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The Docks

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417 Ed Hembree Dr, Scottsboro, AL 35769
(256) 574-3071
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Our first visit while visiting the area was a nice experience. We arrived around 5pm on a Tuesday evening, and had quick friendly service with excellent & timely food. We started out with the Fried Green Tomatoes which were excellent and came with two surprise grilled shrimp. I had the Lobster... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Christine L
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Good service ahead of a very large party of 20. Food ok, blackened catch of the day Tilapia disappointing. Special shrimp n grits also disappointing. Grits dry and lumpy. Fine dining NOT but nice location to visit. I'd give them another try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We don't have many restaurants in our small town of Scottsboro, Alabama, where you can enjoy good food, a good atmosphere, a beautiful view of Lake Guntersville and live music, but we do have the Docks! The Docks is on Goose Pond Colony at the end of Ed Hembree Drive. The food is well prepared, the service is good, most... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant yesterday with our two children. The view was nice, however, the service was awful! We had to ask 3 times for silverware (while our food was getting cold) ..when there are servers just standing around talking....we couldn't get refills on drinks....my child ordered chicken and they sent her fish...and we ordered a ribeye... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've lived at the Gulf, california, and the carribean. The Docks is every bit as great as the best restaurants I've found anywhere. Great food, great atmosphere, unmatched view. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our first visit while visiting the area was a nice experience. We arrived around 5pm on a Tuesday evening, and had quick friendly service with excellent & timely food. We started out with the Fried Green Tomatoes which were excellent and came with two surprise grilled shrimp. I had the Lobster & Filet, which was cooked to the correct temperature... More 

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Highly recommended by the hotel staff so we thought we would give it a try. Well it seems they were very busy and under staffed. We got a table and waited for 15 minutes before the server took our drink orders. Then waited another 10 minutes before they came. Other than that everything went well. We all had catfish and... More 

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Barry, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Coconut fried rice was superb, spinach salad with strawberries, mandarin oranges and pecans with champagne vinaigrette dressing was divine. Reasonably priced with generous portions. Well satisfied. Would eat there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Mark Hall, owner and chef, has created a literal food oasis on the banks of the Tennessee River. His shrimp and grits is the best I have ever eaten. The salads come with homemade dressing. Don't forget to order one of Linda's famous desserts. You will enjoy every bite!

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very good food, live entertainment, beautiful water views, fabulous people who own it. Must try the homemade desserts too!

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Guntersville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere on the water. You can arrive by vehicle or by boat. Everyone there seems to be enjoying themselves and the food has been great each visit.

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Additional Information about The Docks

Address: 417 Ed Hembree Dr, Scottsboro, AL 35769
Phone Number: (256) 574-3071
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Scottsboro
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 417 Ed Hembree Dr, Scottsboro, AL 35769
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Scottsboro
  • Phone Number: (256) 574-3071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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