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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Food & Service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
D K
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Barry, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Barry, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 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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Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Goose Pond Marina was our home for a couple of nights because it has a great reputation and also because of the restaurant that friends had mentioned. We hail from SC's Low Country where Shrimp and Grits is the calling card and primary staple. My husband ordered that entree which is much different than what we're accustomed to in SC... More 

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Ashland, Montana
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were staying at the Marina and had heard there was a great restaurant nearby, so we walked across the road. On first glance, the place looked like a rec center, but we were assured that it was indeed the restaurant. We opted to sit outside, on the deck overlooking the lake, as the evening was lovely. The service was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

the restaurant is kind of rustic, marina type. I ordered pecan encrusted tilapia but it did not have much in the way of pecans more like a thin coating of pecans? that was not very crunchy tasting. The food was lukewarm and the asparagus was hard. Wife ordered the crab cakes which tasted fairly good. But she had ordered the... 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, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?