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Dockside Restaurant

1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
+1 910-256-2752
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (34 reviews)
“fresh catch” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is located on the waterway with a view of the sound and Intracoastal. A small group of us went there. A friend had the shrimp tacos and she raves about how well crafted they were. Besides the fresh catches there were many options to...More

Thank Debbe A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for lunch with a friend. Sat outside in the covered area. Nice view of the waterway. Wait staff very friendly. Lunch Menu was a little small for my liking. I got the 1/2lb steamed shrimp and my friend got the shrimp burger. We...More

Thank StefRN84
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to see the marina and sat on the deck and had a few drinks. Great beer selection and drink specials. Food was great, seafood was fresh and well prepared. Compliments to the grill chef

Thank John O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the fried oysters and was impressed. Our waitress was good but it took a while to get our bill. I think it was due to a group of rowdy patrons at another table, not our waitress' fault. Next time I'm in the area I...More

Thank Tyler G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great drinks outside watching all the boats. Happily made an off menu item for me. Great place for family and friends to pull up a boat and have a meal.

Thank trekkinaround44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because they have hush puppies and most of us wanted hush puppies. The waitress was nice but seemed very tired and frazzled as did the girls behind the bar. They did seat us rather quickly, about 15 minutes for a large party...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp taco was inedible because shrimp was raw. All they said was they were sorry. The tuna taco was ok but bland. Crab cake sandwich was good but potato salad had no taste. My grilled cheese green fried tomato sandwich was outstanding but without Texas...More

1  Thank keysbreeze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at the Dockside several times over the past several years, when we come to the beach for vacation. The first 2-3 times we really loved it. Last time 2 years ago—not so much. Today—definitely not. My husband ordered the Mahi sandwich—the fish...More

Thank ak13197
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dockside is a fun little place for some average food, average service, with an excellent location. Situated on the water (ICW) which allows you to watch all of the boat traffic. Food was nothing special, a little overpriced, and if you want to be...More

1  Thank Gary2425
Reviewed 10 July 2018

People might tell ya that it's under new management, blah blah, blah... it's a staple of the beach, the food is good, the people-watching is great and the scenery is perfect. Don't over-think it. Don't go to Outback for the millionth time. Head here.

Thank Jeff D
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15 June 2016|
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Response from Nicole A | Reviewed this property |
Definitely to be safe; it's always a busy spot for lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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