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Our Story

Family-owned and operated since 1979, our team at Dockside is dedicated to providing great food, drink, sports, and fun in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

The Dockside Restaurants Company is headquartered in Malden, Massachusetts, and presently operates two locations in the Greater Boston area. The first concept created by Dockside founder Jack Urbaczewski was established in 1979. Over the past thirty years, numerous other concepts have developed and a variety of locations were opened. Some of these include: City Hall Pub, Jimmy’s Cafe, Mallside Restaurant, International Pub, Rockefellers Nightclub, TJ’s Roadhouse, Dockside Newport, and Dockside Nahant.

The original Dockside Sports Restaurant & Bar was established in 1981 at 183 State Street in Boston. Located in Faneuil Hall, the Dockside was the place to catch all sports action, especially the Celtics’ original Big Three throughout the ’80s. Here the concept of providing generous portions of great American food at an affordable price was developed.

The atmosphere in our restaurants is warm and inviting with a casual sports enthusiast feel. Each location is unique but all provide a great place for taking the family out to dinner, catching a game, or meeting up with friends for appetizers and drinks. All Dockside locations offer free high-speed wireless Internet access, making us the perfect choice for your next lunch meeting or fantasy league draft. Big-screen, high-definition televisions are found throughout the restaurants and provide a great view of any game. In addition to watching your favorite professional and college sports, you can also play a game in one of our game rooms or enjoy some fun with bar-top trivia.

Our menu has something for everyone including: seafood, steak, chicken, vegetarian fare, burgers, pizza and so much more. We also offer dishes on the lighter side including great salads, light entrees, and low-calorie wraps. We have worked hard to develop offerings that feature a unique mix of classic dishes and seasonal specialties to please even the most discerning palate.

Our focus on keeping it local extends beyond our team and into our communities. We are strong supporters of our neighbors in Malden, Melrose, Wakefield, and the surrounding communities. The Dockside Restaurants were awarded the Good Neighbor Award from the National Restaurant Association in 2003. We presently host fundraisers throughout the year with our fundraising program and also sponsor many school programs, team sports, and non-profit initiatives.