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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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Hayesville, North Carolina
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Stamford, Connecticut
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266 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many restaurants along the intracoastal and we enjoy eating outdoors, so it's no surprise we tried out the Dockside for a recent lunch. We all tried the fresh catch of the say but in different ways. Grilled tuna with fries was excellent. Blackened tuna tacos were good, but not enough fish. The cole slaw was so-so. Grilled... More 

Thank Nan F
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is accommodating to larger parties & children. You can arrive on boat or park across the street. We enjoyed our Tuesday dinner with no wait about 6PM for a 4 top table. I ordered tacos with fresh catch swordfish but was brought shrimp tacos which I didn't make a fuss about bc I also like Shrimp. The service... More 

Thank Joy S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to be at 5pm any day of the week. Right on the water, beautiful views, wilmington locals, it's all great. Their service was a bit slow and overwhelmed, and the food was just ok - nothing stood out. But , the food didn't need to be good - location ,location, location. They have it!

Thank CJAce11
Wilmington, North Carolina
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four for lunch on the outside deck. The weather was perfect and so was the service. We had to wait about a half hour for an outside table but that gave us time to enjoy a bloody Mary. Peel & eat shrimp, fried oysters, grilled scallops, an shrimp scampi. All were very good. The shrimp scampi came out cold but... More 

Thank hahahouse
Rockville, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to stop by this bar after seeing it featured in the movie "The Choice". Had already eaten lunch elsewhere, but heard the fish tacos are to die for! My wife and I stopped in for a quick bloody, and wow! The best bloody mary I have ever had with a bit of Deep Eddy lemon vodka. Not sure of... More 

Thank Rod Y
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After stopping at the gardens earlier in the day we were hungry and wanted a close by restaurant. Glad we found this place. Very good for lunch, amazing service and great views of the water. Fish tacos with giant pieces of tuna and the bbq sandwich was good as well. Thanks for a good lunch with a great view.

Thank Michael H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a cup of Brunswick stew and a strawberry-pecan salad. I thought both were just very average. The view was very nice and you can eat inside or outside.

Thank Rosemarie M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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62 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only went for lunch so I can't speak about their dinner menu. I chose the Dockside burger, with fries and an unsweet iced tea. The burger was very good, big enough for lunch, moist and flavorful. I added cheese, lettuce , onions and chili, ketchup and mustard. Fries were lightly seasoned and were good. UnsweetTea was awesome. My concern... More 

Thank FoodDudeDaddy
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I ordered Grouper and I think it was tilapia, I told our server and he insisted that it was Grouper. I was gross, I don't eat tilapia . Whatever happened to the customer is always right? Scenery was nice. Not worth the trip back.

1 Thank Marsha C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$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, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?