We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dockside Restaurant

1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
+1 910-256-2752
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“blue crab” (9 reviews)
“corn chowder” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (439)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 439 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Just came back from another great weekend in Wrightsville beach and we always have a few drinks on the deck of the Dockside. I love watching all the boats go by on the ICW. They have been putting in a new dock, so sit on...More

Thank Phil J
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just held our wedding rehearsal dinner at Dockside last Saturday and if there were more than 5 stars possible, I would give it more! Kris was our point of contact for our event and from our first email with him to request information, he...More

Thank jeffpaige5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is typically a must go to anytime we are down. Love the view, food is good and we always have a great time.

Thank amandagreen312
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I and our daughter, son-in-law, and grandaughter all decided to eat recently at the Dockside Restaurant for lunch on a beautiful, sunny, Spring day. The restaurant was busy for lunch as usual but we were seated pretty quickly and had a great...More

Thank pparrothead
Reviewed April 16, 2018

The food was good and the portions plentiful, the service was attentive and the view from upstairs was peaceful and relaxing. It was our first time dining at Dockside but it won't be our last.

Thank beachlovr123
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is nice because of its great view but the food was just ok and the wait for our food was too long. My husband and I sat at our table waiting for our entrees for well over twenty minutes. Luckily I had ordered...More

1  Thank Dozersmom01
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped to eat lunch after checking out the area. Enjoyed being able to watch the boats as well as bridge traffic. Crab dip great. Enjoyed shrimp tacos. Grandson loved his hamburger and the best he had all week. Recommend the stop but suggest go early...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed April 1, 2018

We ate here the last tie we were in Wrightsville Beach, and liked it so much that we came back again this year. I am on a pureed diet, and this was one of the few restaurants that could make food that I could eat....More

Thank Katherine L
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice place on water. Opens early for Lunch Order of Fish of Day sandwich AHI tuna was raw and red in middle!! I ask waitress for well done cooked thru and thru I guess chef thought he knew best. I should have sent it back...More

Thank wimpey1456
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Our service could not have been better. Our waitress, Sheyenne, had a trainee with her and both were wonderful. The absolute right amount of attention. The drinks were always refilled without feeling smothered. We had the Tsunami Shrimp appetizer with bleu cheese dressing. The shrimp...More

Thank GolferNC62
Nearby HotelsSee all 45 hotels in Wilmington
Waterway Lodge
63 reviews
.37 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
874 reviews
.92 km away
Harbor Inn
39 reviews
1.69 km away
Blockade Runner Beach Resort
2,421 reviews
2.10 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Bridge Tender Restaurant
487 reviews
.31 km away
Mike & Katy's Causeway Cafe
336 reviews
.33 km away
Mellow Mushroom
180 reviews
.65 km away
Poe's Tavern
197 reviews
.58 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History
53 reviews
.93 km away
Motts Channel Seafood
14 reviews
.33 km away
10 reviews
.45 km away
Stanback Coastal Education Center
6 reviews
.91 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
June 14, 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Nicole A | Reviewed this property |
Definitely to be safe; it's always a busy spot for lunch.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing