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Dockside Restaurant

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1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
+1 910-256-2752
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here for dinner. We had to wait over 40 minutes for a table. They view is great and it seems to be very popular. I gad the shrimp scampi and was very disappointed. It was more like a shrimp stroganoff and lacking the elements of a good scampi. My husband had the fish tacos and they were good... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As a fairly new local we are always trying new casual places to catch a meal, drinks with great atmosphere, good food and friendly service. We found that on a recent visit to the Dockside. Even on a cloudy day sitting on the "rail " of the deck was beautiful. Our meals were tasty and reasonable priced. Our server was... More 

Thank bartender5831
Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dockside is the place where locals meet up for Friday happy hour and Sunday afternoons - great large deck area where you can watch the boats go by. Frequently have small live bands. Food is good - limited menu on the marina side vs the sit-down restaurant which is also primarily outdoor seating on the water.

Thank uncchris2016
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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273 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has a wonderful view and if you just want to drink then this is the place. But the food quality has changed. It is not as good as in the past. The sanitation rating today was 96%. We had a chef salad which was very poor quality and tasting! Service was great as was the DOX burger. They... More 

Thank gtadennis
Wilmington, North Carolina
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dockside is on the marina, with nice views, nice atmosphere, and good food. It's casual, and a great spot for lunch or dinner. There is a decent amount of outdoor, and slightly covered seating options, and it's a great spot to kick back and relax for a while. It is a popular spot for just getting drinks also, with an... More 

Thank Claira K
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was pretty good but not great for the price. Nice setting overlooking the intra coastal waterway. Service was very good. Would probably try it again just for the location but maybe for lunch instead of dinner.

Thank ken h
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had beer and hot wings with a small group af fishing buddies. The selection of beer satisfied my beer drinking friends and the hot wings were good and spicy. Had another meal at this place, but I can't remenber what I ordered, so it have been good. I almost never forget bad food.

Thank Wally V
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fried scallops were yuck but our mistake for ordering. Mahi mahi special was very dry. Steamed vegetables were swimming in butter/oil. Asked for crispy fries and they came only slightly done. Server said she would bring another order but they were the same. No follow up until we asked for our ticket. And they weren't even busy! Would not go... More 

Thank jnom5428
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone is familiar with "dockside tshirts" well I will say it was packed so we had to sit upstairs in a closed patio which wasn't ideal and I'm assuming bec we were upstairs and away from our servers other tables service was slow, my boyfriend didn't even get the opportunity to order a 2nd beer before we decided it's just... More 

Thank ambernicole91
Hayesville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I have to rave about the platter. It's $25 and includes oysters, shrimp, scallops, crab cake and two sides. I got mine fried. It was perfect. I was impressed especially with the large scallops and crab cake. No filler in the crab cake. Everything was delicious and I left full.

Thank Kevin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-2752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?