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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Scottsboro, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Mark has done great things to this restraurant. We always have great service. Great atmosphere especially on the outside deck. Homemade desserts made by Linda are awesome.

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Section, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

We have been here several times and always enjoyed ourselves. The fried green tomatoes are a favorite if mine. I don't think reservations are required, but the staff has always been accommodating when I call to reserve a table for a big group. The docks features live music on most weekends and special occasions. The local talent is really the... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a nice little place, rather rustic and at times noisy on busy evenings. Windows and outdoor patio area view of the lake front and sunsets are lovely. The food is okay, with the fried foods being a bit heavy. The service is fair to mediocre. The Docks has limited menu choices but includes most all favorites and seems... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?