Grill, get in line before you arrive & check your Yelp Waitlist app for up to date wait times!

As of February 1st, 2022, in order to be seated, at least 75% of your party must have arrived at the restaurant. 

To-go Orders
To-go orders are only accepted and fulfilled between the hours of 11am – 4:30pm daily.  To-go orders are unavailable after 5pm.   


Daily 11am – 9pm

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day



Happy Hour

3pm – 6pm Daily

Enjoy Dollar & Double Dollar Discounts on your Favorite Premium Labels and Save a Buck on a Selection of Other Fine Spirits.

Doggie Dining Friendly
We are licensed for doggie dining by the Sarasota County Health Department. Dogs are allowed on our patio on leashes and under the conditions set forth by the Health Department and City of Venice.

Employment Opportunities
Are you interested in becoming part of the Dockside Waterfront Grill team?

Please fill out the application at the following link:
Online Employment Application

Our Story

For a couple of local boys, the allure of Old Florida never loses its hold. So it’s not surprising that Gecko’s Hospitality Group owners Mike Gowan and Mike Quillen acquired a restaurant known by locals since the 1950s, when Captain Ben and Isa Mae Dunn created what was originally known as Fisherman’s Wharf Marina–at Marker 4, for those who prefer to travel by boat.

Keeping all the old charm, Mike and Mike added the large tiki to increase outdoor dining space, enhanced the menu and brought the top-shelf hospitality for which the Gecko’s Hospitality Group is known. Dockside Waterfront Grill, still at Marker 4, remains rich in history, big fish stories and some of the freshest seafood and best views anywhere.