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Dockside Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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700 Jordan Point Rd, Hopewell, VA 23860-8249
+1 804-541-2600
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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612 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located just over a tall James River bridge South of scenic Route 5 in Hopewell, this was a fun find. Even though we visited on a cold blustery day, the warm wood dining room with sweeping river views made us feel at home. Only one other couple was there and perhaps one guy at the bar. I ordered flounder and... More 

Thank Robert B
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great food, great service, wonderful staff all around. The view of the James River at sunset was amazing, the food was as good as the view.

Thank Dick S
South Amboy, New Jersey
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239 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We spend a short visit in Hopewell to get some needed rest before venturing to South Carolina. After settling in at The Best Western and starting to get hungry. After reviewing the list of restaurants in the area given to us by the hotel. Decisions finally made to head over to Dockside. The place was about 10 mins away, but... More 

Thank Dianna M
Newport News, VA
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204 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I had never been to Hopewell so we decided to make a trip there and try the Dockside Restaurant. I had the hamburger and he had the chicken salad sandwich. The food was average but the view was spectacular. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We would probably eat here again if in the area just... More 

Thank KRB21
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

First let me say this is one of the few restaurants in the area...really has a monopoly on dinner . The view of the James River is interesting and in some directions beautiful, (not including the factories on the Hopewell waterfront). The waitress and hostess were very welcoming and the service was good. Some of our entrees were good some... More 

Thank aocdoc
Williamsburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband ordered the chicken Parmesan which consisted of fried and battered chicken fingers (I guess the same chicken fingers used for the other chicken finger menu items) coated in melted cheddar cheese and cheap Ragu tomato sauce (no mozzarella and Parmesan cheese that is expected and typical of this dish). When I ordered the fried oyster dinner and the... More 

1 Thank eskiebibble
New York State
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Menu sounded great but food was mediocre. We had house salads, poorest excuse for salads, better at fast food place. Homemade blue cheese dressing was good. Crab Cakes pretty small and uninteresting. Served with commercial tarter sauce, Presentation underwhelming. Side of french fries served in sauce dish, serving size small. Margarita good, commercial snickers pie very good,

Thank bjest
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant had decent seafood however very limited selection outside of that. When inquiring about other options like a burger was told we would need to move to the bar to order from that menu. There was only two other people in restaurant so thought this was a ridiculous request. So not sure if this was just a bad night but... More 

Thank John F
Asheboro, North Carolina
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here after a day of sight seeing, because it was close by. The food was good, but the oyster plate had 5 oysters on it. Yes, 5 very small oysters. That was fine for me, but not so much for my husband. The plate also had 1 hush puppy. The service and view we're good. The price wasn't... More 

Thank Sandra D
Newark, Delaware
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in a lovely spot on the river. My husband and I had dinner and he enjoyed his very much - a lightly battered fried shrimp. I had crab imperial stuffed shrimp which was just OK, otherwise I would have given a "4" rating. Our salad and other sides were very nice. The service was excellent and very... More 

Thank Ellen015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Jordan Point Rd, Hopewell, VA 23860-8249
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hopewell
  • Phone Number: +1 804-541-2600

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?