New Waterfront Restaurant Dockside 1953 To Open In San Diego's Mission Beach

September 1, 2021

An expansive new bayfront restaurant called Dockside 1953 will soon bring coastal cuisine and comfort food to San Diego's Mission Beach neighborhood.

Taking over a former event space at Bahia Resort in Mission Beach, Dockside 1953 will offer expansive views of Mission Bay and a coastal-inspired menu featuring fresh seafood and comfort food dishes. The restaurant will have a 2,100 square-foot interior dining room with a 3,100 square-foot outdoor patio overlooking the docks where the Bahia Belle and William D. Evans sternwheelers are moored. 

The menu at Dockside 1953 is being designed by Bahia Executive Chef Chris Bates in collaboration with the Executive Chefs of sister properties - Jeff Jackson from The Lodge at Torrey Pines and Steven Riemer from Catamaran Resort & Spa. Expect familiar comfort foods, mid-century classics, coastal seafood dishes, regional favorites, and best-sellers from the other properties operated by parent company Evans Hotels. 

Dockside 1953 is expected to open in early 2022 at 998 W Mission Bay Drive within the Bahia Resort in Mission Beach. For more information, visit