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Dockside Cd'A, Home of the Famous Gooey

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Dockside CdA Gooeys in Coeur d'Alene Resort

Dockside CDA - Perhaps the most well known local restaurant, Dockside is known for delivering picturesque views of Lake Coeur d'Alene, and delicious food to boot.

While there are tons of great eating options in the CDA area, it's hard to compete with Dockside for the ambiance alone.

This upscale restaurant has been a tourist destination and local hotspot for decades and likely will remain so as long as The Coeur d'Alene Resort remains a draw for tourism for the city of Coeur d'Alene.

This upscale restaurant has been a tourist destination and local hotspot for decades and likely will remain so as long as The Coeur d'Alene Resort remains a draw for tourism for the city of Coeur d'Alene.

Hidden in The Famous Coeur d'Alene Resort

Dockside is pretty hard to miss, considering its location just inside the Coeur d'Alene Resort.

This massive tower is situated right on the edge of the lake in downtown CDA and is impossible not to see.

From the front doors of the resort, it's just a short walk down the entrance and directly on the right.

Stunning Views of Lake Coeur d'Alene from Large & Comfy Seating at Dockside Restaurant

Being that this gorgeous restaurant sits overlooking the entirety of Coeur d'Alene Lake, it's hands down one of the most charming dining experiences in CDA.

There is no shortage of natural light and views with the countless floor to ceiling windows, and no seat is a seat lacking views.

Though you might be troubled to find seating here during holidays and major city events, there is almost always room at any other time of the year.

Reservations can help ease that seating stress but are by no means mandatory here.

Satisfy The Family's Cravings at Dockside CDA with Traditional Options

No matter what you're craving, Dockside Restaurant can meet those cravings and then some.

From their famous baked artichoke dip to everyone's favourite, halibut fish and chips, the menu is chalked full of delicious appetizers, steaks, seafood and more.

And as you might expect from such a restaurant, Dockside CdA has a special breakfast menu available in the early hours of the day.

Many of these delicious food choices are also available gluten-free or with substitutions for those with diet restrictions. 

Dockside Gooey: A Coeur d'Alene Favorite & Tradition

If good food isn't enough, or if you're just in need of the sweetest treat in the Pacific Northwest, look no further then the treat known across town as the Dockside Gooey.

Since 1986, Dockside Restaurant has been serving a dessert that has come to be ingrained in the vocabulary of locals across CDA; the Dockside Gooey.

Available in a variety of fun variations, this jumbo-sized bowl of ice cream and goodies is the town favourite for that sought after a sugar rush.

If you want quantity without sacrificing quality, there is simply no better choice than a Dockside Gooey.

Dockside Cd'A, Home of the Famous Gooey 1

A LIVECDA.ID Locals Tip for Dockside Desserts!

The Dockside Restaurant in Coeur d'Alene doesn't discourage you from visiting for their dessert menu - they understand it's popularity! So don't feel bad if you don't want to eat dinner too.

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Dockside Gooey Menu:

The Coeur d'Alene Resort offers a virtual PDF of their Gooey menu. You may find this menu at the following link.

And for your late-night desires or mid-day delight ( we don't judge! ), Dockside boasts an impressively large alcohol menu with mixed drinks galore.

Though some of these sweet nectars come at a bit of a premium at Dockside Restaurant, the taste will surely convince you just how much they're worth.

If mixed drinks aren't your style, Dockside CdA has multiple wine options available and a rotating selection of beers and ciders.

Be sure to ask about any seasonal or special drinks too!

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